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It all started with a random trip to our local PetSmart in Waldorf one weekend, when we came across a table setup with MAGSR information and GSD representing by the name of Mosby. We had never heard of MAGSR, but soon discovered what you were all about with a wonderful volunteer, Ms. Susan Palmer. We looked through a notebook of photos of GSD's that needed a fur-ever home to call their own and we were HOOKED! We filled out the application and waited anxiously for the call and home visit. When we finally got the green light to come see a few doggies, we went up to the kennel with the intent to adopt a young GSD, but our son wanted to see an older GSD by the name of AJ!! He was believed to have been 5 yrs old. The person that was showing us AJ asked me if I wanted to give him a treat, I agreed a bit reluctantly because AJ was such a BIG boy. She gave me the treat and told me to lay my hand flat, AJ came over and took my whole hand into his mouth, my thought at that very second, was where is the nearest hospital! He was the most gentle giant I had ever come across and at that very moment I told my family we did not have to look any further, AJ was the one! So on February 11, 2012 we adopted our 2nd son.
AJ quickly became part of our crazy world. He loved going to the park in Marshal Hall and chasing the geese. He went to travel baseball games with us, but his all time favorite job he had was going on WALKS! If he saw us open the drawer where we kept his leash he would go crazy and spin in circles. He had and shared the love of Rotisserie Chicken with me every time I would bring one home (LOL). He was a gentle giant. AJ gave us all so much over the short 5 1/2 yrs he was with us. He got along with small dogs, big dogs, any human; he didn't have a mean bone in his body. He could never be replaced, he was simply AMAZING and AWESOME in everything he did.
With great sadness and very broken hearts we had to let you go on 9/25/17. AJ had Degenerative Myelopathy, a disease that affects the spinal cord. At the end we were carrying him in and out of the house. He could no longer stand to eat, stand to go to the bathroom, or take his beloved walks. His quality of life had escaped him. It was the hardest decision we had to make to let him go, but I know we made the right decision. Our hope is that he enjoyed his time with us as much as we enjoyed our time with him. He was a Blessing to our family and we enjoyed the all to short journey with him. He was a gentle giant, an over sized teddy bear. He gave our family so much and asked for so little in return. We will fur-ever love you to the moon and back AJ, "until we all meet again!"