I cannot thank everyone enough for their sentiment and warm emotion. Sincerely... thank you. It's never easy losing a family member. When my daughter was in elementary school, my ex-wife and I purchased a Maltese. My kids grew up with that dog and he was truly a member of the family. He lived a long time, only to pass away about two or three years ago. My daughter had him cremated and has his ashes in her home. So yeah, it can be a very emotional event.
Maximus is making daily progress. He was not crate trained, so there's that. Also, I am feeding him Fromm's. Part of the issue with Spartacus was feeding him crappy dog food. I know that everyone can only do what they can afford, but now my question is, can we truly afford the loss or vet bills from two star, one star dog food? Our little Bully Buddies deserve better. I am not completely aware of Maximus went through with his previous human, but I do know this... he was NOT happy in Doggie Prison!! There was another dog in his cage area and that dog kept attacking Max. He would jump on his back and nip at his ears. He was barking at him and taking a defensive position with Max. At one point, Max turned around and snapped at the other dog. I wanted to take him home right then and there! As if being in that loud and prison like environment isn't scary enough for any animal, Maximus was being bullied before he could even be adopted.
Springing him out of Doggie Prison has been comforting for him. He really is a kind and friendly little Bully. He just needed to not be the alpha and find a good home. He is making excellent progress!