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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


MAXDOG here...

(Our 'home-made' Christmas angel on top of our tree!)

Woof!...and hello to all my furry buddies across the globe!!!

Today Mom and I decided to do a Christmas Tree photo shoot. She knows that I like to 'pose' for photographs and since I am an old dog now, she feels that we need to document these occasions.

So we are calling it the "CHRISTMAS TREE PHOTO SHOOT". I'm not quite sure...

Am I supposed to be the Christmas tree?

Anyway here are the photos - for your Christmas pleasure.


(The last photo did not, at any time, present any safety concerns for me!!! I was totally comfortable and supervised throughout the process.)

Sending you all our warmest and most loving Christmas wishes to you!!!
You are all incredibly special people (and doggies)!
We are constantly enriched by all our cyber-friends.
Thank you for being our buddies. We love you!
Lots of licks


Andrea said...

You are adorable and a good sport, too.
andrea (sitka's mom)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Maxdog, you are a very handsome boy! And you are such a good boy for posing for your mom.
We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Sam & June

Ina in Alaska said...

Very colorful and happy. I feel the joy radiating from the screen! Lovely decorations? What were the 2 little Maltese muffins doing during the shoot? Many hugs xoxoxo

Stella said...

You are such a cool, show-biz kinda guy, Max. Posing nicely for beautiful pictures. My Mom ask me to do that and I am gone!

We think you and your family are most extra-special, too. Happy Holidays to all!


Jan Mader said...

Merry Christmas to YOU and YOUR family Max. I can't tell you how much we've enjoyed getting to know you.


Hi Max and Mommy,

What precious pictures. You are the most beautiful Christmas tree we have ever seen and we love the angel!

Hope you are having a great holiday season.

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Samantha said...

Oh how well trained you are Max!!! You look adorable in ALL those terrific pix - Do love the last, must say!!! You are very obedient! And your tree is just lovely!
Hugs xo

Hamish Westie said...

Very nice Max. I suspect that I shall soon be expected to do the same thing here. But although I am old too, that does not necessarily mean that I am keen on posing in the way that humans would like!
Cheers, H
PS I hope there will be something for you in that stocking..

Petey said...

Max, you are indeed a superstar worthy of the title "South Africa's Next Top Model!" Your range of expressions, sassy poses and ability to sell anything should seal the deal! I have a feeling a photo shoot involving a horrible Santa suit is next for me.

Your pal,


MurphyDog said...

Maxdoggy, you are such a good boy! I dont know how you weren't tempted to play with all those sparkly and shimmery things. I woulda been tossin them all over the place!

wags, wiggles & holiday slobbers

caboval said...

Oh we LOVE the last one!!!! So cute!! Max, how is your owie? Hugs Joey and Kealani

Ms. ~K said...

You are so cute all decorated...
Hugs and belly rubs,

Jake of Florida said...

That last photo is beyond cute!!! If Mom didn't love us so much, we'd be worried big time!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Ginger Jasper said...

You are so beautiful.. I just adore those pictures.. HUgs GJ xx

Clive said...


You look so adorable in all those photos!

love and woofs

Asta said...

Dawling Max

Youw Chwissmuss Twee will be the most bootiful , youw help will make it so.
Those pictoowes cheew Mommi up and I think you look soo wondewfully handsome..a Chwissmuss Angel..speaking of angels..i love that bootiful one fow the top of youw twee.
I love you and hopw you and youw family awe all having a wondewful Holiday seaseon
smoochie kisses

houndstooth said...

Max, those are great photos! You are so handsome! Did your mom make those angels? They're so cute!


Maggie and Mitch said...

You take the absolute BEST Christmas pictures, Max! Our mom says we need to buckle down and get a good one too! UGH!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

Tank woo fur such a festive post!

Happy HOWLidays to woo!

Khyra and Her Mom

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi MaxDog,

Thanks for sharing all the Christmas photos with us...I love the last one of you...you look so festive. I think you must have been a dog model!!

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Max you look like you are really in the Christmas spirit. What cute pictures
Benny & Lily

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! You put Santy Paws to shame with all of that Christmas spirit☺

The Thundering Herd said...

How festive - and such a good sport, Max.

Deborah said...

Those are great pictures!
Merry Christmas!

KB said...

What a wonderful series of photos! Max is so cooperative.

I think that the last one deserves to be printed out big and framed!!!!!!!

The OP Pack said...

Oh, Max, you are so handsome and you look so beautiful in all of these photos. Such a good boy to cooperate with the flashy box too.

We love your homemade angel - we have a very old angel because Mom doesn't like any of the new ones in the stores.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Kasha said...

Oh my goodness. Is he not the sweetest dog in the world? I love this Christmas post. I have to say Caryl, your comment on my post was better than my post. You have such a way with words. I hope to write like you one day. If you don't hear from me before Christmas, Merry Christmas! We sure love you!
Kasha and Africa

KK said...

Love your Christmas pics!

Thor said...

Hi Max! What cute pictures! You are a good boy cooperating with your mom. You look adorable!
Happy Holidays to you all!

Bailey said...

You sound like a hard-working dog, just like me!'

happy Holidays!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
You look so happy and adorable in those pictures!
My best wishes to you and your family!
Kisses and hugs

brooke said...

so cute! Love that picture with the stocking hanging from your mouth! too cute!

Mango said...

Excellent posing for sure. Yes, us mature doggies are much better at it than insane cracker dogs.


Draco and his Mom said...

Really good pictures with all the Christmas Stuff. I really liked the one of you holding the stocking...fill it up to the top
Santa Paws.

Anna the GSD said...

Those are awesome pictures! You should be a magazine model! Mom really likes the stocking photo. That's one big sock!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Max, you are so handsome, and sit SO WELL fur your moms pictures! I'm very impressed!!!


Mochi and Mommy said...

Hi Max! You are so cute! I love all the pics! :)


dewdana said...

You are an awesome doggie model. Moose would never put up with that! They are awesome pics, thanks for sharing them!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We just love that last photo of you! That is great!

BRUTUS said...

Good job modeling all the decorations, Max! That last picture belongs on a calander - it's priceless!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We loved all your FESTIVE photos!
Thank you for sharing them with us!Your sooooo beautiful- I would love to come snuggle with you!
Merry Christmas!

Teal'c said...

BOL - you look really cool as Christmas tree!!!! :) And with you stocking! My person told me that Santa won't come while I'm sitting in the living room waiting for him... So I guess I'll do what those human puppies do - go to bed early and getting up even earlier...

Merry Christmas to you guys from Teal'c and family :)

Sam said...

Max, you look so festive decorated for Christmas! We wish you and your family the very best Christmas and a wonderful new year!


Joy said...

Max, you are so sweet and handsome, and well-behaved! Good boy!

ocmist said...

What a wonderful photoshoot you posed for, Max! They all came out great and show you off to perfection! You have the most beautiful, soulful eyes... A girl could get lost in them.... OC

Roy said...

Just stumbled on your site by chance - really impressed what a happy dog with all those friends. My Abbey also a Goldie would love all those to play with.