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Dear Readers and faithful friends,

After a number of years of wonderful blogging, this blog has effectively become dormant - except for occasional updates regarding my book, MAXDOG. I have left this blog as a legacy to my dog and a place of sanctuary where we can reflect upon his life. Take your time, peruse the pages spanning Max's 18 months in cyberspace. Feel refreshed and uplifted because his story is an amazing one of..."LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX!"
My activities have now moved on to my new blog entitled "LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX". Please join me there where you can read about my family and canine companions. I also invite you to visit MAXDOG's FANPAGE on FACEBOOK. You can follow the specific links by clicking below:

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Thursday, January 15, 2009


As I start off this year, I would like to pay tribute to my beautiful dog, my companion, my MAX!

Dear Max,

You’ll be 9 years old in March – edging towards ‘retirement’. If you were human, it would mean that you are 63 years old – a wise old man!

The years have flown too fast, my dear dog! Your faithfulness has been unwavering as you have guarded me and remained at my side ... every possible moment.

You have seen me through about 100 000 choc-chip cookies, a multitude of gingerbread houses, suppers and various baking feats.

You’ve been with me through 3 years of correspondence study, snoozing in the corner and perhaps hoping for your singular walk at the day’s end.

You have supported me through years of horrible, debilitating depression, sneaking your nose into my hand to arouse me and learning to say ‘Mooom’ so that I’d not disappear into emotional obscurity.

You’ve listened to me practice my piano for hours – seemingly enjoying the music I play.
And when I have been tearful, you have allowed me to embrace you; petting your soft fur and taking my tears.

At happy times, you have shared the pool with me; pulling me across the water, while I gripped the loose skin on your shoulders.

We’ve been through dog training and dog shows together and weathered the adrenalin of dogs attacking us. We've shared the joy of showing off your amazing tricks to any willing party.

You give new meaning, my dog, to words like ‘biscuits’, ‘walk’, ‘food’ and ‘cats!’.

You know my body language – when I need to be close to me or when I need you to settle down.

You manage your pack so well with a temperate, firm but gentle spirit. Thank you for what you continuously teach me.

The years have truly flown too fast and you have grown from that gorgeous, playful pup to a magnificent, obedient and beautiful dog. (Fully decorated with the mos gorgeous, brown eyes!) My life has been so much richer with you by my side.

So, my pooch, as we venture into this year together, I want to thank you for what you do for me!

Thank you for your devotion and for just being ...
With love from Mom

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