In Memory of Maxx

by Mi K. on May 18, 2011

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For those of us who have had a pet, we all know in our hearts that there will come a time when we must say goodbye to our 4-legged companion/friend. Try as hard as we can, we are never prepared for the inevitable to happen so we go along hoping and praying that day would never come. Sadly, that day came for us this past weekend…

Maxx

Our beloved Grandog, Maxx, passed away. Maxx was a Golden Retriever and was so loved by all us in his family. Even with pets, life seems to work out for the best. We were going to watch our grandchildren this past weekend but that didn’t work out which ended out being a blessing. Maxx passed away in the comfort of his own home.

Maxx loved coming “up north”… the minute their car stopped and the door opened, he was in the lake… always looking for that illusive fish… although, he did “catch” one last summer! (Read about his catch!)

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We already have a tree in our yard that we lovingly call “Stout’s Tree”… Stout was my son’s dog who passed away a few years ago. Kevin planted a tree with Stout’s remains in our yard and it is a comfort to watch it grow taller and stronger each year.

We will have another tree planted in our yard in memory of Maxx… and as with Stout’s Tree, we will find comfort in watching it grow. We will sit on our deck and look out on our lake and reflect on how much Maxx loved the lake… even in the winter when it was frozen, he was always out there.

Enjoy your pets… love them and care for them. When it is time to let them go, remember the times they were a part of your life as we are doing.


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Mi and her husband have two grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoyed dog ownership in the past, and now enjoys her granddog, Bean. Mi is the proofer and trafficker in the Internet Creative department at Drs. Foster and Smith. She has a BA degree in Sociology from Adrian College, located in Adrian, Michigan. See all articles by Mi K.

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Rosemary May 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

I’m sorry to hear about Maxx. It’s hard to lose a family member.

Bonnie Ramba May 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Such a lovely article about Maxx that I’m sure will be a comfort to many. I like the idea of planting a tree which is a wonderful tribute. I always put their collar on a stuffed animal and it comforts me to have that little reminder of my beloved friend.

Jen May 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Oh, I am so sorry. :( Losing a pet is so, so difficult! I think the tree idea is beautiful. I actually dedicated a small garden to my Birman, Remington, when he died very suddenly. It really does help soothe the hurt.

Mi May 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Thank you for your kind thoughts! We are planning to honor Maxx by planting a tree over the 4th when we are all together.

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