He’s a cool dog and everyone loves him. I appreciate that about him, he builds bridges where I probably could not. He makes everyone more comfortable when he’s around. He will bring you a tennis ball and play fetch or he will just sit next to you and take a nap. He’s just a great guy.
Max loves to be with his people. And since I work from home and all of his other people have to leave for work or school, he seems to have bonded with me the most. And that feels great. If I am doing laundry, he curls up next to me. I put a bean bag near my desk because he would just lay there on the floor and, well, that seemed uncomfortable. When I shower, he lays on the little carpet in the bathroom. He doesn’t go to bed until I do, no matter what, every night. He’s my bud.
He’s not a pure breed. He’s a rescue mutt. I have some idea of the breeds that may be in there, but I mostly call him ‘spare parts.’ And it’s a term of affection because I happen to think his spare parts have come together perfectly and each one gives him a uniqueness I wouldn’t trade for any other dog.
He gets pretty sad when I say ‘stay’ and leave without him, so he was easy to train into the car. I take him with me when I can. Mostly on short trips, as long as it’s not too hot or too cold for him in the car waiting. The nature of my life right now is pretty full of short trips, school, mom taxi, and the grocery store.
So quite frequently I whistle for him and say ‘Max, get in the car!”
This guy comes running, not walking, no hesitation, and jumps joyfully into the car. He hops up into the passenger seat and sits down. He looks over at me as if to say “Let’s do this.” He has absolutely no idea where we are going, but he loves to be with me, so he doesn’t care. He just doesn’t care. Never does he seem impatient to get there, or frustrated with the length of the drive. On the contrary, he actually loves the drive. Never does he criticize my chosen route. Never once has he objected to my speed or braking technique. Although once or twice a short stop has hurled him into the small compartment under the glovebox (sorry Max) he calmly gets back up on the passenger seat and behaves like it never happened. No trust issues, no ‘Pull this car over, you stink at driving, I am getting out.’ Even though there have been times I have taken him to places he doesn’t like (the vet), he trusts me and simply, consistently wants to go wherever I would take him.
God, would you help me have the faith of my dog?
Help me follow wherever you go. Enthusiastically. Help me run, not walk to get on board with your plan. Help me stop worrying about where we are going or how we are getting there or how long it might take. Help me just enjoy this ride with you. When you have to stop short or change directions suddenly, help me to know I can trust you always and not give it a second thought. Help me stop getting out of the car, thinking I could do it better. Help me know that even when you take me to places I don’t like, you have my best interests in mind. Please Lord, most of all, don’t let me drive on my own.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”
Reposted in loving memory of Max.
Much love to your family. Max was the goodest boy! xoxo
Max was the best…..
Loved it was missing scripture references and then you finished woth Proverbs 3:5 This past year The Lord has me journeying the Psalms which had ‘Trust’
My wife is currently monistering to our neighbor who has this dog a pure bred police trained German Shepherd. My wife a dog person (cat too) was missing her animals til the Lord allowed her to be best friends with our neighbors dog.
Wonderful for my wife as she now has access to best dog in the world and is living the gospel out in front of our neighbor.
I am going to send your devotional to Our neighbor who i am sure will be drawn closer as one seeds one waters, the Love of the Lord in her life.
Please keep Our neighbor in prayer
So sorry about max the best kind of pure bred bth the Lord dog if i ever heard of one
Agape Jose (Janets husband). I feed the dog beggin strips this is a dog you want as a friend our Neighbors dog is built like a tank!!
Teach the word ! And thanks for your obedience to the Lords call on your life. Blessed is he who considereth his beast
Max was an amazing dog and will be missed by all. Hugs my friend, xoxo
Cool story about Max & trusting!
Why do people call their dogs Max ?
Just curious 🤔I have a very close friend named Maximus ( Max) I have NEVER told him to sit or stay. Just saying no judgement here 🙏❗️