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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
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* 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

Monday, May 24, 2010

HEART-DOG'S-CROSSING

"RUFFITWOOD DANCING SPRING"
Affectionately known as..
MAX
12 March 2000 - 24 May 2010

HEART-DOG’S-CROSSING by Caryl Moll.
Ship passes in the night
touching dreams. “Behold the Light!”
Stops only a little while
to take aboard a Golden smile.

Sails waft in gentle breeze
waits the dog to be at ease.
Boards the ship, the sun descending,
to greater mission perhaps pending.

Sniffing salty air of preservation,
drops to deck to take his station.
Captain smiles, “Dog’s day is done!"
"But come, my boy, to another one!”

I feel the weight of a leaded heart
to say farewell, for now we part.
Seagulls cry, “Oh! What a glow!
His brilliant light, don’t we know!”

In the distance, ears alert,
his eye focussed, away from hurt
to a bridge, to be sailed across,
a rainbow to behold, NOT a loss!

Barks say “Enter!” Up he stands.
Sounds of welcome from distant lands.
The sea sends back his gentle soul
to touch my heart, to make me whole.
---xXx---
I said goodbye to my dearest companion at 10.25 this morning.
"Fly free my darling Max!"
With love
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

199 comments:

Kea said...

I'm so, so sorry. I'm crying so hard I can barely see to type. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all and that I'm sending universal Light, wishing you blessings and peace.

(((Hugs)))

kks said...

i am so saddened by this news...remember the good times always, and that Max is at peace now....
he graced us all for longer than expected...Max will be greatly missed....
xoxo

Mango said...

Goodbye, dear Max, you will be most missed by those you have left behind.

Slobbers,
Mango

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Caryl, I am so sorry. Your beautiful poem reflects a beautiful life that was lived to the full and is now at peace. Max will be mourned the whole world over, we were all that bit richer for knowing him.
In time, the desperate sadness that you feel today will fade a little, but the joy that Max brought to you and your family throughout his life will endure.
Much love,
Gail.

Dom said...

Hi Maxmom,

I am so sorry about Max! I am thinking of you during this time of loss. Please hold onto all the happy times you had with Max and keep them close to your heart.
Wishing you strength during this time.
Love
D

nancyturtle said...

Goodbye for now, Dear Max.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Goodbye Max, you will be dearly missed.

Anonymous said...

It was an honour to know Max personally. He was one in a million! God Bless you Caryl.
Margie and the Great Danes (Saxy & Obi)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Until we meet again, dear Max. No good byes, just fond and loving farewells. You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for touching our hearts and souls in a way beyond words. Hugs to the family.

Love, the OP Pack and Mom

3 doxies said...

Oh my god...I am so heartbroken!!!
I am in tears reading the news...they are tears of joy because of what Max taught us, the connection we felt with him, the journey he shared with evryone. But they are also tears of saddness because of what you have lost.
I will forever be grateful to you and Max for letting us in on such a private moments and letting us love him across the miles.

Max, we love you and thank you. You were a true inspiration. May you rest in peace. God Bless You!
Puddles and Mum

Angus said...

He was such a part of the family that we know how you must be feeling. I'm so glad that you were able to share your birthday with him. Our friends witness so many important family moments - first kisses, good school reports, bad school reports, rugby matches won, rugby matches lost, grandmothers, grandfathers, the list goes on. When they finally go a little bit of us goes with them - they are special confidantes. You are so much in our thoughts and prayers this lunchtime. He was a magical fellow.

A MilShelb Mom said...

We cried over the poem... so touching. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
~Maggie, Milly, and Shelby

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Caryl, in my own grief I now have new tears tears for you and your loss. I know that no words can take away the hurt and the pain you are feeling. Your poem said it so beautifully, and I know that Max has returned to "the Angel" that has been watching over the both of you for his entire life. Maguire's candle is still burning, and I will light another one to help your precious, precious boy find his way. Thank-you for sharing Max and your journey with all of us. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers on this very sad day.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I hope Max's memories having you smiling again soon.

MySpecialDoggies said...

Oh Caryl
I'm so sorry about your losing Max - your poem was so beautiful. Tears are flowing as I write - may his memory be with you always. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Run free, sweet Max.

Thank you, Caryl, for sharing this beautiful creature with all of us - it has been a privilege to know him and you.

With deepest sympathy,
Nadine, Apples & Neeli

Chester said...

I am speechless this morning as I read of Max's passing. Tears make it hard to type. Max was a gift and we are thankful that you allowed us to share Max's life with you. Take care and know that you are in our thoughts as you let go of Max's physical body. The wonderful memories you have with him will be with you forever.

Sending you much love,
Chester's Mom

Pee Ess. - Dear Max, I look forward to meetin' you one day in that beautiful land beyond the Rainbow Bridge. Run free brother!
Chester

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Caryl,

I can't even read your poem yet, so touched I am by this moment that has finally come.

Max will be with you forever -- his love will live in your heart. And thanks to your willingness to share him with us, he will live in ours as well.

More later,

Joan and the Boyz

MySpecialDoggies said...

God saw that you were getting tired,
And your cure was not meant to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."
A Golden heart stopped beating,
Adoring eyes went to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
- Carol Aberst

The Airechicks said...

How lucky we are that Max touched our lives.

Sadden for you and your family's loss - what a wonderful gentle sweet soul Max is.

We'll hold tight in our prayers and thoughts & hearts.

XxoooXxoooXxoo

Marg said...

That is such a great poem. We are so sorry that Max had to go to the bridge. We are sending you lots of good thoughts, and prayers and some mighty big hugs too. We know this is a very sad day for you. Just remember how long he stayed for you. Tears rolling down my cheeks.
Take care.

dewdana said...

Good bye dear maxdog. I am grateful you found the strength to stay as long as you did but still think you are gone too soon. Run free maxdog
Hugs to the rest of your pack.
Moose & Momma

houndstooth said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! The poem is a beautiful tribute to Max, as this whole blog has been! Our hearts go out to you during this tough time and we just want you to know that we understand. I felt, as I'm sure many others did, that Max had a little bit of my heart from far away. Hugs and prayers to you!

Carrie and Bunny

Kathleen Coy said...

Dearest Caryl, my heart goes out to you. Your poem was beautiful and perfect, just like Max. He is free now, and so happy.

Thank you Max, for the joy you've given us. Thank you for your sweet and gentle spirit.

"From joy all beings have come, and unto joy they all return."
The Upanishads

Much love and sympathy,
Kathleen and Cloud

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Caryl,

I too have tears streaming at seeing this. Your poem is beautiful. I am so sad for you at this time but so so glad that I was able to come to know the wonderful Max and how much we all came to love him. Max my friend fly free now and know you will be missed so much and long remembered with love by all your many friends accross the world.. Caryl thinking of you and sending love.. Carol and GJ xx

Priscilla said...

Oh Caryl, I'm so sorry about the passing of Max. I was in tears when I was reading your poem. It's so beautiful and touching. Max was lucky to have you as his mom and he sure had a wonderful life with you and your family. He treasured every moment with you and I think he felt he was ready now. I'm sure Max is happy over the bridge and fairies and angels are there to welcome him. Our prayers and thoughts are always with you. Please stay strong!

oharris10 said...

Very sorry from South Carolina USA. I think of my Calhoun and I feel sick for you. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I cry...I cry for you and I cry for your family and I cry for all of the wonderful, perfect souls that have touched the lives of the imperfect human beings who inhabit this earth.

Max, all of your life you have lived so very far from me but tonight - tonight - I will look into the midnight sky and will be able to see you. I know with all that is me that your star with be the biggest and brightest amongst all others.

You live on darling Max in the hearts of your family and the hearts of hundreds of people throughout this world of ours. Your life, and death, have made a tremendous impact far and wide.

I can't and won't say good-bye because I believe with all that is in me that one day I will touch your body and will kiss your nose when I, too, complete my Circle of Life and meet with you at the Bridge. Sweet Max, I will always be your Aunt Mimi - always.

ABBY said...

We are a family of 5 kitties, and we've all been following Maxdog journey for many months now. We have only lurked and read and kept up the purrs for sweet Max. It is with deep sorrow that we send our purrayers and kitty kisses. We will keep you close in our hearts. We are so glad that Max had so many days of grace to share.

****

If I should ever leave you,
Whom I love
To go along the silent way.
Grieve not
Nor speak of me with tears.
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were beside you there.
(I'd come. . .I'd come,Could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me
Be sad. . .for I am loving you
Just as I always have. . .You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still to do. . .
So many things I wanted to say to you. . .
Remember that I did not fear. . .
It was
Just leaving you
That was so hard to face.
We cannot see beyond. . .
But this I know:
I loved you so.
. .'twas heaven here with you!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Until we meet again, Max! We will always love you...

Love forever,
Cloud and his mom

PS. Hey Max, thanks fur watchin' over us up there at the Bridge! Make sure to find my brudder Benny - he can give you a tour and show you all the best places to eat, and the best grassy fields to sniff...
Luv,
Cloud

Emma Rose said...

Precious Max will be so missed by all of us. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Emma Rose and the Duchess

Barb said...

We love you, sweet Max

mayziegal said...

Oh, Maxmom. There aren't words to say how sad I am to hear of Maxdog's crossing. My heart just aches for you. Thank you for sharing his lovely soul with us. I feel so blessed to have "known" such an amazing dog through your writing. Max was very lucky to be so loved. Please be gentle with yourself over these next few weeks and months. My thoughts are with you all.

Amber

Raising Addie said...

....many tears here...

Max will live forever in your heart and in our memories. He is in the best company at the bridge.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Caryl,

I wish I could put my arms around you and give you a hug. I know how your heart is breaking. But you had a wonderful life with dear Max and you will have his beautiful memories forever in your soul.

Run free dear MAXDOG,

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi and the human Mom, Lynn

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Max Mom,
My heart breaks for you. What a journey you and Max took over the years. You were with him each and every step through 10 wonderful, active productive years loving him with all your heart to the end when he fought so hard. Max was truly and inspiration to all who knew him and read about him.
What a beautiful poem in his honor.
Take care of yourself...don't be surprised if you see shadows of Max here and there. When we lost our first dear kitty after 14 1/2 years there were times we heard him scratching in his box but he wasn't there nor was the box. Times when I saw his shadow and even times when I heard him crunching on his kibble. He was just telling me all was well over the bridge. Run free sweet Max.
Madi and Mom

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sad to hear that Max has gone. I know I speak for thousands the world over when I say that we all loved Max and will remember him forever. We send you our love and purrs.

KB said...

Tears here in Colorado too. I can only imagine how heavy your heart is.

You gave Max an amazing life that most dogs can only dream of. The loving bond that you share with him is a testament to both of you. Max had such a big heart, so full of love. I'm sure that he's watching over you now... and will continue to for the rest of your days.

With love,
KB

Tucker said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Max touched many hearts and will be missed.


woof - Tucker

Tanuki Maxx said...

See you over the rainbow bridge Max.
Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Luv,
Maxx and family

Thor said...

Caryl,
We're so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Run free sweet Max.

Thor and mom

Muchadoaboutnothing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your much loved companion, Max. You are in my thoughts.

Andrea said...

MaxxMom:
My heart breaks for you! I am praying for you as you grieve for our sweet Maxxdog!
Hugs,
andrea

Sheila and Bob said...

