Once upon a time there were 2 teenagers who were sisters, friends and enemies.
All began on a fall sunday morning in a big city.
Since long time the two sisters were asking their mother to have a dog but she always refused because their house was small, no garden and both parents were out all day to work for the family company.
The youngest sister, Sofia, was quite different from the girls of her age, she was used to spend all her time with her beloved horse. The oldest, Romina, had lots of friends to spend time with
Sofia saw the pets store with all those poor pets full immersed in crouwd, caos, cars noise and too many kids trying to catch them
She was feeling sad for them till she noticed a puppy who was starring into her eyes so Sofia decided to take her mother there.
At that moment the miracle happened, by looking at her mother's eyes, she felt that puppy would have been hers.
While mom was talking to the owner, both sisters understood that something was wrong, that puppy was not for sale....
Both sisters started crying and their mother was very sad as well.
After few weeks, Christmas was coming and on 23rd december both sisters went on a family journey, the best ever, as they would have come back 5 in total
In fact a small man approached them with a basket.... 2 beautiful golden puppies were in it. One was fat and happy, the other was smaller and had his ears beaten by the other puppies. At that moment all was silent, no noise, no people, no sound, just those two.
Nobody hesitated, no need to talk, all family realized right away that the puppy was already part of. They were not aware yet that indeed they were chosen to be with him.
The trip back with him seemed shorter and more alive.
This is a happy story, based on Christmas trees distroyed, long hours of walkings, hugs and tears, of parents who took their dog at work and let him turn into the all area mascotte.
Nobody can tell how that puppy changed their life, turning tears in smiles even in most sad moments. He became the focus of all family attention, he was the priority.
At work he was laying on mother's feet, he was used to walk in the morning with daddy, proud to go get the newspaper, he was spending afternoons and evenings with the girls. He was on a boat, cuddled by all children around, he was at camping on the beach, swimming, but most of all living with his family to make them better persons.
Sofia didn't need to use words with him, their eyes were speaking and understand each other. How is all this possible with a dog , difficult to say, impossible to write love on a piece of paper, but they knew it
Meanwhile Sofia left home to go to university. All week ends she was back home and each time he was springing over her, leaking her face to show his love.
Distance had shared them but she couldn't take him away from the family, so she would run to him every free moment.
Through the years he also started his first age diseases, so they had to shorten walkings and throw ball closer and closer.
Unfortunately he started having troubles in standing and they had to help him ... while he was thanking with his eyes
Till one day when Sofia got a phone call that she would have never wanted to receive... her beloved dog was not well. She ran home to him and took care of him like a doctor
The situation was critical but she was not ready to let him go ... so she tried everything and he decided to stay another bit longer with them
Sofia looked into his eyes to thank him and promised him that when time had come she would let him go if only he had asked for. They spent a very difficult hear, lifting him to enable him to walk and go out. A long year of love and compromises.
But at the end Sofia kept her promise and decided to let him go, at home with his family... he had waited that family was ready and prepared for that moment. He looked into her eyes, thanked her for that and said goodbye.
All stories have a hero, in this it is Max, not a dog but part of the family, my personal super hero.