Today while I was at work, Leon called me. He told me that Maxi's (my dog!) left side was limp and wasn't working. QUE: Sob Fest. I told him that I couldn't leave work to come home and take her so Leon called my dad. My dad came and picked them up and took them to the Animal Hospital. The doc said he thinks Maxi had a stroke. So, Leon texted me this:
L: "Theres nothing we can do, I'm sorry babe."
Me: "Are you sure?"
Me: "Will you stay with her?"
L: "It's done. And we did."
Me: Crying Face\
L: "Your mom and dad are picking her up tomorrow to bury her at Aunt Debs."
And that was that. This morning when we woke up she was fine. Everything was fine. I wanted SO badly to be there with her but I knew it was for the best if I wasn't. I'm a mess anyways and if I was there with her, I wouldn't have left. Maxi has been in our family since she was 6 weeks old. I was 10 years old. 16 YEARS people. Matter of fact, her 16th Birthday is tomorrow. We were going to have a sweet 16 party for her next week. I think I still might.
I will miss her forever. She has been with me through SO much. My brothers death. Moving. Changing schools & jobs. She handled the twins being here like a trooper.
I don't know how I will ever feel about getting another animal because this pain?? Is awful.
Here are some pictures of my girl.
Maxine Renee Douglas
September 3, 1996- September 2, 2011
Maxi's eyes were always weird in pics!
Wearing her State jersey!
Maxi loved to sleep with us!
And she loved being outside! :-)
Maxi was very protective of her boys. And they loved her. When we got home today, Leon went to the door and kept saying "Dog"... he loves her.
This was when we had Jasper. I miss them both SO much.
I love you, Maxi.