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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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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


(Wordless Wednesday)
With sincere and grateful thanks to the photograper:

Again...my grateful thanks to my dear friends...



There have been no significant changes in Max over the past 24 hours. He is sleeping lots but seems comfortable and contented. He enjoys his chicken/rice/Eukaneuba mix, but it is a slow process and he refuses all other food. BUT there are times when he seems his old self...especially on his walk.

"Carpe Diem!"

With love


Priscilla said...

Hi Max.

I'm glad I came to your blog and I hope that you will get better. Your pictures with your human are so beautiful :) Do enjoy life while you can.

Greetings from Princess Eva

Sam said...

The pictures are beautiful!


~Kim~ said...

Lovely, lovely pictures that don't need any words because they say so much!!
By the way, I LOVE the grass, we are under 3+ feet of snow and I am envious! :-)

Angus said...

The sense of family , love and care come shining straight through in those photos. Max is certainly a fighter - he's looking at his aristocratic best.

ocmist said...

You have a FANTASTIC Photographer friend! These are awesome pictures of our beautiful buddy and the love between you just glows! You are both in our thoughts and prayers constantly! The Country Corgi Crew

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

Thank you for sharing all those wonderful photos. We really like the pool ones! Glad Max is comfortable. Enjoy every moment!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Carpe Diem for sure! You both look very happy! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

The Thundering Herd said...

What beautiful, tender photographs. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

kks said...

absolutely beautiful! i love them all, but esp. the ones of you with your face buried in his fur....ah, such love...
hang in there C...i know how hard this can be...to get a diagnosis and now just having to wait and watch and wonder...keep him eating and comfy and keep doing the things you both love!

Hamish Westie said...

Such beautiful photos. That one of Max whispering in your ear is my very favourite. I wonder what he was saying? I think it was probably "I love you Mum, you are the best".
Cheers, H.

Anya said...

I see so many LOVE here ....

((hugs)) Kareltje =^.^=

Milo and Alfie said...

Those are adorable photos. we so hope yoo will get better Max. Try to enjoy every single day as it comes along. Cancer stinks.

The OP Pack said...

And that love so shines through each photo - mutual and unending love.

Just gorgeous.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful pictures of Max and Mommy...Ann from Zoolatry sent us a Max tag that we will put on our sidebar to honor sweet Max...I will keep you guys in my prayers...Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Martha and Bailey said...

What great photographs - your friend has done an excellent job!
We just loved them. As others have said we can feel the love.
Take care
Martha & Bailey xxx

houndstooth said...

Max, it appears that you and your mom never take a bad picture! Those are lovely! I especially love the second and third ones.


Alasandra said...

What lovely photos of you with your Mom Max. We are purring for you and sincerly hope you have many more days to enjoy with your Mom. ~AFSS

Ina in Alaska said...

wonderful pictures!!! Carpe Diem indeed!! Many licks, wags, and xoxos

Piappies World said...

Hi Max and Max Mom,

The photo session is a winner. Each and every photo overflows with love and joy. Your shot kissing Max Mom, the one where she was trying to tickle your nose with grass and the swimming shot with her are our favorites!

Your constantly in our prayers and our thoughts.

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

Ms. ~K said...

You will cherish these beautiful photos forever. Thank you for sharing this special time between you and Max!
Hugs to you both,

Petey said...

What a pair of supermodels! Thank you so much for sharing those with us, Caryl, the love and warmth come shining through. (Although I'm sure some of our snow-covered friends in the States are envious of those pool shots!)

Your pals,

Jane and Petey


Hi Max,

What a beautiful mommy you have and we love the pictures. They are priceless! We hope you are having a good and restful day.

Riley and Star.

Heather in MN said...

Such beautiful photos. What a wonderful thing for you to have and treasure for years to come.

You and your doggies are in my prayers. It isn't an easy time, but I hope you are comforted by knowing we are all with you in spirit.

Heather in MN (a new follower )

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Beautiful photos you'll be able to treasure forever. Thank you for sharing!

KB said...

The love on both of your faces shines through so strongly. I think that you'll treasure those photos forever.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you are an amazing woman. In your spirit, I'm embracing 'carpe diem' TODAY!

Please send a gentle hug to Max from his cyber buddies.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Max! Your photos of woo are your Mum are priceless works of art! Your spirit and your Mom's shines through each and every one of them!
You are always in our thoughts and prayers!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

MurphyDog said...

beautiful pictures! The love between you and Max is very apparent.

Mom thought to suggest giving him Milk Thistle, if you aren't already. It is a supplement that helps with liver function, and is suppose to work very well. While it most likely wont cure Max, it may help his liver do its job. Something to ask your betterinarian about anyway.

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Hope Max has a wonderful day... you too!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Those are wonderful! You both look so peaceful and relaxed. What a wonderful gift.

