57 Five Years
I haven’t talked about this to very many people yet, but I’m ready to start healing. Three weeks ago, Maxi was put to rest. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to send him their love.
He had been getting better, but then took an immediate turn for the worse and became nearly unresponsive. After rushing him to the vet, we learned that even if we put Max through the available (and very expensive) treatments, there was no guarantee that he’d recover and, even if he did, it’s almost certain that he would have more complication in the near future.
I adopted Max from a shelter about 10 years ago. I know that Max was an old boy, but this completely came out of left field for us. It…happened so fast. I’ve never been through this kind of pain in my life – it’s led to physical issues, nightmares, even more anxiety, and heavy guilt. And Michael has been a tremendous support to me, even though I know he’s hurting too. I’m very grateful for his and Bastian’s love (Bastian being our 2 year old mix breed puppy).
Because of this, we have decided to put My Girlfriend’s Dog on indefinite hiatus. As you may or may not know, Max was the primary inspiration behind this comic. We may return to is someday and we have some zine ideas that were in the works, but regularly working on the comic is just too hard these days. Thank you to everyone who has been reading. Working on the comic has been a fun adventure and we’re happy to have shared it with you.
We love you, Maxi.
-The Girl, Boy, and Bastian