Sunday, April 14, 2024

It's All About Monty and Max

Just as we were getting to know Monty, a new foster home for him was found. I've said it over and over again how much we loved having him as part of our household because he was or is such a nice dog!! But Monty's "enthusiasm" for fun and life was too much for two resident grouches, who see life as serious and no nonsense. --can you guess who the two were?  But I'm grateful we got to be a small part of Monty's story. And, I'm grateful for the rescue for being there when he needed 'rescuing.'  It has given Monty a bright future.

~Monty at the vet~

Speaking of fun, April 4th was a day that I was humbled and grateful for  .... Our boy Max, Maxie... Maxine, our fun resident canine clown that always makes me laugh, turned **14 years old**

It is a true milestone for any dog, which is why I am thankful we were able to celebrate him. 

I've had a hard time thinking of Max as a senior boy. Of course I've noticed that he doesn't see or hear as well as he once did, and some days his appetite is off, and of course he doesn't jump on the bed like he once did. And after his recent yearly vet appointment and being groomed, I know that I need to be more mindful of his age. Especially since he was really worn out and tired from those two full days, that made him a bit grouchy. 

It's all totally understandable, and totally okay for him to be however he wants to be  -- at 14 years old he deserves to be.

~Max pre-grooming~


  1. That's great news about Monty, and 14 years for Max? Wow! ❤️

  2. Congratulations to Monty and Happy Birthday, Max!
    God bless you all.

  3. Happy Birthday Maxie and so happy Monty has a foster home.

  4. Good to hear the news for Monty, and Happy Birthday to Max.

  5. Happy Birthday, Max! We're glad to hear Monty found a new foster home, too.

  6. What a milestone for Max! It's hard to see our dogs slow down. It was so hard to believe with our dogs, as they were still pretty active and healthy for so long.

    Glad everything worked out with Monty. Hope he finds a new home soon. ♥

  7. We hope things go well for Monty in his new foster home. And Happy Birthday to Max!! he looks great for his age and who doesn't need a clown in the family:). Our LIghtning almost made it to 13 years, but sadly it was not meant to be. He had a good life and now runs free and happy.

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  8. Happy Birthday, Maxie! Still young at heart!

    Happy trails, Monty! Have a great life!


  9. May dear Monty be on his way to his own forever home through the new foster home. And Happy Birthday, sweet Max! I hope it will be a year full of good times and lots of love. But of course it will - you live at Golden Pines!

  10. Glad Monty found a new foster, and poor old Max yes 14 is a hard age for dogs...I like him better before grooming! But he will be much cooler this Summer.


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