Max Dog;
We will all meet again, we all loved you so much, what a tremendous legacy of inspiration you have left us with.
God's Speed sweet Max, run free, through our tears we watch you cross over the Bridge unto Eternal Life.
Caryl & family, please accept our deepest sympathy, we know the pain you are feeling, no matter how long we have them when they leave the hurt is indescribable.
We live on with the memories that as Max is now are Eternal.

Sheila & Bob
Mom & Dad to Hamish & Rescue Sophie

Ina in Alaska said...

Dear MaxDog Family, the day has come, our friend has gone but will never be forgotten. Tearfully I say to all of you, thank you for sharing this most wonderful and gentle creature with us. Our hearts are broken but we have been so fortunate to have been on this journey with you. Run free, sweet Max. Our hearts go out to all of you. Love, Ina, Ron, Ginger, Toby, Jeter and Halle xoxoxo

MurphyDog said...

oh...beautiful Maxdog. Mom's eyes are leaking as she reads the post about your final adventure. You were an absolutely amazing dog to have touched so many lives around the globe.

Mom sends big hugs to your humans.

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Murphydog

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

The spirit of this gentle and wonderful soul will be with all of us forever. Through him, we have reached out across the seas, become friends, shared so much with each other. He has given all of us so many gifts, as have you Caryl. We feel your pain and share your joy at having had such an exceptional companion.

Hugs, Woofs and purrs,
#1, Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan

Sam said...

I'm so sorry. Goodbye, dear Maxdog, and Godspeed.

Sam, Monty, Aaron and Christine

Heather and Ellie said...

Good-bye Max, and may you run free!

You were in the best home you could ever have, and they too had the best dog, a dog that is one in a million. Maybe more like a billion.

We love you, Max.

Mommyof2girlz said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts today.

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Although we knew the day was coming, somehow we thought it might not -

BUT thanks for sharing his life which has now become a legacy -

You gave him the biggest gift a pet mom/dad can give our special ones - the new life in the next life -

We were glad he was there for your birthday -

AND I will find a bit of fate in the day of his crossing -

It is Bob Dylan's birthday -

And his words are echoing in my head now

The answer my friend
Is blowin in the wind
The answer is blowin
In the wind

We'll let a candle this evening for all of us - not just MaxDog and his special family -

And yes, not forever, just for now

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and Phyll

Kimba said...

We were not blog friends, but want you to know that we're very sorry for your loss.

Love, Kimba & family.

Busby and Raymond said...

Our hearts break for you. We're glad Max is now free of pain and we so appreciate you sharing him with us here on the other side of the world. Much love and deepest sympathy from your friends in California.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sad to hear this and am very sorry for your loss Caryl...Max was such a courageous inspiration, such a brave warrior, such a loving friend/family member...He touched my soul through you, over the internet and I will never forget him...This is a beautiful poem for sweet Max; he is free and now, he is your angel forever...LOVE NEVER DIES.

Ms. ~K said...

(I was crying so hard, I think I accidentally deleted my first attempt to comment...)

C,
I knew the time was near but I still was not prepared. I wanted one more Day of Grace...(always one more...)

Thank you for sharing Max with us. He touched so many lives and hearts, and with you, so many hearts are broken today.

It is now time for you to also rest, my friend. You have been so brave and strong. Find peace and comfort in knowing you were the best Maxmom in the world.

Please give sweet Tammy a long hug for me. I know she too is lost.

With heartfelt sympathy,
~K

JC said...

I am so very sorry for you but what a life he had. Here's to Max ... one of the best Goldens ever !!!!

JC & The Purr & Fur Gang

Maggie Mae said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We didn't know Max but we know that he was a good furiend to many many of our bloggie furiends.

Love and Prayers,
Maggie Mae and her mom

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! MAX. Lots of Golden Thanks for sharing your wonderful LIFE. You'll be my Forever Golden Friend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

We are very sorry to hear about Max. We didn't know him but we have just read about his battle, and how valiantly you all fought against the tumour... We know that you have made a very difficult, brave decision in letting him go. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that that is absolutely the very best that a pet could wish for. Max will be pain-free and happy in his special woofie heaven, and live on in your heart forever! We are sending many prayers to you and hope that Max will find comfort in his new home over the Rainbow Bridge. RIP Max.
Lots of purrs and prayers, Keiko Kenji & Pricilla and Misa

Homer said...

Dear Caryl,

We are so sorry for your loss. Max had a good life and we are going to miss him.

Love,
Homer and family

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so, so sorry for your loss. Max will live on in all the hearts he as touched in this life.
Hugs to you all.
Love Ruby, Penny & mom

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

OH . I am without words at the moment. I am so very sorry for your loss.
There are no words right now to convey to you how my heart hurts for you.
I have to come back later.
God Bless, and we are holding you in our hearts.
{{{{{{{{sad hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}
Jamie & the Texas sundogs

rottrover said...

MaxMom, we are so sorry for your loss. We lost our sister last fall. Gizmo and Bart in Southern California.

The Army of Four said...

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a little bit of Max with us.
May God's grace fall upon you - may your memories give you comfort in time.
Karen and the Ao4

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we are so very sorry. Our computer went out last Thursday and this is our first chance to check on Max.

We have no words. Purrs and tail wags.

KT and Lady said...

I feel fortunate to have known of Max and his life, so beautifully painted by your words. My heart aches for your loss. I weep as if he was my own.
See ya at the bridge buddy. Tell all my kids I'll see them soon (time is standing still for them, restored to perfect health, waiting for their special people).

KT and Lady

Mack and Mia said...

We are so very very sorry for your loss and for all the emotions that you must be going through right now. My heart is so heavy right now for you. We haven't known you guys for that long, but we feel blessed that we got to know you before Max left this earth. In that short time we really felt as though we had known Max forever. You are a sweet, wise, and most handsome dog and you have touched more people with your words and gestures than you can even imagine. I will never forget you, Max.

