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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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* MAXDOG, the book: click HERE

If you would like to follow me on a deeper, spiritual level, then I invite you to visit my more personal blog:

May God bless you and thank you for following me!
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Monday, February 15, 2010

THE BEST VALENTINE EVER!!!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!

MAXDOG & family here...

Hello there to all my furry friends from across the world!

Whew! I am back from the most amazing expedition ever!!!

What a day yesterday was!...It turned out to be...

THE BEST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!!!

"What happened?" you might ask..

Well, something quite amazing! Yesterday mom had thought she'd have a chill-out day away from bloggy-land, but something said....

"TURN ON YOUR COMPUTER!!!"

Well Mom did and guess what she saw...

a truly incredible sight!!! Wave after wave of black and red "TAGS" on the sidebar of my blog, telling me that 'something' was most definitely UP!!!

"MAX TOUR STORIES"!
???

Well, we knew nothing about this event! So we clicked on the first icon and discovered the

BIG SURPRISE!
I had been invited on my own WORLD TOUR - to visit the homes and countries of my various bloggie-buddies across the globe.

(I COUNTED 42 BLOGS DURING THE DAY WHO HAD PUT UP SPECIAL POSTS!)

Mom's jaw dropped onto the ground and I glimpsed over her shoulder to see what was up. The first country we visited was IRELAND, where we discovered that Clive and Murray had taken me for a drink of "Guinness". Not only that, but the Not-so-little-man had made me a special card...


THANK YOU SO MUCH, MURRAY!!!

Well, from there, we went from blogpost to blogpost, home after home, country after country, visiting all our wonderful friends, who has spent SO MUCH TIME and EFFORT to make us feel loved and welcome! It was immensely special!

If you would like to visit all the sites which we visited on our

WORLD TOUR

please scroll down to yesterday's blogpost or click here.

Here are just 'SOME' of the things we saw...

PACO, MILO, MAYA and SIMONA in ITALY

put up a special plane for me... "MAX AIR"???


HAMISH in SCOTLAND got me going on his liquid refreshments...



THE THUNDERING HERD
made me an honorary member of their pack...

I got to climb the special mountain that belongs to...
JAKE AND FERGIE...


I got to catch the SQUIRREL-ZILLA with
CLOUD THE WONDERDOG...


ASTA
took me for a long walkie in New York city...


...ummmmm...
sorry I yawned at your Duet, dear ASTA...


And in ALASKA I visited INA IN ALASKA!
I got a special meeting with Lance-Mackay the 3-time winner of the
IDITEROD! Wow!


Mom and I spent the WHOLE DAY going around in cyberspace visiting you all.
If, for some reason, you haven't seen this
WORLD TOUR
please click here and visit all the blogsites.
(I am sorry I can't put up snippets of ALL your wonderful posts, but I encourage you all to visit and spent time with these amazing bloggie-buddies to see what each one got up to!)
THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME FEEL SO SPECIAL!!!
Well, somehow, I still had energy to go on my walkies last night...

...and I caught up with my day in the long grass!
(I really hope the lawn mowers stay away for now!)

...and when TAMMY and I got home, we went for our swim...


TAMMY doesn't like the pool, but prefers to cool off in the
WATER FEATURE!!!
(Silly girlfriend of mine!)

I simply like to stand on the step...

...While TOFFEE prances away to get Mom's attention...

...he'll even stand on the lounger to make his point...


As for me: I'm eating okay, I'm sleeping soundly, I'm enjoying my walks and I'm taking the chemo tablets as well as the Milk thistle which you guys recommended. After such a wonderful WORLD TOUR, how can I not feel better!?!
It really was a super weekend!!!
Early this morning we said 'good-bye' to Miss R who had to go back to university. We all sat in the passage by the door to bid her farewell..


Now, I will gather my troops and sit by Mom's side for the day.
We watch and wait...


Lots and lots of licks to you all and...







THANK YOU FOR THE BEST VALENTINE'S WEEKEND EVER!!!

MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

53 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can't believe you still had energy left for walkies and to stand in your pool, Max! You are truly amazing!
We sure did have fun touring with you! It was a very special Valentine's day for us too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kks said...

looking good Max and so fun to see you visiting your friends all over the world!! (you could visit wisconsin if i could figure out this computer thing!) but you are in our hearts always!!
i love the pool shots!
soon the snow will thaw and we will be able to swim...
xoxo

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max
Best of all is the news that you managed a walk and a swim yesterday, and are eating OK and sleeping soundly, and are surrounded by your loving pack.
Cheers old pal!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Maxdog,

What a great Valentine's Day you had. You must be tired from that world wind tour! I'm reading all about your travels now. Now rest up today.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane.

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

For us too, sharing our adventures with you made it into the Best Valentine's Day ever, Max!

Jacqueline said...

It looks like you had an exciting day, Max!...You accomplished in one day what many never do in a lifetime=you spread love around the world!!!...Yesterday, so many people were joined in their love for you and they've never even met you; a testament to your generous and loving heart/soul...You and your family are so very special.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woos Max Dog! I hope woo had a woonderful day visiting all of your blogging friends, I am sure I would need a swim after all that.Mum is chuckling over Tammy laying in the water feature, Mum is sure I would do that if I had one too! I like to stand in the water like woo Max!
We are blessed to be among this fellowship of amazing fellowship of bloggers!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Emma Rose said...

Yes it was a day to remember! I have tears running down my face after reading your post.

Kisses,
Emma Rose and the Duchess

Ina in Alaska said...

Lots of big smiles in Alaska!! We enjoyed having you with us dear Max and we are now off to read about all your other exciting adventures. We agree with many of the commenters about how we are all united by love and friendship for our companions and each other. What a fantastic support group!!! xoxoxoxoxo ... many extra kisses today...xoxooxo

KB said...

Yesterday was definitely a day to remember - and I'm thrilled that it made you smile. But, most importantly, it sounds like Maxdog had a happy day after arriving home from his whirlwind tour, playing in the grass, wading in the pool, and hanging out with his family.

Benny and Lily said...

Wow Max what a great day you had. We loved reading every single post about you. You must be tired from all your traveling.
Have a happy day
Benny & Lily

Stella said...

It was just one of the best days ever, from the Top to the Bottom for us, and for you!

You are looking wonderful, Max, maybe it energized you rather than wearing you out!

Kisses,
Stella

Petey said...

Maxdog! I'm just happy to hear you didn't sink like a stone when you got into that pool after eating gallons of ice cream, Scottish whisky, Guinness beer, good old Southern cooking, croissants and countless other goodies along your way!

It was a Valentine's Day that none of us will ever forget!

Your pal,

Petey

P.S. My word verification is UNITED!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

WOW! What a world tour. That sure is a GReat Valentine for someone who is obviously loved very much around the whole wide world. We didn't realise that there were so many GReat places to visit. We are happy that you had not just a good day, but a really GReat day. We are holding you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Please have many more good and GReat days. Who loves you Max Dog? We love you, that's who.
- TBH&K

Samantha said...

Wow Max! You certainly DID have a busy day, but we are furry glad to see you in that cool, tall grass as well as in your pool! (love Tammy in the fountain!) I think we missed a couple of your stops, so we'll go have a look at you visiting in Alaska, for example!!! We love you so much!
Big, big hugs xoxoxoxoxo
Sammie

Andrea said...

Maxx,
Glad you and mom were able to share a wonderful day. My mom and I just want you to know we are praying you have many more special days with your mom.
Woofs and wags,
sitka

dewdana said...

So glad you enjoyed it AND still had energy for your walk and a swim! Sounds like an awesome weekend for sure. I used to have a pools And Moose wanted so badly to go in but the stairs were too scary to him and he would not jump. That Water Feature that Tammy is enjoying is EXACTLY where he would be! It looks heavenly and she is so beautiful sitting there! In other pools that aren't as scary he does like to stand on the steps so he would hangout right where you do :-)
Glad all is well!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Max we are so sad we missed your tour! I was not on the computer this weekend and we just are so sad we missed it, but we are so glad you had such a good time!

