Sunday, September 12, 2010

TOBY IS HOME!!!!!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXMOM here...
Hello there to all my friends across the world.
TOBY IS HOME!!!!

Yes...you heard me right!
It was a big surprise!....
A WONDERFUL SURPRISE!!!
We went to visit him this morning and discovered that he was ready to come home. Three of Toby's siblings had already gone to their forever homes and Zena said that if I wanted to, I could bring him home today! What a question! Of course I wanted to!!!!


A future show-dog maybe?
"Getting ready to go home is hard work!"
He had to say good-bye to his siblings...
And to "Granny Zena"...
Once he was home, there was so much to do...
New places to explore...
New friends to meet...
Food!  Don't forget food!...
New toys to test...
Time for a snooze...and another snooze...
Time to test the floor...
A bit of nostalgia...
Time to test the 'old' toys....remember, Murray?
Time to romp with mom...
"Nice place this forever home!!!"...
"Nice garden too!"...

A brand new team...
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to
Zena and Alan at
RUFFITWOOD GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
for being such incredible breeders and such warm friends!
Through your generosity over the past 71/2 weeks, I have been given the gift of sharing the beginnings of my special dog's life. This is a privilege not many owners or animals get... I am so blessed!
I can't thank you enough!!!

To all my friends across the world...
ANOTHER ERA BEGINS!
Sending lotsaluv to you all!

52 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom has leakage right now...

Welkhome Home Toby!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie By Proxy

Maggie Mae said...

Oh MaxMom!!

Mom and me is soo happy fur youz!Welcome to your new home Toby!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS mom be crying happy tears fur youz too!

Sam and Pippen said...

How very exciting for you! We can hardly wait to read all about Toby's new adventures...

Sam and Pippen

rottrover said...

Welcome Mr. Toby! I think you picked a perfect home!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh what a nice surprise. And he already has such a happy smile.
Have fun!
Cheers, Gail.
PS from Bertie to Toby: Now Toby my wee laddie, I know that you golden retrievers are in general supposed to be well behaved, but please remember, everyone will be VERY disappointed if you don't get up to some mischief - after all that's what puppies are for. And you can get away with so much more when you're tiny and extra cute! And your Mum will thank you for giving her good blog material. Understood?

Petey said...

Welcome home Toby! And what a wonderful fun home you've chosen for yourself! I think your new Mom will probably need a new scrapbook, just to record all of your first day home adventures. Can't wait to drop by and teach you the proper way to catch a tennis ball!

Your pal,

Petey

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Welcome home, little one. You don't know it yet but you just landed in the furry bestest home in all of South Africa for a pup like you! All of us over here in Michigan wish you a furry long and furry happy and furry wonderful life, yesh, we do!

Our momma is all sappy right now thinking of puppies and trying to smell your puppy breath from across the world. We think she should go out into the backyard and pick up some of our poops - that would bring her back to earth from those clouds she seems to be riding with stars in her eyes☺

Just Bill said...

Maxmom, I am so happy for you and Toby. You two are lucky to have found each other.
He is a beautiul puppy and looks like he will grow up to be a beautiful dog.

Good luck and best wishes to you both. Bill

A MilShelb Mom said...

He is precious!
~Maggie

dw said...

Oh my, Toby is home!! How sweet! You are so very fortunate to be a part of his life for so long already and now he gets to explore a new place and new people and new siblings and new smells -- what a great adventure for puppy Toby and what a great new adventure for you, too!!!

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

Toby, TOBY!!!!! You have come to such a wonderful home where we know you will be loved, played with and treasured every day of your life!

Grow strong, little one, and learn to love the world and everyone in it.

Woofs from
Your Uncle Tommy

George the Lad said...

Hello Toby, looking forward to your posts about him, great set of photos
Jan xxx

Priscilla said...

Welcome home Toby!
You must be so excited!!!!
Looks like the little boy is already settling in so well in his new home :))

Jake of Florida said...

What an adorable bundle of love you have in your arms!!! We're so happy for you and Toby and know he'll soon have organized "the pack" to his liking!!

Wirey love from the Barkalots!

Joan

The Life of Riley said...

I'm so happy to see the title to this this post. Toby is one very lucky and loved pup, and I am sure he will be very happy livig with you and your family.

Toby's just so cute, and I loved seeing all your photos today (but I'm amazed you found time to post - as it would be so tempting to play with him all day!), and look forward to hearing about all his adventures.

Woofs,
Riley (and his mum)

kks said...

congrats!!! what a beautiful puppy!! everyone looks very happy except T....:)
look forward to puppy antics on your blog!!
xoxo

brooke said...

Welcome home Toby!!!! how exciting! What a lucky little guy to be coming into such a loving home!
Can't wait to see more of his adventures growing up!!

Kea said...

What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations!

Toby looks to be settling in just fine. He'll be an exhausted puppy for his first night, I think, after such an adventurous day!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Somehow or other we thought this might happen. The new team is going to be awesome - Toby looks truly "at home". All the very best as you welcome this new little bundle of beauty and joy and life into your heart.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

labradorknitter said...

What a wonderful surprise!!! Thanks for sharing every single moment with us! It feels as if I was there with you all. Lots and lots and lots of kisses to little Toby... And oh Caryl I am so happy for you!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Welcome home, Toby! We are smiling through tears for you here!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Martine said...

Dear Caryl,
Toby is so cute :) What a wonderful Sunday for you and your family...
Best wishes to all of you from Alsace/France
P.S. As I don't have a blog, I have sent a Facebook friend request to you.

