It’s a dog’s life – Part 04

It's 2017 now. Maxwell has been a part of our family for nearly thirteen years and it seems impossible to consider.  He's a fixture.  Always there, that jingling harness  ringing out from the living room to greet us when we get home, the clicking of claws on the floor...

It’s a dog’s life – Part 03

I won't lie.  For all of my cuddling and loving words about Maxwell the dog, he has been a challenge for most of his life.  An 80 pound  Rottweiler tied up in a 10 pound furry bag may sound funny, but in reality he's been somewhat difficult from time to time. Shortly...

It’s a dog’s life – Part 02

The lingering thought about those first several days of bringing Maxwell home was just how small and soft he was.  One of the reasons why my wife's family had latched onto Bichons was because they have hair, not fur, and so they don't shed.  In those early days, he...

It’s a dog’s life – Part 01

I never had a dog growing up.  Cats like crazy, for sure, but never a dog.  My aunt and uncle had a golden retriever that was pretty much the greatest animal I ever laid eyes on and I always said 'when I get a dog, it's going to be a golden". So I'm recently married,...