Cory said...

Enjoy each and every love filled day!

Purrs from Cory and tail wags from Grete

Joy said...

The first photo made me cry. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos, Caryl.

Samantha said...

Wonderful photos of both of you! What a super photographer friend who caught the epitome of your relationship - sharing love. Thanks for reminding us all to "seize the day."
With Hugs and Love xo
Sammie and family

Anonymous said...

I love all the pictures Caryl! I do think the 2nd one is special, with Max telling you something special. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures with all of us.

Max looks so very good, happy and well just like Max.

Hugs, Tessa and Mom Blu

Benny and Lily said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Sure brought tears to our eyes. Great pictures.
Benny & Lily

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

We love love love your pics together!!!!
You and your mommy look soooo happy and we can see through your eyes and your smiles how much love you feel for eachother!!!!
We're crying.....for happyness and sadness too.....
Max is OUR MAX in those photos!!!!!!
We love your smiles in the third pic and our preferred is the 10th pic!!
You have touched our hearts again!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Carpe diem.....

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, aren't you so thankful for those pictures. I love dog smiles. Our Speedbump smiles just like Max.
Carpe Diem....you are in our prayers.

dewdana said...

Max, you did a great job for the puparazzi! You are so handsome that it must be hard to get a bad photo of you but those are truly awesome. So grateful to hear that you had another 'uneventful' day and are appreciating them to their fullest!
thanks for sharing :-)
Moose + Dana

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Great photos! We love them!
This is going to be tough to say: we are glad that you are taking all these pictures together and inspired all of us to do it. Because when that day comes(not just for you but for all of us, that one day), we'll be able to look back and smile(and cry) and not regret that we didn't do any of this.

YD & the girls.

Twinkietinydog said...

All the family portraits are glowing, and I don't mean the lighting. Thank you for the update too. Good news, good day, and Max gets to eat his favorite food. Sorry to be a pest, but if he's low on energy, see if you can find something similar to Nutrical. Some high calorie paste that can give him more energy. He should even have more of an appetite.
Feel free to ignore this. We're not doctors. We're friends and friends sometimes offer medical advice. It's universal.
Our love to the family,

Chester said...

I'm glad that Max is having good days. I agree with Twinkytinydog that there is a glow and not just the sunlight. They made me teary. Very precious memories are being made here. I hope Max continues to be comfortable for as long as possible.

Big hugs to all!
Chester's Mom ;0=)

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Max and Caryl, thank you for sharing these precious photos with us! The love you two share speaks volumes, especially the very first photo... it just melts my heart!

Much love,
Kathleen and Cloud

Sierra Rose said...

Hearts of joy over here! Such sweet photos, and great light!
So glad to hear Max is doing ok...sweet kisses to you my friend.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

caspersmom said...

Max is one beautiful dog. These pictures are also beautiful. I was just notified of your really nice blog by a friend of mine in the catblogosphere. I'm glad to hear Max is resting peacfully. I pray a miracle will happen. God Bless.

TwoSpecialWires said...

You will treasure those pictures forever. They are truly wonderful. It's good for all of us to see you so full of love and so appreciative of your relationship. Enjoy every moment.

With you always on our minds and in our hearts,
Jake and Fergi, Sally and Nina

Junior and Orion said...

What a lovely bunch of photos! We are so glad you had them done. Meowm says she would have been crying in everyone of them, if she was in your place.

She has decided to try to get some pictures of us together. We are not so sure about that....the flashybox thing AND her holding us at the same time.....we may not be able to deal with it. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Those are beautiful photos, thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Elizabeth & Luna

Rachel said...

Sweet Max! There is no greater love than what dogs give their people. Prayers from America!

Dory and the Mama said...

What beautiful shots!!


Augie and Ti's mom said...

Beautiful pictures! We hope you get well soon, dear Max.

Wild Dingo said...

Oh My DAWG! Awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these shots. they're so beautiful. some candid, some posed. just stunning. the green, the blue. max's gorgeous hunky self... it's working for me!

i'm going to do mine soon too!
wags and wiggles,
wild dingo

Joe Stains said...

The photos turned out absolutely fabulous buddy!! I am so glad you got to do this!

Josie said...

Those photos are the best EVER! The capture the love between you and Max so well. I love the cuteness in everyone's (dog's) eyes. Captured forever. Thanks for checking out my blog. So nice to finally meet you. You have a faithful follower in Josie and her mom. (and the pussycats of course). Glad you are "stable" and it shows. You Rock! Much Love. Woof Soon.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What wonderful pictures of you and your mom, Max! They're all just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

My mom is making lots of THOSE faces as she looks at the pawesome pikhs!

Thanks fur sharing them with us!


Hoover said...

Hey Max,

Those photos made the human say Awww.

