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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!"
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Sunday, May 9, 2010


MAXDOG here...

A very big "Hello" there to all my friends across the world!!!
I just wanted to wish all the mommies out there...
On this my...
92nd Day of Grace!

When they told Mom 3 months ago that there was no more hope for me,
she would have never thought that I'd still be here today...
celebrating the day with all the mothers in the world.

Although my TAMMY-GIRL has never been a mother herself,
she is most definitely the canine mother of my pack...

So happy mothers day to my TAMMY-GIRL too!
You all know how special she is to me and she wrote a beautiful poem for me too - which is on Maxmom's other blog. If you want, you can read it ...
 She has been such a comfort to me in my up-and-down days and stays by my side most of the time...

TOFFEE-DOG is a law unto himself however...

But my TAMMY has been just wonderful!
Mom has been delighted, because there have been fleeting moments where I have offered to play with her...from my lying down position...

She also sits and waits with me by the kitchen door...
to help me remind Maxmom that it is time for our evening walk...

Other times, when I'm not in the mood to play, she'll simply do her own thing...

Maxmom says that it is very difficult to get me to eat things.  She has had to be extremely creative in the things she offers me, because most things I'll flatly refuse. My latest trick is to refuse all food until after 9pm at night...then I'll go without for the next 24hours.  My favourite things, however, are 'pancakes', so whilst I like them, she says she'll make them...

(Did you notice "Murray's" St. Francis statuette that watches over all my activities?)
Yes, I really do enjoy pancakes...

...and I like keeping an eye out on Maxmom...

...While TAMMY-GIRL keeps an eye out on me...

So to all the mommies
(especially the mommies of my fur-buddies),
here are some special flowers
FOR YOU!!!...

If you don't know, ...
these are our
(Our national flower!)
With lotsalicks from all of us



Martha and Bailey said...

Happy Mother's Day! Lovely pics of all the dogs today and thanks for the update on Max.
We are glad he continues to enjoy life.
Thank you so much for the wonderful flower picture - stunning!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Piappies World said...

Happy Mother's Day to Tammy and to Maxdog Mom!

She has become an inspiration to so many furry bloggers including our very own Mommy. Thank you for the flowers =)

Congratulations on your 92nd day of Grace and we are with you and your family every step of the way.

From your piappies friends,
-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Priscilla said...

Happy Mother's day!
I think Maxmom is the most amazing mother of all! What she does for your pack is amazing!
We're so glad you're still fit and happy, Max!!

Pibble said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love how Tammy watches over Max (and all the others). I also love that Max loves pancakes. A man after my own heart... :)

The Thundering Herd said...

If pancakes are what you like - then you get them. That is how you know you have such a great hu-mom. Happy Mother's Day.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Jake of Florida said...

Our mom wasn't a mom until she married dogdad -- and then she became the mom to two wonderful grown children: John, now a college music director, and Stephanie, a creative sciene lab teacher.

And then she got us -- which really brought out all her mom skills!!!

So Happy Mother's Day to you, Ms. Caryl, and to all the other moms around the globe with whom we share so much "mommying."

Jake and Just Harry

Ginger Jasper said...

A very Happy Mothers Day.. Love the gorgeous closeness in the photos of you and your sweet Tammy. The love shines through.. Hugs GJ xx

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Thank you so much for the photo of your SA flower. Momma thinks that it is so furry PURRty.

Yesh, our momma are imPAWtant FUR alla' us to remember whether we are dog or cat or human or elephant or bird or mouse or...well, you get the idea!

♫Happy Mother's Day Maxdog's Mom and Tammy♫

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful post...
Tammy and C, have a wonderful day and thank you for your dedicated care for Max!
Hugs and belly rubs to all the pups,

KB said...

A wonderful story of Tammy and Max. Thanks for sharing it with us. Those two are such a tight pair, with such a strong bond.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi there Max!
What a super sunday story!
Happy mom's day to all!!


Heather and Ellie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tammy! You do a great job with the pack.
And Max, thanks for the update!
Ellie says that the pancake looks just scrumptious.

Heather and Ellie

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Mother's Day, Maxmom! And Happy 92nd Day to all of you.

Sam said...

Happy Mother's Day! It is good to see that you are up and about Max! We wish you all another wonderful day!


Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely post and we are loving the St. Francis statuette from Murray! St. Francis and Murray are certainly watching out for you, Max. Happy Mother's Day to Maxmom and Tammy! xoxo

houndstooth said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tammy Girl! Thanks for sharing the lovely sentiments, Maxdog!


SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Mother's Day to you and your family. Wishing you a wonderful FUN day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maggie and Mitch said...

The South African Proteas are just gorgeous, Max! A happy mother's day coming from you is very, very special! Happy mother's day to your mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sheila and Bob said...

Happy Mothers Day to Max's Mom, & Tammy.
You are the best for taking such good care of our Max,

Golden Hugs,

Hamish & Sophie

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

Aw Maxmom, mom leaked. We are so glad Max has you and his Tammy.
Happy Mother's day Maxmom! The flowers are beautiful!
pee ess those pancakes look very good Max!
and Mom hates your rollar coaster ride. But it is the price we pay isn't it. shucks. Eat well Max, for your Mom. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers

Asta said...

