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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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Thursday, October 15, 2009



In the evening, as the sun drops low, I venture into the garden where the cool grass calls.

It’s the moment to soak in the last rays of the sun and to think, comtemplate and be thankful for what I have.

I have my home – a happy one!

I have my health

I have company and friends... I am not alone!

... and bloggie friends too...across the world... where the sun now shines.

I have food and caring, fun and sharing.

I am a privileged dog!
...and I have work!

My work is to look after my pack... and my Mom.
I have been assigned to protect and uplift, to accompany and watch, to be alert or lie low...to be a devoted dog and a working dog!

and today is


Lots of licks



Cocorue said...

you do have lots to be thankful for and reflecting is also good for the soul ( just voicing mumster's repeated commandments...)

love you still, in fact lots

Martha Basset said...

Hi Max
What a great post - our mum is making us read it again cos she thinks we should be thankful too.....
Cool pics!
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Mango said...

MAX! What wonderful words from a wise pup.


Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

You have a lot to be thankful for, Max, and we are thankful that you are our friend. Beautiful photos as always.

Tucker and Daisy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

I am thankful to get to know you & your wonderful pack too Max !!! Great post you have !

Emma Rose said...

Well said, Max!

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great Thankful Thursday! As rescues, we certainly are grateful, despite the fact that sometime we don't act that way. grins.

KB said...

And, you have a pool, Max! My dogs would love to have a pool...

It's good to stop and be thankful. My dog, K, shares your view that she also has a job, and it's almost the same as your job, except that she looks after me. It's amazing how, with dogs like you and K, a relationship is truly a 2-way street, with each looking out for the other.

I'm thankful. Take good care of your mom.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! What a great post Maxx! There is nothing like a happy healthy dog! And even if you are not healthy like me, I can still be grateful I have a Mom who helps me feel better, I would do the same for her!
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Rachel said...

We're thankful to have you too!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

There are so many reasons fur us all to be thankful. What a wonderful post, Max! We luv you furever!!!


Pam said...

Your mommy is definitely the best and has created a happy home for you. I can understand that you are thankful for your happy, healthy life. It is good to count one's blessings!

Benny and Lily said...

You sure a happy little guy. We love your smiles.
Have a fun day
Benny & Lily

TwoSpecialWires said...

Max. Thanks for putting all of this into words. Your words. We all have a lot to be thankful for and it is wonderful to take the time to reflect and appreciate that.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Samantha said...

Dearest Max,
What a wonderful post and it do indeed sound like you have so much to be grateful for. Those pictures are wonderful and we just love you!
Hugs xo

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Great post Maxdog! We are glad that we are friends with you.

Sam & June

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

Well pawed my pal!

Furry well pawed!

I'm thinking I'm thankful fur all of woo too!


The Army of Four said...

Oh, Max! That was just beautiful! I love the sentiments soooooo much - and the photos are perfect!!!
I loved hearing about your job - I think it's one of the most important ones ever!

Hamish Westie said...

Dear Max
This is a message from Gail. What an excellent post. So nice to hear from a dog who isn't always complaining and remembers to be thankful once in a while. I only hope that Hamish will take a leaf out of your book..
Cheers, Gail.

Miley said...

Hi Max, great pics!!!! Sounds like you have a very important job!!! I know you'll be fantastic!!!

lotsa licks,

Tessa the Maltese said...


There are alot of us who truely are blessed.

Thanks for your wonderful post.

Hugs, Tessa

JD and Max said...

Oh Max, this is was a truly wonderful post, so happy and uplifting! We loved all the photos - you are a very hansome doggie you know! Big happy schnauzer snuggles to you - JD and Max.

Clive said...

A thankful Thursday indeed!

take care

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

what a wonderful and sweet post dear MAx......
Sure you're a lucky lucky dogs to have such a special life.....
And your humans sure are very lucky too because they have you like a Guardian Angel!!!
We love all your pics...we love your smile....we love your sweet eyes....we love your cute glance...AND WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!
have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!
Ton of love and kisses!!!!!!!!!

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy Thursday Max! I am glad to count you as my friend. You look very handsome in your photos today.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great post, Max! We feel very thankful to have you as our friend!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

BRUTUS said...

What a respectful & thoughtful dog you are Max! I'm sure the rest of your home pack is thankful for you, just as your giant bloggie pack is!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Max, you are PURRfection. If our momma could - she would kiss you right on the LIPS!

Deborah said...

I just LOVE Max-Dog!!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Max, you're an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us!


Thor said...

Hey Max! Wonderful post! I´m thankful that you are my friend!
Great pictures of you!


Stella said...

Wonderful, lovely post Maxdog!

You and your Mom are favorites of ours and you make us more than grateful!


Dog By Nature said...

Nice post Max, you do look very happy with all that stuff your thankful for!

Ina in Alaska said...

We love your unquenchable spirit! And your swimming pool!! xoxo

Anne-Kathrine said...

Those are awesome things to be thankful for! Love all the pics!

ocmist said...

Yes, there TRULY is a lot to be thankful for. We love all the pics, too! ALL of us have a lot of things to be thankful for, including our blogging furiends! OC