The worst day of my life. Saying goodbye to Max.

Some of you may know about Max and me. Max was the love of my life. He had been in my life for the past 8 years and anywhere I went. Max was sure to be nearby. My condition with Craig in driving a truck was as long as we could bring the dogs. I should also mention Lil Bit in this. But Max and I had a special relationship. Absolute unconditional love. He loved me and I loved him. I lost him last night and I feel like my heart has been broken.
He became sick on Tuesday. Throwing up. Nothing that big of a deal. He was in good spirits and we knew he had got in the trash so assumed it was just a upset stomach. In the middle of the night I was up with him. He was still vomiting and I knew something wasn’t right. We took him to the vet first thing and they ran tests. The thought it was pancreatitis at first. Except he really didn’t get much people food. Anyway they did an xray and he had a small rock like substance but the size was small and they weren’t sure why it didn’t pass. We ended up having fluids put under his skin and some medication to calm his stomach down. Figured we would head south and if need be stop on the way if we needed a vet.
Max and I curled up in bed as usual. He was a little antsy but was still always touching me. I woke up a few hours later to check on him. He was curled up under my blankets as usual. I picked him up and was cuddling him. As I was holding him he passed away. Needless to say I was in total shock. I opened the curtain and very matter of factly told Craig. Max has died. He couldn’t believe it and pulled over on the side of the freeway. A lot of tears flowed and Craig found a vet that would open up for us to drop Max off to be cremated and his ashes sent home. I think at first I was in total shock and then I lost it. I didn’t know a person could cry so much. It has been an incredibly emotional day with so many tears for a wonderful friend who will be missed everyday!!
Now our adventure continues with one less family member. My heart is broken but life goes on. I want to thank everyone for all the heartfelt messages.

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18 Responses to The worst day of my life. Saying goodbye to Max.

  1. John Hill says:

    I feel for the loss of your absolute unconditional love. I am not allowed pets in my truck but my dog is the first to great me when I get home. I would miss her greatly if she wasn’t there.

  2. John says:

    A friend sent this to me when i lost my friend. I hope it helps.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

  3. I’m so sorry, I couldn’t help but cry. My dog’s name is Max and they look almost the same. It really touched my heart. I can’t even imagine what your going through.

  4. Diane Hess says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my bestfriend Grizzly last Christmas and I cried as if I had lost my husband. I know and understand the pain, to this day I still tear up when I think of him. Hugs to you both.

  5. Ginnie and Mark says:

    Anne, we are so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. By now you know that you and Craig are in the thoughts and prayers of many as you go through this trying time.

    Blessings and safe travels to you,

    Ginnie and Mark

  6. aidey says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Dionne says:

    Anne – I am so sorry. I understand that type of love and my heart aches for you. God Bless.

  8. Joe says:

    Sorry for your loss , I have been there and its rough!

  9. Dawn Keller says:

    I am sooo very sorry Anne. Please know that my thoughts and hugs are there for you. I am glad that you were able to be there for him in his final moments though. He knows how much you loved him.

  10. Pam linden says:

    Dear Anne & Craig: What a terrible shock for you. You didn’t have time to prepare yourself for such a great loss. It is a comfort to know he was in your loving arms when he passed, I am so sorry. XO Pam

  11. dljvj says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  12. Jade says:

    Awe honey……from the bottom of our hearts we are truely sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine the sadness you feel. My heart breaks for you!

  13. Lisa Leonard says:

    Oh no Anne, I’m so very sorry. I know how much you loved that little guy and my heart is breaking for you. Our animals are our children we choose and I know that you and Max had a special bond, so I’m sure this is extra difficult for you. Know you are wished good thoughts and much love ~ Lisa

  14. Dad Leonard says:

    Darling Anne; I hurt for you, and have thought of you constantly since I got the news from Craig.. I have seen the devotion that critter had for you, and you for him. Craig’s gonna have to turn it up a click if he thinks he can replace Max as a cuddler. This is one of those spots where it seems that nothing a person can say can really help a lot. I love you. Dad Leonard

  15. RC says:

    OMG, I am so sorry. I couldn’t imagine going through that. He is in a much better place, and can run and play as much as he wants now. Keep your chin up, he is still with you and still loves you.

  16. Angela Baker says:

    Bless your heart. I am sorry for your loss. May your heart and mind remain full of all the precious times you have shared together!

    If there is ever anything I can do for you in the Houston area, do not hesitate to drop me a note.

    Safe travels to you and Craig!

    Angela Baker

  17. Lee (engine312) says:

    Sorry for your loss. 😥 R.I.P Max

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