MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Return of the One-Eyed

Well, Puppies, despite applications, reference checks, and home visits, sometimes we end up with a bad match and the dog we thought was in a happy home returns to rescue. While Codey and Dawkin were off at the meet & greet this weekend, Maximus came back to our home. Here he is trying to hide behind Ananya, but I convinced him to let me take pictures for educational purposes.

Here is a shot of Maximus and myself at the end of March before he was adopted. Note his handsome, insulating, silver and white coat.

Here is a shot of us now. That is right, they shaved him.These people failed to mention on their application that they wanted a dog who would obey orders immediately and without any training. They also wanted a dog who would sit quietly while a toddler poked him in the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. The toddler is lucky Maximus is too nice of a dog to bite because that probably would have pushed me to the edge. I think a Siberian Husky is not the breed they want. Maximus is understandably confused about moving around, and he will have to wait all summer for his fur to return. I am sure you all know that our fur protects us in the summer from the heat and sunlight, not to mention bugs, irritating plants, and the teeth of our rough housing foster siblings. Shaving does not make us cooler, it makes us vulnerable. One thing these people did right is returning Maximus to us so we can find a family who appreciates a well-behaved, friendly Sibe.


Blogger The Daily Echo said...

Don't you worry one little bit Maximus! Good things come to those who wait. We'll find you a loving home. In the meantime, Meeka and I (maybe not Shyla cause you may not appreciate her red hair) are willing to tolerate more frequent brushings so that we can send you our fur to use in the meantime.

7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Tim Radde said...

Princess and Amy will gladly donate unused fur for you. I feel really bad for you, but am glad you are safe back in a Mapaw home and not with these idiot people.

8:08:00 PM  
Blogger Guinness & Shiloh's Mommy said...

Maxi-moose, we still love you and this just means that you would fit in at our house even more, cuz we seem to need white doggies at our house. Well, Guinness isn't so sure of that, but Shiloh & Misty are! Our mommy knows what a great guy you are - she remembers helping to bring you to Mike & Carrie's house the first time - you helped mommy sprain her ankle!!! Haroo! Lots of love and licks from all of us.

9:33:00 PM  
Blogger Guinness & Shiloh's Mommy said...

Mommy also says that she would love to donate her silver fur to your cause along with ours too. ;)

10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Ok, I had a bad reaction to the shaved picture. Imagine a high pitched intake of breath, as in SHOCK, that humans are so stupid as to SHAVE A HUSKY! Why, oh why, do they think they are helping?!?!

Well, one thing is right though, they brought you back. They could have dumped you in a shelter, or worse. I know you will find a new furever home when the time is right, and it will finally be the LAST home you will ever have, because whoever they are will be the ones to love you for the rest of your life! In the mean time, I can say I sort of know how you feel after losing most of my fur cuz I am hypothyroid. I would volunteer to send you some of mine, but I'm waiting for it to grow back myself. I can send you some of Sam's though. You two are the same color.

Be patient sweet Maximus, you will find that perfect home one of these days, and until then, at least you have a fantastic foster home!


10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Tasha & Eva said...

Poor Maximus! How could they do that to you? Those people obviously don't know much about huskies. Its a good thing that they brought you back. One day soon the perfect family will come along and give you the home you deserve. Hang in there big guy! Belly Rubs to all you MaPaw Huskies! Tasha & Eva

3:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh this makes me and mom upset!!! I can not believe that they shaved all of your beautiful fur off! Oh this makes me very upset. I must talk to mom to see if there is anything we can do.

7:14:00 AM  
Blogger Lee :) said...

How could they not love you? Aww, I hope you find a family that deserves you as much as you deserve them. You look awfully lovable to me.

10:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Dear Max,
I still think you are a VERY handsome, sweet Siberian and that one day you will find the right home. For now, we are all so thankful to the wonderful people at MaPaw and especially your foster parents for taking you in where you are SAFE and LOVED and APPRECIATED!!!
Lots of love,

4:35:00 PM  
Blogger Kapp pack said...

Hang in there Mr. Max. These pictures made your first foster mommy almost cry. You are so BEAUTIFUL and for someone to do this to you is a tragedy. The only good thing about it is you are back with MaPaw and Magnum's pack! I'm sure your fur will grow back in better than ever!

