"MAXDOG" is now available on Amazon.com!!
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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!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


"Mom and Me": 7th February 2010

"The hands of the world are on me": November 2009...

Max and Tammy at Zoo Lake Charity walk 2009
"Max lost in Stuffie land"
Mom, Dogs and exchange students 2005
Max rescues Toffee.

Max jumps for Mom's 50th birthday: May 2009
The Maxpack
Life in Sunny South Africa
A tempting "Braai" (Barbeque)
"I blew a bubble for Honey's Slobber contest" 2009

Max's family will now be blogging from
Please visit us there for updates.
With love


3 doxies said...

This is such a beautiful collection of photos of Max and your family. I know you will hold and cherish them closely to your heart.
I hope you don't mind but I added the pic of you two to my blog and one on my sidebar. If you would like me take it down then just let me know.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Godspeed Max.


Jake of Florida said...

Something we haven't asked -- how is Tammy doing?

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

My Mind's Eye said...

Thank you for your sharing this very private time with us and most of all thank you for the beautiful pictures of Max today...we will always remember the Max Smile.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you learn to cope
Madi and Mom

Piappies World said...

Hello Maxdog Mom!

Max sure lived a full life. A lot of these photos are our favorites. We only had a few months with Max and we feel so blessed that he has touched our lives. We can just imagine how much love and happiness you have shared with your very special companion all throughout the 10 years you were with each other. We will never be tired of coming back to visit the pages of Maxdog's blog and we thank you for keeping his legacy here.

We shall continue our friendship with you, Mr. Boss, Tammy and King Toffee at your other blog and we thank you for taking us there too.

You have our 100% love and support always. Thank you so much for sharing Maxdog with us and with the world. We love you!

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

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Caryl
Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of Max. Your blog has touched many lives worldwide. May Max always remain in your heart.

An extra hug to Tammy Girl - it'll be a big change for her without Max.

Perhaps someday you'll be able to share some younger pictures of Max and how he entered your lives.

Nadine, Apples & Neeli

Deborah said...

These photo's are beautiful.I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

Dear Maxmom, thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pictures of Max. He's always with you and watching you over the bridge all the time and he lives in our heart too.

Ms. ~K said...

C, You knew we all needed more Max photos today...thank you!
Yes, I will come here often to remember our wonderful friend.
You are all in thoughts and prayers,

houndstooth said...

The photos were beautiful and so captured the magic of Max! He was larger than life and will be missed by many!

Heather and Kelly said...

Just by looking at those photos I can feel the essence of Max! He was a gorgeous dog....the epitome of a Golden.

kks said...

Such a wonderful tribute to Max...great motto...live life to the Max!

Scout and Freyja said...

Mr. Scout would like Maxdog in Heaven to know that he can relate quite closely with the photo of Maxdog and the BBQ sausage.

Mr. Scout would like to ask Maxmom if she would like him to come to SA to stare at food the next time sausage is cooked on the grill. If so, he will begin to practice his famous 'look' right now☺

♥ Sallie said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Max. Whenever I am feeling down I will come here and remember to live life to the fullest like you taught me.

Love always,


Moose said...

Wonderful photos! A few are favorites I have seen but lots of new ones that are wonderful too. I will never forget maxdog, he was a cherished blog friend and hope you and the rest of the pack find comfort in each other in his absence.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank yoo for sharing such beautiful Max memories. We miss that boy.

Nubbin' Tails said...

What great pictures. That is one of the great things about blogging. A running history and all the great pictures. I'm sure over time these will be a great comfort!


Mr. Nubbin'

las794 said...

Wonderful photos of a great dog!

Jacqueline said...

Such a loving tribute to your wonderful Max; the photos are full of joy and light with his devotion for you shining through his adoring eyes...That sweet, gorgeous boy will always hold a place in my heart and I will never forget your love for him...Wishing you and your family, including the Maxpack of course, peace and love; may the love of the world which has embraced Max fill your hearts with joy for the past, comfort in the present and hope for the future.

Kea said...

Such wonderful photos of beloved Max. His legacy will live on...so many lives he's touched, it's incredible.

Lots of universal healing Light to you all.

Golden Samantha said...

A wonderful collage of Max photos - he had so many different looks - all so loving and adoring and... giving. What a beautiful bundle of memories of the heart dog.
HUGS to you and your family,

Mrs. JP said...

As I looked thru the photos I found myself saying, "oh, I remember that one." I'm so glad that I got to know Max and thank you for sharing him with us.
One pic I hadn't seen was one of him towing Toffee in the pool....great picture!

Amy & the house of cats said...

What a great tribute to Max! He touched so many lives and it is sad that he had to go, but we know that he is looking down and smiling at everyone who loved him!

Jan Mader said...

Life is a journey and we often forget to celebrate the ending as we do the beginning. Thank you for sharing the joy of Max's life...from beginning to end. Our hearts go out to you. With love, Jan and gang

Pip said...

Beautiful pictures. That second of you and Max both lifts me with the love you and Max shared, and breaks my heart that the love must now endure a seperation for a period.

We hope that you are doing ok. Be gentle with you.

brooke said...

Lovely pictures of Max. He's touched so many hearts!

Unknown said...

It is very touching that you are sharing Max with all of us even in your moment of grief. thank you very much.He was a beautiful, adorable and brave dog, touched many lives and brought many a smile.
we will always remember him

with love,
Ginger, Buddy N Family

mayziegal said...

Pictures of Max always, always make me smile. Thank you for sharing them - and him - with us.

