So did you hear the story about Max, the 17 year old, deaf and partly blind cattle dog who lives in Australia? It seems Max is a hero. Max’s 3 year old human, Aurora, wandered away from the family home and was lost in the winderness for over 15 hours. But not to worry – Max stayed with her throughout the night, keeping her warm and safe. The next day, Max led one of the people in the search party right to Aurora – about a mile from her home. How cool is that?
I’m not quite sure what we would do in that situation. My human says she never wants to find out. The one time my human fell and broke her wrist, Einstein and I just stared at her – willing her to get up. So we could continue on our walk. Let’s just say my middle name is not Lassie.
The other amazing thing about Max is his age! Let’s face it, 17 years is pretty good for us canines. Mind you, 17 is young when you consider that the oldest dog (according to a reliable record) lived to 29 years and 5 months. And what breed was he? And Australian cattle dog. Again. I guess chasing kangaroos keeps one young. We need a kangaroo. They must be better than rabbits.