It’s rare that a dog story makes me cry like a cat story. But this one did.
Max, a springer spaniel who for years worked as a police dog sniffing out drugs, was put down last week after being diagnosed with aggressive nose cancer. He had retired last year after arthritis led to him being fitted with a trolley to get around, but he still enjoyed visiting the police station. As his owner said, “He was a fighter until the end and always very dignified. He has had a good life and a successful one as a police dog. Just think of all the bad people he managed to put away.”