It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Max passed away yesterday at age 9 years, 7 months. He was a victim of cancer. We joined the GRF a little less than 8 years ago, when Max was just under 2 years old. He was a big boy, at about 135 pounds. Max was truly a force of nature. He became a certified therapy dog--he visited many schools, nursing homes and hospitals. He also met many people in our community, as he accompanied me on my travels around town. He also traveled with us in our RV, where he met many other travelers. As a member of GRF, and as a moderator, I helped organize several meet-ups where Max met some of the members of this forum, although I do not know how many of those people and dogs are still here. I include with this post several pictures of Max. My wife and I already miss our beautiful boy more than words can describe.