Max is nine years old. We rescued him from a shelter when he was somewhere around one. He is a terrier mix with lots of energy. He has been a great dog and we love him very much. Unfortunately, when two high-strung characters live in the same house sometimes it’s just too much insanity. In March I wrote about some of the problems Max was having with a running Gage and I tried my best to keep them relatively separated unless I was right there. A few weeks ago I was right there when Gage decided to fall onto a resting Max. Max jumped up and growled and bared his teeth in Gage’s face for what seemed like forever. I yelled, Gage cried, and Max was confused. It was later that I would cry as I saw the need to try a separation.
Max loves Gage, but he has his limits. Gage will be two next month and doesn’t understand limits. So, I asked my parents if they would be foster parents for Max until spring and they said yes. Knowing that Max will be spoiled and loved is a big consolation, but the bigger one is knowing that I can change my mind anytime. My parents visit often and now Max will be visiting with them and we’ll see how it goes.
The house feels empty without Max and I miss him, but it was the best decision for right now even if it was a hard one.