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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


MAXDOG here...

Hello there everybody!
It's me...MAXDOG!
and I've reached the big
Yes, we are all thankful...this is my 60th day of Grace!!!
Who would have believed, on the 6th February this year, when they told me I only had a week or two left to live, that I would still be here!
Mom says that it is a miracle and that she is very thankful for each extra day granted to me!
Thank you for all your continuous prayers, uplifting thoughts and messages of support!

But yes, I'm not feeling that well nowadays. I sleep most of the time and generally don't like my food. Mom says too that she is struggling to get decent pictures of me...well I'm not sure I believe her!?!

On the positive side though, I am still fairly comfortable and pain free.
The evening walk is certainly my highlight and since I don't like Dog food any more, I've taken to sneaking some of the human food...
'husky pancakes are the best!'

Now, I must tell you that we have a VERY determined Veterinay student in our midst!!!
Don't you think this photo speaks for itself in highlighting her tenacity?...

Yes, Miss "R" had her wisdom teeth out yesterday, so now she has to study even harder to get more wisdom. I am sure that it will benefit all us doggies in the end! (the studying that is!).
Go Miss "R"!!!

I'm a little uncertain of one of the little figurines which she has collected to inspire her.
The size of that 'injection' simply curdles my saliva! (uh...drool!)...

Yep, that is supposed to be a small doggie on the 'examining' table...Yikes!!!
(Mom however thinks this is a splendid figurine!.humph...humans!)

Anyway, I still enjoy the odd stroll to check out my garden...

TAMMY simply stares at me!
Check out that puffed up mouth...what could she be thinking?

...Our moonflower is still blooming sweetly...
...and the bees are still buzzing around it!...

Yep, TAMMY, you are still the best girlfriend ever....!

As for me...
I think it is time for another snooze!

Wishing you all a Wonderful Wednesday!


Sam said...

Hey Max! We agree with you - that shot gave us the shivers! We are glad to see you out and about in your garden, and don't believe any bad pictures could be taken of you. We are sending you and your family lots of hugs!


kks said...

maxdog looks very content....60 days! how wonderful!
miss r made it through her procedure....poor thing, and studying all the while! what a determined young lady!!
hugs to all...i loved t's puffed up lips...so cute!

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Day 60! We think you deserve the human food you are sneaking and think Tammy wonders how good it all tastes (but know she does not begrudge you the snacks). Glad Miss R came through the procedure well.

Priscilla said...

Tammy really IS the best girlfriend ever. You're so lucky to have her.
We're so glad you reached your HUGE 60th milestone. You're doing so well, Max, don't give up, ok? We're all here for you.

The Life of Riley said...

Congratulatons on your 60th day of grace. Even though you are sleeping more and changing your diet I think you’re still looking wonderful. In fact in the first photo in this post you look so like the image of you in your Maxterpiece with your lovely eyes and smile. There is even a certain symmetry in how today’s first photo and the painting appear to be almost mirrored beside each other!


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

Hey Max. It would be so great if you could come up and share spring with all of us. That's only a dream, but one day, we will all enjoy spring together. That's a promise!

Woofs, Purrs and hugs,
Tommy, all The Chans, and #1

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Max and happy 60th day of grace!!! Pancakes are very nutritional...they have milk and eggs in them!!!:-) Rest well sweet friend and we hope Ms. R is doing well after her oral surgery,
Madi and Mom

~Kim~ said...

Happy 60th day Maxdog!! You are still looking just as handsome and regal as ever, you even eclipse the equisite Moonflower!

Petey said...

Hey Maxman! Here's to another 60! I find it hard to believe you don't want to eat, when I want to eat all the time. Maybe you need some more treats. perhaps a little bowl of ice cream for breakfast? I know I'd never turn my nose up at ice cream (or yogurt or...).

Enjoy that nice green grass and smelling the flowers!

Your pal,


Ina in Alaska said...

Such sweet dreamers on their duvets! Very cozy. Maxmom, if I were to "come back" as a doggie, I would want to live with you! Love Miss R's inspirational art piece! Very interesting! Also, in the post below, LOVE the aloe plant art. Amazing! xoxoxo

Sheila and Bob said...

Hi Max & Mom;
We are so happy that you have reached # 60. God has a plan and he doesn't go by arbitrary dates. You just keep stacking up those days and those pancakes.
We love fruit, especially cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas, well actually you name it, and we love it BOL.
Glad Miss R is on the road to recovery and getting all her wisdom back.
It is so nice to see photos of you and Tammy, Ah Golden's in love, doesn't get any better than that.
You take care Max, keep putting one paw in front of the other and keep doing what your doing and those days of grace will continue to mount.
We love you and are praying so hard for you.
Your Friends,

Hamish & Rescue Sophie

KB said...

So happy that MaxDog is still chugging along and not in pain. You've been blessed with these days and an uplifting attitude.

