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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:

* 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!


Monday, May 3, 2010



MAXMOM here... 

Hello there to all our friends across the world!
on this rainy Autumn Day in
Although I'm consciously quietening down this particular blog, I hope it's okay with you that I put up a blogpost every now and again. There is no change in Max except that he is slowing down more and more each day. We try and make the best of the days that we still have together.
Yesterday was a beautiful Autumn Day and we took the two Goldens on a longer walk - partly to assess how Max is doing...

As I have said on my other blog,
The autumn colours of our neighbourhood are exquisite!...

TAMMY-GIRL thinks we are all far too slow...

But then there is a lot to look at!...

Today the rain has settled in and the temperatures have dropped.

Rainy Autumn days bring a sense of solemnity to the inhabitants of our buzzing city and its no different in our household.
These are days to curl up, cuddle up and wait for the warmer weather. A steamy beverage encased in chilly fingers is the perfect anecdote. The dogs cuddle up too - always at my feet and always together...

I wanted to also say that as Max's time to leave us draws closer
(and again,...I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE!)
I will be wrapping up this blog and moving MAXMOM's activities and those of


to my personal blog,

I would really love to maintain the friendships I've made amongst my doggie-blogging friends.
 In the new blog, I will be posting both about the dogs and other things that interest me. This blog, 'THE ADVENTURES OF MAXDOG' will then remain as a legacy to Max after he has left us.

Please come and visit me at my new blog (and follow me perhaps?)
I leave you with a picture of the Golden duo
(apologies to my readers who have already seen it!)

Sending all my warm, uplifting and healing wishes to the doggies and kitties who are struggling and especially to my dear friends in France...

(Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!)

With love,



Heather and Ellie said...

Thanks so much for the update!

I completely understand that you want to keep this blog as Max's legacy--that's a great idea.

But I know that even if there will be no more posts on this blog, I'll never stop following it. And I hope all the others won't either.

Afterall, just because Max leaves and there won't be any more posts on his blog doesn't mean he has to lose his followers.

This blog means so much to me....and we're all on the journey with you even if we're across the world.

KB said...

Thanks for the update. Anyone (like me) who has traveled the path that you're on now knows what a tough but love-filled time this must be for you. I think of you regularly, sending you thoughts of strength and love.

Harry Spotter said...

Thanks for the update. I now how hard it is to watch a beloved pet slowly leave us. It's heart breaking. Our continued purrs and prayers are with all of you. Blesings to Maxdog and his family.

Benny and Lily said...

Thank you for your little tour max. It was not to slow for us..BOL
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

I will right this second make sure my mom puts your other blog on our bloggie reading list. We both luvs how you write and we luvs learning about the things you find interesting. But thank you for updating us on Max and for taking us on your stroll with you. It was Most Beautiful (and so was that sweet picture of Max and Tammy-girl).

Wiggles & Wags,

Andrea said...

I continue to pray for you. Sending great big hugs from Richmond, Va.
Love, andrea and the Perdue Zoo!

Anna the GSD said...

Thanks for the update! I'm going to check out MaxMom's blog now. It's great to know this blog will always be here when I need a dose of Max's wisdom!

And seriously, is there nothing better than a warm pupper to cuddle with on a cold day...or a hot day...well any day?

Samantha said...

I think you are a very thoughtful and wise MaxMom to keep this blog as a legacy to wonderful Max. I am enjoying reading your new blog! Those colors are just gorgeous, but love the three piles of fur cuddling up to each other as I imagine it raining outdoors! The coup de grace is the last photo - priceless - absolutely wonderful! Great captcha!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Ozzie too

Sam said...

Of course we will come visit you on your new blog - we already have it bookmarked! We wish you all another wonderful day!


Tanuki Maxx said...

All of you are in our thoughts
and prayers always!!


Asta said...

Maxmom and sweet Max Tammy Toffee and Tommy

I'm so glad you are treasuring the beauty around you and spending time cuddling and appreciating the time together. It's never a given how much more any of us have, that's why your awareness and treasuring of each moment is so special.

My heart cries for all our friends in pain..
smoochie kisses
ASTA and mommi

Jacqueline said...

I understand your need to leave this blog as a legacy to Max, but of course, for all reasons, will be sad to see it go...I love your other blog=I really enjoy you Caryl and will always keep up with you...You and Max and Tammy and Toffee are in my heart, now and always...Blessings to your beautiful babies and to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Max and Maxmom!! So glad you posted today. My prayers are still with Max and your family. Its nice that you took the time to post again. I really,really hope when its Max's time to leave that it will be a peaceful one. I pray that it will be.

I can't wait to visit your other blog. I think I will today.

Lots of Purrs and Prayers,
Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper,Marley & Melody

Ginger Jasper said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated. We understand how you want to keep Max's blog in his memory and glad that we can still follow our other friends on your blog..With love GJ and Carol xx

Ms. ~K said...

C, I always look forward to these updates and will continue to follow you, wherever you post!
Hugs and belly rubs to all,

Wild Dingo said...

LOVE that pict of the golden duo!
we'll add your new blog to our GR.

wild dingo

Priscilla said...

We were slightly worried when you didn't post in what seemed to be forever! Glad everything is still going well.
Thanks for taking us through Maxdog's life. It has been an incredible journey. We'll be visiting your Bric-a-Brac now...

Sierra Rose said...

We are so happy to see you all. Lovely quiet roads lined with beautiful colors! Cuddling during the colder temps sounds fantastic.
Hugs to all of you! Will visit your other site now. Blessings.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Junior and Orion said...

Of course we will come see you at your other blog!

