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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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Friday, September 18, 2009


Hello every furry body!
TAMMY here...

Max has allowed me to put up my own blog post today...

THANK YOU, MAX..you are my bestest buddy-dog!

You might be wondering why I'm putting up a picture of pink butterflies...

Well firstly, they are my favourite!

Secondly, today they are TOFFEE's favourite too.

Yes, our really nice Vet has prescribed Valium for TOFFEE today. His butt is driving him nuts at the moment, so Doctor decided to try and calm him down. He thought TOFFEE would enjoy seeing my purple and pink butterflies too!

It's so nice having another doggie in the household whose ...

"Lift doesn't quite go to the top floor!"

(Even if it is temporary!)

Just so that you know...Mom also loves doggies whose lifts don't go to the top floor!

"Hello Mom...you look S-T-R-A-N-G-E...!"

"...Love those purple butterflies!!!"
"This medication is coooooooool!!!"


But I also wanted to tell you about..

I was reading all your comments from yesterday's post and noticed that you all liked my Max's 'TRADITIONAL POSE'. Yes, he does have a bit of 'extra' skin.
I like that too!
I like ALL of him!

Well, this morning, I was staring at my big boy and watching his 'TRADITIONAL POSE' carefully.

Yep, it is quite cute!
I thought I'd try to copy him...

I almost go it right!
What do you think?

Well I have the whole weekend to practice.
Maybe you guys would like to think about also putting up some pictures of traditional poses.
Do any of you do it like my Max?
Finally, I thought I'd round off my post by putting up a pic' of another of Mom's strange T-shirts.

That's all for now.
So while Max is practicing his 'TRADITIONAL POSE',
I thought I'd wish you all a wonderful, purple butterfly weekend!
Lots of licks


NESSA the hovawart said...

Hi, Tammy,

I'm just stopping by to say hello!!
Glad to meet you all. You are all so adorable!And I love your country too!!!

Please feel free to come by my blog anytime you can:-)

Kisses and hugs from other part of the world,

Cocorue said...

hi Tammy,
THAT can't be a real butterfly right??????
like you imitating Max....such a relaxed pose ha.

chikisses and have a nice weekend
pee ess: this week passed soooo quickly

Mango said...

Tammy, don't try too hard. That is kind of a guy face and I like yours better all sweet and refined.

Poor little Toffee. I hope his bottom stops bothering him soon. My Grandpa Angus the Airedale had valium for when there were thunderstorms. It made him kind of dorked out and Momma could swear he woke up with a hangover.


Honey the Great Dane said...

What is Mango talking about - "a guy face"??!! I make that face all the time!! :-) And I will post photos soon to show you - hah!

Poor Toffee - really hope his bum feels better soon! I use to have a lot of bum trouble when I was younger and in the end, the vet took my anal glands out!

Honey the Great Dane

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

And I thought woo were going to write your mom got the valium to rekhover from US being there!

Furry nice post!

That is one of my favourite waiting on Mom pawsitions!

Happy Purple Butterfly Weekend!

PeeEssWoo: Make sure woo go visit Nessa! She's a beaWOOty like the two of woo!

Martha Basset said...

We want some of that medication! That was a stunning butterfly - we bet it was real too!
We would never see a butterfly like that in Scotland.
Have a great weekend
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Thundering Herd said...

Loopy medicine - very cool. Hope all gets better soon.

We love the poses, but the t-shirt is awesome!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Please tell Toffee that we hope his bottom heals up. Also, where is Tommy? Did he move away to heaven?

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Poor Toffee. We hope he is feeling better soon. Daisy is good at Max's pose, but Tucker usually doesn't try that one. Have a good weekend.

Tucker and Daisy

Stella said...

Happy Weekend to all!

Toffee we can be sure will have one!


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Max, my Brittany brother Benny went to the Bridge earlier this year, but he used to do that same pose. Seeing your picture is a sweet reminder.


Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Tammy and Max! Hope Toffee's feeling better! By the way, pawsome pose, have a great weekend!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOW! Your bloggy is packed with good stuff today☺ Let's see: good deal on the butt medication. Hope it helps. Next, our momma LOVES those poses and the mushy faces. Makes you want to kiss them lots. Lastly, the t-shirt says it all. Now our momma is gonna get up from her machine, go outside in the sun and clean our her car☺

Daniella said...

