In December 1998 he came to live with us. He slept in my bed, we shared a pillow. He learned quickly that he could lick anyone expect me (crazy puppy saliva allergy). When Steve's dog, Cody died his heart was broken, and returned to our bed- imagine huge pregnant lady, a 6'2" man, and an 70 pound "baby". He was our first baby, when we brought Jack home from the hospital he assumed the role of proud big brother and protector. His favorite things to do- catch the ball, swim in the lake, eat peaches and nectarines off the trees in the orchard and ride in the car with Steve. Most recently he had become quite fond of cat food and Starbucks cups. When we moved to our house 6 years ago, he hid in the garage for months after getting shocked the first time from the invisible fence. He was able to complete much of his bucket list- camping at the beach, seeing the Grand Canyon, camping at the lake, sleeping inside after a 5 year banishment, having his "own" luxury swimming pool. We are all better people for having known him.
We will love and miss you forever, Maxwell Bernounski, our Polish Dog.