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MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Monday, August 17, 2009

DOG TIRED

mmmWOOF!
A happy, happy Monday to you all...all my furry friends across the world!
Yes, I have! I got Mom to take a photograph of the items which cause a frenzy in our lives. Yes, you've got it...
SHOES

As you know, our weekends are full of hectic-ness. Our household brims with excitement with the girls home for the weekend. Boyfriends are around and there is general catch-up chit-chat amongst our humans. Us dogs have to put up with all the changes. In fact, we are getting fairly accustomed to this. We simply find our places and try and stay out of trouble. We do however get to push our heads under human hands and get extended ear rubs and pats.

The best though is the Boss's habit on a Sunday morning. When he retrieves his shoes from the cupboard, we go mad and wake up the household at the unearthly hour (as far as the rest of the family is concerned) of 7am. This is 'late' for us, but the boss knows this is not true. We like him!

He and us set out on our weekly 'Long' walk of about 5-6kms. Generally, during the week we get walks from between 1-3kms. Anyway, we are adapting to the Sunday long walk very well. Despite our age, we love the exercise. I get to mark extended territory and catch up on world news.

But....mmm...it's tiring!

Yep, I have to admit that the MAXDOG is getting old! I go wild during the walks, but afterwards....I am pooped!

Yesterday I found the coolest spot in the area. That happens to be our cold and damp atrium. The bricks are really chilly, but it is just what I need to cool off!


EISH!..but I was really exhausted!


Check out my droopy eyes.

So, I suppose we can conclude a few things:

1. SHOES + extended WALK = POOPED MAXDOG!
2. MAXDOG is getting on in years! ("On", I said. Not "Old")
3. Most certainly ...MAXDOG WILL BE READY FOR SIMILAR ACTION NEXT SUNDAY MORNING AGAIN!
Have a wonderful week!
Recoup your energies dear poochies - You never know when you are going to need it!
Lots of licks,
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

16 comments:

Mango said...

Max! Check out my bloggy tonight (that is tonight in Master Chew Sits which could be just about any time where you live given all that time zone stuff).

Anyway, I posted that photo of you with the stick in your snooter. Sorry that evil rick visited your house. He must be stalking my friends now.

Slobbers,
Mango

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Glad you had a fun walk, Max. That's our favorite thing, but Mommy says it's been too hot for dogs to walk lately. She's no fun.

Tucker and Daisy
PS. Love you new tail trim.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Max, it looks like you had a great weekend, dude! Aw, but you look so tired wiff your droopy eyes. :-)
Mom and I LOVE your new header montage - look at all those Maxes, BOL! And mom says to tell you she loves those Namaqualand Daisies... I sure hope you left some "pee-mail" on them. :-)

Luv,
Cloud

Cocorue said...

hey Max....i saw you and just had to come over to say 'hi'

we have alot of mutual friends and since i'm new ( as in one month blogging )i'm still feeling my way around

chikisses all the way from malaysia
coco

Stella said...

I love your new header too, Max, its fun seeing all the yous!

Its cooled off here a little so last night my Mom took me for a long walk too. We both felt good!

Kisses,
Stella

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

Awwwwwww dear Max...what a great post and what a sweet face you have!!!!!
Mommy is falling in love with your cute glance and she would love to be there with you and cuddle you a lot!!!!!!!
We really HATE when mom and dad bring us to walk with them...especially in the summer...too hot...we love have a rest in our secrets and cold places and sleeping there a lot!!!
we would love to share with you our fresh places dear friend.....
Take care and recoup your energies dear MAX...we couldn't know what our crazy humans are going to do with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
;-))))))))))))))
We LOVE your new header!!!!!!!
And you're always GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
have a wonderful week!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Martha Basset said...

Hi Max
We are loving the sound of your weekend walks with the Boss! These are the fun outings that keep you young!
All good walks finish with a tired dog - there is no point otherwise.
Thankfully your shorter walks during the week will help you get your energy back.
lots of love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cocorue said...

TQ for visiting and you mean a 'snackful' huh????

wait until i set my bodyguard on you ..... ( not joking ha ha...)

i may be small but i'm a mouthful....so don't be too naughty bol...
chikisses

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dear Max. We love you blogpost and the image of your long walks. It sounds like your life is a slice of heaven. Around here, it is our leashes and harnesses that bring on the frenzy. We know what that means, and we like it as much as you. (If we were to respond to shoes, we'd be in a total state of confusion. With a teenage Girl in our house, there are always at least a half dozen pairs of shoes in different locations around about.)

Rest well, our friend. Dream about your next delightful walk.
Yours,
Jake and Fergi

The Army of Four said...

I'll bet you had a blast, Max! Some things are totally worth getting tired out for!
Play bows,
Zim

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max
We have the long Sunday walk routine in this house too. When I was younger I could manage ten miles, no problem. Now as a ripe old 13 year old (14 in November) I can still manage 4 miles on a good day, so long as the going is soft underfoot and we are allowed to proceed at my 'stately' pace!
Cheers from fellow oldie, Hamish.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Hi Max,

It is very nice to meet you, thank you for dropping by our blog and your comments. We will come back very soon for a proper look around yours. :-)


Holly & Zac...XX

JD and Max said...

Hi Max - well, we just HAD to drop by to say hi to another Max!! We're JD and Max from England, UK - a couple of miniature schnauzers. You are one handsome dog - such beautiful eyes, we must study and practise your droopy eyed look, it's very soulful! That's a great walk you had - great fun. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Clive said...

Max! Great walk and great photos! You do indeed look very tired - make sure you don't overdo it!!

Look after yourself
Clive and gang

RockPuppy said...

Hi there Max! I love getting pooped out with long walks there's nothing better.

Wags,
RockPuppy (from Australia)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
I love long walkies on weekends too! and I come back very tired too!
Glad you had a nice weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza