I had to do one of the hardest things in my life on Monday afternoon. I had to put Maximus down. He has become increasingly aggressive over the last year, which all came to a head Sunday afternoon while I was in San Jose. He attacked the small dog of the house Willa without cause. This is a scary thing with average size dogs but when the small dog is 95 pounds of muscle and the big dog is 140 pounds of muscle you have a very large problem on your hands. The results could have been much worse than they were, but they were not good by any means. When you lose trust in an animal that could easily take your life or another, you must take action.
There was something wrong with him that just snapped Sunday and he was going to kill Willa and anything else that was in his way. Luckily a neighbor heard the fight a jumped over the 6 foot fence and helped break them apart. He told me it was the scariest thing he has ever seen. Not words you want to hear about your dogs.
I miss my buddy. He was always happy to see you and steal the covers while you sleep but I would not be able to live with myself if he had harmed anyone or anything. It was an hard choice to make but it was the right one.