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Meet Max................

Discussion in 'Birds' started by DAVE VAN, Aug 6, 2005.



    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Here is max the Beagle. He is 9 years old and a constant companion to my son David. Max injured his back severely 6 years ago and his hind quarters were paralyzed. We took him to the vet and he said there was nothing that could be done as there was spinal cord damage. We agreed to try him on steroids for a week to see if it helped any. After a week there was no improvement so we were going to have Max put to sleep. The morning of the vet appointment I noticed a slight movement in one of Max's hind paws! We were just ready to put him in the car and take him to the vet. We decided to give him a little longer and within a month Max was walking again! He sometimes is a little wobbly and we have to go back on the steroids but he is doing well 6 years later! Max has one blue eye and one brown eye. I always thought it interesting the way the flash colors his eyes!
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  2. Cool story, Dave! Dogs are incredible. We got a border collie from the Humane Society for Father's Day one year. Within a week the dog was sick. Took her to the animal hospital and was diagnosed with Parvo. That was a Fri. By Sunday, they called us to come get the dog as she was driving the other dogs crazy. She was completely healed. No explanation. The hospital said they've never seen anything like it. They did some work on her but never thought she'd pull through. She just had her 10th b-day this year! :) 
  3. You could call him Stop and Go with those eye colors. Moving story about Max and you are to be commended for sticking with your dog.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Nice story and super cute pup Dave. You know that you are loved when you see a face like his. :wink:
  5. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What a great image, Dave. I appreciated that you gave some history on Max...you look at that image and know that his main purpose in his life is to give unconditional love to you and your family.
  6. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Yeah Max!!!
  7. What a great story and a cute little dog. People who go all out for their dogs are the best :) 


    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thank you all for the great remarks. Max is a great dog and is wonderful with the kids. He doesn't like to be left alone though and he sometimes gets destructive when we leave him. (He just ate my new garage door) :( 
    But he is a member of the family though good times and bad.
  9. hans


    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Dave,you've got a great dog
    Don't leave him alone!!
  10. Good doggie Max.... fiu, foooiii... :-D
    Dave, great dog you have, you son is very lucky to have one of the most intelligent dogs as a full-time companion!
    Thanks for sharing ;-)
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