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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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Sunday, February 14, 2010


MAXDOG here...

Dear Friends from around the globe...

I am quite speechless!

This morning, when I logged in to my blog there was a stripe of

"Black and red"...

along my side bar.

I have spent most of the day looking at and relishing the multitude of blogposts where bloggers have invited me on a personal visit to their countries and homes.

It has all happened in secret and was only exposed to me this morning!

Your stories are OUTSTANDING and your efforts IMMENSE!!!


I feel the hand of the blog-world covering me in love. It is incredibly humbling and uplifting to be showered in all this goodwill. So when I look out at the sky and see this...
...I feel the warmth coming from afar...

...AND your hands on my life..


I am not posting anything of my own today, but would like to invite you all to visit these blogs below who are telling the story...





Assistance Dog for Autism
Cloud the Wonderdog
Asta’s World
The Chronicle of Woos
Petey’s playhouse
Dog Daze
Wilf and Digby discover France
Holy Terriers

Khyra’s Khorner
Maggie and Mitch
Magickal Tails
Paco, Milo and Maya

Poupounette Gang
Romping and Rolling in the Rockies
Sierra Rose
Southernmost Moose Lodge
Stella’s World

My Boo Bear
Two Special Wires
Thundering Herd

Dream Valley Ranch

Maggie & Mitch

THAT I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO UPDATE THIS LIST AS I BECOME AWARE OF ALL THE POSTS FROM MY BLOGGING FRIENDS...There is a long list, and my computer is slow, so I will keep updating them with their relevant links as I get to know about them...please bare with me..
If I have left you out, (or made a mistake) PLEASE let me know - I would really like to add you to the list!!!


You guys are the "STARS" upon which I wish!


At the moment...I am comfortable, pain-free, eating my food, asking for my walk. I think I am well..
Lots and lots of licks and love



Asta said...

Dawling Max
I hope all this wunning awound the wowld hasn't been too tiwing fow you. I hope that all the love will enewgise you and fill you up wif good feelings. We wewe so vewy excited to have you visit us, and wepay you in a small way fow youw hospitality. You left pawt of youw heawt hewe in Manhattan. Thank you deew fwiend. Get some west and stay comfy and pain fwee
all my Valentine love and smoochie kisses

Unknown said...

Max, you and your family have helped so many of us redefine what we think of love, it's our privilege to share Valentine's Day with you!

Your pals,

Petey and Mica

How Sam Sees It said...

We have enjoyed reading all these blogs! Max is a truly great dog!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We put up a small post for you too!

Brian said...
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NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

It has been sooooooo much fun to be part of this!

I know how much it made my mom and I smile!

I had hard time getting her to go to bed as she wanted to visit each of the stops as they posted!

Happy Valentine's Day to ALL of WOO!

Khyra & Her Mom

Anya said...

Valentine's hugs for Max :-)))
We love you !!!

The Thundering Herd said...

We have been trying to keep a link list on our blog up to date as well, and keep finding new ones. It was an honor to be a very small part of the project. The dog blog world continues to amaze me.

Happy Valentines Day - from our hearts.

Emma Rose said...

Happy Valentines Day Max and family!

Emma Rose

Infrequent Flyers said...

How incredible to see all the love and support. It's really beautiful.

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Max, we learned about you several days ago and have been purring for you ever since. Our human (who we call mamabug) is praying for you and for all those that love you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Oh Max...

Many of the participants in your World Tour have expressed that this is the best Valentine's Day ever...indeed it is!

Love is surrounding us...

And that's comforting...

Thanks for helping Gillie out on our DATE...I could never have carried that Irish lad back to the plane...Lakeland smoothies proved too much for the dear boy...

Have to go help daddy get the snow and ice off the roof...we awakened to WATER in the house...yeesch...

Kisses dear Max...we love you and your family!!! And that HOT TOFFEE!!!

Laciegirlie, Scruffman and Stanners!

Clive said...


Happy Valentine's Day again to you and all your family.

We have so enjoyed today - the best Valentine Day ever - the NSLM says!! His Mom has never seen such an outpouring of love and she thinks it is absolutely wonderful and all down to you and your Mom, Max. For you are both so special that you inspired all the rest of us around the world.

Thank you Max and thank you to your Mom! We have loved being part of this celebration today!

love from your pals
Clive and the NSLM

Jacqueline said...

I'm grateful you are feeling well today Max; your wellbeing has become a gift to all of us!...You are on our "Love Is..." list today because I just "met" you and your wonderful Mom and you guys were immediately in my heart=love is all around you.

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Max Dog!The Max Tour Stories is really remarkable! We have been so touched not only by knowing woo and seeing the support for woo and your family but truly amazed that the blogging world is such an amazing circle of friendship and love. I really believe that this has not only touched us all, but changed us all for the better.
God Bless you!
-Kira The BeaWootiful and her family!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring loud and hard for you!

Isn't the blogosphere wonderful??? There is so much love surrounding you.

Happy Valentines Day!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Stella said...