You look good my man! Just enjoy yourself.

Hoover BPD

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear Max...we see you enjoying life to its fullest...

You are teaching us, dear boy...

We're walking this journey with ya...

Love and kisses,

Scruffy, Laciegirlie and Stanny

Blue said...

I have only just met Max, through JD and Max's blog, I am so sorry to hear that he is ill, I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. I hope things work out for you.
The pictures are wonderful.

Gill - That British Woman said...

such happiness in those photos....hope you feel better soon...

Gill in Canada

Clive said...


Those are the most wonderful photos of you and Max. Photos to treasure forever!

We love them all but particularly the pool photos.

love from your pals
Clive and the NSLM

sprinkles said...

I love these pictures! You can definitely see the love you and Max have for each other!

My favorites are #2 and 5.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures you have. I just love Max. He is such a handsome fellow.

Continue to make nice memories.

Hope Max stays the course for a very long time.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Fanatastic glimpses into a relationship of sharing and loving. No words needed; your faces say it all.

Life With Dogs said...

So touching - I've no doubt you'll treasure these for a lifetime...

Whimpurr said...

I am new to the Dog Blogging World and want you to know that I am sending prayers for your beautiful boy! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous ... what a blessing to have them! We have a post with some of our doggies with our Mom (Whimpurr) if you'd like to meet us too! http://kissedbyadog.blogspot.com/2010/02/dog-days-of-winter.html

Harry Spotter said...

Hi Max, we are just checking in to see how you are doing. You are one handsome woofie and we are saying lots of purrs and prayers for you. Do what the docs tell you, get plenty of rest and love from mommy. purrs and prayers from Spot and Fiona.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh these are such wonderful pictures of you with Max! It is so good that you are able to enjoy your time with him so much. A lot of people would dwell so much on the bad that they would miss the good - you are doing the right thing by enjoying all the good times with him you can!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So many beautiful photos.
And so many memories.
thank you for taking the time to share with all of us.

Lorenza said...

All your pictures togehter are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing them!
Glad to know Max is comfy and enjoying his walkies!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Deborah said...

I love the pictures! I'm so glad Max is hanging in there! The pictures are beautiful and they show your love you have for him and his love for you.
xxoo Deborah

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max and mom!
Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! You live Maxx! Live to the fullest! Thanks for being such an inspiration to us pups and humans!


the booker man said...

hi max and mom!
what a sweet boy max is, and your pictures together are beautiful. we are glad to hear that max is comfortable and content.
*woofs and hugs*
the booker man and his mama

meowmeowmans said...

I'm so glad you're getting to spend so much special time together. These are such beautiful photos.

Purrs and prayers,

Your friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer LIfe

Emma Rose said...

Oh Max! Those are the most BEAUTIFUL pictures ever! Thank you for sharing them with us.
We love you.

Emma Rose

The Bumpass Hounds said...

These are beautiful memories being made that will be cherished. What a tremendous idea that you have brought forward. The love between the two of you is vividly evident in this photo set. We are holding Maxdog in our prayers and holding both of you in our hearts. We wish you both many more good peaceful days together.

Olive said...

Awww...those pictures are amazing. I need to do that with my mom. Max, you look great ...a million hugs for you today.

Licks from me!

Olive :)

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Those pictures are sooooooo beautiful! What wonderful memories! I am sorry I have not been to visit in a while but you are in my thoughts. Sending licks and so much love!

Lacy said...

woofs, nice to c ur smilin fAce...wonderfull piksures..love the one wiff ur mama kissin ur head...me is still praying fur a miracle..

b safe,

Bae Bae said...

You sure look very handsome in the photos Max. :)

~ Bae

Cocorue said...

dear Max & Caryl,
these are truly precious memories and TQ for reminding us how important it is to treasure these memories

much love,
coco & lilian

Scout and Freyja said...

Time is our enemy when we love, yes, time is our enemy. I am so deeply affected by your deep and sincere love for Maxx and his love for you. When we fall in love with our puppies we know all too well that the time will come when we will walk a road with them that will end in our immense emotional pain.

I've been where you are and I will be there again, probably sooner than I would like. Please know that my heart is wrapped around you and Maxx now and until you need it no more.

Scout and Freyja said...

Momma just wanted us to drop by again to let you know that we are honoring the love you and Max have for each other on our blog today. After all, it's about the love, isn't it - all of it - it's about the love.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We love your pictures. We are sending our prayers your way.

Sally said...

What wonderful photos! Sending lots of terrier zen - and big licks
Sally and Paddy

Dream Valley Ranch said...

What a beautiful series of photos...you look blissfully in the moment with Max. Sigh...sending you and your crew a huge hug!

Nika + PARKER said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!!! Max is sooo handsome! You are both truly inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!!