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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!"
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


MAXDOG's 46th Day of Grace...


(By the way...these are REAL pictures!...no photoshop, no super-imposing etc.
The photos merely appear as if it is an optical illusion .  Just plain ol' MAXMOM's photographic antics! .:))


kks said...

such beautiful doggies!

Paxton said...

Dear MaxDog - every time Mummy and I visit your blog, we stop to admire you swimming in the pool. It just looks so cool! Mummy is very impressed with the quilting star blocks! I admire you lying so quiet whilst your Mummy use you as part of her display LOL

I am happy to know that you are still faring well and doing your usual doggy things. You remain in our prayers. Never give up, dearest Friend!

Paxton & Mummy Shirley

Heather and Ellie said...

Love those pictures! They're amazing eye trickers :)
You're looking good, Max, keep it up!

houndstooth said...

You look very comfy there! I hope somebody gets you a bigger blanket, though!


Sheila and Bob said...

Keep Going Max.........you are being prayed for all over the world.

Hamish & Sophie

SuziQCat said...

Love those quilt squares...BTW we gave your blog an award...just stop by and pick it up.


Anonymous said...

It looks like you are both in one of those magic eye puzzle thingies! I luvs it!

Wiggles & Wags,

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! MAX .. more Woofs. Continuing to send you my Golden Healing Thoughts ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

~Kim~ said...

I can't think of a better quilt to curl up with!

I'm glad that all is well in your corner of the world and Toffee is on the mend! We continue to send prayers and positive energy in your direction!

Priscilla said...

MaxMom did a pretty good job making you look like an optical illusion :)

Madi and Mom said...

Happy 46th day of Grace Max....
what a beautiful post with the star quilt superimposed over you.....Good Job Mom!!!
Madi and Mom

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Love your scrappy stars, Caryl. They compliment Max and Tammy beautifully. Hope you will post a picture of the finished quilt. Glad to hear that Max is still doing well.

Tucker Daisy and Heidi

TK said...

Psssst Max, you might wants to get up before Maxmom starts stitching those squares together. You might become the warmest blanket Ever!
I'm so glad to see you are doing well!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Max! I think Mum is trying to tell woo something, but I am not sure what, they are hard to figure out sometimes, maybe she needs a shredder for all of those blocks??
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Sam said...

I wondered! Hope you have another wonderful day, Max!


The OP Pack said...

Oh, that is going to be one beautiful quilt when it is done. Our Mom would love to know how to do quilting. The squares are very nice decorations for the pups - all stars in our eyes:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Andrea said...

Beautiful quilt pieces and beautiful Maxx! Hope you are doing well, Maxx. Thinking about both you and Mom.
Blessings, andrea

KB said...

Max - You're a saint. My dogs would never lie still for such a thing! In fact, my younger one, R, would have shredded all of them in the blink of an eye.

I initially thought that it was photoshopped but then I saw the shadows of the squares - and I realized that it was real.

Here's to you MaxDog!

Dory and the Mama said...

What patient pups you 2 are!

What a great picture! I had to look twice and still almost missed Max in the second shot!

Ms. ~K said...

Oh Max Mom, You are so clever!
And Tammy and Max are beautiful!
Hugs and belly rubs to all,

Scout and Freyja said...

Just goes to show you - a nap is MUCH more imPAWtant than your public persona when you need a snooze!

Stella said...

The blue and white quilt is one of my Mom's favorites . . .beautiful.

Those are beautiful pups too that you talked into posing for you.

Happy 46th day of Grace, Max, and wishes for many, many more!


brooke said...

Maxdog you're camoflaged! I barely noticed you under all those quilting squares!

Mrs. JP said...

I've been wondering who does the quilting in the ones I've seen in the pictures. It's YOU and poor MAX has to model the pictures for you. He does make a good backdrop. Love, love, love those squares. Make sure we see it when it's all together.

Jacqueline said...

Max, you and Tammy are wonderful babies to indulge your Mom's photography props so well!...Blessings and love.

Anna the GSD said...

Wow, I had to look real hard to find you guys! What a great optical illusion!