Miss R sure is dedicated! That needle is probably like the one that they used on Miss R for her "wisdom extraction" - unless she had general anaesthesia. Hope that she recovers fast!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max Dog and family,
What a wonderful, if unexpected, day. It wasn't yet your time to depart from us. Your time well come when it comes just as it does for all of us, peeps and pets. You should be enjoy stuff like pancakes and whatever else you want. When Chance was getting ready to go to The Bridge he got to have steak and potatoes and liver and rice. he made frequent trips to McDonald's for cheeseburgers and french fries. He had a GReat two months of Grace; we all miss him but especially our dad. Dad always says that there is plenty of love to go around and that we can all share in it, but Chance and dad had a special bond that is difficult to explain. Dad is always caring to all of us but Chance just seemed to be a bit more special. So we know how Ms. Caryl feels about her beloved Max Dog. Youse guys just take one day at a time. We are praying for our friends in South Africa, praying for continued Grace and a peaceful departure but only when it is meant to be. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts. We love you all, even if from afar.

Andrea said...

Continuing to pray for Maxx!

Rachel said...

Max, we too are grateful for every new day with you too. Take it easy sweet buddy.

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi Yah Max! That wee figurine of the small doglet looks suspiciously like a wee Scottie! Short stubbie leggies and large head. Looks like an OUCHIE sharp tooth attack too!

Hugs n sniffes all about,


Sammy and Andy said...

Keep on keeping on, Max!!!!!!!!!! We are purring for you. xxxxxxxx

The Army of Four said...

Great garden tour, Max! Your flowers are lovely and it was great to see you and Tammy!!!
Please give your vet student a lick on the nose for us! We hope she feels better quickly!
Tail wags,

houndstooth said...

That shot! I'm going to have nightmares!

Perhaps you should tell your mom that she should just let you eat whatever you please! I mean, sixty days of grace deserves some special considerations if you ask me! Tell her you'd like steak and ice cream for your meals. I mean, it can't hurt to ask, right?


Maggie and Mitch said...

hummmmmmmm, we're not sure about that artsy figurine. It looks kinda painful to us!
Mom is just loving your beautiful moonflower!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

What a hectic 12 months you've had. Glad the tooth extraction went well. Sorry to hear Max is not on form. We take comfort in the fact that the two songs seem to be going out of vogue! Sanity restored? There are so many folks following events and thinking of you !

Mack and Mia said...

Bad pictures of WOOO....Are you kidding...That is impossible!

You are always in our thoughts Max...He is to another 60 days of grace, dear friend!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Mack and Mia said...

Here* sorry for the typo. mom has fat fingers. tee-hee.

Mack and Mia

brooke said...

60 days! Max we are loving every additional day of grace you have! And if pancakes make you feel like eating, pancakes it should be! :)
Hope your human sister feels better soon! Wisdom teeth extraction is the worst!

TK said...

Max, you are truly remarkable sweety! We are amazed at your will. All for the love of the pack, no doubt.
You have become very dear to us, and we continue to purr fur you.
TK, Squashies, TK Mommy

Stella said...

Happy 60th Day of Grace, Max! That is an excellent milestone, would you say!

We will gladly keep counting for you Max!

Hooray for Miss R getting her dental matters done!


Anonymous said...

Hi you handsome Maxdog! Happy number 60 days of Grace! Cuz I'm kinda new to blogging, I didn't know they only gaves you a week or two. Ha! You sure showed them!

I'm glad Miss R is so very determined to help doggies. And I'm pretty sure that little statue thingie is to scale. At least that's how big those shots look to me!

Wiggles & Wags,

kissa-bull said...

oh sweet baby maxdog
we still continue to light a candle for you
we wish you many more 60th days of grace so we can continue to gaze at your bewootiful self
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

the booker man said...

happy day 60, mr. max! you enjoy all the pancakes and snoozin' and garden strollin' that you want!! i think your pictures are totally awesome as usual!
the booker man

Piappies World said...

Hmmm... it's impossible to have a bad photo of you.

Happy 60th day, Max! We are delighted the you have reached yet another milestone. We continue to keep our paws crossed for you.

Do send our good wishes to Miss R. The metal statue is really cool. And by the way, Mommy really likes the moonflower and hopes our Mama can find one here for our garden.

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

ps: We would like you to meet the new additions to our world in our next post --- we have a surprise for you.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sounds like yoo had anovver great day Max.
More healing purrs for yoo from us.

Anonymous said...

Oh MaxDog! We are so very Thrilled that you have reached your 60th Day of Grace! We wish you at least 360 more!

Glad that you like "Husky Pancakes", not sure what they are but people food is best! Whatever you want to eat, as long as you EAT!

We hope that Miss R will be out of the hospital soon. Her wisdom teeth must have been very impacted to be hospitalized. Here in the states you just go to the Dentist and they yank them out and send you home. Yuck!

Mom just LOVES Miss R's figurine of the Vet! How ingenious it is how it was put together. Amazing.

The garden is still beautiful though!

I think Tammy knows that your sick Max and she does not know what to do for you.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Hugs and Kisses, Tessa

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

Let's hear it fur 60!

We've been here with our paws out fur woo!