Mack and Mia and Mom

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I'm so, so sorry. You gave Max a wonderful life, and I know he will be missed incredibly. My thoughts and condolences.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Maxmom we are so so so sad to read about Max having to go to the bridge. But we know that at the bridge he is healthy and running around and just having a good time meeting everyone who went before him. We know how hard this has to be for you - but you had 10 wonderful years with him - and 106 of those were those last special days where you were able to just relax and enjoy your time with him. We are so sad right now so we know that you must just be devastated. But just remember that Max will always be with you in your heart!

We are sending you all lots of comforting purrs and prayers.

Piappies World said...

Dearest Max,

Thank you for sharing with us your life. You will continue to serve as an inspiration to us for your memories lives on.

Maxdog Mom, we feel blessed that you have allowed Max through your wonderful words to touch our lives. We are grateful for your friendship and we continue to be there for Tammy, King Toffee, Mr. Boss and most especially for you.

Run free sweet, Max! Send our love to Koko and our other furry friends who have gone ahead.

We love you and will always love you, Maxdog!


-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Piappies Mom

ScrapsofMe said...

It's a small comfort, I know, but Max had a wonderful life and was loved and will be remembered by a lot of people. Having just lost our own dear old Puffy, we know the ache in your heart will be there for a while.

Hugs,
Bonnie and her support staff, Pam and the Mr.

Aksharaa said...

Farewell dear Max. You will be missed very much by everyone who knew you....you have been a fighter till the very end and we are all very very proud of you.
with Love for you and your family,
Ginger, Buddy and Family

Mack and Mia said...

Max Mom,

We forgot to tell you. We left a poem for you on our blog.I hope it touches you like it touched us...

Mack and Mia and Mom

SuziQCat said...

Thinking of you on this difficult day. I held my breath each morning when I checked the site, not knowing what I'd find, and yet, I am still shocked by today's post. I was hoping in my own way that Max would beat the odds and continue on. I know he will in our memories and hearts. Max will never be forgotten.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I am so very sorry about your loss of dear Max. I cry as I write this after reading the poem...it is so beautiful...just like Max. Lots of love to you, Debbie and Holly

Mack said...

I am so sad to hear of Max's passing.
Just remember it's not "goodbye", it's "see you later".

-Mack

kissa-bull said...

our hearts are filled wiff the sadness as we wead this. we are so furry sowy to hear of your loss.maxdog brought so many people together throughout the world wiff his love and bewootiful smile.we have sent message to our wee angel chico to meet him at the gates to show him around the bridge and they shall wait for ush there.in the meantime i hear that they have trees that grow tweats and the most nommyest grass ever to be. we shall go outside tonight all of ush and look for max in the sky. we just know we'll see him shining brightly as he always has. you have now the most amazing angel looking down and caring for you how wonderful is that.

sad woo's and pibble sniffles
the pittie pack

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We had come over from Amy and The House of Cats to tell you how very sorry we are for the loss of your dear, Max. Take peace in knowing he left you with the knowing the TRUE meaning of love, home, and family. He is at the bridge, watching over you and waiting for the day you will meet again. Again, we are so sorry.

Fly Free Max, Fly Free...

Gentle (((HUGS)))
The Kool~Kittie~Krew

meowmeowmans said...

Dear Maxmom,

We are incredibly sorry to hear Maxdog has gone to Rainbow Bridge. As the tears well in my eyes, I want to thank you for sharing your life with him with all of us. We have all been -- and will continue to be -- blessed to have witnessed the love you shared with this beautiful spirit.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Your friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I am so sad, to learn max has crossed over. Your tribute is beautiful, though, and I know Max knows how you feel. He'll be here for you, always!

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

We are so sorry for your loss. ♥

Droopy and Callie said...

Maxdog you will be greatly missed!!!!!

We are so sad to hear that Maxdog crossed the rainbow bridge. Our hearts go out to the Maxdog family!

Lots of slobber and basset tears,
Droopy and Callie

Delilah said...

I am so sorry to hear about Max, fly with your news and soar the heavens.

sprinkles said...

This is a beautiful tribute for a beautiful dog! I just know that Max knew how much love you had for him.

Sally said...

We are so very sorry to read this blog - we are sending you all of our love and biggest, furriest hugs. What a lovely tribute to a wonderful dog.

Diana, Sally and Paddy

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

It is us that are left behind that have the pain and sadness in our hearts. May you find comfort, and know that the love that he gave to you was reflected in your tender care. Truly he will be missed, truly he was loved...and will remain in your heart forevermore

Penny and Patches said...

We are sooooo, sooooo sorry! There are no words that can ease your pain, but we hope it helps, in some small way to know that we share your pain!

Run free, sweet Max and play with all our buddies who went to the bridge before you! We're sure Poppy was there to greet you!

Sad Aire-hugs,
Penny, Patches and Lana

Parker said...

Please know that you are in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. Max was a wonderful dog.
xoxoxoxox

Pibble said...

Maxdog won't be alone, although he'll be missed by not only Maxmom, but people all around the world.

Maxdog - you'll be joined by so many of our loved ones as you cross The Bridge! You're a wonderful and special dog, Max, and your mom is a special woman to have shared your adventures with us. Our hugs and love go out to her at this very sad time.

Elizabeth said...

Oh no, no, no.... :( I am so sorry to hear that you lost your Maxdog!!!! My heart goes out to you right now.

Elizabeth & Luna

Bandit's Pack said...

We're sorry to hear of your beautiful Max's passing. What a lovely tribute poem. Take special care of your heavy hearts. ♥♥♥

Sammy and Andy said...

We are soooooooo sad!!! We send y'all love and purrs in this difficult time. xxxxxxxxxxx

bbes tribe said...

