Maverick was born in July 2003 shortly after we moved back from Colorado Springs. Maverick was picked out of the litter by our oldest son Connor age 5 by sitting on his lap and they have been best friends ever since. Mellow Yellow as I call him sometimes is so mellow our youngest son had a parakeet and the bird walked up and down on his back without even a shrug! At nearly 14 years old, he is still as mellow. In recent years, he has had some lumps and bumps removed and is a lot slower but always loving and by our side especially when a scrap of food is near!