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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!"
My activities have now moved on to my new blog entitled "LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX". Please join me there where you can read about my family and canine companions. I also invite you to visit MAXDOG's FANPAGE on FACEBOOK. You can follow the specific links by clicking below:

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Monday, November 16, 2009


I saw the dawn
on a lonely morn’...
A trickle of sunlight
on the dewy lawn.

Had not the hand of God
given all His brightness
to grow this day?

And in the eve’
I came to believe;
that the ‘settle of dark’
was there – the world’s taints
to deceive.

Caryl Moll
6th June 2001


Scout and Freyja said...

To Max and everyone he loves. Please know that we are holding you and those close to you gently to our hearts in prayer at this most sad time of mourning.

Max we are also keeping you close in prayer and know that God will keep you safe from harm.

Lorenza said...

I love you and I have been thinking of you.
Paws crossed for you Max.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tanuki Maxx said...

We're with you all the way buddy!


Piappies World said...

Hi Max!

We just want you to know that you and your mom are in our thoughts. We keep you in our prayers and we especially ask God to watch over you and your family in this trying times.

- Fudgie, Princess, the Piappies and Mommy

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Caryl,
I just saw your previous post. I am so sorry for your loss.. it must be so very painful and heartbreaking, especially since you are already going through a worrying time with Max. PLease know that Huskee, Hershey and I are thinking of you and Max, and sending you all the love we have.

Shane (Huskee and Hershey)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Max!
We have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Chester said...

I am sorry about the loss of your Mother. May she be walking the streets of Heaven right now.

As you go through this dark time know that our prayers are that God be with you and comfort you, and that Max will be restored to health and also be there with you for comfort.

Chester's Mom

kks said...

lovely poem.....sorry about the loss of your mother....this has been a difficult few days for you...hang in there...sending positive thoughts your way.....

Ginger Jasper said...

Thinking of you and sending some healing purrs because you will be hurting so much.. HUgs GJ x

Anya said...

Hi Caryl
Touching words today ......
Beautiful written !!!
I send you positive strength to keep going.

Hi Max
Our sweetheart
We are thinking on you the whole day.
Kareltje =^.^=

Hamish Westie said...

Just to let you know we're still thinking about you and your precious human and animal family.
H & G.

Mango said...

What a lovely thought. We are with you, Max.


Thor said...

Dear Max
We´re keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you lots.
Thor and family

SGR said...

Woof! My continued Golden Thoughts are with and your family. Lots of Golden Woofs! Sugar

Sheryl said...

What a lovely poem...continuing to keep you in my prayers. Max, give mom some extra loving.....

Deborah said...

Max, that was a beautiful poem. Please tell your Mom we are keeping her and your family in our prayers during this difficult time and we are keeping you in our prayers for a full recovery.

Domonique said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I hope you may find comfort during this difficult time.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

We love you and we have been thinking of you.
Paws crossed and sending even more sibe-vibes for Max.
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Clive said...

Max, you've never been far from our thoughts all weekend!

Murray keeps telling his 'Max' toy here that big Max will be okay and we sincerely hope so.

Thinking of you all
Fiona, Murray and Clive

TwoSpecialWires said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Max and Max's moma and family. We'll hold you close in our hearts as you move through the next few days, knowing that challenges face you, and hoping that you may meet them with strength and faith that all will once again, one day be well again. We are so very sad for your loss and concerned for your health. Cuddle together and know love helps to heal. You are surrounded by love.

Sending comfort and our personal love,
Sally, Nina, Jake and Fergi

KB said...

Wonderful poem.

I've been thinking of you and the strength that you need right now. I too had a double-whammy much like yours back in May so I know that you'll survive - because you're a very strong woman.

Human and canine hearts are with you during this tough time.

The OP Pack said...

What a lovely poem!!! We all have you in our thoughts and prayers and we are really very hopeful.

Hope your Mom is doing OK too.

Hugs, the OP Pack

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

All of woo have been khonstantly in our thoughts!

Tank woo fur the poem...

And the handsome pikh of khourse!

Khyra and her mom

Ina in Alaska said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. xoxoxo The entire Offret Family

Dewey Dewster said...

We are sorry that we don't know ya but we saw a post about ya on Lorenza's blog.....just wanted ta stop by 'n tell ya that ya have our sympathy on the loss of yer Mother....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Cocorue said...

That is really beautiful Caryl....

Your faith and strength will see you through this difficult period. Please take comfort that you have friends who hold you dear to their hearts.

Hugs to you and Maxi and do take care of yourself too

Coco & mumster

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Beautiful words. We continue to hold you and your family in our hearts and keep y'all in our prayers. Such a difficult time. One day at a time.
God Bless y'all.
Big ol Texas Hugs
Jamie and the Texas Sun Dogs

Andrea said...

Beautiful poem.

BTW: Thank you for following Sitka's blog.

Blessings, andrea

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

We just read the update on Petey's blog. Such good news in the midst of the sadness you are experiencing. We hope that Max will make a quick recovery!

Benny and Lily said...

You are in our thoughts Max the tour guide
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

Sending all of you lots and lots and lots of hugs!!!!
PS: And prayers, too!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.
We have you in our hearts- all of YOU!

Jake of Florida said...

We just heard the good news about Max from Petey -- and we'll be thinking about him -- and you -- as he recovers.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

caboval said...

Max thinking of you and sending warm hugs, Joey and Kealani

Dog By Nature said...

Take comfort in the beauty of Max, he will heal your heart as only our canine friends can.

best regards,
M, S & Kona

Hero said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. My heart hurts for you and your family and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Honey the Great Dane said...

What a beautiful poem.

We are thinking of you from far away...

Honey the Great Dane & family

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful! Thinking of you all.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Joy said...

Lovely poem, Caryl. Sorry again for your loss. With Max's surgery and health issues, and then your Mother's passing, this is a difficult time for you. Sending you prayers from afar... thanks for stopping by my blog (and becoming a follower). I look at beautiful Maxdog and wish I could pet him.