11:02:00 PM  
Blogger MaPaw said...

Echo - Thank you for your willingness to sacrifice yourself. I appreciate the support.

Tim - Thank you for the offer. I don't mean to be rude, but I don't want to wear little old lady fur. I'm a young man.

G&S's Mom - I remember helping you sprain your ankle. That was fun; we should do it again sometime.

Holly - I am sorry you are shedding too much. I hope the medicine helps soon. I guess we will both be waiting for fur this summer.

T&E - They said they knew Huskies, but obviously they were mistaken. Thanks for the encouragement.

Sitka - Me too. Sadly we can do nothing but wait.

Lee & Amici - It is impossible to imagine why anyone would not want me.

Ao4 - You're just being nice. I've seen the pictures, but thanks anyway. I am glad to be back here where people love me.

Kapp Pack - Don't cry first foster mom, my gorgeous fur will return and my current foster parents will be sure to keep me safe in the meantime.

2:48:00 PM  
Blogger Ferndoggle said...

Such a shame to hear stories like that. What do they say about the best laid plans? Maximus is lucky to have a foster home to return to. He's lucky to have all of you.


10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Oh geez I would like to bite those people but at least he is back where he will be taken care of until the right people come along.

7:32:00 PM  
Blogger PiratesGrrl said...

Things happen for a reason and we're glad this has brought him back to you where he is safe and will be cared for the best way possible. Sometimes I just don't get people.

Maryann & The Brat Pack

11:24:00 PM  
Blogger MaPaw said...

Ferndoggle - You are right about plans, but I am glad to be back here.

Peanut - I feel the same way, but my foster parents tell me biting wouldn't have helped.

Brat Pack - What a nice way to think of it. Some people don't make sense.

7:29:00 AM  
Blogger umekotyan said...

Good evening mapaw.
Wonderful Siberian husky. :)

from loved ume tyan

7:44:00 AM  
Blogger Nanook The Newfoundland said...

Egads. People suck. Well, people except for my people and you people.

Poor Maximus and his coat. I think after all these learning experiences he should be renamed Odin - who lost an eye for knowledge!

10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Macie-Malechai said...

Unreal, this made our lady cry pretty hard! Humans are so stupid, why oh why, would they shave you like that?! Thank Dog for MaPaw! If we lived closer we would come & get you ourselves, the lady says you are very far away from Illinois though. Make sure to stay in the shade for awhile. And we think you still look VERY handsome!
Sending Fur Growing Vibes Your Way, M&M

12:43:00 PM  
Blogger IndyPindy said...

Oh, that's so sad, but sometimes it does happen. HTH had someone adopted a 1 year old from and return him the next day because "he was too big". He didn't grow that much overnight, so I don't know what they meant by that.

I'm glad you are back at Magnum's house!

7:10:00 AM  
Blogger MaPaw said...

Ume Tyan - Nice to meet you!

Nanook - You really know your mythology. I'll have to look around for some valkries to help me create my own Valhall, then maybe I can change my name.

M&M - Thank you for the fur thoughts. I'll be staying in the AC this summer.

Indy - Wow. I think you win the worst reason to return a dog contest.

8:23:00 AM  
Blogger Marley said...

Wow...that is absolutely unbelievable. I am so sorry that those stupid humans shaved your Mom is so sad to see that. Humans need to do their research before we adopt them...especially when it comes to rescues. We don't need any more trauma that what we've already been through!

I'm glad you're in a safe and happy place. I know you'll find a wonderful furever home!


11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Shmoo said...


I'll tell the human woman that he's back so she can post him on the gimpydog blog.

Sigh, not only is he gimpy, but he's funny looking, so hopefully someone with some brains will see his inner beauty and give him a loving home with unconditional love.


12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Dakota said...

I'm seeing the inner beauty. The outer beauty too. Maximus - will you be mine?

Dakota (ok, so it's kind of forward for a girl, but, if you don't ask, you'll never know)

2:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sooky said...

Hi Maximus,
So sorry that home didnt work out and what the heck they did to you is unbelieveable, Glad you are back where you are well cared for and I'm sure you will find a forever home soon. You are so handsome even without all your fur.

9:38:00 PM  

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