Feb 21, 2016 – Max enjoys a special meal – While we were presenting a program in Stony Creek, Max was given a donation to be put towards some special food he loves. Well, he now has four Cornish Hens thanks to Doreen Ryan of Stony Creek, NY. Of course I will span them out over the next six months. Max received his first hen on February 17. I needed to cut the hen according to his specifications with the wings and legs being removed and then the body split between breast and back. Before I could put his dish in his cage, he grabbed the back and began crunching down on it. Mind you, I could not get close to him until he finished. I sat and filmed him eating his tender morsel. Once he finished I was able to get past him to secure the dish on his shelf.
Video – Max Canada Lynx Gone Cornish
July 9, 2016 – Max Gets New Shelving – After reviewing the shelving in Max’s enclosure, I knew that it was time for replacements. I thought rough-sawn wood to give him grip when it got wet. It was too rough and after painting & installing, I had to sand it down just a bit to his liking. Some of the wood that I had initially used was eight years old and had held very well over the years, but it was time to upgrade. I do have some rust issues because of him urinating out the cage thus rusting the wire and that’s next to be fixed. This process began April 22 and finished May 29. Here are some before and after shots.
Sept 20, 2016 – Destroyed corner shelving!
Oct 22, 2016 – Just another day of cleaning and being with my Max.
Nov 17, 2016 – I’m a Big Baby – Max’s video “I’m a Big Baby” published in January of this year is going viral! It blows me away because it’s just Max purring! Max has fans from all over the world! ❤ See I’m a Big Baby
Dec 25, 2016 – Merry Christmas 2016 – Each year I try to get a photo of Max & I. Last year, my mother took the photo but she’s not feeling all that well and therefore I had to rely on the self-timer. It was challenging to set the timer (10 secs), scoop up a 40 pound cat and get both of us smiling when the camera snapped. We did our best and here they are. The best of them is on our page Max Embraces.
Max got a leather bunny for Christmas that I found at a hardware store. It’s for dogs and not filled with anything but Max fell in love with the smell. He loves to rub his face on my boots or leather gloves and I thought this would be perfect along with being durable. I hope.
We also took a walk using an old harness. He has escaped from this harness before which is why I purchased a specially made one but it chokes him when he pulls on the lead. I’m not a fan of it and thought we’d try the old one but I included a collar just in case but the two leashes made it confusing for both of us since they weren’t the same length. Anyways, it didn’t matter and Max got to dig in the snow which is something he loves to do. Video – Max Christmas 2016