We are so VERY sorry to hear about Max's passing. So many beautiful tributes to how special he was & your poem & all said so well. You all fought a good fight. At least now he is running free & will be with furiends who went before him. He & the good times you had together will always be in your hearts. Hugs to all of you.
xoxoxox
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

Wild Dingo said...

Oh I'm so sorry. I'm crying while I type this. so, so sorry. my warmest wishes for you to feel comfort in this difficult time.

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

We are so sad this day has come. But we know Angel Max is now with our Angel Snickers. They both became sick about the same time. Now they are both shining stars in the heavens, pain free and having fun together. Our prayers are with you.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Linda

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love
Outweigh the grief of loss

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde
& their Feeders

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Our heart missed a beat and we shed tears when we read this news. We are so very sorry for your loss and yet pleased that beautiful Maxdog can now run free.
We know you did your very best to give him quality time right up until the very end ~ and that he went to the bridge feeling the love from you and his beloved family, and us all.

RIP sweet Maxdog. We miss you already.

TK said...

Who could have fathomed that such a tender love between woman and dog would touch so many, so intensely, so deeply; Godspeed Max.

Maxmom, thank you for your love and prose. May your pain be short and your memories long.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Max Mom,
There's a solemn hush around the blogosphere; one of the bright candles in our house has been extinquished but a bright new star has suddenly appeared in the heavens above us. Your love continues to shine brightly.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me ‘til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its’ last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
- Anonymous

We love you Max Dog. You'll always be with us all.
- TBH&K

Junior and Orion said...

OH MaxDog, you have left a giant hole in several hearts. We mourn your passing, but are so very thankful that now you are well and romping over the bridge. We know you will see your family again one day, and what a joyous reunion it wil be.

MaxMom and family. Our hearts are breaking, although not near as much as yours. We are sending you tons of love, purrs, prayers and hugs. Thank you for sharing such a trying time with us. You did it with grace and such beauty, we are in awe of you.

Meowm Rhonda, Junior and Orion

elbouwii said...

dear angel max

we will miss you!! but have fun with the other angeldogs 0:)
we send your maxmom a lot of hughs and special kissslobbers!

El'bow & Hauwii

Samantha said...

Maxdog, how we will miss you. You brought hope and inspiration to so, so many around the world. So leaky, as we know everyone is. Caryl, your poem is achingly beautiful - you are such an artist. We will always remember Max with so much love - rest in peace sweet boy.
Enormous Hugs and Love xoxoxo
Sammie, Miche and Bill

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

It's clear Max has impacted the lives of many near and far. His spirit will remain thru the ones he's touched here in blog land. Run free Max.
norwood

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Fly free dear Max. Free of pain where you can run and run without ever tiring and needing to rest.

Till we all meet at the Rainbow's edge,
Stella, Gunther and Betty

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Max. You were much loved.
Morgan & Maisie

Kari said...

We are so sorry! Thank you for allowing us into Max's wonderful life. Through your blog, Max became the world's doggie to love and so today, hearts around the world are breaking. We mourn Max's death but more so celebrate his life. We will light our special candle in Max's memory. So, in a distant corner of the world, in a house in the desert, Max's light shines on.
Max's memory will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.

Sierra Rose said...

Heavy hearts, wet faces...sweet Max, we will remember you fondly. Your spirit and love remains forever.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Anonymous said...

Dear Caryl,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful times with Max.
Our hearts break for you. Here are some ((hugs))for all of you
Tears and Licks
Aria, MadMax and their Hu-mama

Sam said...

More teary eyes here in New York. I know we did not know each other as well as some bloggers, Caryl, but please know that your bond with Max has touched me profoundly. I am grateful to have known him for the short time that I did.

Sam and MargeDog

Old Kitty said...

hi

I just heard the news. I am so so so so so so sorry - he was such an inspiration when my own furry friend was on her final weeks with me - he really was a very very special dog - his bravery and determination gave me strength and hope.
This is such a sad day.
Take care
x

ML said...

We are so sorry to hear Max had to go to the Bridge.
Beautiful poem, beautiful dog.
He will be missed.
Love & Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes
KC
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ
Mommy ML

Mochi and Mommy said...

Run free sweet Max. Thank you for sharing Max with us. Hugs to Maxmom and family.

Love,
Mochi & Mommy

Josie said...

Caryl,

We are so sorry for your loss, but so touched at all the lives you and MaxDog touched. Here is one of my favorite quotes which I wanted to share with you.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." ~ Thomas Campbell.

I know MaxDog will surely do that. I am forever grateful to call you and MaxDog my friends. May your memories ease your loss and know that you and MaxDog are loved throughout the world. Thank you for sharing him with us.

You are in our thought and prayers.

Much Love,
Woofs and Hugs,
Josie and Blues and their mom, Marybeth

Anonymous said...

I met Max through Dog Daze. What a beautiful boy! Blessings on you and your human and pup family today. No more sickness, no more pain. Only sweet memories. Thank you for sharing Max with us. SH in Savannah, GA

NanaNor's said...

So incredibly sad this day for your loss but thankful Max is running free and pain free. Hugs to all of you this day.
Noreen & Reggie dog

Sally said...

How do you say I'm really sorry

how do you share such lovin' pain

I can not tell you don't worry

a friends loss is like heavy rain

sad woooh

Sally

Carol Haines said...

Milodog and Pippin send you and your family all our love. Thank you for letting us follow Max's journey through good and bad, You must be so proud of such a wonderful fur baby.We wont forget you Max. xxx

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you so much for sharing Max and all his days of grace. Words can never express what we feel for the loss of a beloved part of the family.

Hugs,
Beth, Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Asta said...

