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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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May God bless you and thank you for following me!
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Saturday, August 29, 2009

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO MAN AND DOG ALIKE!


mmmWOOF!

OOPS I ATE IT!



Written by Max's Mom, with thanks, for the

"OOPS I ATE IT AWARD"

from PACO, MILO & MAYA

---X---
In our household, Christmas 2008 was a large and lavish affair. Boxing Day was similar although somewhat laid back. There were remnants of Christmas wrapping littering the house whilst the base of the Christmas tree looked quite bare. Nevertheless our household remained vibrant and conversations continued from the previous day. Guests and animals alike sponged up the relaxed vibe and happy companionship.


The flat coffee table in our TV room was strewn with remaining Christmas delicacies; offered to anyone who cared to challenge the remaining spaces in their stomachs. Nuts, sweets and biltong were all openly displayed. But by the evening of that Boxing Day, nobody could fit in another morsel. Even my beautiful gift of Geldhof chocolates - the most delicious, delectable and elaborate chocolates imaginable - lay half eaten.Well, when it came to retiring that night, we locked up the house, roped in our four dogs and strolled wearily to our respective bedrooms.


Unfortunately the dogs didn't quite feel the same way. They woke up at first light - as the dawn was breaking - to wake up the birds. "The Boss", all bleary-eyed and unsteady, dutifully mobilized himself and opened up the doors to let the pooches out. They ran off into the garden to make their errands and read the news. Dreariness quickly got the better of "The Boss" and he was soon back in bed, snoring. Unfortunately for us though, he'd left the doors wide open.

Well, dogs have to do what dogs have to do!


Whilst the household was still in dreamland, the pooches decided to have their own Christmas party! Generally speaking, our pack is very disciplined about not stealing food, but that morning the Christmas pies were obviously too tempting! Between the four of them they cleaned up!!!...

...All the left over mince pies!

...The biltong!

...The biscuits!

AND OF COURSE - THE BIG BIG PRIZE:

...Mom's box of Geldhof chocolates!!!

Well we can happily (and thankfully) report that our dogs were no worse off for wear after their culinary ramblings. Remarkably their very loose and rumbly stools only lasted 48 hours.

BUT...

Obviously they slept outside during that time!

The smell was simply intolerable!

--x--

That's our story

lots of licks

MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

--X--

This award has been doing the rounds, so if you haven't yet received it, and would like to do so, kindly accept your award! If you read my blog, then you are nominated!

(You may 'copy and paste' it from this blog)


"When you accept this award, you must blog
about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have
never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this
yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo of this award to your
blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by
leaving a message on their blogs."

18 comments:

Olive said...

Wow, sounds like a feast was had :) I steal what I can...when I see an opportunity, I take it!

Thanks Max for coming to my blog..I am a newbie to this old blog thing.

Lick to you and a Million Tail Wags!

Olive :)

Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wrooo Max, We were licking our lips while reading this story...
Glad the chocolate didn't hurt you!
Hugs and Rubs

Lorenza said...

That is a story!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Martha Basset said...

We have read a lot of posts from the Ooops I Ate it Award - you certainly have a very impressive story to tell!
That was stealing food on a grand scale and although it made us smile we expect you were not feeling so good at the time!!!
Have a great weekend.
love
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Clive said...

What a great post Christmas feast!

You can hardly blame them when such lovely treats were left out!

lots of woofs
Clive

Mango said...

So you had a big party and then went to bed like total lazy things and left the heavy lifting to the doggies to clean up?

Hey, does your girlfriend live with you? Lacie is planning a slumber party. Girls only.

Slobbers,
Mango

Maxx said...

Hi Max! Dats a great Christmas tail..i mean tale! Thanks for sharing it!

Cheers,
Maxx

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow Max, you guys cleaned up. Literally, BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Woowowwoooooooo!!!!!
What a great story dear Max and Mommy!!!!
WE loved read your adventures....
Sooooooooooooo...you had your personal Christmas pawty!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mmmmmmmmmmmm...we're drooling on keyboard thinking of that and all your yummy food!!!!!!!!!
;-)))))))
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're the best and we love you a lot!!!!!!!!
HAve a wonderful weekend!!!!!!
Mommy said that she hopes to speak with your mommy on faCEbook again very very soon!!!!!!!
Swet kisses and licks!!!!!

Benson and Lily said...

Thank you for a great story Max...we do love your Santa hat
Benny & Lily

Bailey said...

So much food .... so little time!

MAX said...

Hey Guys
Just wanted to add something to my post...
THE CHOCOLATES:
When we realised what the dogs had got up to,we were extremely worried !!! - knowing how dangerous chocolates can be for dogs!!! Thankfully none of them were vomiting...it simply worked its way through their obviously 'not delicate' systems. Oh boy, were we worried!!!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Army of Four said...

Way to score, you guys! Ha roooo!
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Our great sisters stole some chocolate, so Mom understands how scary that is! :/

Hamish Westie said...

MAx, I must confess that I too have stolen chocolates in my time. Delicious they were too. Surely the fact that I later woke up in the middle of the night with a very uncomfortable tummy was just a coincidence, right?
Cheers, H.
PS I have this theory that whisky works wonders as an antidote to the toxins in chocolate. It surprises me that this has not yet been accepted as a cure by the veterinary establishment,

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hahaha....your tale of Christmas over-indulgence has us drooling like...well, Beagles!
Fuuny story :D
Slobbers xx

Dory and the Mama said...

Tee Hee...well it WAS Christmas after all!!!!

Smileys!
Dory

Madd said...

Naughty naughty MAX!

Chocolate is bad for dogs as far as I know...I quite agree with you on stealing the biltong though! Good job! Save me some next time.

If your stools were very loose and rumbly then why would you sit on them? I won't go near a loose or unstable stool, it can be a hazard you know! Rumbling stool? Goodness me, was Toffee perhaps hiding beneath it and that was what you were hearing? Your human sla...I mean 'MOMMY', must let you lie on the bed rather :) Especially at Christmas!

Now I'm confused...how do Christmas and stools go together?

From the ever Madd and in this case, confused, cat.

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

congrats on the award - and whats a little chewing between family and friends

Thanx again for all the support for Woodrow - hopefully the power of the paw will prevail - We are going to try and catch up on our bloggies today - but please be patient

Deb
Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