Sunday, April 12, 2009
Mini a couple of months before she went to doggy heaven.
Maxwell's first picture (this was the picture on the internet that got me hook line and sinker.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner
Every dog family I know has a breed that they consider the perfect dog. For me it is the Rat Terrier. Several years ago we brought home a lovely pup we named Mini. She only lived about 5 years before Congestive Heart failure took her to heaven. I thought I would never get another one ...the heart ache was to great. Mini went EVERYWHERE with us (even to Grandma's condo in Florida). Hondo allowed her to sleep in the bed...and she had a gentle soul that could capture anyone's heart.
Fast forward a year after her death and it was time to find another "Rat". Several hours on the internet landed the perfect baby....emails back and forth...and a trip to the airport in Atlanta and Max was added to the tribe.
He is NOTHING like Mini...he is heck on wheels...barks at the wind...thinks he is 10 feet tall...eats like a long shore man...constant motion...and loves the world. In my opinion although nothing like Mini...he is 6 pounds of perfection. He makes me laugh just watching him. My BFF has nicknamed him Maxi-Pad...and it suits him. He fits in your purse...but you can not make him sit still long enough to go for a "ride". The dog trainer that works with Dallas and Deacon has said on several occasions that he is NOT a real dog. He loves to eat chicken burritos or anything else for that matter.
His bestest bud is Lula Belle...even though she out weighs him by 4 or 5 pounds. Every morning they "chase" each other in circles through the house, each giving the other a turn to be the leader.
He is 2 years old now...and knowing that this breed does not live long...I have had to put him on a diet...we want him around for a longggggg time.
It may never be easy but it will always be worth it.