I’ve had dogs before and I have three dogs now. I’ve never had a special dog before. Honestly, I am not even a dog person. I purchased Maxwell from a breeder in 2006 for my daughter and some how, he just bonded with me.
This little guy doesn’t like and barely tolerates another living soul. He won’t leave my side from the minute I get home until I leave in the morning other than to do his business outside. He even waits outside the bathroom door.
I’ve been told he waits at the door the entire day until I get home and will not be distracted by little things such as walks or treats.
And heaven forbid I give one of the other dogs anything but a quick pat. He butts his nose right in as if saying “You’re obviously confused and are petting the wrong puppy, here let me help you correct this error.”
Maxwell is overprotective and I have a “beware of dog” sign on my door to warn people walking in that he has and will bite if you are a stranger and not let in by me. (When I am not around he couldn’t care less who comes and goes.)
With all this unconditional love and devotion, he has won a special place in my heart that I know another animal will never ever be able to replace. He is getting older and I worry all the time about when the day will come that he will leave me. The thought of it literally brings tears to my eyes. I consider myself so lucky that I was blessed with such a faithful companion. I’d love to hear about other people’s once in a lifetime pets.