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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!"
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MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DOGGIES & KITTIES...SOUTH AFRICAN STYLE!






















mmmWOOF!
Hello all my doggie friends!

Well, its a cool day here in Johannesburg, South Africa...and it's also a public holiday here. There is not much to do today - Mom is pottering in her kitchen - so I thought I'd take today to play the 'tour guide' again. I hope that's OK with you all.

Some time ago, Mom and the "Boss" went to Sabi Sabi Game reserve which borders the famous Kruger National Park. Unfortunately they didn't take us dogs because we are not allowed in the Nature Reserves, but I found two of Mom's pictures which tell it all.

As you know, some of us dogs love to chase kitties and it seems that this is the exact same thing in the wild.
The HYENAS follow the big cats around, hoping to take off the prey which they have caught. Those dogs, (the hyenas) are scavengers and are responsible for cleaning up the dead animals in the wild, but they are clever dogs (like us all) and know that they can get an easy meal by following the cats around.

Well, Mom and the "Boss" were on the back of a game drive vehicle watching as the game ranger tracked a LEOPARD for over an hour. They finally caught up with the LEOPARD in an open clearing, where the kitty was drinking much needed water (after her kill).

Mom took this photo from the open game drive vehicle at a distance of about 5m from the LEOPARD. Even if I say it myself (and I don't like kitties), this was an amazingly beautiful animal!




















...and would you believe it, the HYENA was right behind her. But that dog (the hyena) is hugely irritating to the LEOPARD, so there were lots and lots of very angry snarls! Mom says that she was quite scared.




















I think Mom should have taken me along to chase that angry leopard (or the hyena) away. What do you think? Mom says not.

Have a happy, barkful day!
Lotsaluv
mmmMAXxxxxx

9 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, kool animals! I will never want to be near any of them.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold "Actress"

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You live in such an exciting place! We saw a couple of birds, a squirrel, the dog next door and a cat yesterday. Can't compare!

Kasha said...

Wow! You are in Johannesburg, Africa? That is so cool! We are very jealous and appreciate you saying hello. Thank you for your sweet compliment of Africa. She is from your neck of the woods, but resides in Arizona. You guys look super cute and fun. What is the temperature on a day like today? Did you move there from the States? So nice to make more friends! I am adding you to my bloglist!
Kasha and Africa
http://trainingboerboels.blogspot.com

Lexi said...

I think it's good you stayed at home.....safer that way.
~Lexi~

caboval said...

That leopard is gorgeous! Cant belive you can get so close! Hugs Joey and Kealani

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

"Here, kitty kitty kitty..."


Sniff,
Sam & June

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

Pawsome wild animals! So beautiful!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Wow! What an amazing story! Woo have soo many cool adventures.

Mommee says that she wants to come to Africa (the savannah part--she has been to Egypt before) before she dies. Maybe we can come with her and chase the kitties with you?

wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Bell and Kimberly said...

Maxdog I'm sure you're super brave but... I'M NOT SURE YOU SHOULD MESS W/THEM OUTDOOR ANIMALS.. THEY ARE CRAZY....
TELL YOUR HUMOM I SAID THOSE ARE SOME GREAT PHOTOS THOUGH - GOT ANYMORE???

BELL