Tiffany said...

Welcome home Toby! You are just too cute for words.

-Blogless Dogs' Mom

Mango said...

He is GIGANTIC! Seems like a happy guy. Your house is just full of blonds, isn't it? Can't wait to see what sorts of mischief he gets in to.

I loved the side by side of him and Max in a happy sad sort of way.

Slobbers,
Mango

houndstooth said...

What a great surprise! You must be over the moon with excitement!

I notice that King Toffee looks less than thrilled by this surprising turn of events, though! lol

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations!!! Toby is home!!! You will have to take hundreds of pictures!! Give him a bunch of kisses and tummy rubs from us!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, what great news!! I wish we lived close so I could come over and play. He looks so happy and so do you. Happy days!

KB said...

Yes, another era begins but it's not separate from the previous era. Max is part of you, and has taught you how to be an awesome mom to Toby. I am SO happy for you.

I love all the photos but particularly the side-by-side ones of Toby and Max.

Lorenza said...

Welcome home, Toby!
I know you are going to be very happy to be part of your lovely family!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Anonymous said...

Maxmom..what a wonderful spring gift..Toby is just beautiful. We are so happy for you. It is funny how such a joyful time can bring tears to everyone's eyes (including mine)
Blessings on your wonderful new boy.
Becky with Aria and MadMax

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

JOY HAPPINESS PEACE LOVE!!!

We couldn't be more excited if he were here in our kitchen!!

What a georgous boy...

What a lucky boy...

We love you guys!

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Even though King Toffee doesn't look too happy about the arrival of the little Prince, I'm thrilled that you now have your precious Toby home!!! I look forward to hearing about his adventures as he discovers all the new and fun things!! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The world is singing along with
The Rainbow Nation as little Toby paws his footprints on all of our hearts.
We have come through each step of the way with you,,,, now our hearts will sing, as yours is singing this very moment in time.
A bit of nostalgia... yes,,,
what a bit of nostalgia.
Listen to the sky sing!!
Welcome home Toby, welcome home!
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A few tiny more words to say,,,,,
I bet you feel like you just completed a huge journey.
A journey your heart took you through.
As you hold baby Toby... is that your heart that I can hear sighhhhhh?
love
tweedles

Jacqueline said...

YAY!!!...Congratulations, Caryl; it brought tears to my eyes to see Toby home with you, Tammy and Toffee...What a precious boy!...It will be so amazing to wake up every day to that adorable face!...Enjoy each moment, sweet friend.

Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations! He's just the cutest thing on four legs...what a sweet boy!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hooray. We are so happy for you, and Toby looks like he fit right in.

Heidi, Tucker and Daisy

Elizabeth said...

We are so happy for you! Toby looks like he is going to be a wonderful boy for you!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Minna Krebs said...

WoooooooHOOOOooooo!!!!!!

What a fantastical surprise!!!

He is such a little man, now in his pikturs!! Definitely outgrown that baby puppy look!

Congratulations!!!! and ENJOY!!

MinnaK

Benny and Lily said...

WElcome home Toby! King Toffee are you babysitting? BOL
Benny & Lily

Noah said...

Welcome to your new home Toby! You are one cute boy, I'm sure you are going to love it there.

Piappies World said...

Wooooow! Yipee!!!! Toby is home!

We are having internet connectivity problems over the weekend hence our delayed comment.

Welcome home Toby! You really have the sweetest smile in the whole world!!! We love ALL your welcome to your furever home photos, it's impossible for us to choose our fave. You sure look great with Tammy and King Toffee.

Let's share adventures together. Weeeeeeee

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

Sierra Rose said...

Oh Toby!!! Sweetness! Love each photo, cute cute cute :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Angus said...

Congratulations! The wait has been worth it. Just love the look on Toffees face.

sprinkles said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy and excited for you. He's going to have such a wonderful life and I can't wait to read all about it.

What does King Toffee think about this new little one?

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh how wonderful. Welcome Toby!

A tear rolled down mom's face at the lovely nostalgia remembrance pic ~ but in a good way 'cos we think Maxdog approves big time. So Toby is bound to have little MaxDog traits that make us love him, just that little bit more than we already do. We will never forget MaxDog ~ but our hearts have room enough for sweet little Toby too.

The Heartbeats said...

MY GOODNESS!!! Could he be any stinkin' cuter?!? I want to rub his chubby little belly!

Welcome Home Toby!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Caryl & welcome Toby!

Dear Toby - may you grow up healthy & surrounded in love with your family, and K9 sister/brother! You are surely a very beloved little puppy!

Dear Caryl - congratulations on bringing Toby home. May he bring you much joy & happiness!

Licks & tail wags from Apples & Neeli,

Hugs from Nadine

Samantha said...

Oh I SAW the title of this post and couldn't get there cause of running around here, but humongous congrats on being able to bring Toby HOME!!! He is just beautiful, cute and ohhhhh, his sleeping position like Max - brought a leak to the eye! He is going to just love his new home and garden and sissie and brofer, the King! Welcome home, Toby!
Huge Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon and Mom

caboval said...

OHHHHH I totally have tears in my eyes!!!!!! We are SO happy for you!!!!! Hes such a cutie!!!! He looks so soft and precious!!!! We LOVE HIM! Hugs Joey and Kealani

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You are blessed and I couldn't be happier for you.

Lynn

Sue said...

Oh boy, how did we ever miss you? We're so glad to meet you and we'll be watching you grow and get into things. It's so much fun to have a puppy around.