Monday, August 16, 2010


MAXMOM  here...
Hello there, dear friends!
As you can see the Namaqualand daisies are blooming in all their glory.
Pavements in our city are awash in their orange splendour!
They are highlighted even more against the backdrop of our exquisite blue skies...
Our lavender is also giving off its ample fragrance right next to our bedroom windows...

Our trees, however are still bare, but are starting to show their tiny buds and the weaver bird in our garden is still constructing a stream of nests in the hope of female company.
... spends a lot of her time underneath the bird feeder,
in the hope that her feathered friends will share their bounty.
She's also plucked up the courage to try out the pool loungers when I invite her up.
I think she'd prefer to be under the bird-feeder though!
Walks are still on the cards.
(Please excuse KING TOFFEE's face make-up - he's taken to rolling in the leaves at every opportunity...strange doggie!!!)

We had a wonderful surprise this evening when "The Boss" walked in with a parcel all the way from Michigan in the USA.
had taken it upon himself so send his lady-love,
 a BIG and very thoughtful token of his affection...
As per his note, it seems that he is busy digging a hole, all the way from his garden in Michigan to our part of the world...just to be with TAMMY-GIRL.

Tammy girl is greatly enamoured with all MR SCOUT's efforts!!!
Not only that, but I received a few wonderful gifts from Mr Scout's dear momma...
Mimi has sent a little heart pin to me and has kept the matching one with her.
How touching it is to know that I share something with someone so far away.
Thank you, Mimi!!!
...and this little giraffe - made from recycled materials in support of the animal rescue site!
As if this wasn't enough, Mimi also sent me a beautiful lapel pin in honour of
Thank you so, so much!!!
What wonderful friends I have!!!
I feel truly blessed to have been given so much kindness from folk that I've never met.
To all my friends, please accept this picture of one of the small flowers in my garden as a token of my appreciation for you all!
If you stare at it long enough, it should radiate my thanks to you!!!
I'm sorry I've not had much time on the blogs - either for posting or for visiting.
Things are rather busy here at the moment, so thank you for your understanding.
I'm hoping to be visiting the puppies tomorrow and hopefully will bring back some more photographs of how they've grown.  They are 3 weeks old at the moment and I can't wait to see what they look like!
Sending lotsaluv to you all and another special thank you to Mimi and Mr Scout!!!
You guys are great!!!


KT and Easton said...

Look forward to seeing the new puppy pictures. What a nice surprise from the U.S. Very thoughtful gifts.

We had a dog that loved birdseed too!
How strange we thought that was.

Have a great week....

KT and Lady

Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Maxmom! It looks like spring is headed your way - the flowers are beautiful!

And what a sweet gift that was for you and Tammy to receive - so nice and so thoughtful!

Can't wait to see a puppy update!!

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

How lovely to feel the joy in this post. Spring is coming and a new puppy. Hurray!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful thoughtful gifts!

Caryl, I am so happy that you are able to spend time with the new puppy. I know from experience that it is such a wonderful way to bond with your new one.

We cannot wait to see new pics!

Have a great day!

Blu and Tessa too

Mrs. JP said...

Spring headed your way and Fall headed my way--such moderate seasons, I like them best. What a wonderful surprise for you and Tammy girl!
King Toffee has a knack for pulling off any look he chooses. He's a cutie.
I admire the pictures (angles especially) you've posted. I saved the pink flower to my desktop. I'll think of you when I see it.
Can't wait to hear news of the pups!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

What lovely presents from Mr Scout and Mimi. We especially like the giraffe although Gail is muttering something about 'coals' and 'Newcastle'. We loved the picture of Tammy and Toffee, all eager anticipation at the prospect of a good walk. And finally, we can almost smell those beautiful flowers.
Cheers, Gail and Bertie.

Jacqueline said...

Lovely gifts from your friend and I didn't realize beautiful Tammy had a boyfriend :)...Great photos of your babies (Toffee is a silly boy!!) and the pretty, colorful blooms...Looking forward to more photos of Molly and her little ones=I can't wait til you can bring your sweet guy home!...Happy week Caryl, blessings.

Lulu Burgess said...

Ah Maxmom, visiting your blog is like settling down in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and some cookies for a chat with a dear friend!

Your pals,

Petey and his Mom

Nubbin' Tails said...

We knows all about busies here. Mom is still trying to catch up. The puppies are most adorable!

I love the hope/heal pin for Maxdog. It's bea-woo-tiful.


Mr. Nubbin'

sprinkles said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, I especially love the bright pink one.

Mr. Scout and his mama sent some wonderful gifts! I got a package in the mail today from a Paw It Forward exchange. My boys must've thought it was Christmas when they saw all the goodies they got.

I love that Hope Heal dogpaw pin. I also love that you'll have one half of a pin set and Mimi has the other. Very cool!

Maggie Mae and Max said...


What wunderful pressies from Mr. Scout and his mom. I likes what your furiend Miss Lulu says 'bouts coming here cuz me and my mom agrees with hers. :)

Asta said...

Hello MaxMom and Tammy and Toffee
I'm sowwy I haven't witten in ages..ouw life has taken a tuwn fow the wowse in the last few weeks and Mommi doesn't feel like doing anything, but today, I got hew to coe see what you wewe upto and see wif gweat joy that you awe going to be getting a most bootimoos golden pup..ouw heawt sings wif joy fow you
We wish you nothing but happiness
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Beautiful flowers!!!

What lovely gifts you received!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures of Tammy and King Toffee!! We love your presents from Mister Scout and Mimi! Isn't it just so great to get something so wonderful in the mail! We can picture Mister Scout now digging his way to SA to be with Tammy Girl!! Mimi and the gang are truly angels! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Pip said...

This was a very nice present Mr. Scout.
The flowers are beautiful.

houndstooth said...

What lovely gifts! It's always so nice to recieve something unexpected in the mail like that.

I can't believe you haven't carried that puppy home in your purse yet! I hope you have a great time visiting him tomorrow!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love the pictures. Oh King Toffee your new face designs are beautiful...BOL. Catch any crumbs Tammy
Benny & Lily

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a wondrful uplifting post ~ thanks for sharing.

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Caryl
What beautiful pictures & flowers - the colors are astounding.

How sweet that Tammy received those lovely gifts. Can't wait to see puppy pictures soon!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Scout and Freyja said...

Mr. Scout is furry happy that the object of his affection yikes his most humble of offerings for her most beauteous of favors.

Caryl, I have been trying to decide what time of year I wanted to come to SA for a visit. Looks like spring just may be the perfect time. Daisies are one of my most favorite flower and seems like the local temps would be just about right to keep this northern gal cool and comfy.

Can't wait to see more photos of the new little one!

Heather and Kelly said...

Those flowers are SO vibrant! Just beautiful!