Maxwell moo <3


This is Max, he is our 14 year old (bless him) Labrador.

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We assume he’s a cross-breed because of his giant head (and consequently the nick name I have given him of ‘meat ball’). 🙂

We’ve had him at least 11 years I think, although I’d have to verify that, it feels like we’ve had him for ever!

His previous owners were struggling to get out and walk him, I believe they had a disabled child and at least one of the Parents had back problems.

That just wasn’t fair to Max, so they re-homed him.

When we got him he was a little crazy, boisterous, in to everything and pulled on the lead.

My Dad relished the task of ‘re- training him’ and always takes a keen interest in dogs personalities and ability to adapt into a new family.

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Although he had lived with cats before, Bonnie cat (my out going ‘bossy’ cat, no longer with us) had to remind him every so often how to behave like a gentleman.

They loved each other a lot, or rather Bonnie would force kisses and rubs on him whether he liked it or not. 🙂

Most of the time if I wondered where they’d got to they’d be sun bathing somewhere together.

Max’s personality hasn’t changed, he is stubborn, boisterous – when his body lets him, Placid, friendly, curious, cheeky and laugh out loud hilarious!

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He is in AMAZING condition for his age, (even if I do say so myself) and I/we do take credit for that.

He is a bit deaf and has arthritis, he is up to date with all his medications, I review his weight regularly and am strict about what food/ treats he has.

Some of his favourite ‘people food’ treats are : raw carrot, cucumber, anything from the cabbage family, apple, berries and Banana!

I will talk in another post about pet care & well-being (dogs) and about how I take care of Max.

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