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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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Monday, March 14, 2011


Dear Max, my beautiful boy!

It was your birthday on Saturday:
12 March 2011.
You would have been 11 years old.

I will always remember you, Max -
- the incredible dog, who touched my life so deeply!

From the day you arrived, through your years as a growing pup.

In everything you did, I could only feel pride:
Your training, your activities, your shows...

Your special outings...

The way you tempered me by posing for blogposts,

Your fun and exuberance when I asked you to retrieve...

Your adoring expressions...

Your incredible tricks...

Your patience when we made fun of you...

The special moments we shared...

You were truly an amazing dog!
Especially in the way you fought your illness!

And the way you taught us to


Thank you, my dog, for granting me the privilege of witnessing your life.

Never forgotten, Always remembered!

With lotsaluv from your


Angus said...

You're right. A very special fellow who lives on in so many memories.

Sam said...

What a beautiful tribute!


Mollys Momma said...

He was truly a special lad, he will be remembered by so many, he touched the hearts of so many of us.
Momma Tea

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Such a sweet tribute to your beautiful boy.

Tucker and Daisy

Andrea said...

Beautiful tribute! We still miss you Maxdog!

woofs and wags,

labradorknitter said...

Dear Maxdog, you're still here, in our hearts.

KT said...

Wonderful tribute to your heartdog. I feel how much he meant to you; that one special boy. I've had so many wonderful Goldens, but one will always be my heartdog - Devo.
I know Max and Devo are swimming up at the bridge, retrieving tennis balls, having a great time. Lady is busy showing new arrivals around.

3 doxies said...

Oh how beautiful! Max, you will always live on in our hearts forever.
Happy Birthday! And hugs to you Maxmom.

Allison and Puddles

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday, Max! We bet there was a huge celebration across the Rainbow Bridge with all of our furiends.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, What a loving tribute to a wonderful friend & companion. I just came from reading about Tanner and I know these two are up playing at the bridge. Hugs to you-those special pups in our lives can never be forgotten-how I miss my Sadie.
Much love,
Noreen & Reggie-dog

Ginger Jasper said...

We will never ever forget the beautiful max dog. We came together as one to follow, to love, to laugh and to cry. Max will live on in our memories. Party on Max dog at the bridge. Hugs GJ xx

Jake of Florida said...

Your Maxdog has a special place in so many of our hearts. As he looks down from the Bridge, we know he has to be proud of young Toby and happy that he's helped heal your heart.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, angel Max. You will always be in our hearts. You were one very special boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Piappies World said...

Max indeed was a very special pup. We are very happy that we were able to share moments with him through your wonderful words and photos.

You will forever live in our hearts, Maxdog and thank you for letting us name Wai-Max after you. Makes it more special that he was born a day after you. Happy Happy Barkday deal Maxdog! Continue to watch over Maxmom and your family over the rainbow bridge.

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

Sheila and Bob said...

MaxDog will be with us forever in our hearts.
He has left such a wonderful legacy.
Thank you MaxMom for sharing him with all of us.

Sheila & Bob

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The Angel The Luke's birfday is tomorrow -

Oh the pawtying going on ackhross The Rainbow Bridge!

GReat GOLDEN khake fur all!


brooke said...

We miss you Maxdog!
Hope youre having a fabulous 11th birthday with all the others who have crossed the rainbow bridge!

Benny and Lily said...

What a nice tribute to Max we miss you
Benny & Lily

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Max, through you I met your wonderful mother. Through you I saw love and dignity and strength - and - sorrow. You will never be forgotten because I carry you in my ♥.

Mrs. JP said...

Great tribute to a great friend. I'm so thankful for him and you. If it hadn't been for this blog I'd never have met you my friend.
Love and blessings from the holler...

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

Always in our hearts too, Max!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Chans

Asta said...

My sweet Bootiful Max
I will nevew evew fowget you. you awe deep in my heawt and I celebwate you aand all you gave to youw family and fwiends and the lessons you taught us.
I hope my angel sissie and bwuvvew awe pawt of youw biwfday Pawty in heaven
smoochie kisses

The Life of Riley said...

We're thinking of you Max, and are so pleased we got the chance to know you, your family and also to learn about your country through your blog.

Although your time was far tooo short you lived it so well, reminded us about living in the moment, and you turned so many strangers into friends.

Love and woofs,
Riley and his mum

houndstooth said...

Max was definitely a special guy and I doubt that anybody can forget him. I think he left you in safe paws with Toby and Tam, though! He was a one of a kind!

kissa-bull said...

just bewootiful, just like max!
happish barkday max !!!

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday, Max. We are so happy we got to know you during your too brief time here on earth.

Hero said...

What a beautiful tribute. It was a privilege being your friend, Max. You'll always be on my mind and in my heart.

SuziQCat said...

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful friend.

Moose said...

Happy Birthday Maxdog- you made my momma all leaky though. I am sorry you could not stay around long enough to see this birthday with your momma. You were way too young to leave us!

Berts Blog said...

Max, I just found your blog and I feel like I missed out on an incredible friend. I have only been with my family for three years this May and am keeping a blog just like you. I love reading about your life and I hope I leave half the mark in the world that you did. Best wishes to you across the rainbow bridge.

Samantha said...

Just found your post here - a Happy Belated birthday, Max - what an absolutely wonderful tribute to a gorgeous, magical and amazing friend. Leaky here too.
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom

Clive said...

Max, you'll never be forgotten in a little corner of Ireland - you left a lasting and wonderful impression on the not so little man as he was then!

That was a lovely tribute from your Mom.

take care
Clive & Co

MySpecialDoggies said...

Sorry for the late post -

What a beautiful post for a beautiful doggie.

Run free sweet Max dog.

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US, Max. Just topping by to let you know that you are remembered in my ♥ today and always...

Curt Rogers said...

You are indeed, remembered, Max. What a glorious life and a beautiful dog.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We miss you Max! We love this tribute to you!