Hello Max,
I am Axel, I live in Philadelphia. My mom is South African, she grew up in Joburg! She likes your blog. Which suburb do you live in? are you in Joburg too? Mom's mom and brother still live there and she visits quite often (and leaves me here). Visit my blog: http://wiryaxel.blogspot.com

Ax and Mom Daniella

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

We're backkkkk!!!
We missed you a lot!!!!
You have done tons of wonderful things during our absence!!!
You had lots of visitors...Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....we're sooooooooooo jealous of them!!!
We would love were with them!!!!
But mommy have promised us that she'll bring us to know you very very soon ok???!!!
And poor Toffee..but what's happened to him????
The pink butterfly is wonderful and sure is a sweet thoughts from Tammy for Him!!!
Tammy...you're soooooo cute and gentle...Sure Max is very very very lucky to have you near him!!!
You're a wonderful match!!!
And WE LOVE YOUR boyfriend traditional pose!!!!
Me,Milo and Maya are great performer of that pose!!!
We'll post some for you soon!!
And Tammy...we think that your pose is very similar to the one of Max...Soooooooooooooooooo cute and sweet!!!!
You guys are fantastic and we love you sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!
Take care of you and give extra special cuddles to Toffee...
Can't wait to hear from you again!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU And have you in our life is wonderful!!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!
Your new header is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
You look sooooooooooo gorgeous!!!
A perfect swimmer!!!
We would love swim with you!!!!
HAve a wonderful weekend!!!

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

You almost got the post right Tammy!
Love the butterfly. We hope Toffee will get well soon.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We hope Toffee feels well soon.

Your poses are cute!

Have a great weekend.

Holly & Zac...XX

Sam said...

Thank you, Tammy! We will keep an eye out for purple butterflies! We will try to watch Sam for a "traditional pose" and post it this weekend!


Benny and Lily said...

Ut Oh..watch out Max..Tammy's post is pretty good with a lot of nice pictures. You are a good friend Max for sharing
Benny & lily

Hero said...

I've missed so many of your posts! I feel horrible. I hope the medication helps Toffee. I like to lie in a traditional pose too. I think you did a pretty good job at lying down like Max, Tammy. Next time my hoomans catch me lying down that way they'll try to snap a picture.

Clive said...

Hi Tammy

What a great post and full of wonderful photos!

We hope poor Toffee feels a lot better soon.

Have a lovely weekend
Clive and gang

Asta said...

Hi Tammy!
It's so nice to see you again!
I love youw Max and think his pose is faboolous..I noticed it aweady when I was thewe visiting.I think you awe doing a gweat job and befowe long you will have his pose down pawfectly.
I love youw puwple buttewfly.I'm so glad it is thewe to cheew Tooffee on.Poowlittle chap,I guess my smoochie kisses wewen't powewful enuff.Nevewtheless.I'm sending mowe and combined wif his medcin I hope it will do the twick
Have a wondewful weekend
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tammy!
Sounds like Toffee is going to have a very relaxed weekend! I hope he gets better soon!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

Your pose is very feminine. Happy that Toffee is so very happy happy goofy happy, we haope he feels better soon.

Hugs, Tessa

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Tammy! You look VERY cute doing Max's pose! I think you have it down perfectly!
It was really kind of you to post a pretty butterfly for Toffee. I hope the valium gives him some relief and that he heals up!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Tammy, please let Toffee know that we're hoping his medicine and all the healing vibes and smoochies being sent his way will help him to feel better really soon. I remember the pink butterflies. My whole world was pink when I had my surgery a few months ago. Can't say that I liked it all that much.

It looks like you're practicing the MAXDOG pose, and are getting it down. Yours looks a bit more refined and feminine, just as it should be. It's probly not polite to put your face on the floor. Resting it on your paws seems much more ladylike.

We hope your weekend is a really nice one. Enjoy that wonderful family of yours. OK?

Fergi (and Jake) ooxx

Madd said...


Did I read that correctly? Did you say toffee's butt is driving his nuts? Well of course it does...oh.. wait a minute...I see...oh dear...my poor confused Madd kitty eyes again...you've been messing with my mind today you know. First, squatters / tasty looking roadkill and now toffee and nuts...I love toffee and nuts too, but not pecan nuts, unless they're in a pie :)

I would have thought animal mobility was an axiom even in the canine world. After all, toffee's rear hopefully drives every part of him, so I sure hope he feels better soon! That all sounds most uncomfortable.

Feel better soon Toffee!