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Dear Readers and faithful friends,

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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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AWARDS! ...and my shameful attire!

MAXDOG & MOM here today...

On Saturday we are going on holiday! At least the humans are...and they are off to the beach for a week by the seaside. The picture above is the view of Table Mountain (in Cape Town).

Our humans are however NOT going to Cape Town, but will be going to the sea along the EAST coast of SOUTH AFRICA. Unfortunately Mom will not be able to blog during that time, so we are trying to fill up with exciting blogposts before they leave!

We have some exciting news...

Yesterday we received the most awesome award from Petey!

Petey's wonderful and creative Mom has designed this award - an award which we think is a truly amazing one!

It's the "YOU'RE A BLESSING AWARD!" and is a brand new award in bloggie-land!

Thank you so much Petey for this award. It is very, very special!

"This award is to be bestoed upon five individuals with the hopes that they will cut and paste the badge above for their blogs, then honor five more and so on and so on... "

Although ALL our friends are special to us and have been such a blessing to us in the past few months, we have had to choose five special people. So we give this award to them with absolute thanks and gratitude for the extra special roles they have played on our life:


Our little flirtylicious COCO! Thank you for the delightful bantering which Max & you have - on the chat box - and on the blog! Thank you also for your constant message of hope and warmth. Thank you for sharing your friendship with us...you are a real blessing to us!


For those who don't know, Tessa's mom battles a lot with her health yet still manages to blog. She has gone beyond this blog to email us with uplifting messages and guidance during our ordeals. We so appreciate them! Thank you - you are a blessing to us!


You are such a blessing to us in that you allow us to experience the altruistic aspects of life. We love your poetry, your vision and the manner in which you convey it! Thank you!


Who can't love MANGO & DEXTER! Thank you for blessing us with your incredible sense of humour, your creativity and for ALWAYS putting a smile on our faces. Thank you for all the support you have given us on the sidelines too. We appreciate you immensely!


Thank you for bringing Kona's story to us and for taking that special step to offer him a forever home. You have shown us the beauty of rescuing a dog and the joy for that dog in finding the freedom he deserves. You are an inspiration in so many ways...and a real blessing!

Whilst I can write books for each of our blogging friends, I am restricted to five. Thank you to all of you for the blessing you are to us in simply being our blogging friends!

We love you all and wish you all...


Oh dear! Oops! So you have seen my attire! Ouch!

Okay, I'll tell you...Mom has ridded me of the bandages! At first, I thought I felt


but not for long!

Unfortunately I started scratching when the bandages came off, so Mom thought she'd put PHANTOM & THUNDER's idea into practice. Hey guys, what have you done to me? Mom says that it works well! I must admit, it is quite comfortable and stops me from scratching. I am seeing the Vet on Friday...maybe he'll take my stitches out!?! Not sure about the T-SHIRT though!

Anyway, this new T-Shirt effort is quite calming and comforting.

See...I'm in the

TOFFEE thought he'd relax too!...

Until supper time!...

There is just one other thing which I want to show to my bloggie-friends.

Since we will be away for a week from Saturday, I thought we'd get a special sign for our house.

That's all for today! We'll TRY and get one more post in before the family goes on holiday.

Lots of licks



Mango said...

Good idea to scare people away while you are away. I think your shirt is quite sporty.

And thanks for the award and nice words.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

You look most handsome in that T-Shirt, Max!

Congrats on the award!

dewdana said...

Congrats on the award! I have always wondered about putting a shirt on to cover healing incisions but worried he would still scratch. Glad it is working and hope we never have occasion to try it but if we do we will try it!
We are dying to know what your shirt says on the front though!

Deborah said...

What a nice award! That was very sweet!
I am glad your going on vacation. It is always good thing to get away!
Have a great day!

pam said...

My mommy put a shirt on me too during my recent boo-boo catastrophe. I liked it so much that I asked her to put it on after I got the stitches out yesterday!

She didn't take any pics though cause she said I'd be to bareassed. What's bareassed?

Cocorue said...

awwww Maxi, you look so cuuute and well...

TQ TQ TQ for the wonderful award and we feel blessed and quite speechless.....thanks for being in our lives too

who's looking after you when your parents are away??????? give them our love and tell them to enjoy this well deserved break and to keep safe


Mango said...

A PeeWee fan? Sob.


Angus said...

Great to see Toffee and Max back to normal

Stella said...

How nice to have some rest and relaxation time after some difficult days! Have a wonderful time and I don't know if the sign will be effective . . .maybe hire a boerbol for the week!


Piappies World said...

Hi Maxdog!

Thanks for visiting us today. We hope you have a good rest when you go on holiday.
The shirt looks good on you. Mommy is now thinking of getting us back to wearing shirts again. Oh no!
Congratulations on your award. You really are a blessing and we are soooo happy you know you better. Sorry to confuse you with all 7 of us juggling in our blog but we really love getting visit from sweet friends like you. Weeeeee

- Sugar, Frappie, Mocha & the Piappies


TwoSpecialWires said...

We're rushing around right now to say "thank you." Especially for your friendship.

We'll be back.
Jake and Fergi

Ms. ~K said...

Love the t-shirt look Max...very macho!

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on your award! The Tshirt looks great and it will help you out in the long run!

