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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


MAXDOG here...

Hello there all my furry friends......


I'll give the squirt a turn! Here's TOFFEE!...



I emerge from my slumber on the chair next to Mom’s bed, stretch myself out and survey the world from my prominent elevation. My pack is still there - in the corner – on guard duty for me! Hey, what is this place? Where is my breakfast?


I scuttle around Mom’s legs, securing my position, determined to get my breakfast first! In the process, I leave a few ‘butt-tracks’ in the
(because I have been trying to leave my butt behind lately–it keeps on
wanting to overtake me!)
Mom serves breakfast: Max first, Tammy next and then, horrors-of-horrors, ...Tommy gets his bowl!
Where’s mine???!


OK, so I missed my breakfast...what’s the big deal? Mom has my personal lead on hand. Good, she’s gonna chauffeur me on a personal road trip! Well, what else do you expect... that’s what KINGS deserve!

We arrive at a familiar place. I know this place. It’s ...
OK, it’s time to take over.!!! Okay, maybe not, my butt’s very distracting!!!

This place however isn’t open yet, but I’m sure they will open the doors for me pretty soon. In the meantime, I get a personalised walk from mom. All the time she’s saying...”Come Toff!...Come toff!”. Eish man! Doesn’t she know that I have a mind of my own?

Check in. Where’s my butler? What’s this? I’m being imprisoned! Caged!
What?...am I a convict?

OKAY!...So, I’ll watch proceedings from behind bars!

Afterall, I’m “KING-TOFFEE”!

Sometime later:
FINALLY! This place is slow! My personal butler arrives! OKAY, it’s treat time now? NO, SHE’s GOT IT WRONG!!! HELP! MOM!?

Instead she shaves my forearm and puts me to sleep.


A while later:
I wake up. Eish life’s good! I’m feeling much better...no sign of mybut t-shadow. (I’ve been” flushed out”, they say. Hah! Nothing flushes out King TOff!) I’m ready for action - always.! Butt...why am I still in jail?

I hear mom in the waiting room My personal butler arrives at my cage again. She picks me up and takes me through to the waiting area. I am SOOOO HAPPY to see Mom!!!! Jump! Jump! Jump! She attaches the lead to my harness and I continue my” pogo-stick” dancing routine. Ok, so I have to stop every now and then to eyeball MONTY the cat....and the other cat...and the dog in the waiting room!!. But I’m distracted by mom so I do my happy dance again.

Hey this is a good day! I’m getting another personal ride in Mom’s car.


We arrive at home. My welcoming committee awaits....as commanded! When I finally disentangle myself from mom, I go and inspect my pack and growl myself back into top-dog position.

KING TOFFEE reigns again!!! ...and it’s supper time!!!

Wishing all my subjects a day of NO butt-sniffing!



Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like everything went just fine for you, Toffee! Our paws are crossed that bacon and eggs will be served to you very soon and that you don't have to wear that evil lampshade!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

Toffee - you did well. Now you can settle back and get some star treatment from everyone at home.

kks said...

oh, poor Toffee.....missing breakfast is a hard start to any day...
so glad your daughter is following her dream, a lot of hard work, but worth it in the end! i wish she was closer too, i like to mentor young folks! tell her to keep working hard!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Toffee and Max!
Wow, seems you've had quite a day there Toffee, glad it ended nicely. Thanks for sharing your day with us!


Mango said...

You got the royal treatment for sure. And you took your bottom with you. I sure hope that things have cleared up back there.


Abbey said...

Poor Toff on the food bit.. Shy just went to the vet and it was no food or water from 8pm the night before. She solved this at midnight by drinking out of the toilet... but its necessary before a big op.. glad your doin fine :)

Miley said...

Hi Toffee, you are adorable and I wuv your ears!!! Your cute as a button!!!

lotsa licks,

The Thundering Herd said...

Toffee - skipping breakfast is always a bad start to the day. We know that means V-E-T.

KB said...

I love your commentary, Toffee! You are the King. In fact, you're the cutest king I've ever seen.

I hope that you're feeling better. The Vet's palace almost always makes my dogs feel better.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh Toffee we are so glad you are back to reign supreme! You are very handsome and we humble subjects are pleased and honored you shared your day with us. xoxo

dewdana said...

Hee hee! Moose was going to do a post detailing his day now that he has snapped out of his loopiness! So frightening similarities to both of your day yesterday!
Glad you are home again and all is well!Hope that is the last of your Butt trouble!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! I am sure that the evil vet was horrid to woo, as he was to me.. being put in jail for a whole day, at least you got some sleep though... and then Mom came back and took you home. I hope you are all better now!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

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

Great great post Toffee!!!
Thanks for sharing with us your day...even if starting it without breakfast is very very hard!!!!
Poor boy!!!!
Sure you're the KING!!!!