Many hugs,
Amber (and Mayzie)

D.K. Wall said...

What a great series of pictures that really made me smile - especially that last one.

Sheila and Bob said...

We can only say thank you for sharing Max with us and for the wonderful Mom that you were to him in such recent difficult times.
Thank you for this beautiful collection of photos, and Thank you for leaving this Blog as a legacy to Max, that we may return to and be refreshed by his and your spirit and wonderful life.
Sheila & Bob
Hamish & Sophie

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

What a beautiful collection of photos of Max!
Well, we know that Max is probably enjoying his very own BBQ sausages and pizzas at the Rainbow Bridge. :)

Sam & June

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

Khwite the pawesome khollekhtion of MaxMomENTS -

Thanks fur sharing!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Beautiful pics of a beautifuldog. The 2nd brings a lump to my throat first, then silent tears.
Jamie and the Texas sundogs

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

So many wonderful moments. We love them all, although we must say that the stuffie pics are rather special!

The Life of Riley said...

Mum and I always loved the photo of Max lost in stuffie land. These photos show Max at his Golden best. He was such a wonderful Retriever.

Paxton said...

Our thoughts are with you and the family, Caryl. Thank you for opening your house to all of us, inviting us in to share with the laughter, fun, happiness and not so good moments. Max was a true ambassador during his life and his legacy will live on. Yes, it is sad to loose a close companion but at least MaxDog is now truly FREE. No more pain or discomfort.

You were truly blessed to have had MaxDog choose you as his Mum!

In loving memory of a dear and well-admired friend, from Paxton and Shirley in Hobart, Australia.

MaxDog - FREE

doyle and mollie said...

you were one hell of a dog max loves and licks

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

That is a wonderful set of memories of MaxDog.

We posted a little memorial to MaxDog yesterday.

Zona said...

What lovely photos. Thank you for sharing MaxDog with us... he will be missed by many.


Asta said...

Thank you MaxMom fow those bootiful pictoowes.
Max is alive in my heawt fuwwevew
seeing him makes me smile, but still bwings teaws to mommi's eyes.
We love you and hope youw heawt will heal
smoochie kisses

sprinkles said...

I shed a lot of tears for Max yesterday and after enjoying your pictures, I'm a little weepy now too! I just keep telling myself he's in a much better place now. I hugged my dogs long and tight yesterday and told them both how very much I loved them.

I love that picture of Max rescuing Toffee!

Thank you for sharing Max and your family with the world. My life is much richer for having "met" you.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful set of pictures .. Your lovely boy will live on forever in your heart. The pictures will be so looked at again and again.. Max you will never be forgotten.. Hope you are dong ok. Max Mum. In our thoughts.. GJ and Carol xx

Tiffany said...

Such lovely photos of sweet Max. Thank you for sharing. I hope this blog brings you comfort and wonderful memories.

-Blogless Dogs' Mom

Anonymous said...

i love all these photos! my fav's are max saving toffee and him swimming with you. sigh. so beautiful. a good life. that's all any of us can hope for!

Clive said...

That wonderful colletion of photos brought big smiles to our faces here tonight.

with love from us all
Clive, Murray and all the family

Anonymous said...

Max - you are loved round the world and will never be forgotten.

Joe Stains said...

We just learned of Max's crossing. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful photos with us, he was a special friend for sure.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Wonderful precious photos of MAX. Great way to end Max's blog. Thanks again for sharing Max life. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tweedles -- that's me said...

All these beautiful and amazing photos display the wonderful Max we all knew.
These photos are a celebration of his life and and he touched the world.

Unknown said...

We've been thinking of you so much, and we want you to know that our hearts ache with yours.

With warmest wishes, and our love,
Sue & the Golden gang in San Diego

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, everyone -

We read about Max on Khyra's blog and send our condolences. Tammy sure is a cute pup.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Amber-Mae said...

Oh no...I am so sorry you lost Max. We feel so bad that we haven't been visiting his blog for such a long time. Max, we're gonna miss you. Max's Mom, we will be thinking about you & the rest of the pack.

Amber, Chloe, Faith, River, Megan & Melissa

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love all the faces of Max. We miss him and we hope he has met up with Dakota at the Rainbow Bridge.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful spirit Max had. It truly shines through in all of the pictures. Thank you again for loving him so well, and sharing your life together with us, your friends.

We love you!

Olive said...

How absolutely beautiful..... Max is forever with us. I am so sorry I have not been around ..I am letting things get in my way my.. friend... I am so very sorry... Please know we are thinking of you and your family...we send so much love your way...

Licks to you and a million hugs...


Oskar said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. The bloggy world will miss dear Max.

Hero said...

Thank you for sharing all those beautiful pictures with us. Max lived an amazing life and has touched so many souls. Not only will his legacy continue through this blog, but it will forever live on in our hearts. Love you, Max!

Southbaygirl said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Max was so loved and will be missed but never forgotten! What a wonderful photo tribute to an amazing dog!

Rest in Peace, Max. We hope you are swimming to your hearts content at the Rainbow Bridge!!

Woofs, purrs and prayers,

Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Skye and mom Penny

Kate said...

Lovely photo tribute!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Run free beautiful boy - you will be missed. You have earned your angel wings xo

Brooke, Greg, Opy, Benson and Angel Charlie

Kryna said...

So sorry for your loss of Max. Lovely to see the pictures of him, he loved and was so loved! Thoughts from Canada, Bert and Kryna

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