Friday, February 15, 2008

Someone Had A Birthday Yesterday!!!



My little Buddy Max (short for Max-A-Million because that is approximately how much he has cost us to date)......had a Birthday yesterday and was NINE years old!!! This is pretty amazing since he has almost died on more occasions than I care to remember.....


He has had a plethora of health issues from the time he was just a few weeks old until his latest issue...which is full blown diabetes, requiring 2 insulin shots per day. But he is a trooper. He knows the routine. As soon as he finishes eating his prescription dog food, he knows he gets a dog biscuit.....right after his shot and he will very patiently sit, with his head dropped down so I'll have access to his neck for his shot.

Then he grabs his treat and heads to the living room to savor it!!



He went to the groomers yesterday, not that you can tell by any of these pictures as the first order of business is to roll on the carpet until all coifs are back into a typical "bed head" state!! LOL!!! We are neither fancy nor formal around here....and bed head fur is just fine with me!!




He may be a "geriatric" dog now but he's still got it in the looks department.....all the Ladies at the vet think he is a HOTTIE!!! LOL!!!





Max is what they call a "grinner"....when he sees you he grins....he shows all his teeth, top and bottom and it is a most distinctive GRIN all while his entire back section is doing a very erratic happy wag..

I have YET to catch him still long enough and at just the right moment to catch a full grin....but this is close...it's blurry. It is so funny to see him grin!!!







But all the excitement was enough to cause this little old man to head for his bed early.....(this would be the bed BEFORE he goes to bed)....he slept till our bedtime then it was off to our bed for the rest of the evening.

Ahhhhh.......





Now go HERE.
Laura has a little baby named Coal....Max looked just like Coal when he was that little!!

Nothing like the love of a dog!!!!!!!!

19 comments:

grace said...

Awwwww!!!! Happy Birthday, Max!!

elizabeth said...

He looks so distinguished! He'd be the butler in a Disney movie.

Dishcloth pal said...

Big Happy Birthday to Max!!

Doogle Knits said...

I didn't realize Max and I shared a birthday. He is the cutest!! Coal is in time-out for being a bad, bad dog. :-)

Bubblesknits said...

Happy Birthday Max! I remember the first time I met him. I thought that was the grin of a dog about to take my leg off and beat me with it. LOL Now I know he's just happy to see me. :-)

Jeanne said...

What a cutie!

Cindy said...

Awwwwwww Happy Birthday Maxy Man!
He's so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Max! Treats all around!

Holly said...

He is so cute. I would eat him up every day.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to little Max. I so enjoyed visiting with him when I was at your house that day Darlene. He was such a sweetie.

Sydney said...

Happy Birthday, Max! You're such a handsome man. :)

tonni said...

Awwww... happy late birthday Max! I love the grinning shot :) Bandit also had a birthday this month - he turned 8 on the 4th.

Milly said...

Happy Birthday!

g said...

Sweet Max! Happy birthday!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Max. Huck is getting a extra cookie today to celebrate your birthday.
Space in my heart for schnauzers: my first dog as a child, Missy.

Bibby said...

Sweet baby.....
Happy belated birthday "Big Guy"!!!

fireflynights said...

Oh my yes, Max is definitely still a Hottie. It's a good thing I can't reach out and hug him. My boys would think I was two-timing them. They know they're the loves of my life.

It's wonderful to read about someone taking so much time and spending so much money to care for a beloved pet. This is especially nice after the blog I read yesterday where a rather mean-spirited woman complained about people who treat their pets like children. My boys are my children and I'm sure you think of Max just like one, too.

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

Fireflynights.....I agree with you...Max is MY child......may have 4 legs rather than 2 but he is my child nevertheless and I would do whatever it took to care for him!!! I think how you view animals says a tremendous amount about the type of person you are....obviously the mean spirited woman has something missing in her life.....must feel sorry for her!!! Nothing like the unconditional love of a pet....which apparently is completely different than the type of love she has/gives!!!!

Kudos to you!!!!!!! :O)

Life's a Stitch said...

What a sweet boy. Gracee is on prescription dog food and gets meds every day,too.