I agree with Clive, Max, that this is the most fun Valentine's Day ever. Our love for you (and really each other) has made it a most special day.

By the way, Ali Z wishes to offer her love too, she was pleased you saw her!

Stella (and Mom)

McGillicutty said...

Max, It was my pleasure to help with this tribute to you! You are amazing and your World Tour has been Pawsome!!!!

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

Awwwwwwwww MAx.....
This is our BEST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you have a wonderful time with all of us???
Hope you aren't too much tired...
Sure we had a special and very very exciting day with you by our side..
All the place we have seen with you had a special light and a new great dress!!!!
Awwwwwwwww....it's incredible how much LOVE changes our way to see the world all around us!!!!
THANK YOU MAX for giving us so much!!!!
WE LOVE YOU and you're one of our family...our big bros!!!
And we're honored to be your siblings!!!!
Have a wondrful Valentine's day with your family!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and sweet hugs!!!
with love....
your family!!!!!!!!!!!

Martha said...

Max, there has been an overwhelming outpouring of love for you and your family on this day.
We weren't clever enough to get you in our pictures but we have a link on our sidebar for your special day.
We also have two lovely doves sending you love.
We wanted to share your day and let you know that we are all with you.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Max. We are sending you purrs from Devon in England.

Piappies World said...

Happy Happy Hearts Day to you Max,

We had a great time reading through the Max Tour Stories posts today. It's so incredible. Each and every stop is remarkable. You are free to stop by our home as you go around the world.

Hope it's alright to have you on our side bar too.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy & Bullet

Dexter said...

Max! Sorry you couldn't stop at my place on your big tour, but momma has me on bloggy lockdown. Never fear! I am thinking of you! Happy Valentine's Day.


Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

We cannot think of words to describe the sheer joy we felt at taking part in this amazing worldwide surprise. The sharing and cooperation were just amazing, and we feel that this has been our best valentine's Day ever.

Thank you, Max for bringing us all together and for making the world into a wonderful family!

Your Friends at
The Poupounette

TwoSpecialWires said...

Max. Never again will we climb our hill that we won't remember the day that you climbed with us. We'll look east, over the hills and the city and the plains, and remember the very special time we spent with you, learned from you, loved with you. We are so privileged to have shared time with you.

Enjoy the rest of your visits and all the memories of them at your own pace. They are your memories forever.

Love and Happy happy Valentine's Day,
Jake and Fergi, Sally and NinaGirl

Harry Spotter said...

Thanks Maxdog you are one incredible dog. You have touched all our hearts with your story. Still purring and praying for you and your family. Have a wondeful valentines day.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Max we are thrilled you are feeling so well. We are sending you tons of healing and loving purrs today and everyday. Happy Valentine's Day. ~AFSS

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Valentine's Day Max
Benny & Lily

Andrea said...

Sending lots of prayers and furry hugs to Maxx.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Valentines Day.


Golden Samantha said...

Max: this Valentine's Day has breathed new meaning into our lives, all due to you. What a blessing you are, indeed - a great, great teacher. We just love you so much and are furry glad to hear that you are asking for walkies! With our biggest golden vibes xo and hugs,

Taffy said...

Max, I'm so glad you are feeling good and eating. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family! I'm off to see where you have been traveling....

houndstooth said...

Our part of the tour will be posted this afternoon! We need Dad to fix a few of our pictures first!

Nose Kisses,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
Happy Valentine's Day!
I feel so bad I did not know about your Tour and I could not invite you to visit my city!
But then I thought it was better because very bad things are happening here and I don't want to stress you!
I love you Max and you are in my mind and prayers all day long!
I am happy to know you had a pain-free day!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max
Just to say it was great to see you in Scotland. How's the head doing, old boy? I must say that if I had read all the other blogs before you arrived, and had realised how much ice-cream and other rich eatables you had already consumed on your travels, I might have suggested we go a little easier on the Single Malt.
One never learns, eh?
Cheers, H.

Ms. ~K said...

This has been a special Valentine's Day for us all, spreading love all over!
We love you Max and remember:
Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Sierra Rose said...

Love you sweet Max! There are so many big hearts around the world thinking about you. It was a pleasure to be part of your World Tour.
Glad to hear you are doing ok. Will keep you in our thoughts.
Happy Valentine's Day my friend!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose


We are sending you red heart filled kitty kisses MaxDog

Happy Valentines!

purry ♥♥♥♥♥ purrs

Unknown said...

GOTTCHA Max and Caryl and family!!! This has turned out to be my favorite Valentine's day of all times. We love you and we had to figure out a way to make it known. Max Tour here we go...
I noticed my post is not among your links. I don't care, BUT I would love for you to see it.
Happy Max day and Happy Valentine's day.
Twinkie and pack and family

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Max! We only wish the best for you!! We gave you a shout out today on our blog!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Valerie Cummings said...