Dog By Nature said...

Aw shucks, thank you so much for passing your award on, we are honored to be in such good company. We're so glad you got your bandage off now Max and the t-shirt really does work wonders doesn't it? Hope your parents have a wonderful trip, we'll miss you all. Take care.

M, S & Kona

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent choices on the awards - and congratulations to you as well.

And, Max, we think the t-shirt is quite styling. Setting the bar high for the rest of us.

Have a great holiday!

Martha and Bailey said...

We think you look adorable in your T shirt Max - now don't be scratching!
Congratulations on your great Award.
We hope your humans have a wonderful holiday.
Martha & Bailey xx

Jan Mader said...

Actually Max, you're a trend setter! You look quite fashionable!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Mochi and Mommy said...

You look very handsome in your shirt! :)

Congrats on your award!

I hope your humans have a great holiday!


JD and Max said...

Hi Max - we agree with the others, you look quite dapper in your shirt! And well done on such a fabby award - very well deserved! We hope your humans have a great and relaxing holiday - we'll miss you but can't wait to hear all about it. Big schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look most handsome in your t-shirt, Max!
Your vacation sounds like it's going to be fun!
Congratulations on you award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Army of Four said...

My mom tried to put a shirt on me once. Just once. Max, my friend - just rip it up! It'll teach your mom NOT to try that again. Or... don't Goldens do things like that? nah, maybe not. But maybe you could try it!
Tail wags,
PS: Hope your mom has a lovely holiday! Make sure she takes lots of pictures!

Clive said...

Hi Max

Congrats on getting that great award from Petey too!

We think that t-shirt looks great on you Max!

take care

caboval said...

Congratulations on your award! And we are Thankful to know you on our Thanksgiving day Max!!!
Hugs Joey and Kealani

Nika + PARKER said...

Congrats on the award!!! You look so cute in your tshirt! Great idea. Tell you Mom to have a great vacation and to take lots of pics (thats from my mom).

The OP Pack said...

Max, you look great in your t-shirt. I had to wear one this summer and I really wasn't too happy. Mom thought it was that I didn't want to wear the shirt, but it was more that I was just plain miserable from my nasty surgery. We are sure your shirt will help keep your incision safe from your paws.

We hope your humans have a wonderful vacation at the beach and that you will all be back soon.

Happy Thanksgiving, the OP Pack

Benny and Lily said...

What a fun award. Beautiful and relaxing pictures. Hope you are feeling well Max. Happy almost Turkey Day to you!
Benny & Lily

BRUTUS said...

There's no smae in wearing clothes, my dear Max! Thanks for the holiday wishes, even though the one you are about to embark on is much different than ours here! We certainly are thankful to have you as a furiend!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your Award, Max!
You look great wearing that shirt!
I hope you all have a nice and relaxing time!
Kisses and hugs

Tessa the Maltese said...

Congrats on your Beautiful award!

Thank you for giving us an award!

We think that Max looks great and very comfortable in his shirt!

Have a lovely holiday.

Hugs, Tessa

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hey there Max!
Kongrats on your well deserved awards!
Mommy says you look very handsome in your tees! And i agree with her completely!!

Happy thanksgiving to you and family and enjoy your holiday!


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

Khongrats on your pawesome award!

Woo pawed it along to some furry special pals too!

Woo look khwite fetching in your 'shameful attire' - the look works fur woo!

We'll miss woo furry much whilst woo are unable to blog -

We are khwite thankful fur woo and ALL your furamily!

Khyra and Merdie

Charlie said...

Maxdog, you look good in that t-shirt!
- Charlie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Nice award!

We like you in a T-shirt!

Anya said...

Hi max
Congratulations my woof woof friend
Its a very special wards and its for you yeahhhh...... :-)

I just want to tell you
you are looking sooooo CUTE with
your tshirt on !!!!
It looks also a little silly sad my mommy she had a crazy mood today

Enjoy Max and make fun today
Kareltje =^.^=

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Max,
You look pretty cool with your T-shirt!! At least it is 'manly' looking.. not like those kiddish stuff that my mom makes me wear!!
CONGRATS on your award and we hope your humans have a lovely holiday...

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Max,you look most adorable in your shirt! Congrats on the award and Happy Thanksgiving from Augie and Ti :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! So happy you are getting better. Remember to love everyone every day
Golden Grandma

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're back! Hopefully in time before you leave to thank you, again, for honoring us with the lovely You're a Blessing award. It has been delightful to see that it is making its way around the blogging world from Petey's and your beginnings.

We hope your vet visit goes well. And that your week away brings some relaxation. We'll be thinking of you, and feeling thankful for your friendship.

Love to everyone
Jake and Fergi and family

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Max
Congratulations on your new Award!
You are so adorable in your new shirt, and it looks so comfortable.
I hope your pawrents have a good time while they are away.
I am sure the SIGN will certainly get the mesaage across to stay away.
Happy Thanksgiving

Thor said...

Hi Max!
Congrats on your award!
You look great in your t-shirt!
Happy Thanksgiving!

houndstooth said...

I think you look quite handsome in your shirt! If it makes you feel better, sometimes I wear jammies to keep warm. I hope your humans have a good time at the beach!