Happy Mommi Day to youw sweet and kind and gentle Mom. I thank dog you awe still with hew to celebwate hew day.
I know she has been suffewing these days wowwying about you dawling max.Hew love is boundless.
Thank you on behalf of my Mommi fow those bootimous flowews.
I hope I can be as cawing as youw wondewful Tammy..you awe bof an inspiwation. I wish you a day full of pancakes and love
smoochie kisses

kissa-bull said...

happy mommy day to your human mommy and most sweetest tammy girl.they are furry much special for taking care of your wonderful self. please to give them extra slobbery pibble sugars today on their most special day

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to Tammy-Girl and Maxmom!! So happy to hear that Tammy is keeping Maxdog's spirits up and staying close by. Those pancakes looked DEE-lish! Thank you for the picture of the Most Beautiful flower. Does it smell good?

Wiggles & Wags,

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Happy Mothers Day to Tammy- girl and Maxmom.

It is lovely seeing you enjoy your pancakes, Maxdog. They look very tasty.

That poem was really touching and beautiful. :)

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

Happy Mother's Day Tammy and Maxmom- wishing you a wonderful day!

BRUTUS said...

So good to see you Max - you are most certainly a miracle! Can't imagine your mom could have a better present today than to be able to snuggle with you!

Brutus the Frenchie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aww...Max - it's wonderful to see you still fighting so strong...and how lovely for your human that you are here to celebrate this special day with her.

Honey the Great Dane

sprinkles said...

Happy Mother's Day to Tammy and to you too, Caryl!

Sallie said...

Happy Mother's Day!

caboval said...

Happy Mothers Day to Max Tammy and Toffee!!! Love the pancakes!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani
PS 92 days!! yahooo!!!

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

Happy Mother's Day!

Fur some reason, now we are khraving pankhakes or waffles with LOTS of BUTTER!


1000 Goldens said...

Happy Mother's Day - we are so happy you have the wonderful one that you do Max!

Samantha said...

Tammy - you just keep on keeping on as Momma to your amazing bro! Pawesome job you are doing - those are amazing pictures of you caring, in such a Momma way, for Maxdog. Three cheers for you, dear girl! And yes... well.. Toffee. But she cares bigtime! Love those flowers! And we all want to wish the Maxmom huge Happy Momma's Day to you!
Hugs xoxoxoxo
Sammie and family

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are at a loss for words - MaxDog - we love you. We hope your Mom had a lovely day today.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Happy Mother's Day Maxmom and Tammy!
I hope you had a nice day!
Yummy pancakes, Max!
Kisses and hugs

Mr Koda MD said...


And all hail King Toffee, I suppose.

Those pancakes look cool Max! I hope Tammy got a taste too.

Tammy, you are the sweetest girl!


MySpecialDoggies said...

Belated Mother's Day wishes to you Caryl and God bless you Max! Keep up your great work Tammy Girl (like my Neeli does with Apples).

Hugs & kisses,
Nadine, Apples & Neeli

Madi and Mom said...

Max and Mom and Tammy girl,
As always we are inspired by your post....God Bless you all,
Madi and Mom

Mrs. JP said...

Tammy is so beautiful. Her face is so feminine. Who could not love that face? I'm glad that she is good company for MAx. She's a treasure. Toffee too!

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

What a sweet post as always dear Max!!!!!
Happy happy happy (belated) Mommy day to your special mommy and to your sweet Tammy girl!!!!

We love love love your photos with Tammy........
you look sooooooooo falling in love!!!!!
Soooooooooo precious pics and time!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us your special life!!!!!!!!!

We believe in miracle and we know you're one of the most special miracle we have seen in our life!!!!!

Enjoy your days...your family and your friends!!!!

And we love you a lot!!!!!
Ehyyyyyyyyyyyy Maxxxxxxxxx....we got your get well soon card for PAco!!!!
He's been sooooo happy getting it!!!!
you're very very special for us and you have a special place in our hearts!!!
Take care of you sweet boy!!
We're keeping you and your family in our prayers and thoughts everyday!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and huge hugs!!!!!

Mack and Mia said...

Happy Mothers Day Tammy and Maxmom!! Woo two are possibly the most special moms in the whole world!

Max woo are a lucky dude! Woo have two lovely ladies at your side and one of them is a pancake master!

Rest easy dear friend. I feel ease and happiness everytime I rush to see what you've been up to. It's so good to see your face...

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Clive said...

We are so glad that you got to spend another Mother's Day with your Mom, Max!

Murray was so happy to see you eating pancakes - he loves helping to make them with his Mom here although he's not as good as you at eating them! Glad that St Francis is there keeping an eye on things! Fr John here, was doing the Confirmation ceremony last week for Sorcha and her pals and asked for you Max when we were all having refreshments after the church! We were very happy to be able to tell him that you were still doing well.

take care
with lots of love from
Murray and Clive

the booker man said...

mr. max,
my mama says you are blessed to have two very special ladies in your life. happy belated mother's day to your sweet mama and to miss tammy!!
the booker man

dewdana said...

Happy Mom's day to you too! The flowers are beautiful and the pics of Max with Tammy are heartwarming. Glad he is still enjoying some playtime!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Pancakes- yes pancakes.
What an awsome mom to make you pancakes.
Happy Mothers Day to your mom too- all my sweet friends,
I love all your photos.
Thank you for sharing

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max,
We know that this was perhaps Max Mom's best Mother's day ever simply because you were still here to give her a good morning nuzzle. We hope that Max mom and Tammy had a GReat Mother's Day thanks to you just being there with them. We still hold you close in our hearts, thoughts and most importantly in our prayers. We love you.