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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


MAXDOG here...

Hello there to all my furry friends across the world.


I might be a sick doggie, but I can still 'enjoy' a grooming and some TLC!

Here goes...

Do I look like I am enjoying it at the moment?

That's a bit better!

Nothing like a good shake!

Ready to go.... outa here...MOMMM!!!

Good as new!...

Back with my TAMMY!..

I'm done for the day! Time to catch up on some serious

Have a pawsome day!



dewdana said...

OMD Max those pics are the best! The ones of you shaking made me BOL and the ones where you are licking yourself dry are precious!
I would think that being sick would score you a pass on the bath thing but you don't look like you mind in the least! Or maybe you are just a really good sport about it.
You floofy doggies get so floofier after you dry off too!
Hugs! Moose + Momma

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

I also love baths, Max! My favourite photo of you today is the one where you are shaking and it looks like your nose is upside down!

Now that you are super clean, how about something really well-scented to roll in?


Tanuki Maxx said...

Bet you feel fresh after dat huh buddy!!


The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent shaking action. The goal is to get water on the humans so they can share in the bath experience.

Cocorue said...

hiya Maxi,

good to see you enjoying your bath and now it's time to roll in the 'scented' turf again as you have to keep mumster on her toes bol!

Tiffy prove very useful today when i made her step on my poo and mumster scolded her for getting dirty after her bath bol....this is proving to be so much fun!!!

chikisses to you and the gang
Coco & Tiffy

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Great bath pics. Our Mom wishes we enjoyed a bath like you.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Priscilla said...

Your baths look real fun max!
Love the distorted faces when you shake hehehe :)

houndstooth said...

Max, I agree! Baths are so stressful. A nap afterwards is required!


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kks said...

such a handsome boy!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning Max....sniff sniff you smell very nice and your coat is very shining. Spa day is nice. Love the shaking pictures. The first thing Toto, the mighty mini dachshund and our first family pet (25 years ago) was the world's worse for rolling in the dirt after a bath.
Happy Day you handsome hunk of Max man dog.
Madi and Mom

Mango said...

No reason not to look your best at all times. I think you kind of enjoyed that.


The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max, Tammy, Ms. Caryl and MR. Toffee,
Max, you sure look GReat all spruced up and all. Probably makes you feel a might better to get bath and a little grooming. You and Tammy sure look majestic together; what a fine couple of Goldens you two are. As always, today we are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you many more comfortable and happy Days of Grace. We love you Max Dog.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Max Dog! So sorry about the bath, the pool is enough wet for me, or a pond, but that shampoo which makes one all stinky.. yuck!
Woo do look marvelous though!
-~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Just talking about a bath. . Shelby is now waiting in the Tub, and Shiloh is now hiding under her daddy's desk!

Shiloh & Shelby
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KB said...

What wonderful shaking photos!!!!! And, your mom managed to stay still for a photo rather than fleeing to avoid getting showered! Dog bath-time looks like fun over at your house.

I kept thinking about the Circle of Life post yesterday. It was so poignant. Thank you for sharing.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Pawesome pictures, I don't mind the water, I just hate the soap!

Andrea said...

My favorite part is the after bath shake...Hugs, andrea (sitka's mom)

Sheila and Bob said...

You Go Max Boy, We Love You

Hamish & Sophie

Mrs. JP said...

Awww Max you weren't smiling in the tub - but none in this pack do either. They love the after bath shake - I think it's there way of getting back at me. You will sleep so well after your bath, I always do. You are so handsome, no wonder Tammy (and everyone else) loves you so.

BRUTUS said...

Whoa - for a second there we thought your illness had gotten to your head - licking a bath? So glad you came to your senses and looked a little miserable while in the tub! Great actions shots (good timing mom!!), love the blurry face! I hate to admit it, but there is something to being all clean & shiny. Everyone seems to like me a little more when I'm not stinky!

Clean Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Max!! We haven't been by in a few days - it is good to see you looking so good! And you looked very happy to be out of that bath, and for getting in a couple really good shakes!! We are still sending you lots of purrs and prayers to keep staying well!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

There's nothing as cuddly as a freshly clean dog! So cute, I can tell Max likes his baths. Cabana does, too.

Ina in Alaska said...

A nice spa treatment is always refreshing. Love the picture of you and Tammy relaxing on the patio. Kisses from Alaska, Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle xoxoxo

Jake of Florida said...

It's the shake shake shake -- and rubbing out still damp bodies against every single wall in the house -- that makes bathtime bearable!!

But you don't seem to mind -- and you and Tammy do look adorable relaxing post-bathtime.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Jacqueline said...

You're looking good, Max!...Love all your photos, especially with Tammy=you guys are so sweet together!...TLC is great for your body and soul!

Droopy and Callie said...

OH NO not a bath!!!!!!!!!!!! Although Max you seem to enjoy them. We just don't like water and tend to go a bit crazy after a bath.

Nice to see you perk up!

Love from south louisiana
Droopy and Callie

Scout and Freyja said...

Max, you are such a furry good boy! It's time for another bath for Scout and I dare say - he won't be as amiable as you are with your bath☺

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

After bath zzzzz is pawsomest!

