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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:

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May God bless you and thank you for following me!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


MAXDOG here...
(Maxdog November 2009)

Hello there to all my furry friends across the globe on this my
88th Day of Grace!

I have been chatting to my pack and we would like to make an announcement today...

Most of my readers will recall the story of the
For those who might want a reminder...

This was an incredible gift given to Maxmom from all my cyber-buddies who collaborated, collected funds and commissioned a painting of me . The amazing thing was that this collection of the funds generated sufficient cash to also pay for the framing of this beautiful painting.

The story of the Max-terpiece will remain one of generosity, hope and love and the painting itself is proudly displayed on the wall of our sitting room...

Some time ago, the artist of the Max-terpiece,
contacted Maxmom and told her that she would be transferring your collected funds to us here in South Africa.  Well, Maxmom went to collect this cash gift today and discovered that there was even more money than what was needed for the framing.

We thought that we too would like to do something special here in
 in honour of all our wonderful cyber-buddies!!!

Over the past few months we have received so many messages of encouragement, support and upliftment and have come face-to-face with the realities of the love and generosity of people across the world as I have battled with my cancer.


We have decided, as a family to donate that extra money (which YOU raised and including our own personal contribution) to an Organisation here in South Africa which does absolutely marvellous work!...

If you would like to look at what this organisation does please visit their website

So we have transferred  a total amount of
to their bank account to support their amazing work.
this donation is 'with love from the blogging community'

We hope this will honour the entire Max-project and...
...and give a rainbow of hope to those animals in our country who are in dire need of help.

Thank you again for your amazing generosity!!!

If there are folk out there who still want to contribute in some way,
I encourage you to visit the website of

Apparently The Society for Animals in Distress is indeed able to receive International Donations via a
"Swift code: FIRNZAJJXXX" "
...Your own bank will know what to do!
If you do decide that you want to donate to this organisation, they have asked that you please indicate the reference:

Thank you again for your amazing generosity.
This is a wonderful legacy!
Sending lotsaluv and lotsalicks to you all!


Emma Rose said...

Dear Max,

That is a wonderful idea! This has been like a gift that keeps on giving. Isn't it amazing what love can do?

Emma Rose

Ginger Jasper said...

Siply wonderful, the gift from all our friends worldwide keeps going on.Now even more animals can benefit.. Wonderful.. Love knows no limits.. Hugs GJ xx

Kathleen Coy said...

How wonderful! What a perfect ending to the story of the Max-terpiece!!! This really made my day! People coming together with love and generosity can truly do anything!

Much love,
Kathleen and Cloud

KB said...

What a fabulous way to use the extra funds. Thanks so much for telling us all about Animals in Distress. It sounds so appropriate.

We are thinking of you.

Petey said...

Wondeful! Max has created a marvelous legacy that will help other animals for generations to come!

Your pal,


Scout 'n Freyja said...

How absolutely - PAWSatively - WONDERFUL! To know that suffering animals in South Africa have been helped by loving people in the US. Max, you and your momma make a great team!

You WON'T believe what the 'word verification' is for our comment:

How did they know - or - life can be a little magical sometimes, can't it?

Samantha said...

I have gooseflesh. Animals in Distress looks like a WON-derful organization - MaxMa: you seem to always know what is just the very best thing to do. Talk about legacies. Brava! Give Max kisses from all of us!
Hugs xoxoxoxoxo
Sammie and Ma

Sam said...

How wonderful! The picture has become more than just a gift for you, it has become a gift with its own wings! We wish you another wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Oh Maxdog - just when I thoughts I couldn't luvs you and Maxmom anymore, you do this! How very much wonderful! I know there will be lots and lots of animals that will find happier lives cuz of you.

Happy 88th day of Grace, dear one!

Wiggles & Wags,

kissa-bull said...

oh maxdog love
you and your mommish have a heart of gold. thish made our day so wonderful to wead this. that ish why you are so blessed wiff so much love because you and your mommish are angels for sure.imagen all the wittle aminals that will be helped wiff you genewosity **sigh**

pibble sugars to you and maxmom
the pittie pack

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

What a wonderful idea. It is truly amazing the dog blogging world. Such love, support. Sharing the good and the heartbreaks.
We are so thankful for Max's 88th day of grace. And since dogs live in the moment, he does not have to worry about his future, worry about his cancer. He simply awkens to another day with his beloved family. Were that we could so totally live in the right here, right now.
Y'all stay in our prayers and our hearts.
Jamie&the Texas sundogs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just wonderful. It is so nice to know that the funds will go to such a good cause.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack and Mia said...

