Sunday, September 24, 2017

My darling Max......



Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our beloved boy Max.  He had a tougher than normal week last week but with some medication he seemed to perk up.  Yesterday morning he could not stand at all, actually compared to Friday it was a very sudden change.   We called the vet right away and they got him in.  We were not going to mess around with this precious boy.  He deserves to depart with respect and dignity after being such a loyal part of our family.  Max we will forever miss you.  Thank you for loving us far more than we could ever love you. 

81 comments:

Chy said...

Such sad news for your family Meredith. It's so hard to say goodbye to a loving member of the family. Thinking of you today as you remember precious Max. Chy

Karen51 said...

Meredith, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words can not express. I know you will never forget. I hope your memories bring you comfort and touch your world with peace. Much love, Karen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sending hugs. There are no words of comfort when you lose a beloved pet like Max. Tears for the joy he brought your family and the emptiness he will leave.

Grammy Braxton said...

Meredith, I'm so sorry about Max. The love a pet gives us is beyond anything we can give back to them. And I know how much you loved him. Hugs to all of you.
Sharon

Mac n' Janet said...

So sorry to hear this. We've been through this and it's so hard. People can say it's just a dog, but it's not, it's a family member.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Sigh.....hugs to all of you and rest in peace dear Max. Cherish all those beautiful memories of that precious loving and loyal friend and know you did the right thing for him.

Melanie said...

Oh, Meredith...I am crying. I am so, so sorry. That picture of him as a puppy and then the last one with him so beautiful and "smiling" really got to me. My heart is breaking right along with yours. Sending so much love and hugs to you, your husband, and boys. xoxo

Jo said...

Oh, Meredith, I'm so so sorry. I read your post with tears in my eyes as I know how it is to have to say goodbye to a part of the family. Sending you all lots of hugs. xx

serendipity said...

Oh Meredith, this is so sad. I know how special he was to your family. Sending love, Debbie xxx

mamasmercantile said...

Meredith I am so sorry for your loss, it is heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet.

Claudia said...

Rest in peace, beautiful boy. You were full of love. Nothing but love. I love you always. Run and play with Scout and Riley and Winston, your cousins. They've been waiting for you.

Aunt Claudia

Christine Westerhof said...

What a sad message. Much strength and love for you

Karen said...

My heart goes out to you, Meredith. I'm so sorry for your loss.

busybusybeejay said...

Oh dear.What sad news.Pets give you so much pleasure but their loss is enormous .If you have never had a pet you don't appreciate the bond and love.Hope the loss gets easier as time goes by and you know he didn't suffer.Hugs to you all.xx

Chris said...

Ohhhh I am so sorry to see this bit of news. It's heartbreaking and I feel bad and sorry for your loss. Well Max had a good long life and so well loved. He stayed long enough to protect you all from that awful Irma. But it's always so hard to say goodbye. Almost unbearable.

Deb said...

I just saw Claudia's post. I am so very sorry. Wrapping you and your family in love.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry Meredith! I loved when you showed Max on the blog. He looks like SUCH a happy fella!

He was an adorable baby .......but, then goldies are like that, aren't they!

Hugs ..............I know you'll sorely miss him.

Caffeine Girl said...

I send you 100 hugs! I know that he was a child to you and that your house must seem a bit empty without that beautiful face looking up at you with love. How is LB doing with saying goodbye to the pet he has known for his entire life? May his memory be a blessing.

Witchknit said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Max. It's devastating to have to say goodbye to a beloved pet. All we can do is to love them with all our hearts and do the best for them every single day. Max knew he was loved.

Miss Bluebell said...

So sorry to hear this news for your family. He was well loved. Decisions like that are so hard but he is not suffering pain or indignity. Bless you x

bittenbyknittin said...

Oh no! So sad. My sympathies. Saying good-bye to a pet, and their unconditional love, is devastating. (((hugs)))

Clicky Needles said...

So sorry to read this Meredith, I know how much Max meant to you. Sending hugs. CN xx

kathy b said...

Oh Meredith and Lil BUddy and Family

This is so so hard. We were so lost when Huck passed. Big hugs to you all. I know LIl buddy will be learning a new way to be without Max. I hope that YOu can all look at pictures. I LOVED the Fred Rogers video on when your goldfish dies. It is just the best. It would apply to Lil buddy of course.
He's with my Huck now .

LOve hugs, tissues
kathy and troy

Teresa Kasner said...

