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Monday, September 14, 2009


Greetings from your very "hung-over" tour guide in

Hey Guys!
These late night parties are starting to take their toll on me! :)

My overseas guests are taxing - to say the least! :)...... yawn!:0

They have got up to all sorts of shenanigans (in cyberworld) and are quite uncontrollable!:)

Im pretty speechless and in some kind of cyber-culture-shock:)


(This is what has happened in the past week during Mango's great adventure):

* JOEY has gone missing...He took off into the African sunset with his blowtorch and started bush fires all over the place! :)

*MANGO has "tried his luck" with some of our Rhino's :)

(...ummmm, being the responsible tour guide that I am...I am a little weary of the incident.

I know they are very beautiful creatures, but they are somewhat endangered!

Go slow there, Mango:)

*TANNER & PETEY have lost a pool game to our resident warthogs...

and are claiming that South Africans cheat!!! :)

* ASTA has been carefully looking after TOFFEE....in the most delicate and delightful manner, I might say :), whilst

*LACIE has instigated a midnight trip to the Vet for our dear ToFFEE ...who now truly


*KHYRA has made friends with our local lion and now calls him by the affectionate name of "Butterscotch" :)

And I am just lying here reflecting on the events in my life and in my country!

On a serious note however, this is what is really happening in SA:
We have a Tanker stranded in this beautiful bay below
(in Cape Town);

It is about to be wrecked by a fast approaching cold front.
It's stocks of oil may be spilled into our beautiful ocean and on one of our most prestine beaches and it seems that we are fighting a losing battle!!!

Our beautiful penguins and other wild life are threatened, yet again!!!

When are the authorities going to realise the drastic impact their poor management has on our environment?
You may read the full story under "Shipwreck" on the Carte Blanche website:

...and ...
What is a MAXDOG tourguide supposed to do?

Lots of licks to you all



For a more detailed account of this SOUTH AFRICAN (Cyber)ADVENTURE,
be sure to visit the following blogs:





Mango said...

Sorry if we are being a bother, but you did promise adventure, right? It is most distressing to hear about that tanker. Those poor little animals.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, that is SO awful about the tanker!! My human gets so mad when she hears about all these other selfish humans who just don't care about the environment or other creatures who share the Earth!!

Honey the Great Dane

Angus said...

Please tell me its not true about the tanker and the Capetown beaches.The thought of that beautiful coastline and wildlife being threatened is too much to bear thinking about.

Elizabeth said...

Max, you are so very beautiful and you live in a cool place.
My mum and dad used to live in Morocco before I was born
now we are in NewYork
love from Buster

Maxx said...

Oh nooo!! Terrible news about the oil tanker! Don't worry too much Max, you'll get wrinkles and eye bags if you do! We'll keep our paws and fingers crossed for our animal friends!!


Cocorue said...

mumster is soooo mad as she's been to your shore and loooves your beaches.......she's hopping mad and is prancing like a mad hooman while i type...jeez and i'm supposed to control her

you'd better rest up Max as Chewy & Lilibell , Bentley & Lexi and a whole group of us 'small' but high maintenance dawgs are going to invade your shores soon BUT we'll give you a couple of months to recuperate from your current 'holiday'

rest well my friend

Scout 'n Freyja said...

The thought of that lovely beach filled with oil and the wildlife suffering as a result makes my heart ache. Although I live thousands of miles from you, this world one world and all of us should feel sadness when a part of it is harmed. I am hoping that your fears do not come to pass. Please keep up updated.

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Terrible news about the tanker. You are right, when are the authorities going to realise the drastic impact their poor management has on our environment?

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Max! Wow, a lot going on there. Really upsetting about the potential spill. Wonderfully beautiful beaches and sea-scape.

You are a great tour-guide, and 'news reporter'! We look forward to more.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses!
Sierra Rose

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Max...that's horrible bout that tanker...can't they DO ANYTHING???? Oh my...I hate when reality clashes with our virtual fun!!!

Um...how's Toffee's um er derriere??? I feel sorta badly about that...after our Tango we went for a zebra ride...I think he may have bounced a bit too much....

I hope his donut is helping him for sitting...

I suppose you and Tammy are going out AGAIN tonight...honestly the Lacie never has a chance...

Total love and kisses...you are the consumate host dear boy....

Oh...I had a small fire in our tent...I've had a lot of trouble with my blender cords...Asta sorta emptied your swimmin' pool puttin' it out...sorry, dear Max...



And don't believe Mango bout my butt size...i have a pawfectly tiny bottom...at 12 lbs it would be hard to be large....

Asta said...

Dawling Max

I'm so gwateful to you fow shawing youw home and using youw skills as a toow guide to show us youw magnificent countwy.
I think Toffeee is making a good wecovewy and I will not leave until I make suwe he's totally well.
I can't believe that youw bootiful enviwonment is thweatened in this way. Those poow penguins and othew wildlife. They've all been so lovely and gwacious to us visitows. I wish I could do something to help.
Howwible hoomans and theiw gweed
smoochie kisses

Martha Basset said...

We have had the occasional oil tanker incident in the UK and it is awful. Trying to save the wildlife is so sad.
Just to sit and watch all that oil leaking is heart breaking.
We are sorry to read this.
Martha & Bailey xxx
ps we do wish Joey could be found as we are quite worried about him.

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi Max and all the rest of your pack! I've been following your adventures but haven't left comments yet. I've enjoyed the wildlife and scenery and shennanigans of your guests. Thank you for hosting the party. I live on a bay too, but it's not as pretty as yours. Probably cuz of all the shipping traffic. I hope everything works out ok, I read the article and they did seem to be making some headway removing the oily stuff. Maybe Joey was helping with the nighttime rescue of the ships crew? He is helpful like that.
Bonnie the wee Scottie

Hamish Westie said...

So much going on in your life just at the moment, remember, us old chaps have to learn to pace ourselves.
Coming from an oil town myself, I understand all about the dangers associated with keeping the world suppled with 'black gold'. Oh I do hope that beautiful beach and its wildlife are spared.
Cheers, H.

The Army of Four said...

We hadn't heard about the oil tanker! I hope the wildlife will be ok - and your beautiful coastline!

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

I khould woo into Butterskhotch's ear ...

Maybe he khould help inspire the humans to take some responsibility?

SERIOUSLY, paws khrossed fur the tanker issue to be a non-issue...


Benson and Lily said...

Hi Great Tour Guide...thank you again for sharing all your stories and adventures. Mom said what is wrong with people these days!
Benny & Lily

Clive said...

Max, that is terrible news about the tanker. All the wildlife that will be effected and the horrendous impact it will have on the local environment.

You are doing a very good job there as tour guide though Max - you must be getting worn out at this stage!

Love the new header photo of you swimming!

Take care

Thor said...

Hi Max!
Thanks for sharing your country and your adventures! Man, the news about the tanker is terrible! Hope the animals will be ok.


chicamom85 said...

Max, I hope your guests settle down soon. It must be very tiring for you to keep track of all of them.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

I am so sorry to read about the tankard. I am going to keep up with the story and I will hope and pray that it works out somehow. I hate the thought of those penguins and innocent animals having to be threatened by something that should have been controled. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


Sue said...

Butterscotch? I love it!

As always, great pictures, and one heck of an adventure!

Dining Alone said...

Sorry to read about the Tanker :( we are really enjoying your hospitality buddy, even though Tanner lost :)