My heart is broken today. 13 years ago, I visited the Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue to pick out a dog to foster. Max took his spot by my side that day and he’s never left. He’s been my constant companion and friend. He was a bit of a curmudgeon at times. Max thought it was his job to police all the animals he ever met. He didn’t like sharing my attention and had little patience for shenanigans but was fun, playful and carefree with kids and puppies. Max loved stuffed animals, tennis balls, carbohydrates, and me. He was a graceful swimmer and a grand champion at opening peanut butter jars. He remained patient and loving toward my children even in his old age. It’s been a rough week for us, the end has come fast and hard. He will be always loved and forever missed. Leisha, Kyle, Bryce & Carter