Poor Max passed away last Monday surrounded by love. It was such a difficult decision to let him go but it was kinder to prevent him from suffering and to peacefully go to sleep.
He had developed a large, aggressive tumour which was unnoticeable until he had symptoms. Poor Maxi. He was loved by everyone who met him.
I walked him every week day and I miss him terribly, afternoon walks aren't the same without him.
So very sad to say goodbye to such a loving, cheeky, happy boy who we shared so many great adventures with.
Broken hearted. Night night gorgeous boy. X
This liver brown and white blurry flash in the photo is the amazing, zippy Fergus. And here is Kato showing him the ropes in the sand pit.
This is Kato's favourite part, on one of his favourite walks - digging in the sand. Fergus loves it just as much.
Its that time of the year when we try to make sure our walks are by rivers, streams, ponds and lakes so the dogs can always cool off and get a drink at the same time.
They all adore the water, apart from Doris, she won't go near it..... she doesn't know what she's missing.
Its been a Spaniel Bonanza here at Hanson's Hounds.
There is the young and spirited Diego, the golden Cocker Spaniel who loves to play and goes to bed cuddling one of my slippers! Nish even let him lay with her, she doesn't usually tolerate other dogs in her bed space!
And Zorro the black Cocker Spaniel who loves life and is super obedient. He loves his photo taken and like Byron he will pose for you.
Zorro and Diego are both a complete joy and so intelligent.
Diego got to meet Skye the Husky, Kato the Northern Inuit and Byron the Doberman.
Its not Zorro's first time at the Rodeo! He adores Byron and Geoff the Belgian Cattle Herder. He also got to meet up with Seb our wise old mastiff, Zorro was really respectful of Seb's space and Seb was quite intrigued my Zorro's energy.
Here he is....... Diego the 1 year old Golden Cocker Spaniel. He's new to the pack and has met all the big boys, he isn't the least bit perturbed by Byron our Doberman, Geoff our Belgian Cattle Herder and Pack Leader, Kato, the Northern Inuit.
Small in stature but big on personality, Diego joins in with the big boys and loves to play. He is great fun but that coat of his is a mud magnet and like Geoff, after every muddy walk he needs a thorough hose down.
Mr. Pig (left) and Milo are dog boarding with us this week. These two brothers are regulars and know the ropes.
Like Nish, my oldest bitch, they are the grand old age of 14 and love a walk and a sniff about.
But they also like to sleep in the warmest place they can find and Mr. Pig is a champion snorer!
As you can see they are quite well camouflaged in the snow and this morning it was hard to spot Mr. Pig in the snowy woods, as he is mostly white with just some little brown spots on his big ears. He does have a big shiny, black nose though which helps.
Meet Olive, another new member of our pack. She's an 8 year old Miniature Schnauzer.
She's a great little character and loves her walks with Max, Otty and Nish. She likes to be in front, leading the way. She gets on well with Otty, Nish and Max but if another dog seems a bit interested in us she can be bossy and send them on their way.
Welcome Olive, we'll have some good adventures I'm sure.
A BIT ABOUT ME......
We're three years on from the inception of Hanson's Hounds and its been a wonderful ride.