Just sitting here thinking of my perfect little Max and wondering about ya'lls story. A little over a year ago I started just THINKING only about getting another dog after my pup of 16 years, Zaya, had been gone for quite some time. Did I REALLY want to put myself through that pain again? Then I found this unrecognized breed of a dog and be darn if I can remember it now if my life depended on it, but it was a small dog and sort of known for bouncing almost rather than walking and it was so fluffy and cute and there were for sure 2 breeders in Texas but they were like $300-500 and then I kinda wondered if I wanted to do that when there are so many homeless pets, etc. but I really liked how these dogs looked and they were cute to watch on the video (Urr, why can't I remember!!! But I DO recall that they are still an unrecognized breed). Then of course I went to get the cheap cat carrier at Citizen's For Animal Protection's Thrift Store so I could get the cat I was watching for a week (ha...NOT...and surprise...pregnant...which ended up now being Thunder Kitty, so after she gave birth, I could get her spayed once I found good homes for the babies) and that is were I saw Max for the first time, etc. Anyway, the question is this...I was NOT getting another dog at that time, nor was I certainly getting another male dog after the nightmares I endured while trying to train my other pup Zaya. Plus, remember, I wanted this cute, fluffy, bouncy dog....yea, I KNEW it would come to me..it's called a Mi-Ki (here are some pix of what a Mi-Ki looks like) What I got instead was that pull on my heart that I repeatedly tried to deny, that was Max,....the non-fluffy (and that is an understatement as he's almost hairless on his neck and tummy), male (well, without "all" the male-ness:), long, skinny-legged, non-bouncy pup with the stereo-typical potential as a Chihuahua mix to be a yappy dog (which I also didn't want)! Basically, Max was pretty much everything I thought I didn't "want" in a dog! Sooo beyond happy I listened to my heart and soul instead of the vision I had of what I "thought" I wanted! I can't imagine my life without my BFF, Max!!! He is TEN times, heck, a THOUSAND times better than any bouncy, fluffy, female dog I could ever possibly imagine and pretty much came housebroken, non of that male peeing thing was EVER a problem, he's like a miniature deer that doesn't live in the forest, never barks (and when he has, on VERY rare occasions it's a riot!), now he DOES shed EVERYWHERE and I am furever covered in his dog-hair and wear it like a badge of honor!!!! Has this happened to any of you? I'm real curious of how you all ended up with the pups you have now and did you follow through with getting what you set out to get in a pup or what? I'm personally, a big believer in you end up with what was right for you no matter what, but just really got to thinking about it and wanted to know if what you WANTED (thought you wanted maybe is a better way to put it) is what you left with? I for once, was soooo happy I was soooo wrong!!! I have never been this close to a dog in my life (yes, of course I loved my other pups in the past dearly and miss them very much, don't misunderstand that, remember I was so crushed after losing Zaya I didn't know if I ever even wanted to endure that heartache ever again!), but with Max there is just this amazingly strong connection I can't even put into word if that makes any sense?! So how about you guys?
|Life without THIS face? Are you serious? Of COURSE you left with me !!!! Duh?!|
I AM the MAX of your world am I not?!!!!
Me: Of COURSE Max, I just didn't know you yet!!!