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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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Sunday, February 28, 2010


MAXDOG here...

Dear friends

I had said that I'm "not blogging" today but I have recently come across the story of "Skeletor": an emaciated dog who happened to arrive on the doorstep of a doggie-angel, just a few days ago.

Let me say upfront that I have never been a great fan of pitbulls (I am personally really scared of them), but I am strongly against any abuse of any sorts!

This story is an evolving and incredible story of compassion and love. Since we are based in South Africa, there is nothing much we can do from this end to assist these folk - except to showcase their story. Please go and take a look. It is quite an incredible read at the very least:


Enjoy your day and lotsalicks




All's well this end. Max remains comfortable and content on this 22nd day of grace. We are having a relaxing day.


Jacqueline said...

I sent a donation yesterday; it is a very sad story.

ocmist said...

We will have to go and take a peek. Thanks for the heads up... so like you to continue to help others in whatever way you can. Love, the CCC and their Grammy

Piappies World said...

Hello Max,

Truly an incredible story. We'll go and visit Skeletor and we pray that he'll get his appetite and good health back.

Have a happy day, Max!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

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

Happy RELAXING Sunday to all!

Skeletor's story is something else - he so found the right hoomans this time!


Naqvee said...

hi Max.. my prayers are constantly reaching God for you and your family !

but today your post told me.. that I found someone like us!

We also got our dog as a pup [stray] that was roughly about 15 days old and shivering badly at night we picked him at 1 am at night when my fiance was coming back from some work late night at 15th January..

Now Lucky is 2 years old..

thanks again for telling me about Skeltor. im sure he will get a new home sooner or later... his name will change from skeltor to beefy boy ! ☺

They are doing great work!
hats off

Mango said...

Thanks for sharing. Momma once rescued a little pitbull from the parking lot at the work place. It took her FOREVER to find a shelter that would accept the poor little girl, but she did and it only took her a few days to get adopted because she was such a sweetie.


KB said...

Hey C,

Thanks for the heads-up.

I keep saying this because I'm struck by it over and over. You are such an amazingly giving woman. I'm so happy that you and MaxDog, and the rest of your family, are being blessed with these "days of grace". I think of you every day, sending peaceful and happy thought your way.


houndstooth said...

That story is really going around, and I'm glad to see so many people offering help for him!

Clive said...


We have just come from Skelly's blog having read about him in Khyra's post. How lucky he is that he stopped by that front door ...

We hope he makes a fully recovery.

Glad to hear you are having a good and quiet Sunday.

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

missbreezysbox said...

Thank you for the link. I can't go visit. I have to keep myself from potential stories of animal abuse and neglect. I get to upset and then get mad as .... Have a lovely day.

Wesley said...

Skeletor's life story is taking a drastic turn for the positive! He's a very happy dog thanks help from all is friends on the internet!

Big thanks to MaxDog for linking to Skelly's blog!

Have a wonderful day!
We're off to take skelly to the park :)

Lorenza said...

Skelly is a very sweet doggie!
Thankfully he came to the right people who are taking very good care of him.
Kisses and hugs

caboval said...

we will go and take a look! Happy 22nd day!!!!!! Love Joey and Kealani

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

We are so glad his story is making the rounds. Thank you so much for posting about him on your "day off". =)
We are glad that Max is doing well today. All of us here in Tucson think of him EVERYDAY. Even BM comes home from work and says, "How is MAX today?"
Sending warm wishes and licks to all of you today,

Twinkietinydog said...

Glad you posted about Skeletor, this way we got our update ;) Now go enjoy the rest of your day. Mwahs

Anonymous said...

You sure are a good person Caryl. Especially since you were going to abstain from blogging today!

Thanks for all the info about Skelly. We are going to check it out too.

In the mean time...GO and ENJOY the CREW!!!

Go on now!

Hugs, Tessa

sprinkles said...

Thank you for posting this, hopefully the word will get out and Skeletor can get more help.

I used to be afraid of pit bulls too until my neighbor got one. His dog is so incredibly sweet. She just loves to cuddle and always comes over for a pet whenever she sees me.

Thanks also for following my blog. I'm following yours too! :)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

The level of disgust I feel for people who abuse animals cannot be measured - just cannot be measured. The MUST be a special place in HELL for those people.

Max, so happy that you are comfy and resting. I think of you...always.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so glad you posted about poor Skeletor - we found out about him last week and have had him on our blog too. We think he is such a lucky guy to have found such wonderful people willing to help him out!

Jan Mader said...

I'm going over there right now!

Hope you've had a peaceful day, Max! xoxo

Mrs. JP said...

I'm so glad that Skelly has found peeps that will care for him. I don't know how someone who abuses a creature can even sleep at night.
When Corrie and Violet came to us they were in the same condition - Corrie was named after Corrie Ten Boom the holocaust survivor! They are both just so happy to have a home.

Mochi and Mommy said...

Thank you for sharing the link! We will be sure to take a look at it right after this comment.