As soon as I heard that I could send a get well soon to Maximus,I just had to write. As a private trainer of personal protection dogs,I understand fully what it means to have Maximus down and unable to fulfill his duties But as a true to my heart dog lover and owner of dogs since I was six,I know how much it hurts to have a member of your family hurt so badly. My heart goes out to the whole family. I could see from the television the look in his eye's and he knows what he is and I feel confident that Maximus will be back to himself in no time.I know your love for him will get him through.
Good luck to you all, and thank you both for being out there for "us".
Thanks for being so brave and sorry to hear that you broke your leg.My name is Chloe and I am a black lab, and I have a job too! I am a therapy dog, but my job is certainly not a risky as yours!My Mum was so upset when she saw your story on the news, so she said she would help me write a get well note to you….I hope that you are back on your job real soon!! You are my hero!I will say a prayer to St Francis every day for you ( he is the Patron Saint of us animals!)
My human friends have asked me to be more like you. I try so hard not to mess in the house, chew the $100 Nikes and chase the cat, but I can't resist the temptation. How can I be a good dog, like you? I think at this point, being a hero is out of the question for me.
PS: If it makes you feel any better, I've been blind since birth. Being handicapped gets me a lot of leniency in the discipline department.
I saw your story today and wanted to drop you an email and say hello and that I hope Max recovers fully and quickly.
I am a huge animal lover, I have a lab and a 3 legged cat, both were rescues. I just lost 2 days ago, my 16 year old yorkie. I came home from work and she had died in her sleep. She lived a long happy life, but I am still devastated to not have her running around the house any longer.
Officer Neal, It sounded like you and Max are best friends and I just wanted to let you know I understand how scary it is when our best friends get hurt. My little yorkie and I had been through so much together, she watched out over me when I was sick and I over her when she was. I know you are by Max's side, taking care of him and loving him. Thank you both for all you do. Please give Max a kiss for me and a big get better hug.
It has been a rough week here in this house as I know it has been in yours.
Sorry to hear about the fall I know it must break your heart to have your best friend hurt. I am sure with all the prayers and good wishes Max will be back on duty in no time. Good luck 2 u and your dog. I am a retired Police officer and I know how special your dog is.
What a brave officer you are! I have two golden retrievers and they as well as myself, wish you a speedy recovery. You will be back on the streets in no time, I'm sure! Thank you for helping to keep us safe Maximus, you are truly a hero.
I'm 13, and I absolutley LOVE dogs. My dad is a Police Officer, and they have a German Shepard for their department too! I really hope you get feeling good again, and get to go back working with them, they really need you. You help save lives, especially theirs.
Our names are Ebie, Moses and Rascal. We live in Englewood, OH. Our mom told us about your accident at work. She saw your story after the UC basketball game on tv. We are very sorry that you got hurt that way. Moses, the Rottweiler in our family, had surgery last summer to repair his ACL and understands how you feel. His recovery was 12 weeks with no running also. It was rough. Moses says he thinks you can make it if he did.
I absolutely love police dogs and have such a soft heart for them. The companionship between a police dog and its officer is so wonderful and I respect them both so much. I hope Max gets well soon and is able to be his officer’s loyal partner again. Sara