Somehow, I felt it
I've been on the verge of tears all day and restless and unable to paint or do anything..
Godspeed sweet Max
You'll always stay in our hearts and minds.
Caryl, you have our love and tears and sad woofs and howls
sad sad smoochie kisses from ASTA
and Mommi

The Creek Cats said...

We are so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time. (((hugs)))

Charlie said...

We'll light a candle for Maxdog and hold you in our thoughts, Caryl. Max had a such a wonderful life with you and a great 107-day sendoff. He goes with love. namaste.
- Anne & Charlie

sophie said...

It is always difficult to lose a loved one...many hugs and licks from Sophie in Eastern Canada.I will be following...

Aniemother said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Max was such a special dog and we were all honored to know him through the blogosphere.

Ane + Bajas, Virus and Hyssing

The Island Cats said...

Dear Max's Mom and family...
We knew this day would come...it doesn't make it any easier. Max and his story touched so many people...he was special. You all are in our thoughts during this sad time.

Wally, Ernie, Zoey & mom Sue

brooke said...

Even though we knew it had to come sometime, it still is a painful shock to know it's time.
Our thoughts are with you and your family as we all mourn with you.
Rest in peace Maxdog.
Love,
Darwin Brooke and Jason

JD and Max said...

Run free at the Rainbow Bridge dear Max - the good memories you leave behind will help us deal with the loss although there will always be a 'Max shaped space' left behind.. We are so glad we got to know you - you have touched so many lives. Much love - JD, Max and Clare.

the_Dogfather said...

It is with the greatest reluctance that we had to let you go. Thanks for showing us what a beautiful country south africa is.

Run free, Maxdog!

nl1990 said...

Run free Max!

{{{hugs}}} to MaxMom

have been following your journey and I'm just sorry that it had to end. Thank you for sharing.

nancy

TwoSpecialWires said...

Caryl. We are so sad to learn of your loss of Max. We know how much you and your family loved him, and we know of the love that he brought to you. Beyond that, we know of the love that extended way beyond your immediate family and reached around the world to so many homes and hearts. We are glad we had a chance to know Max ... and to form memories of him that will last a lifetime.

With sincere condolences and love
Sally and Nina, Jake and Fergi xxxxoooo

Louie said...

Goodbye Max. You'll always be in my heart.
Manu

Deborah said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and Max were one of my first friends when I started blogging. All I can say is that I sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
If I could send you flowers, I would, but instead I will go outside and face East and send you and your family lots of love and prayers.
May God Bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.
xxoo
Deborah

Furkidsmom said...

Our eyes are leaky and our hearts are heavy. We're so sorry to hear that Max has gone to the Bridge.


(((Purrs and Hugs)))
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Zoolatry said...

We loved you before, we love you now... and always.
Farewell sweet Max.
For Caryl, our prayers.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news.. Max run free..
Big HUGS to Mom and family...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Honey the Great Dane said...

We knew this day would come but still this morning our hearts plunged when we turned on the computer and checked Google Reader and saw your post...

You fought a good fight, MaxDog, and have given your family & friends more time and joy with you then we ever hoped for but we know that it's time for your peace and rest now, to run free and be whole again, free from all pain - and stuffing your face again with all your favourite foods!

Thinking of your family -

Love,
Honey the Great Dane & family

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

Oh MAX...

We've laughed with you.
We've cried with you.

We've learned from you the true meaning of Grace and Dignity.

We've loved with you.

And we know we were loved by you.

It's an honor to have known you, dear Boy.

Your lessons won't be soon forgotten.

You are loved...

Tears but the knowledge that you are at Peace sustains us,

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie

Gloria said...

Saying prayers for you during this tough time. He was a handsome young lad that brought happiness to many. I am thankful you had that extra 106 days.

Petey said...

Ah Max, your next adventure begins and I have no doubt, you will be the most excellent tour guide. Be sure to give our pals Hamish, Digby and Jackson a good sniff for us. They'll show you wonderful fields, perfect for burying and uncovering the most disgusting but delicious of chewies.

You will always have a piece of our hearts and a bit of yours is with us on our beach in South Carolina. Sail on, dear boy...

Your friends who wish they lived close enough to give Mom and The Boss a hug,

Petey and his Mom

caboval said...

Goodbye our dear friend Max. We will never forget you and your Maxmom!!! You have brought us so much joy and laughter from across the world!!! Even though we have never met, we are still family. Thank you Max, for your beautiful light in your soul. May we be as lucky to see and meet you in heaven one day! We will love you forever! Hugs and warmest kisses, your true friends, Joey, Kealani and our teary mommy, Valerie
Good bye.
PS Thank you God for his extra days on earth!

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Max's Mom,

We are so sorry to hear about Max and we regret that we never had the opportunity to meet him. It's never easy saying goodbye to such a loyal, loving and gentle creature and there just isn't anyway to express how we feel. Just hold close to your heart every memory that you and Max shared and he will always be with you.

Desert Pups,
Toby, Norman, Keiko, The Ghost of Scuba and their Mom

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our hearts are breaking for all of you and we can't stop the tears.

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

ocmist said...

WELL DONE!!! Good and Faithful Servant! Your life, through your Dear Mom's words, have touched and uplifted so many lives! A part of you will always live in our lives and in your family's lives, too. Thank you, Caryle, for sharing your precious Maxdog with us all, and know that our love and prayers surround you! Linda and the Country Corgis

Cyber-sibes said...

We woo sadly fur your loss, it's the hardest thing our masters' have to do, to say goodbye. But the RB is just a heartbeat away, and Max will always and forever be right there with you, waiting to be reunited one day.

Godspeed, dear Max

sad woos,
jack a-roo, miss moo, and mom Pat

Clive said...

Words cannot express how totally heartbroken Murray and all of us are tonight ... I'm sorry our message is short and late but we have been trying to ..... well, explain to Murray and talk about all the great adventures and all the wonderful love that Max gave and got in return during his life and that this day had to come.