Hugs and gentle headbutts to all of you, especially Maxdog.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Good to hear from you. I've ordered Gail to add the Bric a Brac blog to my list.
Cuddles to Maxdog.
Toodle pip!

doyle and mollie said...

you are so brave and ofcourse we will follow you and treasure this bloggy as the inspiration it is full of wisdom and strength! we too are pleased you know digby and are able to send some of your powers his way - loves and licks!!! always!

Mr Koda MD said...

Hello Maxmom what a fantastical idea, so we can all remember Maxdog when his clock has ticked its last tock.


The Life of Riley said...

No need to appologise for posting the same picture of Max and Tammy - it is such a wonderful photo that it is nice to see it in both blogs! Sending lots of hugs to Max.

Clive said...

Thank you so much for the update! Max is never far from our thoughts ...

love from us all
Clive, Murray and family

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

We saw that lovely "head to head" photo on your other blog and just love it! Of course, we will continue to read your blog, MaxMom!

Max will leave us one day and we will gather together and remember him, and be glad we knew him, but also talk of new things and create new sources of joy.

kissa-bull said...

dear maxmommish
we would like to fank you furry much so for your update. the lat pic at the end of max and tammy ish just preciousness and furry shpecial.we continue to light max's candle most everyday and pray for all our furryends who are struggling wiff ouchies. someimes it all happens at once and we feel so helpless. just know that our hearts are wiff you from over here yonder in houston texas

wiff lotsa pibble love
the pittie pack

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Still holding Max close to our hearts - beautiful photo of him and Tammy.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sprinkles said...

Thank you for the occassional updates, very much appreciated. I often think of you and how Max is doing.

How come we don't hear much about Tommy?

I'm going to start following your personal blog now. Not sure why I haven't been all along.

I'm glad you're going to leave this blog as a legacy to Max. It'll be nice to be able to come back from time to time whenever I need my Max fix.

Anonymous said...

Max's legacy is already in place. This blog will be part of it. All our blogs are Max adorned, we're all thinking of him and his family... Thank you for the update. The last photo is too precious

caboval said...

Hi Maxmom! We will be happy to follow you on your Maxmoms bric a brac! Also we hope you will keep up with the updates on Max, we check in as much as we can to see how hes doing but we also respect your quiet time.
Our love for you even grows as time draws near and you will never be alone......
You and Max and your family are in our hearts forever!!
Ok! we are off to see your Bric a Brac blog!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Hugs Valerie Joey and Kealani

Pibble said...

Dear Maxdog and Maxmom,

You've fought long and hard, and sometimes a good rest is needed. Your look at the autumn trees was so beautiful; a leisurely stroll was perfect to take in the colors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

The time to rest may be coming closer, and we'll never forget our journey with you. God bless, gentle hugs, and huge kisses to all of you, and thank you for sharing such a wonderful life with us!

Lorenza said...

Even if you don't have a new post, I like to come and see Max everyday!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Maxmom
Thank you for allowing us to stroll with you through this Autumn time. A time of falling leaves, when the earth will slumber for a moment. And then the brightest stars will shine in the universe.
Thank you for leaving this blog as a treasure to us- for us to come to for comfort. A place where we can come to reflect and feel the presence of Max forever. A place to sit- a place to listen. A place to hope, and a place just to be quiet and be thankful for what Max has taught us.
We love your new blog too- thank you for creating it -so that we all can grow together.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We think abowt Maxdog and yoo all a lot so love to get updates. Sending purrs and love.

Huskee and Hershey said...

It's great to see an update from you so keep them coming (whenever you feel up to it)!! The autumn colors are lovely... Autumn is my favourit-est season of all because of the colors.. something about it is so calm and yet melancholic (??)..

Please know that you are never far from our thoughts... sending you love and doggie kisses.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Max and Mom....what a lovely post...your autumn colors are beautiful. We love the picture of Max and Tammy head to head....
Give Max and all the pups a hug from us.
Madi and Mom

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely Fall scenery in South Africa! Hugs to you all!

Jan Mader said...

Thank you for letting us spend the autumn of Max's life with him and you. It's a beautiful season and Max's legacy will truly be one of love and joy. Much love to your all....

BRUTUS said...

Thanks for the update. We just thought of Max yesterday, so it's good to know how he's doing. We'll be sure to check out your other blog. Hugs to Max.

Michelle & Brutus

Mrs. JP said...

Always glad to hear news on MAX. You are leaving this blog as it should be, a legacy to sweet MAX. I love the head to head picture. You have so many really good pictures of your group.
We will follow your other blog gladly.

the booker man said...

hihi, miss maxmom!
thanks for postin' those pretty fall pictures. i love when the leaves change colors!
i'm glad ya'll are enjoying some good cuddle time with the chilly weather. that is one of my most favorite thingies to do. :)
me 'n asa 'n our mama send lots of hugs to mr. max!
the booker man

The Thundering Herd said...

We continue to keep all of you in our thoughts are prayers.

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

Lots of hugs to MAXDOG goes out from us Desert Dogs. Of course we will follow your new blog! We will cherish the memories posted here when the time comes. Until then we send
lots of loves,

Deborah said...

My dear friend, I am way behind reading my blogs and I just read yours. I am not surprised by this news and I was also wondering what you were going to do. I think it would be a fitting tribute to Max. He is such a special friend to everyone in the blogging community. Even though you are so far away I feel like we are friends. Is that strange? I don't think so. I keep Max and you in my prayers.

Your fall colors are beautiful and we are enjoying our spring time warmth in New England!

Nika + PARKER said...

We love you MaxDog and know how much you are loved YOU ARE A LEGACY, a true inspiration! Maxdog Mom you will not loose us : )

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

HI MaxMom~Our mommy is going to become a follower of your bric-a-brac blog on her personal blog: http://inamazinggraceland.blogspot.com
We are keeping track of Maxie even if we don't always comment.
love ya,
Hootie and BabyRD