Saturday, April 23, 2011

In the Beginning...

We don't know the very beginning of Max's story. All we know is that he was born around March 30th, 2010, and he & his brother were on the "kill list" at Town Lake Animal Shelter. This is when Austin Pets Alive! saved them. Max is a beautiful short-haired, Siamese mix feline. He is mostly black with sprinkles of white throughout and a white patch on his chest. He has the most gorgeous golden eyes. We met Max when he was 10 months old.
Maya was turning nine, and she was ready for her first pet! She really wanted a cat and after taking a tour at Austin Pets Alive! with her school, we decided to start looking there. Of course we needed a cat that got along with kids and dogs (we have a 3 year old doberman, Bella), so Evan showed us a couple of cats. Maya also wanted a black cat, so that narrowed it down to Angelina and King. After settling on Angelina, she noticed a another black cat snuggled up under the chair. I looked up his profile...Igor, great with kids and dogs!! When I went back to tell Maya that Igor would work, I could tell she was already in love. Igor came home with us that day and transformed into Max Hope (which ironically would have been Maya's name if she had been a boy). We had a new family member!!

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