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Friday, January 15, 2010


We found out this morning that mom's friend, Aunty Jo's doggie, Max, passed away last evening. Max was 13 years old and he hasn't been well for a while due to kidney failure. Aunty Jo had been doing everything she possibly can to try and make him well. Despite all that was being done, sadly Max's condition took a turn for the worse on Monday and he lost his battle last evening. He was brave throughout and fought hard battle, with his best friend alongside him every single step of the way.

Aunty Jo is devastated because she's lost her best friend of 13 years. Max doesn't have a blog, but if you can each take some time leave some words here for Aunty Jo, we will pass it on to her and we know for sure that she will appreciate it lots. Thanks guys!

Aunty Jo, we will never be able to replace Max's place in your heart, but if you ever want a dose of doggie kisses or if your fingers are itching to give a ear/ head rub, you know where to find us... Hershey, the Energizer Bunny, will always be ready for you!! She is still waiting to complete the scrawling the rest of her name on Aunty F's arm.


*** Tribute To A Best Friend ***


Bright sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.



Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
it's where your paws would joyously bound.


A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.


But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

Author Unknown

45 comments:

Bae Bae said...

Oh dear...
I'm so sorry about the lost of your friend. :(

~ Bae

Asta said...

Deawest Huskee and Hewshey,
I came to thank you fow youw wondewful, thoughtful cawd fow my daddi, and now I see that thewe is a sad loss in youw wowld.

Pleez give auntie Jo ouw heawtfelt condolences on the loss of hew bootiful Max.
I hope hew heawt can heal knowing that she gave him all the love she had and that he is no longew in pain.
The emptiness she feels can only be filled wif love and I'm suwe Max is smiling down on hew and whispewing his love wif the wind

sad smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Max. Our hearts go out to Auntie Jo. It's devastating to lose your best friend!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gaucho Tibetano said...

hi friends... I´m so sorry about your lost...
we came back, and send you and all in your family all our love..

MAX said...

Dear "Aunty Jo"
We are so sorry for your loss. We also have a "Max"dog in our home and dread the day we'll have to face your pain. We are thinking of you.
Lots of love,
MAXDOG & FAMILY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Huskee & Hershey
We are so sad to read about Max. We just know Aunty Jo's heart will be broken.
There is such a special bond between humans and dogs - our mum says every dog she has ever had still is in her heart.
If fact when Harry died in June 2008 she said she would never have a dog ever again.
It is just so very painful.
Luckily after six months she could not stand the quiet of the house with no dog!
Having said that she only has to look at his picture and she still has tears in her eyes.
We will never replace Harry and we know Aunty Jo will never replace Max.
But you are right, there is a special comfort that only a dog can bring.
That quiet understanding, cold nose and waggy tail.
We know you will look after Aunty Jo - she is going to need lots of kisses and hugs.
We hope Aunty Jo will find some comfort in knowing that she loved Max and gave him the very best of lives.
We dogs know nothing of life and death so have no fears.
All we ask is a home filled with love and Max had that.
She could not have done anymore for Max.
Rest in peace Max.
xxxxx

Mango said...

It is hard for us when our best friends leave.

Slobbers,
Mango

Teddy said...

We're so sorry to hear about you Auntie Jo's loss of her dear Max. It must've been heartbreaking for her to loss him to his illness. It sounds like she did everything she could for him though.

Give your auntie a big hug and puppy kisses from us. She is going to need lots of support from her friends.

Teddy, CC-man, T-man Angel & mom

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are furry sorry fur the loss of such a special furiend...

Please paw along our khondolences AND give her some H&K from us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Her Mom

Butchy and Snickers said...

We are so sorry for Auntie Jo's loss of dear Max. We know how sad & hurt she is feeling right now. We bet Angel Snickers is already playing with Max, having a great time.
We'll be praying for Auntie Jo.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Madi and Mom said...

Huskee and Hershey Mom and I are so very sorry to hear about Max. We have lost several pets over they years it is never easy especially when they put up such a valiant fight as Max did. Hugs and prayers for Auntie Jo from
Madi and Mom

Emma Rose said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your sweet Max is running free now and will be there waiting for you to someday join him. Nothing can describe the pain of losing a 4 legged best friend. We know, and we will say a prayer for you.

Emma Rose and The Duchess

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no, that is very sad news. We hope your mamas friend will be ok. It is very sad to lose your best friend.

Sad tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

The OP Pack said...

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Max. Having lost a pup recently, we understand the heartache Aunty Jo must be feeling. Please send our heartfelt sympathy to her.

What a beautiful poem you shared!