Sam & June

JC said...

You are too cute
Now, I'll have to give my Golden a bubble so she looks a bit nicer ^,,^

Stella said...

I love the shake pictures, Max. Looks like that feels better than anything!

So this is day 17, Max? Keep on counting them and I'll joyfully count with you!


Josie said...

Hey my friend MaxDog!!! So good to see you take a bath too. It might actually be bath time for me soon too. I love how mom caught you in action in the shake mode. My mom caught me doing the crazies! LOL!
Also really dug your Circle of Life post. Was very beautiful and spiritual.
Much Love my beautiful friend,
Licks back at cha!

Piappies World said...

Hello Max!

We are so happy to see you enjoy bath time. You are so cute in the photos of you drying yourself. We also had our bath day last sunday and we were rewarded with zoom zoomies and treats.

We also like King Toffee's flashy box pose and we love Tammy for looking after you and simply staying by your side.

Stay happy and active, alright?

Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

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

I think those shaking pikhs were some of the FURRY best ones I've seen!

I khould feel the spray HERE!

Woo look soooo furry handsome!


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowzer Max you are so sparkly clean! Our mommy just laughed her head off at the pics of you shaking. (Not really off, but lots of laughing going on...she needs it!) We bet you smell pretty too.
Have a good day!
BabyRD and Hootie

(from Cassie:Thx for the laugh.)

Junior and Orion said...

You look so cute Max!!! Meowm says these pictures remind her of when she used to give her Basset, Skye, a bath.

hkairedalespack said...

Nice photos Max. We don't like baths although we love getting our feet and lower legs wet.
Hugs, Miley and Mariah

sprinkles said...

Don't you just look so handsome after your bath!

Emma Rose said...

Oh Max, you are such a handsome fellow. Clean or dirty, I still adore you.

Emma Rose

caboval said...

Oh Max you make such a cute couple with Tammy! And you make funny faces when you shake!!!! Love you!!!! Hugs, Joey and Kealani

ocmist said...

Looking good, Max Dog! All clean and shiny there by your Tammy Love! Sadie had to have a bath, too and she doesn't look nearly as happy as you did!

Clive said...


We loved all your bath photos so much! The NSLM said he could smell you over here that you looked so clean and shiny!

We're glad to be back home and able to check in on our favourite blogs again!

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

ps-El Corte Ingles - the big department store in Puerto Banus had a fantastic display of South African furniture, ornaments, jewellery celebrating the World Cup! Murray spent hours there looking at all the wooden animals!

Ms. ~K said...

Max, you smell so sweet, we can smell you all the way here in Georgia!
Hugs and belly rubs to you, Tammy, Toffee and Mom,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look nice and fluffy clean, Max! You are one handsome boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Twinkietinydog said...

After reading your post, I'll be sure to have a pawesome day :) You really did enjoy that bath, huh? Loved the photos. I hope I wasn't intruding in your shower on anything

Asta said...

Sweet Max
I can just imagine how wondewful you smell..(Mommi wants to buwwy hew nose in youw gowgeous fuws) Hehehe, I had a baf yestewday too(this yucky weathew makes NY doggies filthy) I must say, you awe a much bettew spowt about it than I am. You wouldn't catch me wif such a lovely smile aftew a baf. I loved youw shake!!! PAWFECT!!!!
Do you do zoomies aftew? I always have to wun up and down the length of ouw apawtment and jump all ovew the bed and sofa and zoom zoom awound

I love you. hope you didn't get ovew tiwed and you had a nice nap wif youw lovepup Tammy
smoochie kisses

kissa-bull said...

boy max dog we did'nt think you could possibly get more handshum but after that bath you are sure shining like a star now
and oh my dog that last picture made ush all give the computer lots of pibble sugars and we gots the monitor all slobbery
mommish did'nt get mad cause she wanted to do the same thihng minus the slobber
tee hee hee
wiggle wags
the houston pittie pack

The OP Pack said...

Handsome Max - you always look like such a happy boy - we don't like baths at all. But you sure seem to enjoy one - what's the secret, Max?

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Hoover said...

Hey Max,

You look great. The pictures of you shaking made the human laugh and smile. Thanks for that.

Hoover BPD

TK said...

MOL, you knows i has a lots of respect for you Max, but why would you ever wants a baff? YUCK!
I likes the shaking picshurs, bery nice!
Sleep well my friend!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
I am sure that bath made you feel so refreshed!
I love baths but I have never tried the shaking thing! Sure is pawesome!
Have a good night my friend.
Kisses and hugs

Canine Crusader said...

That was fun, Max! It was like being right there with you. Much love, Sweetie, to Tammy too! (((HUGS))) The Gang @ Dog Blog For Five Dogs

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You look happy, Max. Nothing like a warm bath and some TLC before a nap.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, you got it and you like it. That makes me so happy - happy to be able to do something for Max and for you...

Huskee and Hershey said...

Great pics, especially the one of you in the midst of a big shake... our mom calls them 'showers of blessings'.. LOL!!

Our mom always has this question in her head... she (i.e. the human) is the one doing the hard work scrubbing, rinsing massaging us during our baths, but how come we are always so tired after the baths??