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MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Thursday, September 17, 2009

BACK TO NORMAL?

mmmWOOF!
Hello there all my furry friends
MAXDOG here...
GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Well, our friends have departed from our shores! (sigh...!)
...but SOUTH AFRICA is still around and buzzing with activity.
As Mom went out to work at the old-age village this morning, she noticed that there are lots of things happening in our city.

Some of you might know that SOUTH AFRICA is hosting the 2010 Soccer World cup next year and there are great preparations in progress all over our country. Many of our roads are being reconstructed, stadiums built, new signage being put up, gardens attended to and an excitement of hectic plans in progress to make all our guests happy.

Quite a few humans are really stressing at the moment.

MOM THINKS THIS IS THE BEST SUGGESTION FOR THEM...

But ME?
I am also practicing for the football games!!!
I got my humans to play ball with me last night. It's a hectic time of football (for the humans) and mouthball (for Me).
We romp down the passage to see who can get there first.
It's my favourite game at the moment and it is quite exhausting.
Here I am with my ball.

...and when the game is over, I can no longer keep it in my mouth because I am panting so hard.
Mom says I have the longest tongue ever!!!
What do you think?

---XxX---

...as for our dear little TOFFEE...
Well the poor little chap is still battling with his butt-surgery.
His latest solution is to dig himself deep into his dogbed!



Hopefully his discomfort will ease up soon.
I however think it is improving!
I mean, come on!... He went with us for his walk last night and contributed (in a healthy manner) to the neighbourhood's pee-mail, so it can't be that bad!
mmm...perhaps he's just milking Mom's attention?!


Now that our guests have gone home, TAMMY and I have also taken to leisurely naps in bed.


and when things get really boring...
I drop into my traditional pose...

zzz---ZZZ---zzz



That's all my news for today!
Hope your day is fur-fect!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

21 comments:

Mango said...

Ha! You sound like Pee-Wee. He plays tennis ball until his tongue curls.

Slobbers,
Mango

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We fink that you has a PURRty long tongue, yes, we do. We think that you should have a good rest. After all, you have had many and many guests and excitements!

The Army of Four said...

Hee hee hee! Your tongue is like Davy's! :)
I was scared looking at that first picture, but then Stormy (who is VERY smart!) told me that your mom wasn't driving on the wrong side of the road - that everyone drives that way in your country. Whew. Scared me!
I hope Toffee is feeling better - going on walkies is a good sign!
Love,
Ammy
PS: You look SO handsome in your "traditional" pose! :)

Jake of Florida said...

Hello new pals!!!

We wish our Mom was a zebra so she could unwind when things get too stressful!

That tongue is pretty long all right -- we're trying to remember if there was a tongue contest a while back -- we do knoew there are some very long tongues on the DWB. We're not too endowed in that department but we make up for it with our VERY LOUD BARKS!!

We hope TOFFEE is getting better every day and that the Post-Departure Depression and quiet are not too disturbing!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

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

If only my mom khould do that zebra thing too!

As fur tongues: woo handsome Goldens from the South A's soooo have the big ones!

Thor from Brazil and Woo are champions of The Big Tongues!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Tank woo again fur all the fun! AND tell Toffee to khwit milking it....soon!

Anya said...

It was very much news Max :)
You have a long tongue ..... LOL
Its a very funny picture from you.
Enjoy your day ....
Kareltje =^.^=

Asta said...

Dawling Max

I'm totally asneep evew since I got home..so tiwed in a vewy good way.
I love futball..Daddi and Mommi do too, boy I suwe wish we could come.
You and I could have a spiwited game. I'm sending some extwa healing smoochies fow Toffee's little bum.
I hope you and Tammy awe enjoying youw pwivacy, hehehe
You lookadowable in youw ZZZpose.
I think youw tongue is just the wight length
smoochie kisses
ASTA

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Love the Zebra pic! Mom said it's very funny.
Boy, that's one big tongue you got there! :)


Hugs,
Sam & June

Angus said...

Toffee we're thinking of you.

Hamish Westie said...

Oh Max, PLEASE don't rub it in about the World Cup! (England qualified, Scotland didn't, a source of some disharmony in this mixed-race household here in Aberdeen.
Come to think of it, as you're such a pal, I think I'll support South Africa next year. If that's OK with you?
Cheers, H.

The Thundering Herd said...

Well, we may not play fetch, but we do get the tongue thing when it is hot.

BRUTUS said...

We are surely impressed but the length of your tougue, but have you beat in the width department (especially if you consider tongue-to-head width ratio!). Bet you need lots of rest after all the craziness of keeping an eye on Mango and crew... Love the football - we are big fans of Arsenal & Manchester United (even though most Americans think of a different-shaped ball when that word is spoken)! Maybe you can be a team mascot??

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

BRUTUS said...

We are surely impressed but the length of your tougue, but have you beat in the width department (especially if you consider tongue-to-head width ratio!). Bet you need lots of rest after all the craziness of keeping an eye on Mango and crew... Love the football - we are big fans of Arsenal & Manchester United (even though most Americans think of a different-shaped ball when that word is spoken)! Maybe you can be a team mascot??

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Honey the Great Dane said...

HA! HA! HA! That last picture of you, Max - hilarious!! I have a picture similar to that, where all my jowls are bunched up around my paws...my human LOVES doggies with big jowls - she thinks they look the cutest and most beautiful - even if it does usually come with a lot of drool! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Clive said...

Hi Max

Did you know your team was over here last week playing in Thomond Park in a friendly! and the result - South Africa 0, Ireland 1.

But as regards qualifying for the World Cup - Ireland look like getting into a playoff place (paws crossed etc!)

We're not big soccer fans in this house more into the Gaelic football but there will be lots and lots of Irish travelling if we do qualify! As supporting Fans we certainly travel in numbers!!

take care
Clive

Maggie and Mitch said...

You do have one long tongue!
We sure hope Toffee feels better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Benny and Lily said...

Give mom some slobbers so she is not stressed. You guys look awfully cute in those pictures
Benny & Lily

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Aw Max, that last picture of you is too, too cute!!!
Give your mom some kisses, will ya!

Luv,
Cloud

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max! That zebra picture is hilarious! And your mommy's right about your tongue..!Come to think of it, my pal, Zackt has a long tongue too! It's one of his trademarks! Mommy's fav is the last pic - really lifts her spirits! Thanks for sharing!!

Cheers,
Maxx & Mommy

chicamom85 said...

I hope you are all able to relax now. You have those wonderful memories of your visitors. That is quite a long tongue. You look so snuggly when you are sleeping. I would just crawl in next to you.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

TwoSpecialWires said...

So this is what happens when we get behind in our reading! We miss hearing about "butt recovery" and soccer games (that's one strange looking ball, Max!) No doubt you are resting up from the excitement of the week. That traditional pose looks like the picture of comfort and relaxation. (I do it, but not with the floppy jowls. And my back legs frog out so my belly is nice and flat on the floor.)

On to your next blogpost,
Love,
Jake (and Fergi) xxoo