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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 11, 2009


Hey there everyone!
MAX'S MOM here...
I ask you to please bare with me and forgive me, in advance, but
today is a 'SWEET-BITTER' day for me...

(the 'Bitter' part I will explain later)
so let's begin with the "Sweet"...

I would like to say a really big


to all my blogging friends for the support and encouragement you have given me over the many months of blogging and also with the voting process for the


We are truly humbled and extremely honoured to receive this award from

and would also like to congratulate
on their similar award!

It has been (and is) a great privilege to have been involved in this process and also to be involved with Doggie-blogs in general. We are continually amazed at the friendship and culture of the doggie community. So THANK YOU to Mango for nominating us and also to ALL our friends for every part you played! You are ALL special, special people and we are extremely grateful to have you all in our lives!!!


Now for the 'bitter' part of this post...

It is the most incredible privilege to be able to spend a part of our lives with a beloved animal. It is that much more dramatic when that animal is one which has worked its way into the small corners of our identity - The place, where you and your pet, have formed a partnership where both your identities are inter-twined. Not many folk experience this in their lifetimes - some have been granted this special gift! You might have gathered that Max & I have one of these special partnerships.

When that little pup arrived in my life, 10 years ago, I knew that one day I would have to face the challenge of seperation.

Today I am scared!

My vet diagnosed Max's first MAST CELL TUMOUR this morning.

The tumour is about 1.5cm big and is located near his right foreleg's armpit.
MAX will be going in for his surgery tomorrow morning and they are also likely to remove a large area of tissue around the site.

Quite frankly, I am petrified!

I know many folk have experienced this kind of news before and I realise both the positive and the negative ramifications of the knowledge available, but it still cuts deep!

"This is my dog
Nothing he lacks
My faithful companion...
this is my MAX!"



Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Congrats Max for winning the Awesome Blog Award! You truly deserved it...I loved reading your blog!

We'll be thinking of you as you go through surgery tomorrow...hang in there, Max! We'll be praying for a swift recovery and the vets get all the bad cells out!


Cocorue said...

Oh Caryl,I'm so sorry, sad and frightened too for Maxi and you, my friend BUT

I have FAITH in him that He will see you through this and please know that I'll be checking up on your blog for news daily till Maxi is well.

Please have faith and know that my heart aches for you both......and I just can't help crying and I'm sorry as I should be giving you strength instead of tears

love you lots Maxi and HE will be with you and I know you WILL be fine

Coco and her mumster, lilian

Anya said...

I don't now wath to say !!!
I think on you and on max ......
Please give Max many cuddles from us, he needs it .
The name tumor sounds so scary :(
Please put updates
MAX & MOM !!!!!!!
hugs from us

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Max! I'm so sorry to hear about your scary tumour thing! I have never heard of it in doggies before - is it a serious kind of tumour? HOpe the surgery goes well - we will be thinking of you from far away!

Honey the Great Dane

MAX said...

If you want to read up more about the MAST CELL TUMOUR - please click on the link in the post (i.e. click on MAST CELL TUMOUR - it will take you to a site that explains it.) Luv C

Domonique said...

Hi There Max!

I'm sorry to hear that! I really hope the surgery goes well and you will be okay! Thinking of you!

Best Regards

Domonique said...

Hi There Max!

I'm sorry to hear that! I really hope the surgery goes well and you will be okay! Thinking of you!

Best Regards

The Animal Doctor said...

Max'Mom, I can feel your fear. Its so hard to confront the issue of mortality when it involves someone we love very much. We are sending pawsitive vibes for Max' surgery. Please give him extra belly rubs for us.

sincerely, the Secretary

Maggie and Mitch said...

We'll be thinking of you tomorrow, Max, as you go through your surgery! Hugs to your mom! We know how very worried she is!
Congratulations on your awesome blog win! You have a fabulous blog and one that we love to visit!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kks said...

OMG.....i am so sorry to hear about Max's mast cell....i am very aware of these nasty little tumors.....is he being treated under an oncologist? have they taken radiographs of his lungs?....i know, i am asking too many questions...but, because this is my field, i can't help nyself.....i'm just worried about your beloved Max....
if you want, you can e-mail me privately...kksprecher@wisc.edu

positive energy coming your way!!!

The Thundering Herd said...

We will be eagerly waiting to hear that the surgery went well and the results. Looks your great vet caught it early.