We hope you keep having good times for a long time to come!

Lots of purrs!!

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

We were khwite glad to have been part of it...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mrs. JP said...

Happy day to Max and the gang. I'm so glad for the Max world tour. Who wouldn't want to cool his paws after I nice walk?
What a handsome group at the door. Oh, nice quilt I saw in the background!!!

brooke said...

Max dog you are such a lucky guy to have so many friends around the world to take you on a tour!
I love Tammy under the waterfall! How funny!

TK said...

Awwww Max. My mommy is all leaky reading about the love you have inspired across the worlds. She says in a small but significant way you brings the worlds that much closer to understandings and peace. You and your friends are very speshuls. And we are blessed to be able to sees.

Ms. ~K said...

Wow, we expected you to be sleeping today after all your travels.
You don't even have jet lag?
We love you Max!
Hugs to you, Toffee and Tammy!
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

PS. Mom had dinner w/ Lance and Tonya Mackey last year in ANC...She is heading back up for Iditarod in 2 weeks...maybe she can get an autograph for "Miss R".

houndstooth said...

We were honored to have you visit us, Max and we're even happier that it put a smile on your face and your mom's! We've learned so much from you, it was only right to share a little!

Bunny

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD Max, Looks like you had a Wonderful Valentines Day! We're So happy that you enjoyed yourself and your friends on your world tour!

Looks like you are feeling good, and for that we are HAPPY!

I am so sorry, we knew nothing about it as we would have been thrilled to have you visit us in Southern Oregon!

Hugs, Tessa

Life With Dogs said...

We had a great time chasing you Max! How many frequent flyer miles did you accumulate? ;)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

What a great tour all around Max!

Junior and Orion said...

Wow Max! You had the energy to go for a walk and a swim after all your travels!!! Amazing!!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

It really was the best Valentines day EVER! This was so much fun to be a part of. Thanks again fur helping me catch Gigantor! WE LOVE YOU MAX!!!

Love always,
Cloud

Piappies World said...

Hi Max,

You have been busy over the weekend. It's great to know that you have a great time reading all the Max Tour Stories. We saw ourselves wanting to join so you could have visited our wolrd.

We are thankful that you have been up and about. We constantly stop by your blog to visit or just to send happy thoughts.

Happy Happy Hearts Day to theeach and everyone.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy, Bullet

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

What an exciting day!!! Glad it was a memorable one. Love the new photos! You are SO handsome!

Scout and Freyja said...

Max, WE were honored to be a part of your special day. You are in our ♥s and thoughts and...we envy your warm weather! We still have snow on the ground, brrrrr.

kissa-bull said...

hi max
the houston pittie pack here
we totally noticed you on all our bloggy furryends post
we wanted to come overs and tell you that we furry much like to be furryends
if you'd like
hope woo have enough room in your big heart for 4 pibbles and a tiny chiwi/daschud mix
lots of sugars from ush
the houston pittie pack

sprinkles said...

Hard to believe you traveled all over the world and yet, you still had the energy to go for a walk!

I didn't know anything about the Max's Tour Stories until I visited your blog yesterday and saw them all posted in your sidebar. I visited some of the sites and saw all of your fun adventures! Looks like you had a wonderful time visiting all of those far away places!

I love your yard! Wish it was warm here too!

Ginger Jasper said...

It is so good that you are still getting to enjoy your life with your loving famly. So glad you enjoyed your trip around the world. I was so happy to be a tiny part of it.. Hugs GJ xx

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The Army of Four said...