Dearest Max!! It was so fun talking with our blogging friends and planning this world tour!!!! And it fills our hearts with such love for you and your mommy!!! You are in our thoughts everyday and night and pray you get better!!! It looks like youre doing good and you made our Valentines Day full of love!!!!
Warmest Hugs to you! Joey and Kealani and Valerie

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

That first picture of the sky made goose bumps down my spine.. That was just how we all wanted to portray the love that has flowed from every corner of the world.. Magical.. Loving and just wonderful... I for one was so glad I could take part.. Hugs GJ xx

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope your day is good! You have lots of furry nice friends!

missbreezysbox said...

I know you dogs are feeling pretty good to want a walk. Glad you have so much love coming your way. Happy Valentine's day!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family, Max! We're sending you our love, purrs and prayers. :)

sprinkles said...

I hope all that travel from blog to blog didn't wear you out!

I'm going to do a post tomorrow about how much I love and appreciate my little chi's tomorrow in honor of Max. Would it be ok if I used his picture? I wanted to ask first just in case you didn't agree.

Happy Valentine's Day, Max!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This was an incredoble journey that has touched our life - as you have Max and your mom.
I wanted to be a part of this, but I could not get it together.
Please know I was there in spirit.
And yes Max and I floated into that sky on your boggy in our magic bubbles - and we touched the stars, just as you, your outlook on life, and life you share has touched me.
I love you
forever and a day

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are so elated that we were able to be even a small part of Max's World Tour - it brought us great joy to share some time with your beautiful boy Max. He and you have been an inspiration to us since the day we were introduced to your blog. We hold our hands and paws up for Max to have many more wonderful days with you.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Lucia said...

Ciao bello Max!

I have learned much about love from you and your mama, dolce amico. Many smoochies, hugs and lots of aire-zen are flying your way on this Valentine's afternoon...

Tanti baci!

Molly the Airedale said...

We love you, Max and we loved being a part of the world tour today!
Happy Valentine's day to you and your family!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scout and Freyja said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Wishing you a slice of all that this world has to offer, spread generously with a thick layer of l♥ve.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Max, it was so wonderful to play wiff you in the snow and catch that giant squirrel and snuggle wiff you. This has been the best Valentines day EVER!!!
Much love to you,

Deborah said...

Dear Max, it is humbling to me to see all the love pouring in to you. The blogging community is unbelievable and unless your in it, I don't think people understand it. Max, you are loved all of the world my dear friend!
Max, please tell your Mom I'm way behind reading all the posts and I hope to catch up on her book this week. I miss reading it!!

Farley said...

Happy Valentine's Day Max - we are so happy you are being loved world wide :)

Sandee said...

Max - you are in my thoughts and prayers from this day forward. You are a beautiful, fearless special friend. Ear scritches and tummy rubs. :)

Hansel said...

our prayers and thoughts are with you friend!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Everybody did an amazing job! There must be some loop somewhere that I'm out of because I didn't hear about it either. If I had, I would have had a guest appearance from Max on the Sunday Awards and Meme Show!

Josie said...

Max, the love I feel when I come to your blog is so amazing. We just wanted to wish you the Best Happiest Valentine's Day ever. You deserve it. We are glad you are pain-free and eating your food. Josie is sending lots of licks and love to you and MUCH MUCH LOVE! We will work on putting together a Max Tour of our area to share with you. Woof Soon!

Yas said...

Hi Max! Have a great Valentine's Day! You are and always will be in our thoughts and prayers! Enjoy life and stay pawsitive!!

Max and Mommy

Amber and Nala said...

Oh Max, how truly loved you are! We are keeping you in our thoughts as well and hoping that you have many more days and special times with your loving family.

Lots of love,

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...


May your heart rest on a pillow of love, today and for many more days to come

ocmist said...

We were out of town this weekend most of both days, only coming home to sleep, so we missed all that was going on, but you were in our thoughts and prayers the whole time, wherever we were. We will enjoy catching up on all the love shared on your World Tour! The Country Corgis and their Mom/Grammy

Canine Crusader said...

Dearest Max,

Hello from Alabama! Our Mom knows many of your blogging friends, but she hasn't had time to visit blogs lately so we just learned about you from River. You are a rare and precious gift to the dog blog community, Max. Sometimes the best things in life come when you least expect them. We feel privileged to meet you and your family and have the opportunity to spend time with you. Your Mom is indeed a gifted writer; one that will touch the very spirit of those who read her words. Our Mom visited her blog and was overcome with tears as she felt your Mothers love for you radiate from the page. We are pleased to hear you are eating, resting, and comfortable. We feel sure that it brings your Mom great comfort that you are near and have this time together. If you don't mind, Max, we would like to share the words of Helen Steiner Rice with your Mom - for you. You are blessed to have one another, but then, God doesn't make mistakes.

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

Thinking of you. Many blessings, The Gang @ Dog Blog For Five Dogs

Cocorue said...

darling Max, i'm inconsolable as you've missed me *sob sob* and i'm sooooo hurt i couldn't sleep for so many days *sob sob*

you can't make it right as you've forgotten all about moi *sob sob*

no kisses today *sob sob*