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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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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


MAXDOG here...
Hello there all my furry friends and their bipeds!
As you can see, I still have my bandages on, but I am really much, much better! Mom took a peek at my scar and stitches and they are healing up nicely.
Quite frankly...I don't notice!

Anyway, on Sunday a lot of our humans gathered to help Mom clear out our late Granny's room at the old age home. It was a sad task for Mom, but we were all there to cheer her up. The bonus of all this is that two dear little girls came to visit us doggies. We got lots of pats from them and spent the whole afternoon with them. Here are some pictures of us all just sharing time together...

MAXDOG: "mowing" the lawn.

I love cuddles!!!

Now TAMMY gets in on the scene...

Thank you, Katie-Meg and Amy for visiting us and for all your lovely hugs and cuddles!!!

Now, since I have gravely neglected my 'TOUR GUIDE' duties over the past few weeks, I thought I'd show you some pictures.

This is the "V&A Waterfront"in Cape Town with the beautiful mountain in the background and it's legendary 'table cloth'...

This is a sunset picture - from the top of

Our new soccer stadium in CAPE TOWN - all lit up!!!

We are all excited for next year, the...

That's all for now.
Lots and lots of licks to you all!


Anonymous said...

Thank God for little Girls Max - they are so special. Your Mom is one of the 'special-ist' little girls I know! Will see her on Thursday afternoon at the memorial.

Lots of Love - Margie

Cocorue said...

awwww Maxi, it's so nice to see you well. those little hooman must be twins huh????

oh, mumster remembers that waterfront at CapeTown as she had dinner there and she's ooohing and ahhing now ( these hoomans don't realise how silly they sound when they do that bol....)

i tried to share my country today and i tried to do it justice like how you've always done and you do make such a good tour guide Maxi

get well soon and look after mumster and yourself when you go for your break


Domi said...

Max, you look all better and I'm guessing Tammy got a bath after playing in the mud. I'm happy to see you are back to sharing photos of your lovely place with us. We enjoy them.

~Domi's girl

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Max
Lovely pictures of you and Tammy with the little girls. You look really well.
Tell your mom we are thinking of her.
Final acts are always so desperately sad but at the same time there will be some lovely memories to cherish in the years to come.
Extra hugs for these humans.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Sheryl said...

Max Dog you and Tammy were living the life of a dog with those girls. Who wouldn't like all those cuddles. I bet your mom gives you lots of cuddles too.

You're such a faithful friend.

Ina in Alaska said...

Looks like the Pack has some admirers. Thanks Max for helping your Mom on a difficult day. xoxo

Loved the tablecloth! Interesting!

Samantha said...

You and Tammy are just pawsitively basking in those lovely bursts of affection from such cute little girls! And you're such a big helper to you mom - soooo happy to hear how well you are doing, Max. Adore your tour pix and information - you are, indeed THE guide!
Hugs xo

Deborah said...

Hi Max, You and Tammy had a lot of nice hugs from your two little human friends! Little kids are so much fun to play with! Your weather looks beautiful. It is cold and rainy where I live! We may get snow on Friday. But I love snow!
It's nice that your Mom had help cleaning out her Mom's room. That is hard. I had a lot of help from family and friends when I had to do my Dad's. It makes it a lot easier.
Have a great day and soak up that sunshine you have!!

Petey said...

Aren't little girls just the best??? They have those soft little hands that give the most delicious belly rubs and they never get tired of petting you (especially with your gorgeous coat) and hugging you. And they usually are a little bit sweet and sticky so they're so tasty when you give them kisses. And they always want to share whatever they're eating with you.

Almost a shame they have to grow up!

Again glorious photos - well done, tour guide extraordinaire!

Your pal,


Mango said...

Oh Max, where there some photos of you there? I only saw TAMMY!!!


P.S. Bittersweet to have to put away grandma's belongings. I am sure you hugs were much appreciated.

kks said...

Maxdog is looking good! and Tammy...what a beauty!

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

You can't imagine how much ahppy we're watching you sooooooooooooo happy and comfy taking cuddles from your 2 sweet lite friends!!!!
Are them twins???
They look sooooooooo beautiful and we can see hw much they love you and Tammy!!!!!
you're a lucky lucky boy to have tons of girls around you!!!!!
Were thinking of you and your family every day....
you're always in our thoughts and prayers!!!!
Thanks for your tour around your beautiful town!!!!
Were sooooooooo lucky to have a friend like ou!!!!
Tale care of you and give to your sweet mommy tons of sweet licks from us!!!!
Hope those girls come back soon so you could have tons of wonderful belly rubs again!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
HAve a wonderful and seet day!!!

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

Nothing like adoring little girls to cuddle with, Max!

We're so glad you're healing nicely.

caboval said...

