Hi everybody, my name is Max, AKA, Mr. Maxwell.
The folks at GRRI
asked me to write about me and my typical day because,
supposedly, I'm a miracle.
So here goes:
I'm spoiled rotten every day by my Mom, Lisa, my Dad,
Rich, and my two teenage brothers, Michael and Mark.
I also have two great Golden brothers that I hang out
with, Tucker and Murphy.
I'm an early riser. I like to eat my breakfast at
morning. So at 4:55 I start to work up a little bark,
to wake up Mom. She's good though -- she gets up
right away and gets my meal ready.
Did I mention that I love
to eat? I never leave a morsel of food in my bowl!
After I eat, I go
right to the deck door so I can go out in my yard.
built me a very cool
ramp. It has lots of grip tape on it so I donít fall and
hurt my legs.
After I come back in, itís time for my morning
celebration. I go to
my favorite spot in the living room and roll around.
You're probably wondering why
I do this.
Well, I'll tell you -- it's
because I'm happy and have a full belly and I love my
family so much.
If you're happy and have a full belly and love your
family, I suggest you roll around too. You'll like
After that, while everyone else gets ready for school
and work, I divide my time between in the house and
outside. By the time they all leave Iím really tired
from all that dividing, so I nap the rest of the day.
That way, I'm all rested up for my MOST important job:
supervising the kitchen. Iím in charge of all food
Mark, my teenage brother, is in charge of giving me my
eat at 5:00 PM sharp!!!
After dinner and several trips
time for more rolling around. My family loves it when I roll. They hide
and peek at me because they think if I catch them watching, I'll
stop. Don't tell THEM, but lots of times
when I see them watching I keep
anyway -- I figure it's the least I can do since they're
so good to me.
We usually hang out and watch TV after that,
Murphy chews on his hard bone. I wait until he gets it
nice and gooey and
soft and then I steal it!!! He doesnít mind, he shares
with me all the
When Iíve had enough of the bone I always go for a
drink, and then I head directly to my Dad, so I can wipe
off my big dripping-wet chin on his leg. He just
By this time I'm pretty exhausted so I find my
soft bed. 5:00 AM comes very quickly -- and Iím
senior citizen who needs his rest, you know.
I sleep right next to my Mom,
case she gets up in the middle of the night for a snack
some help finishing it.
Oh, here comes my Mom now!
She says I have to tell you WHY I'm a miracle, so I
See, I was in a shelter,
where I was very sad and very sick. Then
GRRI people came, put a leash on me, and took me to the
vet (Dr. Briganti, who is really nice even though she
gave me lots of icky tests). The news wasn't good.
The tests said I was so sick, I would probably die
really soon -- that I had maybe a month or two
left and that was it.
But Lisa (you remember her,
she's my Mom) took me home as her GRRI foster dog
anyway, because she figured I needed a nice soft comfy
safe place for whatever time I had left.
Then she and her family gave
me lots of potions and food and love and the next thing
you know, it's 2 years later and I'm still HERE and
See what being spoiled rotten
can do? I highly recommend it!
I hope you've enjoyed reading about my day. If you
have, feel free to send me
PS Here I am at the
2001 GRRI Rescue Parade. I was the Grand Marshall!
NOTE: As of this
writing, Max is one of several special needs foster dogs
currently under GRRI's care.
GRRI thanks our
contributors, whose support has helped us pay for the
diagnostic and long term veterinary costs associated
with these dogs.
GRRI also thanks
the Petrocelli's for caring so lovingly for Miracle Max!
And last but certainly not
least, thanks to each and every one of our other foster
families as well.
We couldn't do it without any