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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I have a dream...
Of friends far and wide
I have a dream...
They will be at my side...

Where I can show my country: its bountiful delights:
The animals, the plants and so many sites!
To take in its cultures, it’s food, it’s sun,
To show my guests that Africa is fun!

I dream of laughter, of happiness, of care
I dream my joy in my country – they can share.
I dream of dancing, music and good
Of one big family... One big brood.

They came, they saw, they shared my dream
A dream that was all of ours... or so it would seem.
So THANK YOU, my guests, for just being you
My dream for Africa... has just came true!

Caryl Moll
16 September 2009
(The picture below, beautifully constructed by MANGO's Mom)

With Great thanks too to:






Dexter said...

Thank you for showing us your beautiful country and being such a good natured host. We had a blast!


Cocorue said...

you are such an asset as your love of your country makes you a perfect ambassador.......i would love you as a host when i visit you


Unknown said...

What a marvelous trip! I'm so sorry we didn't know you when Rosie and I had our gala wedding in Scotland in June (You'll have to look at the photos on my blog!). You were all the perfect hosts and your country was stunning beyond belief.

Now...when are you all coming to visit us in New York? We have plenty of wildlife here, you can believe it! And lots of exotic creatures as well.

Your newest forever pal,


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Max, you live in a very beautiful place! Thanks fur sharing all your wonderful pictures wiff us and being such a great tour guide!


BRUTUS said...

Hope you had a good time with your guest Mango & his mischievous cohorts! It looks like some beautiful surroundings you live in!

Brutus the Frenchie

BRUTUS said...

Hope you had a good time with your guest Mango & his mischievous cohorts! It looks like some beautiful surroundings you live in!

Brutus the Frenchie

Martha said...

Hi Max
What a wonderful poem! We have loved following your adventures and seeing the beautiful pictures of Africa.
Martha & Bailey xxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a wonderful way, with your lovely poem, to wrap up your adventure. Our adventure. Even though we weren't there to join in the fun, we were here, imagining ourselves there. Which is not that far away any more. We loved every moment of the time in your country. At times it felt as if we were right next to you. It's a beautiful place. You are a lovely family.

Thank you,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Bilbo and I really enjoyed all the great stories from you and all of your visitors!!

I bet it is nice to have the place to yourselves again...:-)


Ziggy Stardust said...

What a nice poem. You have a beautiful country that you live in. Thank you for sharing it. I hope things can get back to normal now for all of you.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful poem! I really like that!

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

What beautiful pictures!!! And a lovely poem!

Sam & June

Jake of Florida said...

Wow!!! We've been following the adventures of all our pals -- but then we realized something important was missing: we haven't really met you all as yet. So hello!!! Thank you for being such great hosts to your visitors with all their idiosyncrasies (Mom likes to use big words). We read through your recent posts and love the beautiful views and vistas.

And we have something in common -- you live in South Africa. We live in South Florida. So please come visit and we'll add you to our blog roll so we don't miss any of your posts.

Wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Tank woo fur having us!

More importantly, tank woo fur sharing your khountry with us!

Mom was telling a furiend about this khommon story being shared akhross the blogs and around the world!

PeeEssWoo: Mom loved the wines I brought bakhk fur her!

The Schnauzer Brothers said...

Hi Max - we have fallen in love with your country! And what a wonderful photo that Mango's mom did - it's been done amazingly well and we love it! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Anya said...

Hi Max
Thanks for the lovely trip,
your country is BEAUTIFUL :)
Maybe my Mommy goes on vacation in your country,
its her wish :)
LOVELY poem ....

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Golden Samantha said...

Hi Max! We've enjoyed your hosting of a great adventure - what a great tour guide you are! The poem is terrific and that photo is pawsome! I know everyone had a great time, and I, for one, was laughing along with everyone else!
xo Sammie

♥ Tiffykins ♥ said...

You have made mom want to come and visit Africa with all the pretty pictures you posted!


Emma said...

Such a beautiful poem, thank you for writing it. Made me dream :) I really had Africa before my eyes while reading :) Such a wonderful continent, I wish I could visit some day.

I absolutely love the new photo that is on the logo! Max is wonderful, what are his lines?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh My does that look like a part-aaaaaaa mobile!
Benny & Lily

ScrapsofMe said...

Max, thanks for hosting the Safari of the year. All of us that couldn't be there, we were there in spirit, enjoying the daily shenanigans of Mango's friends. I loved looking at your beautiful country and your poem if fantastic. You are obviously a gentleman and a scholar.
Bonnie, the wee Scottie

Joe Stains said...

We had a blast, the poem is wonderful. We hope lots of people and dogs discover your home!!

The Animal Doctor said...

hey Max,
to tell you the truth, since we started reading your blog, we gained a lot of knowledge about Africa. good job!

love lots, the Animal Doc

Yas said...

Hi Max! What a beautiful photo, mommy and me wish we could visit your beautiful country together one day! but if we couldnt make it, visiting your blog has always made us felt as though we are there! thanks for sharing!!

Maxx & Mommy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
Your country is beautiful and I really love the way you show it to us!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Deaw Max
Youw Mommi's poem captoowes so much of the feeling we had being in youw magnificent countwy. I hope ouw adventoowe has opened many eyes to the wondew of it all.
I feel like I leawned a lot and mommi wishes we could all go someday.
Thank you fow a vewy special week and a fwiendship that will be fowevew.
smoochie kisses
pee ess, ackshually, my mommi took that pictoowe,hehehe

Scout and Freyja said...

Isn't it just the best feeling in the whole world when your friends come through for you?

Clive said...


That is a great poem and sums up the visit from all your friends so well. It was a great idea and shared so well.

Take care

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful poem! We look forward to seeing lots more pictures of your lovely country!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Madd said...

Meow...hello! I'm sorry I missed some of the tour.

Just look at all those squatters!

That looks like a typical South African taxi except that the car appears less of a skidonk than some of the taxis that drive around here.

How many squatters / hoboes do you think are in that taxi??....meow...hmmm...I'd say about one hundred! It's not like that hasn't been achieved before by some of our taxi drivers, so who knows.

There are even passengers on the exterior of the vehicle! This must be a record!

Have I maybe got the wrong idea? Are these meant to be passengers or roadkill? My kitty eyes may be tricking me, especially when looking at computer screens.

Some of those guys definitely look like roadkill...mmm...tasty...

Anonymous said...

You have such a beautiful country Max. Your mommy is a great writer too.

We Love You Max!!

Paws & Whiskers
Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley