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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

Monday, September 21, 2009

AM I SEEING STRIPES?

mmmWOOF!!!
Hello there ALL my furry friends (and their owners!)
MAXDOG here....

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!

I have an amazing ZEBRA story to tell you!....

This past weekend we were on a game drive and came across this wonderful sighting...


A SOUTH AFRICAN STINKBUG had landed on this zebra's face and was attacking it's eye!


However, there was a RED-BILLED OXPECKER on the Zebra at the time and this STINKBUG was obviously putting it's life in grave danger. Remember, RED-BILLED OXPECKERS are insectivorous and eat all the bugs off these striped animals.



We were watching this amazing spectacle, when the STINKBUG decided to ...
ATTACK THE OXPEKKER!!!
(Can you believe it!!)


Unfortunately this was too close for the birds comfort, so he made a meal of the
STINKBUG!
YUCK!
IT MUST HAVE TASTED TOO TERRIBLE!

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The lesson to be learned here is....
DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE OR ARE TOLD!!!
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Go on, please tell us...
How many of you guys did we fool?
We have believed so many silly cyber-stories recently that we could write a book!
These pictures however were NOT photoshopped..the stinkbug had indeed landed on the book and we were swivelling it so that it would walk to the light. The camera obviously was very handy.
Please tell us...
Were you fooled?

We love you all!
Just thought we'd have a bit of fun this Monday morning!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA


31 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yes, you did - you sure fooled us, Max!
We love the picture of the zillion zebras all together! How cool!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

Great pictures. I thought it was April 1st for a while. How's Toffee?

Tracey and Huffle said...

I was a little bit fooled for a minute. But then I figured it out.

Huffle Mawson

Mango said...

I was totally fooled. I mean, I know that there are gigantic bugs capable of all sorts of things where you live.

Slobbers,
Mango

RILEY AND STAR said...

Dear Max,

Yes you did! And that was a grrreat story and the pictures are beautiful!

You really got our mommy good cause it's only 6:00 A.M. here and she hasn't had her coffee. Good job!

Come over to our place an see what we're up to. We know you won't believe this!

Luv,
Riley and Star.

BRUTUS said...

We are not exactly up on our South African zoology, so you could probably tell us anything & we'd buy it! You could have said the stinkbug picked up the zebra and carried it away and we'd have been like "whoa..". Anyhoo.... have a great Monday!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Jake of Florida said...

Yup, we were fooled. We pictured you all with pith helmets and cameras with really great lenses and expected to read the story next in National Geographic.

Oh well, with all our pals' expertise at illustrating creative adventures, we've given up trying to distinguish real from make-believe!

We were wondering though what it would be like if all those zebras started to unwind, as in one of your previous posts!!

Wirey morning woofs!!!

Jake and Just Harry

MAX said...

Hey everyone.
Thanks for your comments so far. It's been facinating! Just so that you know...all the 'stinkbug' shots were taken in Mom's kitchen!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG

Tanuki Maxx said...

HaHa!! Good one Max! Great shot of the zebras together, pawsome! Hope all is well in your household!!

Cheers,
Maxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

HeHeHeHe!

Be khareful OR I'll ring up Butterskhotch and have her drop by!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Khlever post!

Asta said...

Max
Hehehehe
You had me going..believed evewy wowd you said, but then as you know I live in a fantasy wowld whewe doggies weaw mosquito netting on safawi, hehehe
Love ly pictoowe of the zebwas, even loveliew of you max my fwiend
smoochie kisses
ASTApee ess how is my deaw fwiend Toffee doing?

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Yes Max, you fooled us! Good one! BOL!!!

And that Stok Brood (bread on sticks) looks YUMMY!!!

Luv,
Cloud

Petey said...

You totally got us! Of course, now that we're down in the land of alligators, dolphins, sand dollars, crabs and otters, we may have some tricks of our own!

Your pal,

Petey

ScrapsofMe said...

Yep, fooled me too! But then I am young, naive, trusting and a complete blonde....so that's not hard to do!
toodles,
Bonnie

Kali said...

We were fooled until the stink bug attacked the Red-Billed Oxpecker, we didn't think the bird would sit still long enough for that big bug to crawl on it. Anyways wonderful pictures, I especially love the last one of you!

Kali

Clive said...

Loved the group zebra photo!

Takes a lot to fool us though Max! We always question everything! Great Monday game though!

take care
Clive

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, Ha! Ha! I was TOTALLY fooled, Max!! That was brilliant - very clever! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Tessa the Maltese said...

Hi MaxDog,

You really did fool me!

You are a very clever guy!

Hugs, Tessa

Dory and the Mama said...

You fooled us too!!!! Good one Max!!

Smileys!
Dory

The Army of Four said...

Hee hee hee! That was a good one, Max! You had me going!
My mom LOVESSSSSS zebras!
Love,
Ammy

Lorenza said...

I was fooled too!
Good one, Max!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Jan Mader said...

I hate to admit it, but I was captivated and FOOLED by your story. I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Way to go Max!

Joe Stains said...

We totally were tricked!! LOL good job!

The Thundering Herd said...

Oooooh - very good of you!

Hoover said...

Hey Max, I was totally fooled.

If that stink bug was in my human's kitchen there wouldn't be any picture takin just screamin.

Hoover BPD

Dog By Nature said...

Hi Max! We love your jowls! We were fooled though by your zebra, very sneaky:)

M& Kona

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Max,
You are silly. We were fooled.
Sally Ann

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Oh Max,
Did I miss the part about Toffee?
Sally Ann

Moose said...

Well, we thought it sounded unbelievable but we totally bought it! I think it was Max's trustworthy face that really sold it ;-)
No worries on not knowing who we were! I recently changed the name on my blog and profile but sometimes read blogs from my other account leading some pups to be confused!
Thanks for stopping by! Max, you are the most luscious golden we have ever seen, by the way!
Moose + Dana

ocmist said...

How funny! You had us fooled too! What a neat trick! OC

Pam said...

The image of a herd of zebras unravelling their stripes had me in "stitches". I could "knot" stop laughing! Hehe!!