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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:

* 'LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX: click HERE
*MAXDOG'S FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: click HERE
* 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

Saturday, February 27, 2010

LIFE ACCORDING TO MAX...

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXDOG here...

The picture above depicts that

LIFE IS ABOUT...

WISDOM!

---xXx---


Dear Friends

I am contemplative today, so I would like to share with you what we,

THE MAXDOG PACK,

think life is all about.

(These are old pictures, but I'm sure you'll get the idea)

But our lives have also been about (In no particular order):

WORKING...


OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN ABOUT...

SHELTER AND PROTECTION...

...SAYING: "THANK YOU!"...

...RESTRAINT...

...AND MORE RESTRAINT...

IT'S ABOUT MAKING PUPPIES...
(2004?)
LIFE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN ABOUT PLAYING...

...AND MORE PLAYING...

...AND EVEN MORE PLAYING...

IT'S ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS...


IT'S ABOUT LEARNING...


...AND HEALTH...


IT'S ABOUT GENTLENESS...


...AND HAVING FUN!...

IT'S ABOUT RECEIVING LOVE AND GIVING LOVE...

IT'S ABOUT BEING OBEDIENT...

OF COURSE IT'S ABOUT FOOD!...


IT'S ABOUT FAITH, PHILOSOPHY AND THINKING...


IT'S ABOUT EXPLORING NEW THINGS...

IT'S ABOUT EXERCISING...

IT'S ABOUT WELCOMING FRIENDS ...

HOWEVER AT THIS MOMENT IN MY OWN LIFE IT IS MOSTLY ABOUT...
SLEEPING AND RESTING...



MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LIFE AN SEIZE THE DAY!

"CARPE DIEM!"

Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

---xXx---

DEAR READERS: PLEASE NOTE:
I will be taking a rest from blogging tomorrow and will be back with you all on Monday.
Enjoy your weekend! Love from all of us here in South Africa.



51 comments:

Priscilla said...

Hi Max. I believe that's what life is about too. What a journey you have taken all of us through. We'll be waiting for your next post on Monday. Have a great lazy sunday :)

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Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow Max, This was a super duper tutorial on life. Thank you so much for the accompanying photos too. If you were in class we'd give you an A+!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Angus said...

That philosophy of life pretty much covers all the bases. You could call it a life worth living.

kks said...

we can learn a lot about living from our dogs!
xoxo

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

Truly good lives, full of meaning and richness and love.

Have a good Sunday, max and family.

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs
The Poupounette Gang

Mango said...

All those things for sure. Great post, my friend.

Slobbers,
Mango

BRUTUS said...

I think you certainly covered it all there, Max!! Great post :)

Michelle & Brutus

Piappies World said...

Hello Max,

Thank you for that lovely post. We are a pretty young pack and we are inspired by how well you are living your years.

Have a good weekend and we'll see ya when you get back on Monday.

Prayers and love to you and your family!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Farley said...

My favorite post ever, you are so right Max. Excellent reminders for all of us.

dewdana said...

So much restraint is demanded of good doggie for sure and what good doggie you all are. Very nice post. Have a wonderful Sunday and see you Monday!

The OP Pack said...

You have lived a wonderful and love-filled life, Max. Thanks for sharing along with the rest of your pack all your wisdom about life. Please rest well and we will see you on Monday.

Woos and hugs, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Except for the making puppies, we have experienced all of those things and so agree! Great post. Enjoy your weekend.

houndstooth said...

Max, we agree with your philosophy on life! Enjoy your day of rest with your mom!

Bunny

Anya said...

Max we love your shots
all soooooooo CUTE :-)
Have a relaxing weekend Max ....

((hugs )) Kareltje =^.^=

Jacqueline said...

You guys have a great outlook on life and living in the moment...I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing weekend together filled with love and happiness in each moment shared.

KB said...

Max,

I agree whole-heartedly with your ideas on what life is all about. You're part of a wonderful and loving family, who knows what's important.

BTW, my dog R says that he would've gone for that pizza!

Who had puppies? Was it Tammy? Or were you the dad before Tammy's time?

Enjoy your Sunday! Carpe Diem!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Max, spend time with your family and your 'girls' this weekend. Enjoy their love and hopefully some sunshine. You, dear friend, will remain held close to my heart.♥

RILEY AND STAR said...

Dear Max,

We loved your thoughts and wisdom and you are so right!

Have a restful weekend.

We love you pal,
Riley and Star.

Ms. ~K said...

Max, Thank you for reminding us about the important things in life...We can't sweat the small stuff, eh?
Hugs to you all,
~K

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Thank you for bringing us through the memories of your life, Max. It's beautiful.

Love,
Shannon and the Gang

Hero said...

What a beautiful reflection on all the little things that give meaning to our lives. Thanks for sharing this thoughtful post with us, Max.

Mrs. JP said...

What a good post. You've been blessed and a blessing to so many.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful post! Have a nice weekend!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

We khan always khount on woo to show us even more than we thought we knew!

Enjoy your day 'off' -

Hugz&Khysses 'til Monday,
Khyra

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely post, pictures and message! Have a lovely and well deserved rest. xoxo

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Max be strong and rest well. You speak words of wisdom.
Sally Ann

JC said...