P.S. - Don't these guys make us love them so much - that they scare us so much when something goes wrong.

Lots of paws crossed and Sibe Vibes.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes from Mom Margie, Saxy & Obi. I know what Max means to you Caryl, so know you will be very insecure tomorrow when he is at the surgery.

We will have you all in our prayers and thoughts, and will eagerly await news on his operation and prognosis.

Love you lots - Margie

Chelsea + Shiloh said...

The girls and my thoughts love and prayers are with you and max....love abbey...x

Hamish Westie said...

Huge congratulations on your totally deserved award!
Well done, we all love you!
Oh but I am so sorry to heard that you have one of those nasty lumps. I am sure you will be brave and I do hope the surgery is successful. Just about this time last year I had a tumour the size of a plum removed from the base of my tongue. The vet said it might come back, but so far I've been OK. So sometimes it appears that these vets (not my favourite people) do know what they're doing and can help you a lot.
Gail and I will be thinking about you tomorrow.
Cheers, H.

Pam said...

Oh Caryl, you must be very distraught. We are thinking of you and Max with positive thoughts for a speedy recovery and hope it is not the serious kind. Please keep us updated. All our love from P E T (Pam, Eugene, Trevor).

Hero said...

I'm sorry to hear about the bitter news. This is a frightening time, but be assured that we'll all be here for you and your family through it all. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, Max.

Congrats on your awesome blog award! Your blog quickly became one of my favorites and I'm glad that you were recognized for all the love and laughs that you continue to bless our dog blog community with.

Heather and Ellie said...

Thinking of you Max and Mom! You must be scared :(
I've read that Mast Cell Tumors are pretty common in Goldens. I hope that you recover quickly!

Chester said...

Me and Mom are both thinkin' of you and Max today. Hopin' and prayin' that surgery goes well and there is no more cancer to be found.

(((HUGS))) to my Golden friend and his 2 leggers!
Chester ;0=)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Maxdog, we will be thinking of you and keeping our paws crossed for you as you go through your surgery. We will be thinking of your mom as well as we know those humans are very fragile when it comes to us being sick or not well.

Sam & June & mommy

KB said...

I understand so well how you feel. But, you're acting fast, and there's a good chance that the surgery will be a cure! Keep remembering that today.

Our paws are all crossed for you and we're sending good thoughts your way.

Deborah said...

Dear Max and your Mom,
I am going to pray for you and if it's OK with you I would like to put you on my Paws Pray site. I am saying a prayer right now for your surgery to go fine and a speedy recovery. Good Luck Max, your friend, Deborah

Rufus and Indie said...

Congratulations on the award!
You deserve it!
I agree with you when you say we are lucky when we have such a great friend (or furiend) and that's why we will think about Max all day!
We will be waiting for more news!
Rufus and Indie

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Congrats on your award, Max. We made sure to vote for you.

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and keep our paws crossed that you surgery is easy and successful. Please keep us posted on your progress.

Tucker and Daisy

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Max and Caryl, you have lots and lots of love and prayers headed your way, and every human reading this is holding their pets tighter. I know mine is... ((I can't breathe, mom!)) We understand how special Max is to you. Mom and I will be thinking of you, and praying for a speedy recovery.

And big congrats on your award, Max. You truly deserve it!

Much love,
Cloud and his mom

Martha and Bailey said...

Max and mom, we were sorry to hear your scary news!
We are thinking of you over here in Scotland.
We know vets are very clever and they will do all they can to remove this nasty lump and the skin round about.
It is a scary time but we are hoping for a good outcome.
We are delighted you and Huskee & Hershey shared the Awesome Blog Award because you both have the most awesome of blogs and richly deserve it!
Be strong and hang on in there. We will we awaiting your next post.
love and kisses
Martha, Bailey & Mum xxxx

Cocorue said...

Hey Maxi,

Thinking of you before we sleep and do rest well tonight. Please ensure your mumster rests well too......we know she probably will not sleep well tonight BUT she must!

Our love and best wishes to you Maxi.....sending you positive vibes and also to your team of doctors.
chikisses and hug your mumster tight today

Mango said...

Oh Max dude! This is really scary news. I hope they can get the bad stuff all gone for you. I know your mom will take good care of you.


Draco and his Mom said...

I read on De Coco's page that Max is undergoing a surgery. We send lots of positive thought and white light from Denver Colorado. May his recovery be speedy and through.

Ina in Alaska said...

