Journal for MAX Tierney


To make Heaven
the perfect resting place
for loved ones we adore,
God made sure
those Pearly Gates
contained a doggy door

My Dearest Max,

The first time I met you at 6 weeks old at the SPCA, I knew you were going home with us. From that moment on, you found a place in my heart and never let go and never left.

You have been my protector, my hiking partner, my best friend, a steadfast companion, my therapist, my playmate, and my heart. Nothing will ever be the same without you. I believe we were meant to find each other. You were there through some difficult times and somehow your presence helped me endure. I am proud that I was with you until the very end and that I was your “Dog Mom” for 12 years. My heart is broken and I wish you were here. You touched so many lives and everyone seems to have a Max memory.

I miss you every day. I miss you sitting next to my desk while I worked. I miss you reminding me the toast had popped up when I had forgotten about it. I miss you vacuuming the floors with your crazy obsession to find food. I miss you flipping your dog biscuit off your nose and running in a circle to catch your tail. But most of all I will miss our road trips, our unforgettable mountain hikes, simple trips to the grocery store, and how you would wait for me at the door when I came home. I miss how you would put yourself in “time-out” when you knew you did something wrong.

I will never forget, replace, or stop loving you. Only time will turn the memories from tears to smiles.
I know you will be waiting to show me your favorite heavenly hikes and ofcouse, your favorite pizza joints. Until then, send me messages…I will be listening and watching.

Your Mom xx00

There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart ~ Ghandi

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

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