That sure was sweet of all your friends!
We wish we would have known about it so we could have participated.
Our prayers continue for many more good days for you, Max!
Luv,
Dave

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

WOWOOOWOWOWOOOOO!!!
Thank you thank you thank you millions times for giving us such a wonderful and unforgettable day with you!!!
You're sooooooooooooooo special and you're our hero...our special friend...who have taught to us tons of things like to be pawsitive always...like how much wonderful is our friendship.....tons of things about life....
Awwwwww...we're soooooooooo lucky to have you in our life!!!
You'll be furever in our hearts!!!!
And we're soooo happy to see you sooooooo energetic!!!!
We would love to be there with you and your sweet girlfriend in your pool!!!!
Blogland is a great world and we're soooo happy to be a tiny part of it!!!!
You made and make our day each time we see your sweet and happy face on your blog!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU Sweet boy!!!!!!!!!
P.s.:
Maya is sending special kisses and hugs to you!!!!
Ehy big bros....you stolen our sis heart!!!!!
;-))))))))
Tons of love and kisses to you and to your special mommy!!!!!!

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Max,

Yes, we think we have enjoyed the tour almost as much as you have! It's been wonderful, hasn't it.

Fiends are such a blessing and what would we do without them.

Thanks also for the latest update on how you are doing. We wish you well as always and pray for your comfort.

Luv you lots!
Riley and Star.xoxoxox!

Joy said...

MAX,kid,you're wearing me out here! What a grrrreat tour guide you are! Lots of love and hugs.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

You look so handsome in that pool there! You are lucky to have so many wonderful friends!

caboval said...

It was so much fun being a part of the World Tour!!! Im so glad that your mommy enjoyed it Max!!! You are very special to us! Tammy youre cracking us up with you sitting in the fountain!!!! We got a lol on that one you cutey!!!
Ok we hope you are having a wonderful day and relaxing after your travels!!!
Hugs Joey and Kealani

Asta said...

Max

I think you gave US the best Valentine's day evew!
Youw visit wif me hew in manhattan made my day complete, and the news that you still had enewgy fow youw walk and cool down in the pool is the bestest news!!!

Tammy and Toffee awe sticking close by youw side making suwe you have pawfect moments wif youw Mom and pack.

I love you and will continoo to send you my love and pwayews that you keep feeling well and able to enjoy all youw moments wif youw family
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
Sure it was a pawesome Valentine's Day, right?
You had a well deserved time swimming after all the traveling!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

Hi Max, we we just delighted to have you stop by our home for a visit. We have been following your tour around the world - what a fantastic time you had. We hope you continue to have good days.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Olive said...

Max..they did a great job ...everyone is surely thinking of you my friend. Now you need lots of rest from all the travels you took :)

Best to you and family!

Olive

Twinkietinydog said...

I am actually kind of speechless and spent from the Max Tour experience. Gulp. Gottcha Max and family. We got you good.
Our love,
Twinkie and family

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Max
Your tour of love was written in the sky, as you touched the lives of all of us. Thank you for sharing your story,
love
tweedles

Josie said...

Max, what an incredible story. You went all those places and you still found time to go over to Hana's family and wish them condolences. Thank you so much Max. You are one special dog and a special friend. No wonder so many love you. You just keep on giving the love. The stories are beautiful and you are too. I love the photos in the pool cooling off after your long tours. BOL! Your story has touched so many..it's amazing...I'm glad I am one of them and I am so glad I can call you a friend. Much LOVE. Woof soon. Josie

KK said...

How sweet, you deserve it max!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Hi Max! That was such an awesome adventure you had! I loved seeing you spending great times with so many of our bloggie friends! :)

I love that last picture of the 3 of you!

Mochi

Melody said...

To Max,Tammy & Toffee
You guys really have such a special Mom. You guys are so special to her and I know you guys Love her so much. We are so Honored to have found you guys here in the blog world.
Remember now we are not dogs but very Special Cats that love you guys. Take care of your Mommy. I know you will.

ocmist said...

WOW!!! What a TRIP you had!!! So much love going around the world and then flying toward your house! It's so good to see that you were up to the walk and swim after all that too! You're lookin' good, Buddy Boy! The Country Corgi Crew