Sending healing energy and soothing love from the beautiful Alaskan mountains to our friend Max! Love, hugs and licks xoxoxo Ina and the Gang

Barb said...

Hi Max. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and I know that you will pull through with flying colours. Lots of hugs and pats.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Pawsitive thoughts are coming your way.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

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

Bittersweet is surely the deskhription fur this -

We don't know what to say BUT we do know that khatching things like this early is soooo the key to a pawsitive outkhome -

Please know we will be so khrossing our paws and thinking of ALL of our furiends in South Afrikha -

Khyra and Her Mom

Dog By Nature said...

Congrats on the award but more importantly we know how scary hearing the big "C" diagnosis from experience. One of our fosters came in with high grade mast cell cancer all over her but it was only on the skin. After 3 operations she is living the good life and it's been downgrades to the lowest level.
It's never easy having our loved ones (canine & human) deal with this horrible disease and we're pulling for Max. Take care and stay strong for him. we'll be thinking of you both.

Best regards,
Michelle, Sangtar & Kona

Stella said...

Max, Congrats on this big, important award, we couldn't agree more that you have an awesome blog in partnership with Caryl!

Now, this tumor is scary, I know, but I want you to be receiving our warmest thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery, and we know it will happen.


Samantha said...

Awww Max - I am so sorry about your diagnosis - it's a good thing that the vet's going in there so fast to get those bad cells out of you - we have paws crossed big-time and will be thinking of you today. And huge congrats on the Awesome Blog Award!!! You so deserve that!!! You have a wonderful mom who will help you get through this!
Huge Hugs and kissies,
xo Sammie

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

Oh Caryl....i just read this terrible news on Coco's blog....I'm so frightened and sad and sorry too for my sweet Max and you!!!!!!
But I'm sure he's a worrior and will win this hard war!!!!
Please....be strong and remember that my heart is close to your......tears are going down on my face....I'm thinking how much you and your MAx are scared!!!!
I'M SURE!!!!!!!
You both are very very important for us.....Caryl....pleaseee....if you need to talk with someone like you....I'm here for you when you want!!!!!!!!!
Pleaseeee..let me know something as soonas possible!!!!!!
I'm with you sweet friends!!!
And I ,Marco and our furry babies are keeping you in our prayers and hearts!!!!
PAws and fingers crossed for tomorrow!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

KK said...

First congrats! But I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you. I know we outlive them and we can't change that but I can't imagine my life without mine!

Tabatha and Echo said...

I can't think of another doggy blogger that deserved that award as much as Max does! He is a wonderful friend to many!

He will be in my thoughts tomorrow as he goes through surgery. I hope and pray that all goes smoothly!


Echo Minnie and thier mom Tabatha

The OP Pack said...

Congrats on the award and it is wonderful that you and Huskee and Hershey got to share it.

Sadly we know only too well exactly what you are feeling as you face tomorrow. The good news is that it is small and hopefully it has been found early enough to get it all out of there. It is very easy for all of us to know the special bond you have with Max, we feel it everytime we visit your blog. We will be sending wonderful sibe vibes and lots of prayers for a successful surgery and a full recovery for Max. Please give the big guy a gentle hug from us and a snooter kiss from Mom.

Hugs and the very best of hope, the OP Pack and Mom

Anonymous said...

First off congrats on your award, well deserved!

Second, Im sooo sorry to hear this. Ok surgery is going to go great and the tumor is doing to be termined to be benign!
Please keep us posted!!
Candle lit and prayers on the way!

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations on your award! Very well-deserved!
Please know that we will all be praying for Max. We know it's frightening - but you and Max CAN get through this. We will pray for a successful surgery, clean margins from the removal, and a speedy recovery.
I am a cancer survivor -
Bon courage, my friends.
Tail wags,

Sam said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you could give you a hug for comfort, or sit with you at this time, but the distance makes that hard. Please remember that we are all thinking of you, and will keep Max close to our hearts! Please give an update when you can.


Jake of Florida said...

We'll be thinking about you and hoping for the best!!!! Let us know how things go so we can keep our positive terrier vibes coming your way.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Thor said...

Dear Max and Mom,
So sorry to hear this news.
We´re thinking of you and praying for a succesful surgery and speedy recovery.
And Congrats on your Awesome Blog Award. You so deserved it.
lots of love
Thor and family

Sheryl said...

Jake's Mom here, I will be praying for you, Max, and the doctor as her performs the surgery.

