Proud of my boy

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Max's mom, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Max's mom

    Max's mom New Member

    Max is my soul dog. I think some of you understand. My bond with him is unlike anything I've experienced with a dog. He started off itty-bitty and sickly. He spent the entire summer being crated/limited activity. He deals with his bratty bro Bo barking all the time. He loves unconditionally. He's learning a lot. Overcoming fear of noises and movement. My aspirations are for him to do fur therapy. After today, I know he can do it!

    We went to visit my my father-in-law who has end stage MS. He is chair/bed bound and has limited use of only one arm. Today Max went along for the visit when my husband shaves him and cuts his nails and helps his mom move him around. Max was a little apprehensive at first, but warmed up nicely. He hasn't been for a few months and I don't think he remembered him.

    Scott lit up and really smiled and even spoke in a loud enough voice to call Max to him. He usually mumbles and it's hard to understand him. Max went near the scooter, bed, electric recliner and when we moved Scott with the hoyer lift, Max stayed calm. He barked a few times and made a little grumble noise when my husband cut his toenails though. He quickly relaxed and stopped. He was calm enough to lay by the chair, visit, wag and let Scott pat him on the nose a few times.

    I think this was pretty good for the first time being around all the medical equipment in a new environment with 2 cats locked in the bathroom. I think with continued exposure and ongoing training, we should be able to get there! Ultimately, I'd like to take him to a women's rehab center they are building near me and also to the local nursing homes. Feeling pretty good about my boy right now.
  2. Max's mom

    Max's mom New Member

    This is really in the wrong spot. Not sure how that happened. Anyone know how to move a post?
  3. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    Good boy Max.
    Moderators and admins can move the post for you.
  4. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    What a good pup. I bet your FIL was impressed and happy to have his company.
  5. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. What a great story of how a pup can bring light into a person's world that can be very dark. Great job, Max! Kudos to your husband taking care of his dad. :)
  6. Oscar'sMom

    Oscar'sMom Active Member

    How great of Max to be such a good boy. It's amazing how they know and can sense when to be calm. Sorry to hear about your FIL. Hopefully Max can visit more often!
  7. Max's mom

    Max's mom New Member

    My mother in law cares for him in the home and is in her early 70's. She accepts very little help from anyone. I think it's a dignity thing for him. Max and I plan to visit weekly moving forward.
  8. outnumbered_

    outnumbered_ New Member

    Ah max and you are truly a wonderful duo! Love the story, and I too am sorry to hear about FIL ms is very hard to cope with, you're all doing brilliantly

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  9. gilles

    gilles Active Member

    such a pleasant feeling when your dog acts so nicely!
  10. Satchmoe88

    Satchmoe88 New Member

    What a great story, thanks so much for sharing. Dogs are a part of our soul. :)
  11. Max's mom

    Max's mom New Member

    He's a nut. My step-daughter has had the flu and has spent four days and nights in the family room on the couch. That's where most of Max's stuff is. His crate, toys, bones, and soft beds. I worked and my husband was home but left her alone to watch tv and sleep. She said every time she'd wake up, Max had piled all his stuffies, bones and even a towel (slobber rag) on top of her and the couch. And he was sitting there staring at her. He's a good nurse too.
  12. QY10

    QY10 Active Member

    Awe, Max is such a good boy! Dogs really can sense when there is someone who could really use them for silent support and comfort.

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