Max and the Skunk

Dear Max, In the summers, we visited my parents and lived in the basement of their lovely country home on twenty-five acres. Even though you were timid, you came to like spending time outside on your harness and leash. Although their house is back from the road, it’s a paved country road with an official…

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Max the therapy cat

Dear Max, You were an affectionate kitten, but you were shy with strangers and loud noises. I know now that this is because you weren’t socialized enough when you were very young (about 7-14 weeks of age), but back then this kind of knowledge wasn’t readily available. We figured part of the problem was that…

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Dear Max: How We Met

Dear Max, I’ll never forget how we met. My husband and I were students, working part-time, living in a cozy one bedroom upstairs apartment. I had applied to veterinary school, and spent time volunteering with local organizations like riding for the handicapped and shadowing Dr. House (not that Dr. House) at a local veterinary clinic.We decided…

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