Give Max a rub behind the ears for me.

dewdana said...

Oh no Oh no Oh no! Max that sounds terrible. I looked at the link you had and it looks like this can vary from not so bad to absolutely horrible and we will keep our paws crossed that you are on the no so bad end. I worry about surgery of any kind but this sounds even more worrisome since they have to take a large area around the tumor too. Please keep us posted as much as you can. As for your mom I can only imagine how she feels. I have had my Moose for 2 and 1/2 years and lately have realized that he has worked his way into who I am and that is wonderful and scary at the same time. You are going to make me cry now so will just sign off with crossed paws, fingers toes and everything else!

Dory and the Mama said...

We are thinking and praying for you Max (and Mama) for a safe surgery, quick healing and positive outcome!

The Mama, Dory and Bilbo

Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations on an awesome awrd Max..sorry to hear about your sore...we will keep you in our thoughs every day
Benny and Lily

caboval said...

Pawsitive thoughts coming your way accompanied by big hugs and kisses!!! Keep us posted Max!!! We love you!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

houndstooth said...

Congratulations on recieving the award! I haven't been reading that long, but I know you deserve it!

I am so sorry to hear that Max has a tumor. Those are such scary words! As far as tumors go, however, my understanding is that they are some of the easiest to remove and recover from. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Max! I have had the kind of relationship with a dog that you describe and I know that your heart must be heavy! Give Max a kiss from us and know we'll be pulling for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on an Pawsome Award!!!

You and your Mum are in our prayers! We just know all will be well!

Love Tessa and Blu

Cocorue said...

morning Caryl, it's 8.45 here in Malaysia and it's 2ish in JoBurg and hopefully, you are sleeping well.

sending positive vibes your way so that you wake up rested and well for the day ahead.

WILL BE THINKING N PRAYING for Maxi the whole day till he's in recovery.....
meanwhile, sleep tight you two

chikisses and love you lots
coco & lilian

Lacy said...

hope Max will b ok, sending my bestest healing vibes and mama is praying for a complete recovery!!

b safe and git will soon,
~rocky and mama~

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on your award!

I'm crossing my paws and sending positive Sibe Vibes to Max.


Asta said...

My Dawling Max and youw Mom

I was soo haooy to wead tht you had won the Awsome blog Awawd I voted, and was soo happy fow you, and then I wead fuwthew and I'm soo devastated
you can't be sick my sweet fwiend, you just can't we love you so and will be sending ouw love and pawsitive thoughts and pwayews youw way to help you wecovew fwom this owdeal. Please be stwong. We awe wif you. We cawe! We will use the powew of the paw and it will wowk , you'll see.
smoochie healing kisses

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

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh....we will be praying so hard for dear Max, that his surgery will be a success...we just heard that Miss Snickers is quite ill out in Iowa so we're bombarding the heavens to take care of our furry friends...

Please keep us updated and know that we have Max next to our hearts!

Love and kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie, Stanley and Mumsie

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max and mom!
Kongrats on your well deserved awards!
Getting all my fur-gang over here to cross their paws and send pawsitive vibes for woo buddy! We'll be thinking of you and will be with you!!
Stay pawsitive!

Maxx & Mommy

TwoSpecialWires said...

Our congratulations on your shared receipt of the Awesome Blog Award go without speaking. You are so deserving and we are happy that you got the very special acknowledgement from your blogging friends. We hope that reflection on the receipt provides you with an awareness and frequent reminder of the community of friends you have established ... the same friends who are here for you now as you face this scary time with your beloved Max. We are so sad to hear of the recent discovery of the mast cell, but so grateful for prompt and aggressive treatment. We'll certainly be hoping for positive - no, perfect - results and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the next few days.

Love, and so very hopeful,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Firstly, Congrats on the Awesome blog award. As you know, yoou had our vote! Totally deserved.
Secondly, oh no. Max's mom, I have been through CA with my Tess-now at the bridge.(I did a post on her Sept of last year. She was a heart dog-you know what I mean) Her's was lymphoma. I DO remember the feelings that just ran rampant through me. I understand my friend. Now, please know we will be holding y'all in our hearts. We are here for you. We may be across a huge ocean, but we are with you in spirit, and in the heart. We will be praying for the surgery to go very well.
My heart aches for you, as I remember hearing the words for the first time, I know what you felt when you heard them. Stay strong, and stay as positive as you can. One day at a time. Enjoy the moment. And meanwhile the dogs will howl to heaven for Max, and I will pray for the beautiful Golden boy & his Mom.
Email me anytime if you feel I can be of any type of help. It just sucks.
Big ol Texas Hugs
Sunny,Scooter,"pup" & Jamie
email is
the texas sun dog at g mail dot com

Ruby and Penny said...