Our hearts break for you. I know how beloved Max was for you and your family. Sending our love to you. ((hugs)) Teresa & Dayle

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard even when you know it is coming and even when you do the right, most loving thing.

Jo said...

That is so sad. I felt you caring for him last week when you mentioned his trouble standing. Best wishes from all of us. Jo x

CJ said...

Oh Meredith, I'm so very sorry. I know how much you all adored him and I know how heartbroken you must be. What a gorgeous dog he was, you were lucky to have had each other. Well done for looking after him so very well, right up to the end, you really are the best owner a dog could have. Sending you cyber hugs, CJ xxxxx

Betsy said...

Meredith, I'm so sorry for you and your family. I have tears streaming down my face. I have so enjoyed getting to know Max over the past few years. My heart breaks for all of you. He was a well loved boy, that was very obvious. Thoughts and love to you all.
Blessings, Betsy

Lee said...

Sending Huge Comforting Hugs from another Animal Lover.xxx

Nance said...

I'm terribly sorry, Meredith. So very, very sorry for your loss. Your story is remarkably similar to the story of my dog niece, Abbi, who we had to say goodbye to on Wednesday. Like dear Max, we could not bear to allow her to suffer after such a happy life of knowing beauty, love, and very little of fear and hardship. My heart knows your sorrow. XO

HollyM said...

Oh, I’m so sorry. It must have been a terrible decision but right at the time. You will miss him.🐾❤️

Joyful said...

Such a beautiful pup who grew into a beautiful dog and companion. Sorry for your loss my friend. I'm glad Max is no longer suffering I hope Max is enjoying himself wherever his spirit is now. Hugs. xx

Rose Cearley said...

So so sorry for your loss ❤️❤️❤️

Araignee said...

My deepest condolences. I know all too well there are no words that can make any difference in the loss of a precious furbaby. The heart has to process this great loss in the way that works best for you. For me, with Dear Departed Doggie, it was potato chips. Bags and bags of potato chips. Big hugs...

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh Mere, I'm so sorry. Hugging you hard in my thoughts right now. That sweet furry boy will be missed.

What a dear photo of Max as a pup.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Sending you all hugs and love. Max loved well and was loved well.
Joy

Vera said...

Oh Mereduth, so sad to hear this news. Sending hugs. Cherish your memories.

Mary R said...

My heart breaks for you. May your memories of Max comfort you at this time.

Neighborhood Watch said...

Oh what a heartbreak. So sorry for your loss. He was a very lucky dog.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for sharing Max with us, Mere. You loved him so well and honored him beautifully. Know that I care and am sending you and yours love and hugs. xx

Lisa said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. May your happy memories help ease the pain. Hugs, Lisa

Judy S. said...

Oh Mere, I am so sorry to hear this! Your Max was such a sweet dog. If you have a chance, find a copy of Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven; it will help. Big hugs to you and the rest of your family.

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it hurts.

gaia said...

Dear Meredith,
I am so sorry for your loss.You and Max are the ones who made me think that may be I can think of having a friend like Max;Max is my inspiration.Thanks to you he has been a part of our life too.I am so sad that he is gone.Hugs.

Nana Go-Go said...

So sorry for your loss, Meredith. He was exceptionally well-loved by an exceptional family.xxx

José said...

Oh no... I am very sorry for your loss... Hope you have plenty of good memories of him and hope you are able to find some comfort at this time...

Bridget said...

Oh Meredith. That sweet lovely boy was so loved and so cared for and I know how much it sucks. God bless all of you. Everyone at our house will say a special prayer for Max and for all of you.

You know I understand it all. Please reach out if you need to.

Take care.

Love you, Max. xoxo

Ryan....moved said...

Meredith, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words that can make the loss of your precious Max any easier so I'll just send a big hug and warm thoughts. ....Take care, Ryan

Anita said...

Firstly I send my sympathy at the passing of Max, we know exactly how you feel as 3 years ago we also bid farewell to our Max as well. But you are right in saying he deserved to go with dignity and respect, we felt the same way for our boy too. After all the love and loyatly they give us, they have earned love back. I have just done a catch up on your previous posts and you have experienced much on many levels. The hurricane must've been very frightening and what a shock to see all the damage done. I could only imagine the shock to see all the furniture in the pool!! I hope all settled down soon and things get back to normal for you all. xx

NYC said...

So sorry ☹️

Lee said...

