MAX (was MACK)
In January 2008 Mack & Jack were turned in at 7-mos to a WY all-breed rescue group by a breeder who was unable to sell them. They were b. 6/16/2007 with an AKC birth certificate (sire: Gunnar The Bird Dog Thompson; dam: Daisy Mae Rebel Rouser). Thankfully they were not quite as unsocialized as we expected and despite some touch & go last minute transport changes they finally arrived safely in Pinedale WY where Sue got them started on crate training, house breaking and basic puppy manners. It didn't long to figure out that two 8-mo old littermates were going to be more than a handful and in February Mack came to Boise for foster care. Mack settled in quickly to the routine and Luka & Bailey were delighted to have a high energy play buddy. Mack was a little shy at first meeting with people but quickly developed a fan base at the doggie day care and learned that new things were usually FUN. Jack had a little set back when he, unfortunately, ate something that caused an intestinal blockage which required major surgery but he came through like a trooper and was soon on his way to recovery and back to his puppy antics. With Sue going out of town Jack was moved to foster care in Bozeman MT where he, like his brother Mack in ID, quickly won the hearts of his foster family with his friendly outgoing personality.
Feb 2008: Mack found his new home with Andrea & Isaac in WA. Andrea had been on our waiting list for a long time for a middle-aged buddy for Isaac who would be good with cats and social enough for city life. Mack was neither middle-aged nor mellow but we've not seen a nicer temperament in many vizslas so he hopped a ride to Seattle with Andrea's brother and kids and began his new life as a city dog! He puked in the school bus on the way to day care and has chewed a few things just to make sure Isaac would look extra good and Andrea wouldn't get too comfortable with her new loverboy puppy but all reports are he is settling in well and has the new name of Max.
Sep 2008: Andrea reports that Max has been a perfect addition to her family and she loves him more every day. He gets along with Isaac, the cats and everyone else he meets and was well worth waiting for just the right fit.
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