Max, Aka “Maximilian” or “Maxi Boy” crossed over the rainbow bridge on Monday, August 31, 2020. He was born in August of 2005. Max’s journey with the Burnette family began when he was 9 months old. They had been looking for a new dog, and his picture came up as being available in Southern Indiana. The trip was made, and for the Burnette family it was love at first sight. From that trip on, Max started his training of becoming a good car rider. It took a while, but he finally mastered it because of all the back and forth trips to vacation in Tennessee.
Max’s given name was “Rocky”, yet he would seldom answer to it. It didn’t take too long for the Burnette family to change his name. “Max” stuck! He was notorious for wanting to share the food that he saw everyone else eating. He knew just who to sit beside to take advantage of any morsels they might drop. Max also loved to eat popcorn! Even though (according to Mom) he wasn’t supposed to have it, he still got some in games of “catch this” by his dad and his sister’s husband, who affectionately called him “brother in law dog.” Max always enjoyed a good back rub and would wait longingly, and sometimes patiently, in front of you until you gave him the expected attention.
Max loved going on walks with dad, hanging around his family, chasing squirrels in the backyard, and laying in his favorite chairs. You could often find Max eating his pumpkin flavored bone-shaped treats and jelly and biscuits when he could get them. Max was a very playful dog, and also very loyal to his family members. He was protective of his house and surroundings.
Max was a faithful friend and confidante to his whole family. He had the ability to encourage each of them just by nudging them with his head or by sitting close beside them. Max was great with kids, and loved playing with the grandkids whenever they visited. Because Max had no furry siblings, he got to be very spoiled! The Burnette family wouldn’t have had it any other way! Taking care of Max and having him be a part of the family is a blessing they will never forget!
Max is survived by his Parents, Ron & Debby Burnette. He will be missed by his parents, his human sister and her husband, his human brother and his wife, as well as their three kids.
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