What a Grand life you have had.
(You remind me so much of my beloved Sandra Dee. She past away at the very old age .. for a big dog .. of 14. And even at that age, I was shocked when it happened)

Twinkietinydog said...

Thank you for sharing the wisdom. Great post. :) Now go seize the day yourself and have a wonderful day off. Enjoy and we'll see you when you get back.
Twink!

McGillicutty said...

Great Post Max, me man! That is life, and life is good! Restraint and obedience being me least favorite part!

Irish Love,
McG

Melody said...

What a great post Max. You are such a smart dog. I can see you are living the most wonderful life. You can do tricks,you're loving to your family and your so,so smart.

You are Max the dog. You are one of a kind. You are so special to all of your followers. You rest and get plenty of sleep. You have been Blessed with such a loving family.

Us kitties out here. We don't have many doggie friends but we sure do Love You.
Paws & Whiskers
Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Max....I don't know many humans who have live life to the fullest as you have sweet, beautiful friend. While out and about today, I looked across from where I was snappy pictures....lo and behold dear Max I thought it was you. But no it was your twin who lives here in Raleigh, NC.
I said to my husband that looks just like Max Dog IN S.A. He was happily standing in his yard wagging is beautiful fluffy tail with that million dollar Golden smile on is face. Max dear I smiled back at him with thoughts of you.
Madi and Mom

Clive said...

Max

You said it all there and more!

Have a lovely restful Sunday and looking forward to hearing from you on Monday.

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

ps-just wondering if our little package ever arrived over to you - we sent it well over two weeks ago! Maybe we need to ring the Post Office here again on Monday!

Deborah said...

That was nice! Have a nice weekend :)

Asta said...

Max Deew fWiend
Thank you fow youw wondewful advice..I will seize each day and think of you while doing it. I think you have made the most of youw bootiful life..given and gotten love It's the best life possible..I whs it was nevew ending, but we all know that's not how it goes. Even now, you awe making the best of it.. snoozing peacefully and being the calm in ouw heawts
thank you
smoochie kisses
ASTa

sprinkles said...

I've always wondered what the meaning of life is and you've explained it to me clearly!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max,
Your posted philosophy of life shows just what a wise sage your are. You covered the entire scope of what is involved in living life to its' fullest. You have shared your most valued life experiences. We hope that y'all have a very restful Sunday; you need your rest. We hold you close in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. We wish you many more days of Grace. We love you.
- TBH&K

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Max! This is just the most wonderful, wonderful post! We loved it. You should publish a book - even just a simple picture book - with these photos & captions. It would be a lovely legacy & memory of you.

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Charlie said...

Or, as my mom says, "Carpe Dogem" -- seize the dog!! :)

- Charlie

caboval said...

Oh Max what a great post! Youre an inspiration! We love you so much!!!! Hugs, Joey and Kealani

kissa-bull said...

oh we thanks you so much for sharing your wisdomness wiff us
we feel much smarter already
we send you as always EXTRA sugary pibble kisshes from us
the houston pittie pack

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max! Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing with us about life! Have a great weekend!!

Cheers,
Maxx

Noll's Nip said...

Max you are not only beautiful on the inside and outside, but you are also furry wise! Purrs and hugs.

Jyoti said...

Thanks for continuing to share - it's inspiring. Max certainly can teach us a lot about acceptance.

If Max is in discomfort, there's something simple you can do to ease it for him. (And please disregard this if it goes against anything for you - I just wanted to share from my heart to yours). Rub your hands together and hold them over (above) the area of his distended belly, then move them slowly in counterclockwise circles. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to feel the tumor in his energy field. Clearing the congestion in the energy will relieve some of the pressure.

All good wishes to you and the pack.

Jyoti (Ruby's Mum) in Arizona

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Oh Max you are so beautiful. Hope you are resting well. Thinking of you.

Tessa the Maltese said...

As always Max we just love you post! Hang in there Max!

I agree with Charlie's Mom,

"Carpe Dogem"

Hugs, Tessa

Lorenza said...

Max!
I know your life is full of great things! Thanks for sharing them!
Enjoy your day off from blogging.
We will see you next monday!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Max
You are such a good teacher.
I want to tell you a secret.
When I grow up (and even though I am a little girl) I want to be just like you. I want to have an outlook on life as you do.
I know its all teamwork- but I listen to what you say.
Have a nice family time together.
Please keep telling me your storys.
I will keep snuggled close
love
tweedles

ocmist said...

You know, Max, you and your Mama haven't been the only ones to have had these days of Grace... All of us that read your blog have been so blessed through our journey along this road with you. You have touched ALL of our lives and taught us so many things! No wonder we love you both and continue to do what we can to uplift your spirits for you have become a big part of our hearts, too! Linda and the Corgi Crew

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Max you are such a wise dog! It looks like you and the rest of the pack have had wonderful lives and lived the to the fullest!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dear MaxDog. You covered it all. You covered it well. We have so much to celebrate, to appreciate, to love. About Life.

Thank you for so nicely expressing it all. Here.

Love
Jake and Fergi, Sally and Nina