HI Max its so good to see you with your girls including Tammy!!! Those little girls sure are cuties!!!
Hugs Joey and Kealani

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad your mom had such great company while she worked at such a hard task. Our condolences on your grandmom.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max! Easy on those lawn mowing buddy, dont overwork yourself!!
Must be very nice to have kompany and getting pats, belly rubs etc.
Soo thankful that you're healing well!


Anya said...

Hi Max
woof woof
you look fantastic :-)
I am happy to see you are okay !!!
I love it also when I receive so many hugs & cuddles .....
And the pictures from your country are FANTASTIC thanks for sharing the beauty from S.Afrika
hugs love
Kareltje =^.^=

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max
What a lucky chap you are to have those two beautiful girls to spend time with. Us good looking dogs are always guaranteed a lot of attention from the young females of the human species. And why not, eh?
As ever, the South Africa pictures are interesting. I like the look of the Table Mountain with its cloth spread over the top. Does that mean that dinner is about to be served? Is it worth running up there?
That football stadium is also spectacular. Perhaps one day, you can tell us about the football team? Because of you, Max, I have decided I am going to support South Africa in the tournament next year. Well, them any any other team that is playing against England of course...
Cheers, H.

Ginger Jasper said...

Mum says she feels for you cleaning out the rom. A awful task.. I am glad you met those lttle girls and got lots of love and cuddles. Thank you for showing us the lovely pictures. Makes us want to come and see. Hugs GJ xx

Mack and Sally Ann said...

You have all the girls loving you. What a lucky guy you are. Please tell Tommy to be brave if he sad because y'alls Granny went away.
Sally Ann

Mochi and Mommy said...

Great pics of you and Tammy with the girls! :) Looks like you really enjoyed their company!

Thank you for sharing your awesome pictures!


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

One of those posts that reminds us how life khan be -

We smile

Yet we leak -

Tank woo fur sharing it with us -


Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD Max, it is so very good to see you looking so well!

We are so happy that you are back to playing tour guide!

Hugs, Tessa

Ruby's Mum said...

Oh dear, it seems like we've missed all kinds of important news since we've been away from blogland.

We're very thankful that Max is okay after his tumour scare. Ruby is a lumpy girl, but so far we haven't had removed, only aspirated to check that they're benign.

We were also very sad to hear about your mother. I'm sure Max and and the others are bringing you a lot of consolation during this time.

And thanks for all the great posts that keep us coming back for more.

The OP Pack said...

Such two sweet little girls to come give you and Tammy cuddles -AND they are both so very pretty. That must have been a very hard day for your Mom - our Mom says she can so relate. Give her lots of extra smoochies from us, Max.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
I am so happy to know you are doing so well!
Sure it was pawesome to have the girls there with you!
The new stadium looks great!
I wish our team could take me with them so I could visit you while they play!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

OH, does that look like a LOT of fun!!!! Do those little bipeds giggle!?!? I LOVE it when little bipeds giggle! Dave wondered if Tammy was getting tummy rubs - he just loves those! What FUN you must have had!
I'm so glad you're healing well!!! Keep it up, Max! You'll be out of those bandages and at 100% speed in no time!

ocmist said...

Cuddles from cuties always bring smiles, even during the rough times! Your Mom can soak up love through cuddling you when she needs a refill. We understand that it is hard to come up with posts on some of these awards... it took us a few weeks to finally get it done, but we appreciated the thoughts that brought it our way and hope that you all got some pleasure from knowing that others love your blog and care about you! Linda and The C.C. Crew

BRUTUS said...

Hey Max - we think the stipes really suit you well (re: your bandages). You look sorta like our wooly bear caterpillars!! So glad to hear of your continued recovery :) We know you don't celebrate Thanksgiving there in South Africa, so we'll make sure to keep in mind some extra thanks for you when we count our blessings here!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Benny and Lily said...

Aah Max...good doggy. There's nothing better than getting attention from little humans. Hugs and love..yep
Benny & Lily

Ms. ~K said...

Who's enjoying the cuddles more, you or the girls?
Mom has been in my thoughts...and yes, whether we like it or not sometimes, Life Goes On!!!

chicamom85 said...

Awwwwwwww you looked so nice getting cuddles and loveys. I hope that made your Mommy happy since what she was doing was kind of sad for her. I am sorry for that. Thank you for the tour once again. The pictures are outstanding, the sunset is Mommies favorite.

I am glad you are healing.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Joe Stains said...

We are so glad you feel better and were able to assist your family and make a sad task a little easier. Those humans look like they gave some great pets for sure.

Dory and the Mama said...

Snuggles are my favorite too Max!! Looks like you got lots of them!!


Sheba of West Africa said...

Oh Max, you are such a children's favourite!!

houndstooth said...

Max, it's so good to see you on the mend! That grass looks so green, it's almost like it can't be real. We miss green grass right now! You have the best pictures, we could just look at them all day while we sit here bundled up in our jammies and blankets!