maxonrug Max Morris, the dog

I first picked up Max from a rescue in the summer of 2001. He has been my companion through some of the most painful, isolated and lonely times of my last decade. On Thursday morning at 3:30 in the morning, Max finally passed after a great deal of pain that started in the middle of the night.

I was scared and confused, and did not understand what was happening. I was with him as he died, this was not what he deserved, and the memories of his pain haunt me a great deal.

There is not way I would have ever imagined he would pass, I can’t thank him enough for being the glue in my life, the reason I woke up in the morning, and had to get home at night. He gave me purpose when others had abandoned me, when I woke at 4 in the morning with knots in my stomach on how to pay this month’s mortgage.

He was always there, the sweetest dog I have ever known, with warm brown eyes that would look into your soul with love and acceptance.

Max Morris at the door

Rest well my cherished companion.


Max Morris with Janna

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  1. Jay Thompson says:

    Dana, I feel the same about my boston Bugsy. He is the best companion anyone could have. I feel for your lost. Jay

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