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The Heart of Max

The Heart of Max

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The Heart of Max

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58 pages
33 minutes
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Released:
Jun 28, 2017
ISBN:
9781944705015
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The Heart of Max is a short, touching memoir written by the owner’s hand through the eyes of Max, a spunky and loving Australian terrier. Max adored his Poppi and treats, and always knew what his family needed—at least in Max’s own opinion. All his life, he gave love, laughter, and companionship, and his flair for mischief and sense of adventure kept his family on their toes.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 28, 2017
ISBN:
9781944705015
Format:
Book

About the author

Ina L. Jones has written and been involved with Bible studies and retreat programs for many years; growing up in the Christian faith, from Cradle Role to leader/teacher. She is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. While living in California, she pursued her main career of being a Stay-At-Home Mom, writing for her children, and being involved in a small business. She enjoys writing articles and short stories. Dah Dih Dah, (w/a Ina Thurmond) was a short humorous article for CQ Magazine, published early ‘70’s. Writing as Ina L. Jones, a personal true, love story, Where There’s Lightning, was published in SHE magazine, 2008. One Man’s Legacy, a story of a prodigal, won 4th place in the 2011, Tom Howard contest; her article, (working title) Christmas, Once Again was published in Evangel in Spring 2013. One Dog, One Woman, One Day, a short humorous story, was accepted by Saturday Evening Post, Septemeber, 2014. After much interest from friends, Ina crafted the family devotional, YRU?  in her continued passion to make theological truths more clearly understood in a fun and creative way for children as well as the parents. She visited with, and wrote short letters of praise and hope (and ‘grandmotherly’ advice when asked) for incarcerated young adults in California and in Florida. Ina has been a member of the International Women’s Writers Guild, Romance Writers of America, and the Spacecoast Authors of Romance Chapter of RWA. She is a current member of the Christian Writers Guild and Florida Writers Association. Besides writing, her hobbies include interior decorating and photography. She has lived in California, Bermuda and New Jersey. She now resides in Florida with her two dogs, who know instinctively when to pester with unequaled doggedness for treats and walks.


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The Heart of Max

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Ina Louise Jones

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The Heart of Max is a short, touching memoir written by the owner’s hand through the eyes of Max, a spunky and loving Australian terrier. Max adored his Poppi and treats, and always knew what his family needed—at least in Max’s own opinion. All his life, he gave love, laughter, and companionship, and his flair for mischief and sense of adventure kept his family on their toes. A portion of the sale of his story will go to the Australian Terrier Trust, to help support the future good health of this special breed.

Chara Press

Table of Contents

Title Page

Dedication

Epigraph

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Thank You

About the Author

Copyright

Dedication

To my family and to pet lovers everywhere.

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The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.

Charles H. Parkhurst

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ONE

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My Story

by Max Jones

as expressed to Ina Louise Jones

Poppi had things I couldn’t play with: tubes winding around on the floor, dangling wires, a nebulizer which made a funny noise like a hair dryer at the doggie spa, and a growling air compressor that my master said sounded like a ship’s turbine engine.

Of course, I adapted brilliantly to it all and even to the No! stuff, for I’m an Australian terrier, a small, tenacious, confident breed of canine — a unique and handsome dog, if I may say so myself.

I’m Max, and I really appreciate your taking the time to read my story. You’ve probably enjoyed books or movies about talking dogs before, but if any dog says he can talk, they’re not telling the truth.

Yet, we doggies can relate our lives . . . if only people would open their hearts and imaginations . . .

This is my tale as understood by my owner, my friend and companion, and I think she knows me pretty well. Poppi called her Ina, but I call her Yip because when I yip, she always comes to me. She’s really clever.

As I mentioned, I’m an Australian terrier. We’re an interesting and dignified canine, originating from a mix of various terrier breeds, some say from the Yorkshire and Cairn terriers down under in Australia, with Silkies thrown in for good measure. I was born January 8, 2006, at a breeding and boarding facility for beautiful dogs like me on the west coast of Florida. I’ve been told that I am a truly special mix of terrier.

Long before my littermates and I were whelped, Poppi and Yip decided it might be a good time to get a puppy. Their home was empty of the furry and fuzzy after losing their last pet, a feline (cat), to old age. After about a year

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