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!"
* 'LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX: click HERE
*MAXDOG'S FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: click HERE
* MAXDOG, the book: click HERE
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MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Our humans are however NOT going to Cape Town, but will be going to the sea along the EAST coast of SOUTH AFRICA. Unfortunately Mom will not be able to blog during that time, so we are trying to fill up with exciting blogposts before they leave!
We have some exciting news...
Yesterday we received the most awesome award from Petey!
Petey's wonderful and creative Mom has designed this award - an award which we think is a truly amazing one!
It's the "YOU'RE A BLESSING AWARD!" and is a brand new award in bloggie-land!
Thank you so much Petey for this award. It is very, very special!
"This award is to be bestoed upon five individuals with the hopes that they will cut and paste the badge above for their blogs, then honor five more and so on and so on... "
Although ALL our friends are special to us and have been such a blessing to us in the past few months, we have had to choose five special people. So we give this award to them with absolute thanks and gratitude for the extra special roles they have played on our life:
1. TO COCORUE
Our little flirtylicious COCO! Thank you for the delightful bantering which Max & you have - on the chat box - and on the blog! Thank you also for your constant message of hope and warmth. Thank you for sharing your friendship with us...you are a real blessing to us!
For those who don't know, Tessa's mom battles a lot with her health yet still manages to blog. She has gone beyond this blog to email us with uplifting messages and guidance during our ordeals. We so appreciate them! Thank you - you are a blessing to us!
You are such a blessing to us in that you allow us to experience the altruistic aspects of life. We love your poetry, your vision and the manner in which you convey it! Thank you!
Who can't love MANGO & DEXTER! Thank you for blessing us with your incredible sense of humour, your creativity and for ALWAYS putting a smile on our faces. Thank you for all the support you have given us on the sidelines too. We appreciate you immensely!
Thank you for bringing Kona's story to us and for taking that special step to offer him a forever home. You have shown us the beauty of rescuing a dog and the joy for that dog in finding the freedom he deserves. You are an inspiration in so many ways...and a real blessing!
Whilst I can write books for each of our blogging friends, I am restricted to five. Thank you to all of you for the blessing you are to us in simply being our blogging friends!
We love you all and wish you all...
A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Okay, I'll tell you...Mom has ridded me of the bandages! At first, I thought I felt
but not for long!
Unfortunately I started scratching when the bandages came off, so Mom thought she'd put PHANTOM & THUNDER's idea into practice. Hey guys, what have you done to me? Mom says that it works well! I must admit, it is quite comfortable and stops me from scratching. I am seeing the Vet on Friday...maybe he'll take my stitches out!?! Not sure about the T-SHIRT though!
Anyway, this new T-Shirt effort is quite calming and comforting.
TOFFEE thought he'd relax too!...
Until supper time!...
There is just one other thing which I want to show to my bloggie-friends.
Since we will be away for a week from Saturday, I thought we'd get a special sign for our house.
That's all for today! We'll TRY and get one more post in before the family goes on holiday.
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Quite frankly...I don't notice!
MAXDOG: "mowing" the lawn.
TABLE MOUNTAIN, CAPE TOWN...
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We have had so much rain here, in JOHANNESBURG, over the past few days. It's been cold and miserable and everything is sopping wet. This morning, however, the sunshine has arrived. Sunshine always makes me feel frisky and alive!
...it brings the hope of a new day and a new beginning...
We have a honeysuckle bush in our garden and the birds and bees are having a feeding frenzy in it. Unfortunately Mom is too slow to get a pic' of the birds, but the bees obliged...
At first I didn't recognise her!...
Friday, November 20, 2009
How are you all? I am much, much improved and we have excellent news...
The results of all the tests for my tumour surgery are back and I am TOTALLY CLEAR!
WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!
The tumour is regarded as a Grade 1 tumour. This means that it was benign and that they got it all out! All the margins are clear and the MAXDOG can look forward to a happy and healthy few more years!
Mom is really happy! As for me...well I'm still recovering!
Eish, but I must say...these "KONGS" are challenging and are keeping me so busy. I don't have time for anything else! My bandage is holding and I am still very comfortable.
We are having a really cold snap in the weather here in JOHANNESBURG. It has been raining for a couple of days and this means that some particular crickets are propagating:
(Is what they are called)
I am happy to delegate that job to him!
HAVE A HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND RESTFUL WEEKEND!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Firstly this picture below is specially dedicated to the
Yesterday when I got home from the Vet, Mom told me that all my buddies in cyberspace were saying that I was a STUFFIE who was falling apart!
Well, I am NOT! Definitely NOT!
(Any Stuffie-surgeons out there - don't get any ideas!)
I am a Golden Retriever...who bounces back in hard times!
When I heard what you were all saying, I decided to scratch that stent off and get myself a decent bandage! My Vet obliged me.
I want to suggest to Doggie-Mommies out there that when us doggies have operations and want to scratch, then perhaps they can consider 'bandaging!"
My mom had seen somewhere how the lovely doggie-buddies from "Tellington Touch" would wrap 'aggressive' dogs up to calm them down. Now remember, I am NOT an aggresive dog!!!
I simply didn't want to have my friends think I am a stuffie!
This bandage (under Vet's approval and bandaged by the nurse) worked wonders! She did it in a half figure 8 around my front leg and over the surgery site. I had a wonderful night's sleep! I am comfortable and content! The bandage makes me feel secure and keeps my wound site intact....
Woof! It works really well!!!
Anyway, here I am - back with my pack - and yes, I have them all waiting on me and catering for my every need! (I gave some of your suggestions to my Mom and she also allowed me on the bed for a short while...pssst...thanks guys!) Mom even bought me a KONG!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
RANDRIDGE SPECIALIST VETERINARY CENTRE