My husband said no to a buddy as well, but I just kept working at him and now he even admits it was one of the best decisions. He just adores Maxwell, he loves both of them but Max is his little boy. Keep working at you husband.
Max is back to his normal self today; you would never know he had anything done to him. He's back to taunting and teasing Sadie with a toy. Neither one of them really care about the toy, it's just that the other one has it. Max will hold it tightly in his mouth and growling the whole time while putting it right in Sadie's face and when Sadie attempts to grab at it he quickly turns his head away and does the same thing again and again just teasing her and Sadie will be making this terrible crying sound the whole time. The growling and crying noise can drive me nuts but I rather have them doing that then see either of them feel like Max did last night.