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Maximus (Max) Shrodes!



We have been talking for a while now about Maddie having a dog friend in the house.  I  know many will think it's silly but I hate being away from Maddie and if I am working late it's even worse.  I can't bear the thought of her being by herself for that long.  I am always concerned about her.   We have been discussing it but yesterday was the day, after searching for the right dog and calling several places we were able to find a combination English Bulldog and American Bulldog, the same colors as Maddie and a boy that we have named Maximus (Max). 

Max is 10 weeks old and has all his shots.  Besides being a boy there are some other differences.  His tail was not docked like Maddie's.  Also he doesn't stick his tongue out like Maddie.  He is also not deaf!  Yes, we now have at least one dog that hears.  This will be interesting as we are not used to it and will have to be aware that anything we do will wake him up. Maddie on the other hand sleeps through anything unless she actually feels or smells something like coffee brewing or something cooking she does not wake up.

Max is doing good with training so far.  Right now he's sleeping with Jordan at night and he will take him out if he gets up and has to go potty.   We will have a few months of training but ultimately Max will grow to be about the same as Maddie and they will be able to entertain one another. 

 Right now they are getting along just fine.  While I want Maddie to have a friend I didn't want her to feel pushed aside in any way by us.  It's interesting that last night Jordan took Max to his room to go to sleep and we took Maddie to ours for a while to snuggle with her before putting her in the kennel for the night.  As we were doing that, she whined and whined -- for Max!   That let me know that so far it looks like we made a good decision.  Will keep the blog readers posted and in the meantime here are some pics of the new addition...

Maxin', relaxin' and chillaxin on the couch!


Checkin' each other out...


Max's first bath at home...


Max's face close up.  Love all the variation of color on his nose.  Too cute!


Max already likes to go underneath the coffee table...


Max snoozing


Max and Maddie already love chilling on the couch together.


Max and Jordan


Comments

Ruth, PA said…
Pure cuteness! :)
Michael Gibson said…
Oh my gosh! They are too cute together. The world can never have too many Maximuses! :)
Hello there Max!
Melissa said…
It's as if they are big sissy and little bubby! So cute!

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