Hugs, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to know about Max.
I know Aunt Jo must be very sad not having him anymore but he will be forever in her heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Huskee Boy and Hershey -

We are so sorry to read about your Auntie Jo and the loss of her best friend, Max. He is so beautiful!
We are sending some paw hugs and healing kisses.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Ludo van Doggy said...

I very sorry for Auntie Jo, Martha and Bailey is right. All we want is a loving home, and it sure sounds like he certainly got that!
~lickies, Ludo

Dawn said...

Awwww Auntie Jo, Katie and I here in Michigan feel so sorry that Max had to go. But he sure had a wonderful life with you, and he'll be there for you later on when you two meet again. For sure.

Lacy said...

sad woofs, me sooo sorry to hear u lossed ur friend, auntie jo..its really hard right now..Max nos how much she loved him..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Max. I send my best purrs.

Huffle Mawson

Ms. ~K said...

Such sad news and we understand the sorrow!
Please give your Aunty Jo a big heartfeld hug for us, all the way from Georgia!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Dear Husky and Hershy's aunt,
We lost our beloved big sister to kidney disease, and we are sorry about Max moving to heaven.
Sally Ann, Mack, and their Mommy

ML said...

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. The kitties put up a post and a graphic for sweet Max at the Purrs and Purrayers blog and also at the Cat Blogosphere.
Love & Purrs,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ
Mommy ML

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We have all our paws crossed for Aunty Jo! It is soooooo hard to lose a furkid! We'll send some healing Aire-zen for her too!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Pierro said...

Max had the best life with the most wonderful family.
I know after so many years it is very VERY hard to say goodbye

Prayers to Auntie Jo.
We know her heart is broken

Raising Addie said...

Our hearts are breaking for you and your friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

The Island Cats said...

We read over at the Cat Blogosphere about Max. We are so sorry to hear he went to the bridge. We send gentle purrs and headbutts to his human who is missing him so much....

Marg said...

We are so sorry Auntie Jo about your wonderful companion. We know how hard it is to lose an animal. But just remember that Max is running around in Doggie heaven now meeting all kinds of friends and some day you will be together again. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts your way.

Harry Spotter said...

I'm so sorry. We are sending our love, purrs and prayers to you and your family.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hushee and Hershey,
Please hug Aunty Jo for us, we're so sorry to hear about Max's passing.
Aunty Jo and Max had 13 wonderful years having each other, those precious memories will never be faded!
Love y'all!
Please read my messages in the previous posts!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so sad to hear about sweet Max, the news made all of our whiskers weepy wet. We are sending loving purrs to you Aunty Jo.

The Airechicks said...

Our thoughts and prayers will include Auntie Jo and Max - very hard to lose a best friend - please let Auntie Jo know thoughts are with her.

Know that you're missing Max but know that he's with both of you - he would never leave.

XXooXXooOXxxoo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We send warm purrs and tail wags to your friend Auntie Jo for the loss of Max.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry to hear that Max has gone to the Bridge. We send our comforting purrs to his family.

Ikaika said...

We are very sorry that Max had to Leave Aunty Jo and are purring for his family.

Run free at the Bridge, Max ...

Glogirly and Katie said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet friend, Max. We know how hard it is to say goodbye to someone you love so much. We're sending our purrs and prayers your way.

XOXO
Katie & Glogirly

KarenMcG said...

"The Boys" and I send Auntie Jo all our purrryers and thoughts at the loss of her special friend.

Max sure looks like he was a sweetie.

All our best.

The Creek Cats said...

We are very very sorry for your loss. We are sending you lots of comforting vibes during this very sad time. (((hugs)))

Moco said...

We are sad for your Auntie Jo, but know she has the most wonderful memories of Max. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're furry sorry to hear of Aunty Jo's loss. Losing a best frend, like Max, is really sad. We hope she takes comfort in knowing he's running free, free of pain and free of disease, at the Bridge. We hope all the happy memories help her thru this...he looked like a nice woofie.

Karen Jo said...

Aunty Jo, I am so very sorry that Max went to the Rainbow Bridge. It is heartbreaking to lose your best friend. I hope you can take some comfort in the thought that he is running free at the Bridge without any more pain and suffering.

happy said...

We're really sorry to hear this. Hope Auntie Jo takes comfort in knowing that Max is pain free now.

Sneakeasy said...

Daddy, & I, send our condolences, and Purrs, and Purrayers.

Nikita Cat

Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

Jacqueline said...

I'm so sorry about Max's loss; it is devastating to lose your best friend...My prayers are with you=animals leave paw prints on our heart/soul and we are never the same without them.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so sorry to hear about Max. We are sending hugs to your friend, Aunty Jo. It is so hard to lose such a loved one, and it sounds like Max was a fighter.
Purrs and hugs from all of us.
--JB