Sending lots of love and doxie healing rayz your way.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - congrats on the awesome blog award.

Raising Addie said...

We have all our paws crossed.

Congrats on your wonderful award!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

happy said...

So sorry to hear this. We're keeping Max in our thoughts and prayers. Max, stay tough!

Congrats on your Awesome blog Award!

Kasha said...

OH my goodness I wish I had seen this before my recent post. That wasn't the best of timing, but with a lump in my throat I am so sorry you have to worry about this. It sounds like will be A ok right?!I will keep you in my prayers. Please keep me posted.

Hoover said...

Hey Max's human,

I am so sorry to hear about Max's tumor. You are a good human so I know that you are doing everything you can to make Max better.

My human got leaky reading about this. I know we will both be thinking about Max a lot and sending healing vibes.

Hoover BPD

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

My heart breaks when I hear about sickness and sadness with my doggie friends and their parents.
We are ALL saying prayers for precious Max. We are crossing our paws.
We will keep you all in our thoughts. We love you and wish we could help- so we send our prayers and love. PLEASE GOD.
congratulations on your award

BRUTUS said...

Max's mum-

What scary news this must be for you! It so happens that bulldogs are particularly prone to mast cell tumors, and one year ago I was convinced Brutus had one, Did lots of reading on the internet and in professional resources I luckily have resources to as I am a human doctor.

Good news was the result for me. First, because Mast cell tumors tend to be the least invasive of cancers, and second, it was not a tumor but a reaction to a vaccine (distemper) in Brutus' case.

Best wishes to you. Even if it is a Mast cell tumor, don't dismay... Shouldn't be anything that should have any effect on your wonderful relationship wiht Max!

Please keep us posted!!

Michelle & Brutus

Joy said...

I am stopping by here for my first time... Max is a beautiful doggie. He has a beautiful, silky coat. I hope he will come through the surgery with flying colors and the prognosis will be good. I will check back.

Butchy and Snickers said...

We are praying for you Max. We hope your surgery goes well. Sending our wirey zen your way.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

bbes tribe said...

Congratulations on the awards. We think you deserve them. We are sorry to hear about the "tumor" We pray all will be well. Sounds like you found it early. That should be helpful. We will be thinking of you all tomorrow with the surgery.
Love and licks
Ernie & Sasha

Mack and Sally Ann said...

We will say our paw prayers for you tonight.
Sally Ann

Echo and Bella's Mom said...

Oh Max... I have been reading your blog for a few months now and enjoy it very much. The shocker for me was the picture of the bump on your skin. My Echo is a 10 year old American Eskimo and was just in for his senior checkup and I showed the vet THE VERY SAME LOOKING BUMP and he just said to keep an eye on it if it should get bigger etc. Now I am thinking I better get another opinion?
Sending you lots of great vibes for a quick surgery and fast recovery!

doyle and mollie said...

we have all fingers, toes and paws crossed that you will beat the nasties! stay strong dear max

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending lots of love and support to you and Max - stay strong buddy, we are thinking of you.



Dennis the Vizsla said...

We hope the surgery goes well and they get all of that nasty thing!

Wild Dingo said...

Khyra sent us over Max!
You are so handsome, I'm so sure that your handsomeness and sweetness will make the surgery go well and you'll have a speedy recovery.
We wish you lots of wellness and good vibes!

wild dingo

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG Max.. I wanted to come over and congratulate you again for the award and let you know how special it is to me because we got to share it.. and and.. I found out about the cancer!!

Hershey and I are crossing all our paws and sending you all our pawsitive vibes... Please know thta we will keep you in our thoughts. Be strong and we LOVE YA!!

Sally said...

Dear Max - we came over from Khyra's blog - we are sending super strong healing vibes and hope they get all of that nasty tumour out!

Lots of positive paw vibes
Sally, Paddy and D

ali g said...

Came over for a look from Tony Parks blog. Nice puppy but really ..cats rule.
ps my 5 german Spitz puppies think so too. they are told how to behave and what to do by Claude and the other 4 cats.

Huffle Mawson said...

