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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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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dear Friends

I won't be blogging for a while as my mother passed away this morning.

With love

Caryl (Max's mom) in South Africa


Piappies World said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about your sad news. We will prayer for her soul and our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

- Mommy & Piappies World

Petey said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I lost my own mother this Spring and I miss her every day. Please know that your friends around the world will be reaching out to you in their prayers and surrounding you with comfort and light. Your Mom must have been a special person indeed to have raised such an extraordinary daughter.

- Jane, Petey and Mica

Anya said...

My condolences...
Lots of strength in this great loss,
condelances for you all at home.
I think on you !!

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you.

Heather and Ellie said...

What hard times you are going through! I'm so sorry for your loss.

hero said...

I'm sorry to hear this... my condolences to the family.


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

We are so sad for your loss in this time of great stress in your life. We hold you and your loved ones in our hearts and prayers.
-Kira, Scampi and their Mom

KK said...

I'm so sorry.

KB said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry. You have my thoughts plus those of many other people with you.

Mango said...

Max Momma,
You take good care of yourself now. We will be thinking of you.


Martine said...

We are so sorry to hear about these sad news. We send you and your family our most sincere condolences.
Though your heart must hold deep sadness, may the precious memories of all you shared with your loved mother comfort you and bring you peace.
With sympathy and caring thoughts, we will keep you in our prayers.
Martine, Léon and Marie-Eve

Ina in Alaska said...

So very sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. We send prayers for strength and peace to your wonderful family. With love, Ina, Ron, Toby, Ginger and Jeter

Amber said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathy. our hearts go out to you and your family.


The Other End Of The Leash said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. We send our most sincere condolences.

Hamish Westie said...

Please accept our sincere condolences. Through Max's wonderful blog, we feel we know you and your family well, as so also are saddened by your loss. And our fingers and paws are still crossed for Max's health.
Best wishes,
Hamish and Gail.

Sheryl said...

I am so sorry for your lose. I lost my mother several years ago. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Dear Heavenly Father,
Wrap your loving arms around this family and give them peace.

SGR said...

Woof! So sorry for your loss. My family and I send our condolences to your family. Will continue to send Golden Healing Thoughts to Max. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Clive said...

Dear Max's Mom

We are so sorry for your loss.

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and Murray will light a special candle for your mother at Mass tonight. He's very good at lighting candles and saying a prayer ...

You have a lot on your plate at the moment, look after yourself and know that we're thinking of Max too.

With love from Fiona, Murray and Clive

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

Clive just shared this with us on my blog so we came right over -

We are very sorry for your loss -

All of you will be in our Circle of Paws -

As we know from Esther's Blog, no words can ever convey all the emotions that show at this time -

Khyra and Phyll

Samantha said...

Dear Max's Mom,
I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. We send love and condolences to you and your family. We are also keeping Max in our prayers and thoughts.
Hugs xo
Sammie, Bill and Miche

Kasha said...

I am so so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I think the picture you put with this post is so appropriate for so many reasons. Big hug from Arizona.

Anonymous said...

We are very sorry to read such sad news... Please know we are praying for all of you!


Draco and his Mom said...

I was very sorry to read your news, this is a very difficult time for you, but please know that you have a great circle of people that care about you and yours. You will emerge from this grey time supported with love and grace.
In our thoughts.

The OP Pack said...

So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Kathie

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Oh my. I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my mother in March and I know it takes much time to even grasp that she is gone, there are really no words, but we will hold you in our hearts as we pray for you in this difficult time.
Please know there are so many of us praying for your family.
She will live in your heart forever.
Many,many hugs
Jamie and the texas sundogs
ps we will keep max in the circle of paws too. Don't worry about the blogging. I say you never get over it, but as time goes by you learn to live with it.
So, so sorry.

The Army of Four said...

Caryl - You have my heartfelt sympathies. As Jamie said, we will hold you in our hearts and prayers.
Sending you hugs,
Karen and the Ao4

Jan Mader said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

We'll be here waiting when your ready to blog again...take all the time you need. With much love...Jan

Joe Stains said...

