MAXI
D.O.B.: September 20, 1995 - December 31, 2004
Sex: Female
Breed: Beagle / Grey Hound Mix

When I was working at PetSmart during my High School days the Humane Society was there to allow people to adopt cats and dogs. For several days I saw Maxi and her brothers in a pen. She was the runt of the litter. Everytime I walked pasted her she would look at me and give me this look that just broke my heart everytime she looked at me the way she did. When Friday was to come I was told the puppies would be brought back to the Humane Society and a new batch of animals would be brought in for the following week. So the night before I told my mom and dad that I was bringing home a dog. They did not believe me. I adopted Maxi as soon as I got to work on Friday. I spent most of my Friday pushing Maxi around in a cart getting supplies and everything that Maxi would need to come home with me. When it was time to go home you could tell that she was happy to be going home.
When I got home with Maxi, Mom and Dad at first said "No we are not having a dog." But soon after Maxi took their hearts. Maxi is my dad's baby. He loves her to death. When my dad is around Maxi is always at his side. My dad is the one who taught her how to behave and other doggy manners. When he is not home she is with me or my mom.

My mom has a Pomeranian named Muffin. Maxi and Muffin are the best of friends. You cannot seperate them for nothing. They are so good together.

Maxi has proven to be a wonderful additon to our family and as well as a good guard dog. I could have not of asked for a better dog. Though stubborn at times she was a very happy dog. She would show it by licking your face over and over and over again. I love Maxi more than anything else in this world. She is my baby. I would do anything for her to keep her the happy dog that she is.

Some of Maxi's little quirks are:
- When sleeping her back legs run and kick as if she is dreaming of chasing the squirrels.
- At night she is on guard mode and walks the house and checks to see if things are in order.
- When the mail truck comes she barks to inform me that the mail had arrived.
- When anyone is needing to go to the shed she hears the keys and jumps and barks at the door just to go down there.
- Sometimes when she dreams she makes little noises that are funny.
- Love. Maxi is just full of love and she licks you in the face whenever she can.

Here are some pictures of Maxi from her scrap book. I hope you enjoy them as much as I.


Maxi and her carrot.

Maxi with a sock.

Maxi and her first Christmas.

Maxi just laying around.

Maxi!

Maxi loves to play.

Maxi playing with squeeky bone.

Lots of love from Maxi.

Great catch!
Maxi loves catching frisbees.

Maxi and Muffin, best of pals.

Maxi on my bed.

Maxi looking at camera.

Maxi, isn't she pretty?

Smile.

Maxi & Muffin

Spoiled!

Though Maxi never had puppies of her own,
she treated these as if they were.

Come on lets go. I call Shotgun!
In November of 2004 Maxi had a small growth forming on her muzzle. We took her to the Vet and they did a biopsy. The results were bad. Maxi had a very aggressive carcinoma. The vet informed us that this type of cancer just comes out of the blue for no reason at all. The vet removed all that they could right down to the bone. Within the next few weeks the cancer grew very quickly. It swelled on Maxi's face so much that it made her very uncomfortable. I love Maxi with all of my heart and the cancer was eating away at her, I could not let her suffer. She was going blind in one eye and was in pain from the cancer. I decided that it was time. On December 31, 2004 I set Maxi free. She is free from all the bad things in this world that made her sick. I cherish the nine years I had with her. She will be missed very much. She is now in a better place where she can catch the frisbees and chase the squirrels all day long.