From your totally heartbroken friends in Ireland,

Murray, his Mom and Clive

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

GOODBYE SWEET FRIEND.....UNTIL WE'LL MEET AGAIN!!!!!
You have touched our life....your smile has been a shiny star in the dark....
thank you for sharing your journey with us.....we learnt a lot from you....
Please....keep an eye on your mommy from the Heaven...we know she'll miss you a lot....
we promise you to take care of her....
running free Max....one day we'll be together.....
NOW YOU'RE AN ANGEL....OUR ANGEL...
AND WE know one new star will shine from now on in the sky...YOU!!!!!!
Each time we'll look at the sky we'll see you!!!!!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU MAX.........
FUREVER FRIENDS......

the booker man said...

maxmom,
what a privilege it has been to know max and see life through his eyes! your poem is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog. max will be missed around the world. rest in sweet peace, max! you loved much and will continue to be loved much in return!

*hugs*
the booker man and asa's mama

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

There are no words to take away the loss and pain but know that Max will live forever in the hearts and memories of everyone of us whose lives his story has touched. Feel the arms and paws of the entire world around you offering our love and know that Max will be there young and painfree to greet you when it is your turn to Cross. We will light a candle for Max tonight and watch for the new Max star in the heavens.

Lucia said...

Caryl,

Please know that I am sending bundles bundles of prayers and thoughts your way, and am so deeply sorry for your awful loss. Lucia and I will check the skies over the US tonight for signs of that beautiful new star ... I know it will be there.

Run free, sweetest Max!

{{{{Huge Hugs}}}}

Lucia and her 'ragazza'

Zona said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Run free and delight, sweet Max!!

Wags,
Zona

Team Husky said...

MAXMOM ~ We are so sorry to hear that you had to let Maxdog go - he was such a brave boy and I am so glad you got to spend another 107 days with him.

MAXDOG ~ I just know my Princey will be there waiting at the bridge to meet you Maxdog - look for the silver & white Siberian that is making man-squeak noises, that will be my Prince!

We have lit a candle for Maxdog and will never forget his wonderful journey that his Maxmom shared with us and for that we are truly grateful.

Run free sweet Maxdog, you will always be missed and loved and will never be forgotten.

Team Husky and their Mom Aleeya
xxxx

Stella said...

Good journey to the Handsome and Heroic MaxDog! Of course we will miss you Max, but we have love for you that will carry us all through.

Caryl, Our prayers go out to you right now. We know your heart is broken, but what a masterful job you made of the last 106(?) days of Grace.

God's blessing all around,

Jo and Stella

K9friend said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Daniella said...

Dear MaxMom and Family,
We are very sad to read of Max's passing.
All our love and sympathy,

Daniella (ex S. A) and Axel

Simba said...

Goodbye sweet Maxdog. Run free of your pain and weakness. You and your family have truly inspired us.

Love,
Simba and family

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry tears are steadily flowing for the loss of your beloved Max.

-Blogless Dog's mom

Heather and Bogart said...

It is difficult to write and cry at the same time.

Max was an exceptional dog with an exceptional family.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Max touched a lot of hearts.

Benny and Lily said...

We are SO SORRY to hear about our dear friend Max....our thoughts are with you
Benny & Lily

misskyliem said...

Please know that we are thinking of your entire family. We are sorry we haven't been commenting much, but we have loved reading all about max and we thank you for sharing your precious boy with the world. We will be wishing on his star tonight when we go to bed. I know Chelsea my childhood dog I had to let go at age 14 will be there to greet him at the other side of the bridge.

Licks,
Kylie and Ali Her Mom

the 4 Bs said...

we are very sorry for your loss. we didn't get to know Max, but we know he was a special dog. he was loved. run free, Maxdog.

sad woofs, from the 4Bs and our mom

hero said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Max. He'll be missed... our thoughts and condolences. Godspeed, Maxdog.

Licks, hero

Nubbin' Tails said...

Maxmom ~

I'm so so sorry to hear this! Your strength and love through all of this has been an inspiration. I know how hard this is. I have lost 2 goldies myself and there are no words that make it easier. Know you are all in our prayers!

Mr. Nubbin's Mom!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you Max for helping me to understand life.
Thank you for touching so many of us.
I will be listening for you
when the breeze touches my face.

Caryl, your poem said it all.
I am wordless. And I am so sorry
for all of you.
love
tweedles

Cory said...

Max was a very special boy. We are so sorry for your loss.

Cory and family

Huskee and Hershey said...

Thank you MAX, for spending an extra 106 days of grace with us... for sharing with us your journey, and showing us your lovely country and family. Run free now dear friend, and hope we shall meet again one day over at the Rainbow Bridge.
Please don't forget us, cos we know we won't forget you too...

*********

Dear Caryl,
We are deeply sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing MAX's journey with us. We hope memories of your beautiful boy will ease some of your pain... Remember, this isn't 'goodbye', it's 'till we meet again'.

XOXO,
Huskee, Hershey and Shane

Nellie and Calvert said...

The last time I felt like this was when my beloved Tate passed away.

You allowed us into his life and shared beautiful Max with the world. For this, thank you...

You gave this amazing creature all that you had and then some, he stuck around longer because of you.

Don't cry because it's over
Smile because it happened.

- Dr. Seuss

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Claudia, John, Nellie & Calvert

I

My Sons Mum said...

Good bye Gracefull Max. Your memory will live on. xx major

Harry Spotter said...

I am heartbroken for you and your family. We purred and prayed for deaR Max. Sending you hugs and prayers. Blessings to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy, we are heartbroken too.

BRUTUS said...