We are so sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with you all.

Deborah said...

OH My, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Max too.
XXOO Deborah

Ginger Jasper said...

So so sorry to hear his sad news.. I know from first hand experience ( just one year this week ) How heartbroken you will be feeling.. Please take a little comfort from all the words of love from all the bloggie friends. You are in our thoughts.. With love GJ and his mum Carol x

Dog By Nature said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.

much love,

Michelle, Sangtar & Kona

caboval said...

Oh my goodness I am so so sorry to hear this news!!!! Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!!! Warm Hugs Val Joey and Kealani

dewdana said...

Oh no! As if you did not have enough on your plate! I lost my mom too so have an idea of what you are going through and I am so sorry. Please hang in there and we are sending more big hugs your way :-(
Moose + Dana

The Airechicks said...

Very sorry to hear this news.

We'll be holding you tight in our prayers and hearts and in our thoughts.

Lots of hugs and love to your family.


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

We were so very sorry to hear your news. May you be comforted by many wonderful and warm memories.

We are thinking about you, and of course about Max.

Asta said...

Dear Max's Mom
You have our love and sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother.
She will always be in your heart. Mine has been gone for 26 years and I still talk to her and think of her constantly. Treasure the time you had and take all the time you need to heal
Ata's Mom Smoochie kisses to you and all your family from ASTA

Hoover said...

Oh Me and my Humans are so very sad for you.

We hope you can turn to you memories to get through this difficult time.

Hoover BPD (and his humans)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! Was it very unexpected? I can't believe it - what with Max's tumour at the moment - it seems like everything always happens together!

We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Take care of yourself -

Hsin-Yi (& Honey the Great Dane)

Sierra Rose said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. May you remember her fondly and with a tender heart. Thinking of you.

Hugs from all of us here.

Thor said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
We´re keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
hugs and kisses
Thor and family

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
We are far far away but our heart is right there with you.
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

I'm so sorry Caryl. You have my deepest sympathies. ((hugs))

Much love,
Cloud and his mom

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dear Max's Moma ... we just came over to tell you that we are including Max in our part of the Worldwide Moment this afternoon ... hoping that the results of Monday's tests are favorable .... and we saw this very sad message. We are so sorry and want to express our sincere condolences. Now both Max AND your family will be in our prayers. We will be holding you close in our hearts.

Love, Sincerely,
Sally, NinaGirl, Jake and Fergi

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so very, very sorry. We will be praying for you and your family.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

Dear Max's mom
We are soooo sad for you. It is so hard to loose a mom. Our hearts pour out love to you.
We wish there was something we can do- and the only thing is to surround you with our love and as Khyra mentioned the circle of paws.
We keep you and your family in our prayers.
We will be here waiting for you.
We love you
tweedles and moms

Anonymous said...


We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Hugs, Tessa and her Family

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Also we are sorry to read about Max.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Samantha, Holly & Zac

Chelsea + Shiloh said...

Prayers are with you and your family... Dont give blogging a thought...come back when ya ready...x

Emma Rose said...

I am so sorry to hear you sad news. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

The Duchess

Benny and Lily said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers
Benny, Lily and momma

Lacy said...

sad woofs, wow, when bad things happens it all happens at the same time..we iz soo sorry fur ur loss..losing a mama is soo very hard...mama lost her's about 5 yrs ago and thinks of her often..take all the time u need, we will b here..

b safe,
~rocky and mama~

ScrapsofMe said...

Max and Max Momma,
We just want you to know we are lifting you and your family up in prayer for comfort, strength and healing. Just know you are loved around the world if that can bring you any comfort at this time.
Here is a special scottie aroo for you:
All our love, Bonnie and support staff

Elizabeth said...

We are sorry to hear of your loss! We are sending you lots of hugs :(

Elizabeth & Luna

happy said...

We're sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Ms. Caryl,
We are greatly saddened by this news. Our deepest condolences to you and you family. We hold your dear mother and her entire family in our thoughts and prayers. may GOD grant you peace.
- Bill, AnnMarie and pack.


