Saturday, October 25, 2008
Maximus the Wonder Lab
When I got pregnant with my first, Maximus seemed to know before I did. He became super protective. We use to walk every morning at 6:30am. One morning we saw a jogger running by, Maximus froze, the hair on his back rose, and a low growl came out. He refused to move till he saw the jogger was out of sight. We had seen this jogger almost everyday for months. Somehow he seemed to think he needed to be more protective. I took a pregnancy test later that week and discovered the good news.
Maximus is a very gentle dog when it comes to the kids. He lets them poke him (sometimes in the eyes) and never growls. I wish he would at least move when this happens. He lets my 40 lb. daughter lead him around the house by the collar. If he didn't want to move he wouldn't. My 17 month old son has started to push him when he is trying to steal food off the counter. I guess you can say my kids are not intimidated by Maximus.
Although he can drive me crazy with all his mischief (which is mostly confined to stealing food and chewing socks), I love him so much and can't imagine not having him around. He really is a wonder dog.
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