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Saturday, October 24, 2009


MAXDOG here...

Hello there all my wonderful furry friends! I hope you are all having a happy weekend. It's a bright sunny day here in SOUTH AFRICA and I have my whole family home with me again this weekend and we have wonderful news to share with you...

As you probably all know, we are also part of the


Well, last evening we were advised that we have been nominated by


for the monthly


Wow, what a privilege! Thank you, Mango, we are really honoured and humbled!

Tammy wrote a special cyber-note for MANGO:

"Dear big dude Mango! Thank you so much for nominating us for the Awesome blog award on 'Dogs with Blogs'. This nomination itself is such an honor! My boyfriend is so chuffed that he is uncontrollable at the moment! He's jumping on beds with mom and the household is generally sooooo excited! What you have done has turned my household into an exceptionally happy environment. Thank you so much, big doggie. You will always be one of our bestest friends. Lots-a-luv, Tammy"

Well, seeing that we are now NOMINATED for this month of October, I thought I'd remind you of what we all look like together:

(From L to R) TAMMY, TOFFEE, MAX (the one behind - that's me!) and TOMMY

Now, I'm thinking...is it polite to request and canvas for votes?

OKAY!.....P-L-E-A-S-E vote for me!!!!
(Pretty please!)

You can cast your votes at
(But to make it fair, please visit the other doggie's site too!)

Lots of licks and thanks again to our buddy, MANGO



Mango said...

Max Dude! I am loving your family photo. How ever did your mom get everybody to sit so pretty. Good luck on DWB. That is always a very tough competition.


The Thundering Herd said...

We just voted for you (vote # 4). Best of luck in the competition. Quite an honor just for the nomination.

Heather and Ellie said...

Max! I would love to vote you for the Awesome blog award but I can't figure out how!
Is it something wrong with my computer or am I missing something?
When I click on the link that says vote, it just shows me something that there are 5 votes but there isn't any voting button.

Hoover said...

Ah Max,

You are such the diplomat. That is a very good looking group of doggies. I think I see a potential holiday card there!

Hoover BPD

BRUTUS said...

Great family portrait! At least you all have the same color furs, so there are some "safe" colors for your pawrents to wear! We have white, black, and brown furs around here, so hair shows on on EVERYTHING!

Congrats on the nomination. That Mango sure is a great guy!

Brutus the Frenchie

KB said...

Way to go Maxdog! I love the photo of the quartet sitting so still all together. That's a photo to be treasured.

I'm heading over to vote for you!

Heather and Ellie said...

Thanks for responding Max!
I didn't know that I have to log in to vote, and I don't have an account. Is there a way I can get one?

Sam said...

Congratulations on your nomination! Good Luck!


Abbey@Pink Daisy Designs said...

Thats a great shot I could never get my 3 in a shot... congrats on your nomination... I think ur awesome and should get an award everyday (and one for mum for the muffins :)

Stella said...

Hey Max! Is it OK for me to say "I knew you when . . .?" You know you have my vote and I'm here to wish you a big win!


JD and Max said...

Hi Max - what a great family shot of you all. Female human is SO impressed - she's hard pressed to get us to sit still for a photo like that and there's only the TWO of us, he he!

Hey, we're not at ALL surprised by your nomination as we adore your blog. Although she doesn't manage to leave comments on every single one of your posts female human does read them all avidly. Your blog is one of the few that she 'makes time for', meaning, she'll make herself a big mug of tea before she settles down to really enjoy it! She says she really feels like she's experiencing your beautiful country when she's immersed in your blog and she's so pleased to have found you all!

Adorable photos of you by the way - we're going to practise that 'head on the arm of a chair' pose as female human thinks you look adorable!

Big schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Ina in Alaska said...

Wonderfully deserved award! Loving your family portrait. So sweet! We send hugs from Anchorage Alaska xoxoxo

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max!!
Kongrats on your nomination!
We wish you the very best!
Mommy luvs your family portrait, just beautiful!
You have our votes buddy, anytime!!
Enjoy your weekend!


Joe Stains said...

woohoo congrats!!

Dog By Nature said...

Who could resist your cute face MAx? We're off to vote for you. Take care (stay safe!) and have a GReat weekend!

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

We were voters #1!

I've got my paws khrossed fur woo although the khompetition is a win win fur all!

What great pikhs woo posted today!


The Army of Four said...

Congrats on the nomination, Max! I was just at the Bone Zone and voted for you!
I love the group portrait today - our mom knows how challenging getting a shot like that can be.
Good luck!
Tail wags,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Congrats on the nomination - we're off to vote for you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Congrats! How exciting! Good luck!

Benny and Lily said...

Wow awesome...we are going to vote for you
Benny & Lily

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh MaxDog & Family!

We will vote, vote, vote for you!

You really deserve it!

Great Pic of the Family!

Hugs, Tessa

SGR said...

Woof! A great congrats to your nomination. I will surely vote for your blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Congratulations on this awsome nomination and all because of your awsomeness!

Anya said...

Hi Max
We are Happy to be back in bloggieworld and we have missing you all.
Lovely family shot its beautiful.
We will vote for you my Mommy figured it out how it works.
We wish you MANY luck :))))))
hugs from me
Kareltje =^.^=

Hamish Westie said...

Definitely I'm going to vote for you!
Cheers, H.

Sierra Rose said...

Yea! You all look great!
You definitely have MY vote...if mom could only figure out HOW to vote!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Ben said...

That last picture of you gets the A++++ smooshy face award. You got our vote.

Kasha said...

How exciting! you most certainly deserve it! I am trying to figure out how to vote. I keep clicking on your name on the DWB voting page, but it doesn't seem to take it. I will keep trying and voting. Good luck. Thank you ever so much for caring about Africa. It very well could just be a rumor, but we will watch over Africa anyway! Take care!
kasha and Africa

ocmist said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day... Having fun with family and friends... making new friends, AND helping others! (Those ducks DID look tasty...)

We will have to run over and vote for you on the DWB site. We are memebers there too! Congrats on the nomination!

It is HOT here too, in the summer and the husky's tend to be shaved. Mom even threatened us when it got up in the 110 area! The Country Corgis

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great portrait of the 4 of you!
You have one awesome blog! Good luck!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anne-Kathrine said...

Awesome nomination. Good luck!!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Congratulations on your nomination! Good luck!

Jake and Fergi