Max…An unexpected JOY
I had a Newfie named Misty she was part of the family. We had, had her for 7 years, she was part of the family she was my baby, 150 pound baby. In Sept of 2000 she was tragically taken away. But the day she died we felt like we lost a part of the family and things were never the same. I often thought of her and sometimes felt like she was still with us in someway. March 23, I got a call from of mine and his dog, which actually is a dog I gave to him was missing along with 6 of her puppies. So I told him that I would come down and we would try to find her. We search and couldn’t find them. We looked in the paper for lost and found. I saw an ad that said big dog found. The dog we were looking for was not a big dog. Border Collie size is not real big. But something kept telling me call. So I did, when the lady answered the phone, I had asked if by chance was if a mother dog with 6 pups. The lady said no, but said, I know where your dog is. So she called the people that had her and the pups and after talking to the people we went to go get just the mother dog, and these people were going to find good homes for them because they were associated with a company that takes dogs and cats, a no kill place.
So we went to go pick up momma dog. Went get her and the people let momma and pups out the see each other before we took momma. As we put the pups up there was one puppy that didn’t come out. As I closed the gate he came up to the gate and I put my face up to the gate and he licked my nose as he stood up it was like looking at my Newfie all over. He was a spitting image of my newfie that was killed 7 years earlier. Needless to say, I have Max. I know he can’t replace my Misty, but he is just like her. The same personality, every thing about him is just like Misty. And at 14 weeks old he already weighs 24 pounds. All our family and friends that see him, especially family that was close to her, can’t believe how much they look alike and how much Max acts like Misty. Somehow and maybe I am crazy, I believe this dog could possible one of her Great Grand puppies. We pulled out pictures of her and matched them up to him, and you can’t tell them apart. It is so great.
I believe that the secret had something to do with it. Because I was not in the market for a dog wasn’t even thinking about getting a dog. But I had a dream about Misty and 3 days later, I have Max. I think the universe moved things around to bring me this dog. Did I mention the day I had the dream is when the dogs came up missing? (Yeah) how strange is that.