Joey & Christian. RIP Joey, we miss you!

Father's Day tragedy leads to better wk

Our family dog of 5 years, Joey, died on Father's day this year after suffering for the last 3 months from a skin infection. My family & I came home after taking my husband out for a movie & dinner to find that Joey had finally given in to his horrible misery & past away. Our children, especially my oldest son, Christian, was COMPLETELY DEVASTED! Joey was HIS dog. He fed him, took him outside, played with him, and during the last 3 months when he was sick, Christian gave him his prescribed pills 2 times a day. He even helped us take Joey to the vet because Joey would not listen to anyone else. So, needless to say, he was lost without Joey.
My husband went to work the next day 7 told his boss about Joey's death & he said that someone where they worked had a puppy that was rescued from an abusive owner that needed a new home. My husband called & asked if it was too soon to get a new puppy. I told him that I thought it would help Christian & our other children deal with Joey's death a little easier. So on Thursday my husband brought home Max. We were told that Max was scittish around men & we were worried about about how he would be in our home with 4 kids. However, Max IMMEDIATELY took to ALL of us! He has had only 1 "accident" & that was the in the 1st hour of having him home. Since then Max has had NO accidents & is the "perfect" puppy.
We will never forget our Joey, but Max has helped everyone in our family cope with Joey's loss.

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