~ Christine and Max ~
Four years ago, Christine met 3-year-old Labrador, Max. Since then, they have become the best of friends and have changed each other’s lives.
In 2018, Christine’s mother asked her to pick up her dogs from their dog sitter. When she arrived, she met Max. The dog-sitter told her his previous owners dropped him off. He had been living in a warehouse as they didn’t want him inside the house, so decided to give him up, so the dog-sitter took him in. Unfortunately, she was unable to look after him as she already had five foster dogs, six dog-sitter dogs and three dogs of her own. Because of this, Christine offered to foster Max.
Wanting to help him find his forever home, Christine posted pictures of Max on social media. However, it wasn’t long before she fell in love with his sweet little face. They shared a bond already and she knew he was special. From that moment on, there was no doubt that he had found his forever home with her.
Having Max has had a huge impact on Christine. They go everywhere together – shops, Christine’s horse stables, cafes, etc. As well as this, they enjoy going on adventures together, from hiking, to camping, to swimming! They love spending this time together and being able to experience new sights.
Before adopting Max, Christine lost her horse to colic. She was devastated as she spent so much of her life caring for her horse. With Max, she had a routine again, a reason to get up each morning, and someone to focus on. Having him gave her a purpose and brought joy into her life once again after her tragic loss.
One of Max’s favourite things is swimming. He has become very well-known for his swimming adventures. Not only does he enjoy this, but he’s quite a talented diver, too. He will go under the water and perform different tricks, showing off his impressive skills. Christine tries to take Max to the beach as often as possible to brighten his day. She loves watching him swim as he has the time of his life, it brings her so much happiness.
Max has become Christine’s best friend, companion and part of her family. Each day, they share so much joy and love with one another. The bond they share is so special and they have truly impacted each other’s lives immensely.