And so all journeys must come to an end - what an epic adventure MAX's life was! Despite the fact that we are half a world away physically, we feel a true sense of loss, like a little piece of our hearts is suddenly empty. MAX was such a wise & wonderful dog, an old soul indeed. Thank you for sharing with us your joys as well as your sorrows. Until we meet again, dear MAX- Godspeed.

Hugs & Frenchie Kisses
Michelle & Brutus

KK said...

I'm so very sorry. We will all miss him.

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Love to you, MaxDog, and love to your people who knew what to do for you and when. You've made so many lives better and happier, and because we dogs have good hearts and souls you will continue to do so.
wags and treats,
Julie, Parker and Bennie from
Bark Of Love blogspot

He's a gooood boy, yes he is.

Ruby's Raiser said...

We are so very sorry to hear of Max's passing and we know there are few words to say at times like this. Both Max and you touched many lives around the world; those who knew you well and those who didn't feel equally blessed for having shared in your adventures.

We send our deepest sympathies and warmest hugs.

River said...

We will miss reading about him so much.What a wonderful long run of bonus days and a world tour! We send your our love and hugs.

love & wags,
River the beagle, his mom and crew

Jennifer said...

I'll miss stopping by and seeing his days' of grace. But, best of all, he's running free without any limits. Run Max run. Thank you for sharing Maxdog with us out across the world. Saying a prayer for you~~

Keisha said...

I miss you, Max. Love you! :)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you~

We are sorry for your loss~

A temporary loss that is...
One day you'll met again~

Until that day...
Max is in your heart and is watching from above~

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are truly sorry. We know that Max lived bravely and beautifully and is now a free spirit!

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry that Max had to leave you. We are sending you many gentle purrs of comfort.

Run free at the Bridge, beautiful Max ...

The Life of Riley said...

Dear Caryl,

I’m so sorry. We are going to really miss Max too.

Thinking of you and your family,
Love
Fran and Riley

Mr Koda MD said...

Thinking of you Maxmom, Maxdad, Tammy & King Toffee!!!! Thank you for sharing your Maxdog with us all.

This seemed appropriate:

Tribute To A Best Friend

Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

Author Unknown

Chrissie said...

I have only just found your blog from another blog I read regularly. I am SO very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Max and my heart breaks for you. Run Free beautiful boy with all our special doggies who have gone before you. "Run Free Max"

Chrissie and Ben

Teddy Bear said...

We didn't have the privilege of knowing your special Max. We are so sorry that he has crossed the Bridge. We're sending lots of love your way.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We were so sad to hear of Max's passing today. He was such an inspiration to us all.We'll see him again at the RainbowBridge.
Love,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Our most sincere sympathy,
Cassie and Patrick (the humans)
Out

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Goodbye Max may the hallways that you ran be filled with the laughter you created here on Earth and the fields that you frolic in now lead you on to that special place for dogs...
Susan

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Max. He knew he was loved to the very end, thanks to you all.

Kaz's Cats said...

MaxMom, please accept our condolences on your loss. We're so sorry that MaxDog had to run off to the Bridge, but we're so thankful that he stayed so long with you guys even when the v-e-t-s couldn't help him. Thank you for sharing his story with us all,

Hugs

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

myboyzach said...

Maxmom and family: I just heard about Max and I'm so sorry for your loss. Just think Max can carry all those rawhide bones he wants. Run Max Run

Zach

Miz Minka said...

From sunny Central California, our small pack and I send our sincerest condolences at your loss. Max was a beautiful dog inside and out! I only discovered your blog shortly after the "final" diagnosis. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, and thank you, Max, for teaching us that each day is a precious gift.

Miz Minka, Mr. Greenthumb, Minka the cat and Mitzi the dog

Sallie said...

We love you!

((((((((((((Big Hug))))))))))))))))

Slamdunk said...

I am very sorry for your loss. That must be difficult. Each time that I hear about a loved one passing, I reflect on all of my dog friends that I have lost--most recently my best friend Sara the Springer Spaniel in 2006.

dw said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but thankful for the days of grace you so kindly shared with everyone. Your grace, and Max's, shows everyone how to face the inevitable - with grace, character and a thankful heart. *hugs*

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We read about the loss of your beloved family member, Max, on Khyra's blog. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Lacy said...

sad w00fs, sooo sorry to hear the news that Maxdog is one of our angel dogs now...he fought soo hard and was love beyond belief...I will for sure miss his handsome face..RIP Maxdog, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

pps, my chemo treatment has been really bad for the last 4 days and i havent checked my reader till now..soo sorry..

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences.
Run free beautiful boy.
Dip, Bridge Elliot and Lynne xx

marinick said...

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


I'll miss you Max!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh no! I'm so terribly sad to hear this news! :( Big hugs to you and your family.

Kristina said...

aww so sorry for your loss =0[

Lizzy said...

Oh, we are so very sorry to learn of Max's passing. It is oh, so hard to say goodbye and let go of our furry friends who become so much a part of our lives and our hearts.
We are relatively new to the Blogosphere, and barely got to "meet" Max, but we share your sorrow, and the kitties send you healing purrs and I send you peaceful wishes for your wonderful memories of your faithful friend.

The poem is so beautiful, and the music is a very nice touch. What a beautiful remembrance and send-off for Max.
May his spirit run free across the Rainbow Bridge.

With sincere condolences on your loss. ....Lizzy,

"Mom" to Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches of the "Talk With The Paws" crew.

Lorenza said...

You will be always in my heart dear Max.
Lorenza

Brindusa said...

Oh Gog, I've been missing for a while and I just come back here and find out the sad news. I was socked. I can't believe that Max has gone. I am so sorry for your lost. I cannot stop crying. May he rest in peace. I'm sure that one day you'll see him again and maybe he will be your guardian Angel.
Good by dear MAX dog. I loved so much all the posts here. I'll definitely miss you.
Brindusa and her pack from Romania