Hey there Mr. Big Brown Eyes
Thanks so much to Susan & Tom Spencer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada for writing in and sending such a nice photo of their handsome black and tan smooth 'Max!' They write:
Dear Joey and Maggie,
This is our sweet, sensitive 6½ year-old Dachshund named Max. He had surgery 2 years ago for a severe herniated disc, and all has been well until he started showing signs of discomfort again this past summer. Our hearts sank imagining him having to undergo a second surgery. However, because he wasn't exhibiting extreme symptoms like last time, the vet chose a course of anti-inflammatories and pain meds, and told us to keep him as quiet as possible. Well, it paid off. Max didn't need a second surgery. But it is more clear now than ever before that he has, and always will have, issues with his back, and we simply can't allow him to run and jump around like the wild man he used to be. Sorry little fella. He doesn't seem to mind too much. As long as he gets to play with his ball, he's a happy guy!