Hope the tooth extrakhtion went well -


The OP Pack said...

We just know that Miss "R" is going to make a pawesome veterinarian. She is a good hard worker.

We also think Tammy is thinking about how happy she is to have all these days of grace with her best bud MaxDog.

Happy Snoozing, Max.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jacqueline said...

Hi, Max, I'm glad to hear you are hanging in there pain free and still enjoying some food and your walks; the simple pleasures in life are really the best...Glad to hear Miss R's surgery is over...Kisses and hugs to you, Max, blessings and love always.

Mrs. JP said...

Good for Miss "R". We're glad she came thru that ordeal well. I think she's trying to hide behind that book!!!
Maxi, I think Tammy is giving you her "concerned for my friend look" in that picture. We all love you and your family.
p.s. ask mom for cheese cubes, i bet she'll give you one.

Ginger Jasper said...

60 days is brilliant.. Keep going my woofie friend.. I like the little figure quite quirky..I bet we have a first class vet in the making.. HUgs GJ xx

Homer said...

You are looking good Max! Booti-ful as always!

Lots of love from Italy,

Mochi and Mommy said...

Happy 60th day! Pancakes sound yummy! :)

I'm glad Miss R is doing well!

What beautiful pictures of your flowers! I love the pics of you and Tammy! :)


Anonymous said...

Glad Ms. R is doing well. Again as always I just love the pictures of Max. His eyes are just so beautiful and full of grace. I so glad he was given another day of grace. It is a miracle.But keep in mind when I start saying my prayers at nite you and Max are first on my list. God is blessing you with these last wonderful days. Only the Lord and Max know how much time you need to get through this difficult time. That sweet dog is living on Love and Prayers right now. Thanks for your concern about my accident.Today was a better day.Im going to Chiropractor friday. Hes really good too....We Love You Guys, Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

NanaNor's said...

Hey Max, You keep fighting o.k. As for sleeping alot, man you are so handsome that you need your beauty sleep. I am so thankful you've hung in there and surpassed the initial time frame. Boy, I'd ship you pancakes if I thought it would help. Big hugs to you today.
Noreen and Reggie too.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Darling Max, our momma is so happy to see you today. We think that you should hold out for as many pancakes as your momma and dadda can carry back from the market!

Something is supposed to happen tonight here in Michigan that we know your momma would love to see - we are going to get about 2 inches of snow...sigh. Momma isn't all that pleased but she knew that an early spring up here is full of uncertainty☺ We will ask momma to take a photo of it to send to you - right next to the pretty daffodil that will need a coat and hat to keep warm☺

Max, we are keeping you close to our ♥s in prayer and tender thoughts. We want you to know that you are our hero and that we l♥ve you furry and furry much.

Mr Koda MD said...

Taking time out to smell the flowers! Brilliant!

Schnoozles are excellent as are snoozes. Happy dreaming Max!

Koda MD

PS what an odd figurine, that needle is ginormous! Poor metal doggy!

Benny and Lily said...

You keep chuggin along Max boy...poor human..no more teeth
nitey nite
Benny & Lily

sprinkles said...

I'm so proud of you for making it to 60 days grace! I'm sure it's not easy on you. Keeping my fingers crossed for another 60!

Glad Miss R. made it through her surgery ok. I was looking at her reading that book thinking, "Why does it look like she's wearing a hospital gown?" when it occurred to me that she just had her wisdom teeth removed. Duh!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 60th Day of Grace, Maxdog. Keep on chugging along, buddy. We love you!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

You look so very pawesome Max!
Happy 60th day of grace!


Lorenza said...

I have never seen a bad picture of you!
Glad Miss "R" is doing well after the wisdom teeth issue!
You are in our prayers everyday!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Sheryl said...

Max Dog.....what can I say. You and your mom are very strong and blessed. I don't always comment but I am trying to keep up with you.

praying for you in the U.S.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw, Max - it IS a miracle! A wonderful miracle but I am sure it is also because you are a fighter and have the wonderful love & support of your family.

And what does your human mean she's not able to get nice photos??!! All your photos are always gorgeous!

please forgive me if I haven't commented much lately - my human is very busy and she is also suffering again from her RSI so has to rest her hands from typing as much as possible (since she has to do so much of it in her work) - but although I don't always leave comments, I always keep up with all your posts and am so happy to see you still enjoying your walks and looking happy. And of course, we are always keeping you in our thoughts. (BY the way, my human LOVED the post about the wedding recently!)

Honey the Great Dane

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Max!
Happy 60th Day of Grace to you!!
Here's hoping more good days to come!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Max
Happy Day 60 of Grace.
We loved seeing Miss R - all perked up reading her book- and we love the sweet pics of you and Tammy.
Your face has a glow of peace Max- the peace that you have given to the world.
Every photo of you is kissable
love to you

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

It's so nice to see you enjoying your garden, Max. You eat as much human food as you want. When my brother Benny was getting ready to go to the Bridge, mom even let him have a little bit of pizza!

We love you!
Cloud and his mom