Max.....we can understand you!!!
For us the King are you!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!
And special licks to your mommy!!!

Pam said...

Aw Toffee I hope you won't have to visit that place again for a while but at least they made you better. Max, I must thank you for being kind enough to act as a "blog guide". You can now own this title alongside your other title of "tour guide". You are so talented. Anyway thanks so much for visiting my blog so frequently.
Lotsa luv. Pam.

Jan Mader said...

We were right there with you King Toffee....we know what no breakfast means!

Hope things GO SMOOTHLY for the rest of your week....

Annabelle and Maddie

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

hope everything is still going well - sorry you got imprisioned

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

The Army of Four said...

Hi Toffee! I"m so glad you're feeling good and bouncy!!! (Dave does that pogo-stick thing when he's real happy, too!)
Sorry about the "no breakfast". That is sooooo horrible! I hope your mom made it up to you later on!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are furry happy that you finally got to the "bottom" of things and that the "bottom" line is that you are feelin' betters.

Clive said...

Toffee, that was an interesting day! Hope all is good now and that you got lots of nice things to eat when you got home! Somehow, we're sure you did!

take care

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

What a day! And no breakfast?
Hope everything is well and hope you'll get a big breakfast tomorrow.

Sam & June

TwoSpecialWires said...

Toffee (and Max and family)

We felt like we got to join you for the day... and we had a good time with it.... all but the absence of breakfast and the imprisonment and the shaving. We're hoping your visit to the vet helped and helps you to feel perfectly perfect. And that you get just a wee bit more breakfast one of these days soon, to make up for what you missed. AND that you are the first one served!

See ya 'round, cute faced Toffee
(Use those eyes to your advantage)
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow Toffee, what a day! I bet you're glad that's over!


PS. Hi Max! **waves**

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

What a day woo had!

I mean, I went to the vet palace too BUT(t) it wasn't NEAR that much FUN!

I'm glad King Toffee of SA and The World is bakhk ruling his subjekhts!

WE hope woo are feeling better!

PeeEssWooL Tank Woo Max fur letting Toffee tell us his tale!

houndstooth said...

Toffee, I am shocked and horrified that Mom was laughing through the reading of most of your post! I hope that it helps you feel better and I'm glad it went okay!


Anonymous said...

Good to hear the procedure went well and all is back to normal!

JD and Max said...

Hi Max - we haven't been able to visit for a while so female human made herself a lovely big mug of tea and settled down to absorb herself in South Africa via your pages - she loved it!

Poor Toffee - his post really made us giggle. He has the right approach we feel - we feel the same about our subjects...erm, we mean our owners - he he he!

We loved the photos of you getting your ear rubs - ooohhh, looked like bliss! And we had no idea that Johannesburg was considered a forest - fascinating. And such beautiful, beautiful photos.

Thanks for letting us visit your beautiful country via your blog - we really feel like we're experiencing it every time we visit!

Schnauzer snuggles - from two big but little fans - JD and Max.

Anonymous said...

Hi MaxDog,

I appreciate your comment on my blog and I did what your Mum suggested and added different wording, thanks!

Dear King Toffee,

I think that you should just climb up on your throne and rest your ah, your ah, your kingly patootie!
We really do hope your backside improves!

Hugs, Tessa

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Toffee..a butler, chauffer...road trip! Even a welcoming committee
What a big day
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Toffee!
A day that starts with no breakfast it is not a good day!
But sure I am glad everthing went well at the Vet!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Sounds dreadful, but(t) it sounds like you got the results you were looking for so that is all that matters. ALL HAIL THE KING!

BRUTUS said...

Hey Toffee-

You are as cute as a button! Hope your "bottom line" will only be improving from here!!

Brutus the Frenchie

chicamom85 said...

I am so glad that it is over for you. I hope everything is ok in the end(giggle). You are such a cutie and just my size. We would have fun playing together I bet.
licks and sniffs, Sasha

Asta said...

What a saga

I was at the edgw of my seat..happy, then a little wowwied, and finally soo welieved that it all ended so well.
You look gweat and I'm sending a soopew special smoochie just fow you
love to all youw subjects

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I thinks that you had an exhausting day! We hopes you don't have to go back to the vet!

ocmist said...

Glad you are back on the throne without any major problems, Toffee! BG