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Monday, July 20, 2009


Hi there all my special poochy friends!

Our weekend?....well it was a mixture of lots of things!
Firstly, it was Madiba’s birthday, so we were all tuned into the joyous celebrations here in South Africa and listening to how everybody was doing their ‘thing’ in support of the day – fundraising, working for charity, etc, etc.

My ‘thing’ was to get a bit of publicity going on my blog and you guys were great with all your comments and good wishes. Thank you for that. Hopefully they will all get forwarded to the great Man himself.... paws are crossed!

Secondly, Mom was recovering from those dreadful injections in her foot, so we just hung around her and gave her lots of encouragement and support. I carried around my toy Golden puppy and made funny faces to make her laugh.

But you can’t keep mom still for long, so she and Tammy’s mom gathered in the sitting room to try and organise the pieces for a new quilt she is making. She sat in her chair most of the weekend – watching Tour de France and sewing her quilt.

I am absolutely sure that that quilt is not going to be for us dogs because Mom was very fussy about us not putting our dirty paws on the pieces. Oh dear...would have been lovely to sleep on flowers!

Finally, I thought I'd throw a picture in of the yummy cake which Tam's mom and her boyfriend made this weekend... Oh how I drooled for a piece of that. Unfortunately - to no avail - they say its not good for dogs!

Take care and have a barkful week!
Lots of licks


Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hey Max

You look very cute with your puppy toy, we are sure you made your mom laugh. Our Mom says to tell you mom she is very brave to try and make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt- that's what they call it in the States is it the same there? Not fair you didn't get any cake.

Tucker and Daisy

Sophie Lou said...

Such a good doggy not messing with those tiny, little, elegantly cut quilt pieces!

The Army of Four said...

Ha woo, Max! First, let me say I LOVE that picture of you and your puppy toy. My mom loves how smooshie and squishie your muzzle is and thinks you're just totally adorable.
And WOW! Your mom is a quilter!?!? So is our mom! In fact, I am her Guide Dog for the Color Blind! Do you help your mom? That Grandmother's Flower Garden is going to be gorgeous! Will you show it to us when your mom is finished? Woo!

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

You didn't get any cake? Well that's not very nice of them. If the cake is not good for dogs why did they make it then?
Mom doesn't know how to quilt but she said the pattern looks like what her mom use to make.

Sam & June

Ms. ~K said...

Oh my, that cake looks yummy...we're all drooling on the keyboard.
Max reminds me of one of dear Goldens, Dusty, who I lost over 20 years ago. Max brings fond memories! Thank you for that!
Take care new friends in SA,
Kit and Labs

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

That cake looks soooooooooooooo Yummylicious!!!!
We're drroling a lot on the keybord!!!!
Sooooooooooooooo sad you didn't have a slice of it!!!
Sigh sigh sigh.....
We LOVE that picture of you and your puppy toy....you look sooooooooooo cute and adorable!!!
Your mom is a quilter!?!?
Our mom isn't able to do that but she would love to learn how is possible make a quilt!!
Flowers are soooooooo beautiful!!!
Do you help your mom?
Will you show it to us when your mom is finished??????PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE......so our mommy will be very very very jealous of your quilt!!!
Take care of you and of your wonderful mommy!!!!
We miss youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!
have a wonderful week sweet friends!!!
We love you sooooooooooooo much!!!!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Ooooooh, that cake looks so yummy Max!!! And your moms quilt looks pretty, I hope you guys didn't run around and knock any of the stacks over!


Hamish Westie said...

No no no, they've got that all wrong Max. That cake is DEFINITELY good for dogs, I can tell from here!
Cheers, H.

Cassie said...

Love your blog Max....we have a fur angel brother whose name was Max, too. Found you from your comments on Cloud's blog, and we'd love to follow your blog, too.


♥Mimi♥ said...

That cake looks so yummy! We are hoping that you at least got to lick the plates! Scout thinks that your puppy is so cute. He carries around a pink pig. Scout says that you have to be really secure in your dog-ness to carry around a pink toy when you are a boy.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
You look adorable with your toy!
Glad you had a nice weekend!
I am sure the quilt is going to be beautiful!
My mom is drooling looking at that cake!
Kisses and hugs

Simba and Jazzi said...

Hello Max you are a very handsome dog.

Simba and Jazzi xx