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Monday, July 13, 2009


Hey guys!

It’s Monday again and we are waiting to see what the week holds for us.

Well it seems that things are changing again in this household:

Both Toffee and Tammy’s moms are back at university now, so the household is very quiet! We dogs just have Mom around, which is quite ok, because maybe now she’ll give US some attention!

But I must say we are going to miss those ‘extra’ walks which we got when the girls were around. We’ll just have to wait for the weekends to get more walks and just accept our regular evening walk here with mom.

This is a photo of me taken yesterday: I look a little rattled don’t you think?

You see, Mom and Dad went off to ROSEBANK ROOFTOP MARKET and left me at home. I’ve taken some of her pictures to show you where they went. Mom says that this craft market is one of the nicest in South Africa and I must tell you that if you ever come to Johannesburg, you should go for a visit.

There are so many African curios there which you can buy. Mom went there to get a present for a friend and came back with plenty of photographs. It’s just a pity that I’m not in them, but unfortunately dogs are not allowed.

Here are some of the things you can buy there (at bargain prices)

...and of course... some wooden giraffes!
(methinks that Clive’s ‘little man’ will be interested in these...)

So perhaps, one day, you will consider visiting us here in South Africa....hope so :)

That’s all for now. Have a barkful week.
Love Maxdog



Rachel said...

Too bad they don't allow dogs!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

How, mean, for them not to let dogs go. We hope you got a good nap in instead.

Tucker and Daisy

Stella said...

We'll be on our way as soon as we can!

Stella and Mom

Life With Dogs said...

We would love to visit! Sorry to hear the house is a bit quiet for your liking...

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Max, it's so nice to meet you. Thanks fur following my blog and the nice comment you left. I am following yours now. You are such a handsome fellow and it looks like you have a very nice family. My mom says she would like to go shopping at that market.

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Finally some rest time for you Maxdog!
That place looks really cool but too bad dogs are not allowed.

Sam & June

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max!
Nice pictures of the craft market but the photo of you is the best of course.
Cheers! Hamish.
PS Do you know, I have actually tasted boerewors sausage. We have a butcher here in Aberdeen who originally comes from Zimbabwe and he stocks it. I am very lucky that Gail in an enthusiastic carnivore - her grandfather and then her uncle were the village butchers in Hartfield, Sussex - so we are both quite adventurous meat-eaters is this household. We like haggis too, but have never so far tried biltong.

Domi said...

Hi Max and everyone. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's very exciting to have friends in South Africa! I had my girl show me where that is and I was surprised how long of a CAR RIDE it is. I think it would be fun though.


caboval said...

Oh our mommy loves those beaded bracelets! Do they have beaded collars???? We cant find any on the internet that we can afford!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh poor Max....
we hate when mommy and dad went out without us!!!
Too bad for you that this wonderful place not allowed dogs!!!
Dogs are sooooooooooooooo good boy....Mmmmmmmmmm...humans sometimes are very very stupid!!!!!
Hope you had a relaxing time while are waiting your mommy and dad!!!
you look sooooo sad!!!!
Why we don't live near????
You were been our special guest!!!!!!!!!
We love you and hope to visit South Africa and you in the future!!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks to you and to your adorable humans!!!

Hero said...

We don't have anything like that on my island. My hoomans are jealous. Too bad you don't get to go, but at least your hoomans take the time to take pictures for you and us.

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I am so glad I found your blog! What better than dogs and crafts?

As a fellow dog lover I wanted to let you know about a giveaway taking place on my blog http://www.thewetnose.blogspot.com

Clive said...

Oh Max, you have no idea the excitment in our house this evening!!

You are going to end up costing us a fortune because the little man is now on a mission to go to J'berg! He got so excited - it was crazy!! First, all those little wooden animals - two of his aunties were over in Cape Town this year and brought him home some little wooden animals - just like the ones in the photo - so of course, he wanted more ...

then the little wooden men!! well, his dad was in Cameroon last July for a wedding and brought his Mom home about 100 of those little wooden men - which of course, he took and has all lined up in his bedroom and then to see more tonight - well, he was super excited!!

and then the giraffes!! now, this is where we get worried - if we home over - how will we get giraffes that size home!! The little man has gone to bed in a haze of excitment and a shopping list as long as his line of 'little wooden men'!!

I think a visit to SA may be on the cards!! His auntie from Brussels was home in Dublin today and should work for the South African Tourist Board - she was so full of compliments!!

How do we stop the little man from booking flights!!!

Loved the photo of you in your basket Max, by the way!!

Take care

Tabatha and Eclipse said...

Looks like some really neat stuff!! Bummer that no dogs allowed though!! Does Africa have service dogs??


Farley said...

Max, I'm so glad you got some time to unwind, even if you didn't get to go with the humans!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
I know that "no dogs allowed" very well!
My mom would love to go shopping at that market!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

South Africa really is loverly & those souvenirs are too cute! Mommy likes those colorful bowls alot! Malaysia sells those kind of wooden carved animals too, not only Giraffe but they're pretty expensive.

Solid Gold Momma