Monday, December 13, 2010

Those Special Dachshunds: Meet Max!

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!


Keren Hening said...

Max should try swimming therapy. It will help build his muscles without strain. He'll be the new Michael Phelps!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Max, Yes you have beautiful brown eyes and your coat is soooo black and shiny, you look like me, Shilo from Quebec Canada. Bark Bark Bark to ya later!!! We are gorgeous are we not!!

Anonymous said...

Handsome little guy. Ms. Hening is right, I've had Dachsies for 20 years and my first had back issues. Check w/vet first, but try letting him swim in a warm bathtub. Their short little legs make a bathtub fine (make sure the water's not hot). Good luck with your little guy, the swimming therapy helps a lot.

Sue Fell said...

Max, you are very handsome! Take it easy and do the swimming.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Max. Nous sommes aussi de Quebec. Les Teckels sonts populaires dans notre coin du mondre. Prende soin de ta sante et le dos. Adieau, les 4 amis de Gatineau, Quebec
Translated: Hello Max, We too are from Quebec. Teckels are very popular in our corner of the world. Take care of your health and your back. Bye, from 4 friends from Gatineau, Quebec.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy, but he looks like such a sad puppy in this photo. Keep being good puppy mommies and daddies!

Haley said...

He's so handsome!

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