Dear Caryl,

I am so sorry, I have been at my daughter's all week and I just read your post. I had no idea what you have endured this week.

My heart goes out to you tonight as you struggle with the heartache of loosing your mother this morning.

I am praying for you and your family and I will continue to do so. And for Max also. He is such a sweet and precious dog and I pray that God's healing powers will embrace him.

Please take the time you need and remember that we will all be here for you and Max when you are up to posting.

Take care.

Stephanie. (Riley and Star's mom)

Tanuki Maxx said...

Dear Max's Mommy,
Me and family and very sorry for your loss.
Our most deepest condolences to you and family.
Take care and we look forward to hearing from you again!!

Maxx & Family

Mochi and Mommy said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Mochi & Mommy

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so sorry for your loss, we will be holding you, Max and your family in our hearts and prayers!

Beth (the Mama)

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Just letting you know we are thinking of you and your family. Y'all are in our hearts and in our prayers.
God Bless
Jamie & the Texas Sundogs

Butchy and Snickers said...

Dear Caryl & Max, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We know this is a very difficult time for you. Please know that everyone is praying for you. We also pray that Max's appt. goes well on Monday. Snickers will be going in Monday as well. Please take good care of yourselves.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dear Ones...we read this with shock...we have been praying so hard for Max and your family, we will pray doublely hard now for all of you...

Our deepest sympathies, Caryl, in the loss of your Mother.

We will keep all of you close to our hearts during this difficult time...

Hugs to all and kisses to dear Max!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

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

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear dear Caryl....
we're sooooooooooooooo sorry for you!!!
What hard times you are going through!!!!!!!!
And our hearts are close to your....
Sure your mommy will be with the Angels now looking at you from the sky....
Awwwwwwwwwww......we would love to be with you now and hug you!!!!!!!
pleaseeeeeeeeee....if you need help,don't hesitate to write to us!!!
Be strong dear Caryl...and hope tomorro could be a good day for you and Max!!!!!!

Lexi said...

Dear Caryl,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Sue (Lexi's mom) and Lexi

BRUTUS said...

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I lost my mom 6 years ago, can't believe it's been that long... We hope that you have many wonderful memories of you mom so that you will always feel her love & presence in your heart.

Michelle (Brutus' mom)

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

What a tough time this must be. My mom lost her dad and it was so hard. We're both so sorry and sending lots of love! You're in our thoughts!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Oh, Caryl, I am so sorry about your Mom. What a tough week for you. We are sending hugs and warm thoughts and Golden snuggles to help you through this time.

Tucker, Daisy and mom Heidi

Homer said...

Dear Caryl,

We are so sorry for your loss. How are you doing? Are you feeeling alright? Do drop us an email if you feeling like chatting. We'll be here, OK? We love you, everyone of you!

Homer, Vanessa and Bill

PS: We are thinking of you all the way from Milan, howling our lungs out!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Dear Caryl,

We are so sorry and saddened to hear about the passing of your mom.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Hope there's good news about Max.

YD with Sam & June

Anna the GSD said...

So sorry for your loss. Giant puppy kisses and hugs from mom.

Jake of Florida said...

We're so sad to hear of your loss. It's never easy to lose a parent. The only consolation is that after a while you left you as they are always in your heart and the conversation continues.

We're sending you our warmest thoughts to help comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Joan -- with Jake and Just Harry

Anonymous said...

Im sooo sorry to hear this. Candle lit and prayers on the way!

Ms. ~K said...

Please know you are in my thoughts.
I lost my mother 8 years ago and understand the loss.
Take Care,

smrp said...

Oh Caryl,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I simply cannot imagine the sadness you feel-I am sending you a million hugs and hoping you are finding a little comfort in having sweet Max home to help with your grief.
Thinking of you,

Joy said...

I was just checking back to see how Max is doing and read about the loss of your mother. So sorry. The memories of her will bring comfort to your soul.

Esther Garvi said...

Dear Max! We're glad to see that you're doing better!!

Dear Caryl! I'm so sorry for your loss. There are not many words that will help from afar, so I send a warm hug instead.

Greetings from Niger,
Esther & Sheba