Tuesday, November 9, 2010

OUT OF OFFICE!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXMOM here...

Hello there to all my friends across the world...

It's a beautifully cool day here in Johannesburg, South Africa. Christmas is just around the corner with shops filling up their stores and the general vibe around the city imbued with a somewhat lazy wind-down to the start of the festive season.

There is quite a lot happening in my life at the moment - good things - but it is prompting a period of reflection and planning...


I feel a little unsteady at the moment - like I'm wearing some of these popular shape-ups...
(They call them shoes?!)


It is a good time for me generally, but unfortunately for a short while I will be

"OUT OF OFFICE"

Please be patient...it shouldn't be too long.


In the meantime, the canine pack is doing exceptionally well. 

Toby and 'Aunt Tam' continue to bond and play with great gusto and even 'King Toffee' is coming to the party. 

Toby is half way through his'Puppy Classes'  and I must say he is doing very well indeed! After he 'graduates' from this class (in three weeks time), we will be embarking on early formal obedience classes.

He continues to display an exuberance for both food and swimming and has already eaten his way through his first 15 kg bag of dog food. Not bad for a three-month old pup! As a result, "Maxmom" has to do even more frequent poo-parades around the garden each day. It affirms the notion that puppies are a mechanism to convert dog food into hard work!

So...
All is good but I will be away for a short while.
My love and warm wishes goes out to all struggling bloggers and their pooches.
Hang in their and remember...

LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX!!!

Sending lotsaluv and puppy licks to you all,


 

29 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is a most busy time of year! Enjoy yourself!
We love your cute header picture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

verobirdie said...

I will miss you and the adventures of the trio!
Take good care, and enjoy the good things!

The Thundering Herd said...

Toby, you are getting to be such a big dog.

Take care and we will see you when you return.

MySpecialDoggies said...

We'll be missing you and your furkids - but enjoy the season.

Toby - you are really growing up!

Woofs
Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Cocorue said...

awww Toby, you're are so adorable and we're so happy you are getting along with the rest of the gang

biiiiiiiig chikisses all around,
coco and tiffy

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Yes its that time of the year. Have a good break. LOVE your blog holiday header. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We enjoued the noos and pics today. Have a good break.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

It's great to see Toby and Aunt Tam together. They really look like a pair...like mother and son!! I'm so glad everyone is bonding!!! Have a nice break!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

caboval said...

Thinking of you! Have a Happy Holiday!!! Live Joey and Kealani

Becky said...

We will miss you. Enjoy and hope you have a nice break.

Piappies World said...

Hello Toby!

We will miss you while you are away and we look forward to your return. Loving the photos once more.

Enjoy your break with Aunt Tammy. So great that King Toffee is slowly warming up to you.

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

KT and Lady said...

Just can't get enough of that sweet boy Toby. Enjoy your break. We just got finished with one ourselves.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Enjoy the time out of the office!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Dear Tammy: Keep up the GReat work with The Kid!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Go figure. We finally make our way to SA, and you're gone! Thanks okay. We know we've been "gone" for like, forever. But we're back. And we'll be back. 'Cause we've missed you.

xxoo
Jake and Fergi

Ginger Jasper said...

You take care and we will be here waiting for you.. HUgs GJ xx

Maggie Mae said...

MaxMom,

I will sure miss all of you! See you when you all get back. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mrs. JP said...

Toby changes each time I see a new picture. Enjoy your time off. We'll be here when you get back. Love and blessings to you all from the gang in the holler!

sprinkles said...

You just keep growing and growing and growing, Toby!

I'll miss you but I do understand that sometimes we all need a break.

Wonderful header picture!

Suka said...

hey Toby and MaxMom,

Toby, we LOVE your Christmas blog-header photo! Precious! I would love you under my Christmas tree!

Sorry to read MaxMom is heading out of the office, but we patiently anticipate her return! We hope all is well and that she is taking time off for good reasons, and to have fun and enjoy life!

In the meantime, keep up the great work Toby in Puppy Kindergarten, and in keeping your mom busy with poo-parades! ;->

Suka

Kari said...

Can you really be growing this fast? Goodness! What changes will we have when we see you next? Love to everyone.

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Toby,

You are growing up so fast. Do you know it is going to be Christmas soon? I wonder if finding a tree inside your house will confuse you or give you something new to chew on.

Sending woofs to you and your mom while your mom takes a break,
Love Riley

Sam said...

Enjoy your time off!

Sam

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

Wishing you all the very best whilst your are "out of office". Little Toby is growing so fast we may barely recognise him next time!

Samantha said...

We've been on break ourselves, but are astounded at how big Toby has gotten! Love the sleeping picture of Toby and Tammy next to each other! And I'll bet Toby's doing well at puppy classes - he'll be an ace at obedience! Have a good vacation!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

Just been having a good cry over Max - such a beautiful boy. I lost my Goldie, Saffy, recently, and seeing his photos made me cry for her again. I can't face another puppy yet - but realised why when I saw the pictures - nothing else will compare to a Goldie. Certainly not yet, maybe not ever.
Take care
fi

Sheryl said...

Don't be too long....but be out as long as you need.

I absolutley love your header picture.

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

Oh my...we just looked at the Max video...Mumsie made it through until she saw Toby and his sibs all eatin' from the bowl...then she burst into tears...

What a lovely tribute!!

We know the first song was "Summertime", but what was the second? It was beautiful piano...

Love to all!

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I know what you mean about being busy. Christmas is always a very busy time for me with my little business. That is the good part. The bad part is that the time I used to have for myself is spent making my customers happy☺which is a good thing because they give me money!

Joy said...

We will see you when you get back!