Hello,how are you.Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog.I am a dog walker here,and have been for years.I Love ALL animals and Nature.I really did feel for you,saying Goodbye to The Darling Max.I Love my dogs and spoil them,giving them lots of love and I talk to them as we walk.I know how I will feel when their time comes.Thinking of you.Huge Huggles xx

Debbie said...

Meredith, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

I'm so, so sorry! We had to say goodbye to our own Max just a few weeks ago. While our fur-babies may be gone from this world, they live on in our hearts. ..... And in the carpet, sofa cushions, on your black pants..... ha ha. I can't believe how much dog hair I'm still finding each and every day. Hugs!

Christina said...

Oh Meredith, I am so so very sorry. I know how much you adored Max, and how much he loved you all, too. I am thinking of you xxx

Tina McKenna said...

Meredith, I am friends with Claudia and follow you through her as well as you directly. I know how hard it was to let Max go but at the same time how easy as it was your final gesture of uncompromised love. That's when real love is put to the test. To allow a loved one passage from pain. I will miss the fourth of your sons, the one with fur.

Sharron said...

A special, precious part of the family that will be missed immeasurably. Sending my love to you all xx

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss Meredith! the puppy photo of Max is so sweet and he was an amazing dog and companion for you and your family. He sounded so loved and I agree it is the best way to respect him to end his pain and suffering. He will be missed. Hugs

Summer said...

Dear Mere,

I am so sorry Max is gone... Sending hugs and love.

Annette T. said...

So sad to hear about Max. It is just so hard to let them go. He was a gorgeous guy I know it will be hard on Littke Buddy. But he has a great mom to help him thru it. Big hugs to you💕

AnnieOBTextiles said...

So sorry for your loss of beautiful Max. May your memories bring some solace.

gigi knits said...

So Sad !! We lost our Sami girl after 12 yrs.
Pets love us unconditionally .❤️

rue said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. 💔

Pradeepa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Meredith. How much he'll be missed. You did the best for him by letting him go at the right moment without prolonging his pain and suffering. I have gone through this myself a few times and even after many years I still miss each one of them.

Sigrid Swinnen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this... You must be missing him like crazy! Nothing can comfort you, but he has had a very good life with you and your family, that's for sure. I'll miss his pictures on your blog.
Big hug, Sigrid

Sue Silva said...

I'm so sorry.
xo

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

So sorry Meredith, hugs xx

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I am so sad for you and your family Meredith. How lucky you were to have each other. That is one more soul that you will forever have by your side.
Hugs to you,
Andrea

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh Meredith, I am so very very sorry. My heart breaks for you, I totally understand your loss, you must be devastated. I am sure that you did exactly the right thing at exactly the right time, but that doesn't make things any easier does it. It will be very difficult, but I know that you will always remember and love Max and that he always loved you and your family of men too. My love and thoughts are with you even more than they usually are. Remember this which is what I always think about our dear Benson since we lost him, they aren't my words, but are so true. “It was good, and nothing good is truly lost. It stays part of a person, becomes part of their character. So part of you goes everywhere with me. And part of me is yours, forever” love Amy xx

Babajeza said...

I'm so sorry for you. Hugs, Regula

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your family's sweet boy Max. Hugs to you and your family.

Mo

Jodiebodie said...

Ooooh Meredith! My heart just fell to read your news about Darling Max. :-(
In fact, I have tears in my eyes as I am so sorry about your loss. We both know how important our pets are as members of the family. He was such a beautiful dog and loved and cared for impeccably. I'm sure his love for you and your family kept him going for so long. Many hugs xxx

Faith said...

oh, my heart breaks for you, dogs have such a big part in our hearts and our families.xx

Sandra said...

We lost 3 senior pets in one year. I know your pain and I know the enduring love. Peace and Blessings....

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Oh no Meredith, I'm so sorry to read this, such terribly sad news, poor old Max 😢 He will be so terribly badly missed xxx

Una said...

I was very sorry to read this. I think losing the unconditional love of a pet is worse than losing a human. I wonder why their lives are so short compared to ours. Be strong.

linda said...

I've just seen this Meredith, I'm so very for your loss he will be missed by all of us too. Sending hugs to you and your family. xxx

brsmaryland said...

I'm so sorry about Max. Our constant companions. Wishing you peace and love.
-Beth

elns said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so glad you all had so much love to share.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My heart aches with you, Meredith. He was such a precious fur boy.

Crafty in the Med said...

I've just seen this post Meredith......so very sad for you!I sincerely feel for you and your family. How lucky you were to have had such a wonderful loving friend.

keep well

Amanda xx

Cathi said...

So sorry about your Max.