6 Responses to “Life lessons taught by a 16-year-old Sheltie”

  1. Troy

    Hello all,

    We have a sad update to this story – Max sadly passed away on June 8, 2017 at age 17.

    We had a wonderful Memorial for him at his favorite park, where music was performed, poems were read, memories were shared, and a portrait of Max and a Memorial Brick were revealed.

    We have recently planted forget me nots in one of his favorite spots as well.

    He was greatly loved, sorely missed, and will never be forgotten…

  2. Robin Bates

    Love this !!!! Great lesson , all seasons of life should be treasured :)
    We are loving our 15 yr old girl and just trying to enjoy every day we are blessed to have her :) knowing our time left with her is shorter than we will want it to be.

  3. Sharon

    This absolutely brought me to tears. As we labored for 6 months to give Ally the care she needed to have not just more time, but quality time with us I know some people just didn’t get it. But these folks have the same philosophy we do. You don’t just give up because their care takes more effort as they age.

    We’ll all be old someday. Dignity and compassion for all, two legs and four.

  4. Bobbie Pyron

    This brought tears to my eyes, and then I watched it again. Senior animals are such amazing teachers of aging gracefully and appreciating what you DO have rather than dwelling on what you don’t. Dog bless you, Max, and your family too.

  5. Maida Farrar

    This is a wonderful video. I have been there with many of my sweet little Shelties who are now in Heaven, playing like puppies. I love older dogs. They definitely tear at my heartstrings and can make me sad for them, but they are so worth doing whatever I can possibly do for them, whatever their illness or disability may be. They are just too precious to let go. Mine are waiting to see me again. I think of each of them every day.

  6. Gloria

    How utterly heartwarming! What a wonderful and dedicated family!

    Every dog should have such loving parents!

    I own a 15 year old rescued sheltie and find many parallels…

    Can not imagine my life without him…

    Slow walks, good food, great medical care, and above all… My enduring love for all the companionship he has given me!


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