How did no one take a square and run off with it?? I'm impressed!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Those are very cool! Have a wonderful day everyone - happy 46th day of grace for Max!!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Moms, they are so silly, aren't they?

Maggie and Mitch said...

It looks like your mom has a project that needs doing too! What a beautiful quilt this will be!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Miss Muddy Paws said...

great pictures!

Pibble said...

It's a Max and Tammy quilt - I'd happily snuggle with that!

Mack and Mia said...

Wow Maxdog, I'm so impressed. I totally woulda shred em up, tore em up, slobbered on em, waved em, tugged em, and a ton of other things.

We love your gentle soul Maxdog! Keep resting well dear friend! You look so good, we are always thinking about you and your momma!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

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

Where do I paw an order fur a GReat looking khwilt like THAT?!?


Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt! Doggie hairs included. BOL!

Shannon and the Gang

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Lotsa smoochies from us two!

Anonymous said...

I love the photos. Both of those dogs are so Beautiful. I can just look at their faces and see what wonderful spirits they have.

Thank you for the prayers for Bunny our lil old lady. Thats what I call her. She will be 17years old next month.

Anonymous said...

OMD that is Fantastic looking!

Hugs, Tessa

Ginger Jasper said...

Just had my daily Max fix and it has des its usual and made me smile.. Lovely pictures.. Hugs GJ xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Beautiful dogs amidst a sea of lovely stars. So fitting.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Piappies World said...

Hello there Max and Tammy!

Such great work of art! You both did a good job keeping still and allowing to be part of your Mom's masterpiece for today. Is that a quilt she will be making. Mommy loves the print.

We bet you also enjoyed doing that "project" today. Sending our love and prayers your way. We also hope that King Toffee is a-ok.

Love lots!

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

The Life of Riley said...

Dear Max,

You and Tammy really have been given the star treatment by your mom!

Luv and woofs, Riley

sprinkles said...

That's gonna be one beautiful quilt!

I think my little Chico would probably not care if I layed down all those squares on him but Shiver would have run off with them and chewed them up! He's a naughty boy like that.

Cindy Welch said...

Please be sure to post a picture of the final quilt. Some of us pet lovers are quilters too. Love the pictures and the squares.

Twinkietinydog said...

Woof! Way better than photoshop.

Clive said...


We love your 'wordless wednesday' photos!

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

Junior and Orion said...

Help with quilting is always a postitive thing!

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - some quilting for the coming winter, eh? Such patient subjects of your photography. (We would have chewed on a few).

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

What a great great great photos guys!!!
You look sooooooooooo sweet and you are sooo patient!!!!
Sure we would have eated all those papers sheets!!!
Mommy couldn't take a photo of us like yours!!!!!

HAppy happy happy 46th day of grace Max!!!

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Max! That is one gorgeous quilt-to-be! You're doing a great job helping your mom!

Scout and Freyja said...

I just took another look at those photos and forgot to ask - so, what are you going to do with those fabric squares? Will you be showing us the final product?

Pibble said...

Hello, Max,

I know I visited earlier, but I wanted to let you know that I've just given you the Golden Cup award!

Come collect it at my blog: http://rescuek9.blogspot.com/

Woofs to you, gorgeous boy!

meowmeowmans said...

So glad you're continuing to do well, Max! :)

Those photos are great. It looks like you and your mommy had a lot of fun with them!

Stay strong, buddy. We love you!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max Dog and family,
Glad that your comfortable and doing so well and that your period of Grace continues to allow you to be with us. The photos are very mesmerizing if a bit hallucinogenic.
We have the good vibe machine on full blast and pointed southeast towards South Africa. We have you always in our hearts and in our prayers because we love you.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Happy Wednesday Max and family!
I hardly notice you in the first pic there!! beautiful camouflage!


Lorenza said...

Happy Wednesday!
You two are so sweet helping your mom with that quilt work!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby's Raiser said...

Aw, Max, we always knew you were a star!

The Musketeers said...

Wow ! What great photos MaxDog !!!!

ocmist said...

Max! We are seeing STARS!!! Still, you and Tammy ARE stars in our books, so I guess this if fitting! All our love and prayers are with you and your family! The CCC