All in the Family


Labrador Retriever

JEFF AND MAX Jeff, AKA JeffyZu or My Little Pony (b/c he is a giant), is a yellow lab and he is 10 years old. Max, AKA Maximus, Maxy, Cocker, is a Chocolate Lab + Springer Spaniel mix and he is also 10 years old. . They have been together since they were 12 weeks old. After my 1 year old baby lab, Tommy, got killed by a reckless driver my family, my other baby, and I were completely devastated. As a way to honor him we thought of adopting another to dog, but we needed to wait until we were ready. This is the story of Jeff and Max: they had a wonderful life in Savanna, GA until their owner got diagnosed with terminal cancer and had to go to a hospice. He gave his precious babies to someone in his family but this person didn't want them, so he took them to the pound. They placed them in different cages. Jeff, yellow lab, dropped to a scary weight of 40lbs. Georgia Lab Rescue found them and took them in. They had already been to 3 different foster homes. When my sister read their story it broke her heart, it reminded her of Mike and Tommy. She told us about it and that was it, nothing else to think about. We began the adoption process and two days later we drove about 3 hrs to bring them home. They have been with us for over a year and it feels like we have always been together. The first few weeks were a little hard specially for Jeff. They both had ear infections. Max warmed up to us right away, but with Jeff wasn't as easy. He kept his tail between his legs and was sick for at least 2 weeks (the vet said that it was just stress). Jeff now weights a healthy 10lbs (no more b/c of his hip arthritis) and Max 68lbs. Jeff is a very nervous (cranky) dog and doesn't like visitors. Whenever I take him out to the vet, to walk, to swim, or just about any place he gets sick. But he sure likes car rides and sleeping. During the day he likes to sleep in his bed in the living room and at night he sleeps in my bed. Even tough, Jeff is a lab he is the size of a Great Dane. Unlike his brother, Max is very easygoing and he adapts to everything in a heartbeat. Max's favorite thing to do is bark like there's no tomorrow. He even barks in his sleep. Whenever we tell him to be quiet he looks at you straight in the eye and barks even more, he sure is a talker. His other obsession is water; he will lie down in any body of water, no matter how big in size or cleanliness. Whenever he wakes up or when we get home, he must have something in his mouth whether it's a shoe, a piece of clothing, the mail, or the grocery bags. They are both great dogs and I am very lucky that they belong to my family.

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Comments (9)
Jun 21, 2008 roo
You guys are just so cute together!!!!
Oct 2, 2008 wolfgirl66
I am happy that these lovely dogs are part of your happy home!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 15, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 12th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 15, 2010 Rosie Chapman
Happy Birthday JEFF & MAX
Mar 15, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 13th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 15, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 14th Birthday!
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Mar 15, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 15th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 15, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 17th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 15, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 18th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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