I’ve tried doing “series” posts on here, and my life and schedule are just too chaotic. However, this dog o’ mine is pretty funny. We have our issues, but the big ol’ dope makes me laugh. So here’s my attempt at a series. The Maximus Moment. Maybe he’ll make you giggle too.
We had a heavy snow hit last week, and it was starting to melt back just a bit. This means a whole lotta deer come out to find some food. We had a half dozen of them in our yard today. And every time I see them, I take pictures. For ten years. I don’t know. It’s my thing.
I JUST missed these two nose kissin’. Bummer. They were especially close today, and they came out earlier than normal, so I was just snapping away.
Then I felt something plop down on my feet. Does 150 pounds “plop”?
This, folks, is what I call the look of defeat. Maximus and our deer have worked out some sort of relationship over the past several years. He hardly ever barks at them. And when he does, they look at him like he’s an idiot. Or maybe that look is because they think he’s a mutated deer. Either way, there were six large, wild animals in our yard, and this was the best he could do.
While we have our problems, he has definitely given me some things to write about. It could be my only little Marley and Me. But instead of him dying, we’d shell out thousands of dollars for him to live. Oh wait, we really did do that. Well…if you’re interested, my favorite posts about him are here, here, and here. Good grief.
I am 7 months pregnant and I live in AZ, It felt like it was 80 degrees outside today. Just before I clicked on this post my feet felt like they where on fire and the second I saw your snowy landscape I was so jealous! oh how I would love to dip my crazy hot feet into that nice cold snow!
Thank you, Chris! Boy, did I need a little Maximus giggle. I’m a 52-yr old grandmother who is also a 3rd-yr undergrad student studying business. Tonight I was just about ready to pull some hair out as I was working on my statistics homework. So I took a little break and decided to see what you were up to and there it was…a post about my favorite dog; it was just meant to be. Again, thanks for reminding me to laugh.
The snow on his face did it! Super cute! My dog is 6 pounds and I think they switched bodies because she thinks she can attack anything that moves (no matter how much bigger than her it is)! Thanks for such a great post!
That first picture is so cute! And the mental image of 150 pounds of that face “plopping” made me chuckle. What a cutie!
He is a sweetie….thanks for loving Max as you do,he needs you! keep posting about him!
Max is a beautiful boy!!
Brenda Nicholson says
I love Maximus posts! What kind of dog is he by the way?
ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says
Your Maximus Moments are so cute! We currently do not have a dog, but live vicariously through our neighbors, a young couple who have a doberman named Apollo. Apollo is a very large dog, but he is afraid of any smaller dog who barks at him. It’s hilarious! Every time he comes over to visit us, he has to check out EVERY room in the house as soon as he arrives. If I have a door closed, he’ll stand there until I open it so he can go in. Dogs are so wonderful.
OH my gosh I just read all four of the Maximus posts….he is tooo adorable! How could you not love him!!
Amy Flanagan says
Thanks for posting about Maximus…love him! We have a 140 lb Bernese Mountain dog – in Texas. I think I could write a blog about him alone…and the money we’ve shelled out! But at the end of the day they make you feel so great and just laugh!
Oh I love the pic of him with snow on his face! It makes my heart feel good to see that he and the deer respect each other…….we humans could take a lesson from them I do believe! Thanks for sharing this feel good post!
Know what you mean about big dogs. We have a black lab/border collie, he does some hilarious things. They are such cards aren’t they? I do know the bigger they are the bigger babies they are.
We had a miniature black cocker, she wasn’t afraid of anything. When we lived in KY we’d go to our son’s house who had a rotweiler, big bully. He’d starts bugging her and she stand there, ruff, woof, really loud in his face, he’d back off. She was not one bit afraid of that big old dog. My son couldn’t believe it.
The dog we have now is pretty fierce with anybody on outside of our fence, he’d bite their hand off but inside he’s a pussy cat. Dogs are so awesome and such sweeties. Our lab will run across the yard with a tomato cage on his head, hilarious, he thinks he’s pretty funny, such a character. They have such great personalities. When the snow in our yard melted we had a mud bog, yuk. He hates to have his feet cleaned. Don’t know how many times hubs has let him in and I have dog paw marks everywhere, especially all over the clean floors. Spring gets kinda messy around here.
Enjoy your Maximus.
Awww, look at his face! He looks so sad, like he wants to go out and play with his friends. Such a cutie.
Ohhhhhhhhh what a cutie pie 🙂
And that big fella is worth every penny !! Love him to pieces – time goes so fast for them…….
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, I’ve been eagerly waiting for Mazimus and his stories. That last photo — what a BIG cutie!!
BornInaZoo (Bonnie K.) says
I’m thinking that if you stuck Maximus in a dryer after a bath that he’d come out looking exactly like my pug Annie. They have almost identical colors and markings … the big difference is that she’s all smooshed, wrinkly & weighs 19 pounds.
He is such a handsome man! You gotta love him!
Barb Grooms says
I love that big boy. He is too funny. He’s always doing something to make the family laugh.
we had a boxer mix dog for 16 years. he was a combination indoor/outdoor pen dog. outdoors in the pen in good weather during the day and indoors at night and if it was bad weather. Well I came home about dusk one night and discovered a huge buck not only in the back yard, but literally lying against the fence of the pen where the dang dog was. not a bark. not any kind of obvious animosity between them at all.
He is precious, love the pictures.