This is so amazing and so special. Love is all we need...

Thinking of you always dear Max...always...

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

meowmeowmans said...

This is awesome! Thank you for the happiness and light you give to others.

We love you Maxdog (and Maxmom). Happy 88th Day! :)

Jacqueline said...

A wonderful gift to a great cause; Max has helped so many in different ways...I love the family portrait of your babies...Blessings and love to all of you.

sandy said...

Wonderful painting. Also loved the rainbow, beautiful.

So many charities, and never enough time, money or helping hands; but we keep at it. One day, one helping hand at a time.


Mrs. JP said...

Good idea and worthy cause.

Ms. ~K said...

A super way to keep spreading the love and magic of Max!

Benny and Lily said...

Great idea big boy. 88 days, yipppeeee
Benny & Lily

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

Yet another aspekht of The Max Project with a pawesome outkhome!

Thanks fur sharing!


Josie said...

Happy 88th Day of Grace MaxDog and MaxMom,

What a wonderful way to use the extra funds. MaxDog spreads his love again. Wow. The gift that keeps on giving. Kathleen is going to love this one!

We love you all so much!

Much Love,
Woofs and Hugz,
Josie and Blues

3 doxies said...

This is such a wonderful idea to donate the money for animals in distress.
We have been blogging about 2 months and have just now commented. It has taken me hours to go back through your posts. Max, you are one amazing, inspirational dog. There are no words to express what I feel for a dog and a family whom I have never met. You have a beautiful story, though it may not have a happy ending, but nonetheless, thank you for letting us all join in your journey.
Bless you Max.

houndstooth said...

That is a great idea and a wonderful legacy! Way to go, Max!


Deborah said...

Hi, This was the ultimate "Paw it Forward"! That was so nice of you!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was really nice for your friends to donate to you and then for you to donate to animals in need.

The Thundering Herd said...

SUPERB! I continue to be amazed at how what started as a simple act has snowballed into this amazing result (and keeps inspiring others). What a great legacy for Max!

the booker man said...

wow, this is just super duper awesome, mr. max!! what a wonderful act of love that just keeps going on and on and on and on and on... :)
the booker man

Asta said...

Deaw Max
you and youw wondewful pack have once again taught us something..how to keep the love and legacy of you going and gwowing.
That is a wondewful owganisation and I know that many will be helped in youw name..
thank you Max and Maxmom . It's obvious fwom that lovely photogwaph that youw pack is in total agweement wif youw plan
smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It's all about love and caring
Thats what you do

sprinkles said...

You are so kind! You could have easily taken the additional money and no one would have been the wiser for it but you opted to give it to charity instead! I just know that The Society for Animals in Distress will appreciate your generosity!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Bless you, Max! - And the animals in distress are blessing you too! What a wonderful gesture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Team Husky said...

What wonderful cyber-furiends woo have Max and what a beewootiful portrait!

Our Princey was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in November 2009 and lost his battle last week. Please visit our bloggie fur a pupdate.

We are fury fury sad and miss him lots. He was my best furiend and we were inseparable.


Junior and Orion said...

How you doing Maxdog? We are sending you kitty purrs and Meowm sends hugs.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh! That is just the most wonderful thing to do!

And I can't believe it's the 88th day! You are the most incredible fighter, Max, and an inspiration to all of us!

Honey the Great Dane

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

Oh dear Max...we think this is a wonderful idea...it's a legacy and will continue to help...

The love grows...

And the teaching...

And your amazing spirit...

Kisses, dear Boy...

We've been thinking of ya...

Scruffy, Stan and that ADORABLE Laciegirlie

the 4 Bs said...

hi Maxmom and Maxdog, we saw what you wrote on Digby's blog and we were touched by it, so we wanted to come over here and meet you. we are so impressed with your generosity to donate that money to the animals in distress. we are sorry that you, Max, have a bad illness and we want to wish you well. we will come back to visit you again. we love that portrait of you too. you are quite a handsome pup.

woofs from the 4Bs and our mom, peg. we live in the US - Washington state, near Seattle.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Max, this is wonderfully cool!! Your legacy will live on.
Smooches, BabyRD and Hootie

PS-The young fellow who is the worship leader at our church is from S.Africa and he has the cutest little accent.
:<) Cassie(the human)

Mango said...

I am so happy that there were extra dollars to help the animals in need. Not every furry is as lucky as we are.