Max I did not know you were sick! I hope you get better real fast; that the surgery goes well and your vet gets rid of that nasty cancer. I am purring hard for you.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Max please know we are thinking of you today while you have your surgery. We have our paws crossed for you and loads of zen coming your way from the UK.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

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

Khyra sent us over. We would like to add our good thoughts and vibes to those of all your other friends. We hope the surgery will go very well and Max will be all well again soon.

The Poupounette Gang
In France

Farley said...

Max, you are sincerely in our thoughts and prayers, that everything goes well with your surgery. We will also pray for comfort for your Mom who loves you so much. Take care friends!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Max, we have all 12 paws crossed for you and we're sending lots of healing Aire-zen!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Bijou said...

Hi Max,

I came over from Kyhra's blog to wish you well with the surgery. Me and Banjo will keep our paws crossed that everything goes okay for you. Sorry we never came to visit before now. I hope we can become furiends.


Snowie Baby said...

woof there max! wish u the best for the surgery and u'll be in our thoughts and prayers. will keep my paws crossed for u

wags, snowie

Alasandra said...

Congrats to Max on winning the pawsome blog award.

We are very sad to hear that Max has cancer. We are purring and pawing that Max will have a speedy recovery from the surgery and will live many more years. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis (the cats) and our doggie brother Fenris

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Max dog! I will be keeping my paws crossed and send healing Sibe-vibes for your recovery. You and your Mom and in our prayers.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Sam said...

Hi Max,

We've never stopped by before but we just wanted to wish you well on your surgery. Looking forward to an optimistic update when it's over.

Sam and MargeDog

Cyber-sibes said...

We're furiends of Khyras, and saw her post on Max. We're sending sibe vibes & pawrayrs for Max & all of woo!

a-roos & woos,
jack n'tori

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Caryl,
Two of our Goldens have has cancerous mast cell tumors removed. Jubal, now 10 years old, had his tumor discovered and surgically remover about 5 years ago; he had 2 subsequent "bumps" removed from his face and foreleg about a year later. Once a cancerous tumor is diagnosed the vets are quick to remove any subsequent groeths. Both of the subsequent growth were biopsied as beneign. Homer J. is now 12. He had his tumor diagnosed about 6 months after we adopted him about 3 years ago from a rescue shelter. His was on his side and the vet removed a considerable amount of surrounding tissue. He had no subsequent lumps or growths and hasn't had any related problems since. We have lost 2 Goldens to cancer, Gordon age 15 and chance age 7. Both of their cancers were completely internal with no external lumps being present. Chance had panceatgic cancer which spread to other organs and Gordon simply developed a softball sized tmor within his abdomen. We had about 8 weeks notice with Chance but none with Gordon. We will be in you corner for this fight and our thoughts and prayers are with you in these troubled times.

Sierra Rose said...

Our thoughts are with you. Mom and dad know how hard this is. (Golden Honey supertrooperhoney.blogspot.com)
Let's hope and pray for a positive surgery. And more days of Max Time!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

MurphyDog said...

Dear Max and Max's wonderful humans,

me & Mom are so sad to hear your news, but we are also overwhelmed with the amount of good thoughts, well wishes and prayers doggies & their humans have left you from around the world.

Please know that we too are keeping Max in our thoughts and prayers, and am thinking positive thoughts that surgery will be successful.

wags, wiggles & healing slobbers

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh dear God in heaven - I haven't been blogging much this past week and just found out about Max. I can barely type through the tears. Please know that my constant prayers are with you and Max now and every day - every day!

smrp said...

Oh no! I am worried with you! He is such a special boy....I will be sending the best possible thoughts to you and Max and family. I am so surprised and saddened by this news :(

Sending a million hugs to both of you,

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for you!
I have faith everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Nadine said...

Hi there, I'm new to your blog, but I know of it through my dear friend Coco. I just read Max's story about his cancerous tumor and it brought painful tears to my eyes, as I've had two beloved cats that were lost to cancer, Phoebe just as recently as last June. Phoebe's death came on all of a sudden, one day she was fine, the next she went downhill. When she was brought to the vets, that's when we found out that she had a cancerous tumor in her mouth and that it was too far gone to have anything done about it. The best thing for her was to put her out of her misery that same day, something that still haunts me. I am praying with all my might that Max makes it through this well and goes on to live many more happy years.

I also read about your Mom's passing and I wish to express my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.