Sunday, August 29, 2010


MAXMOM here...
Hello there everyone...
We drove across the city again today for my weekly dose of "Puppy"!
The pups are 5 WEEKS OLD now and they have, once again, grown so much.  They all weigh over 4kgs at the moment. 
They are so beautiful!...especially mine!
(but then again, I am biased!)
and it seems that I've almost settled on the name...


He reminds me of the chocolate; "Toblerone"!
 I'm not sure if you get this particular chocolate in your countries, but it is really yummy!
Smooth (like his fur) and creamy looking (like him)
 "Toby" is also a character from one of my favourite childhood storybooks. I spent a lot of time reading and re-reading that particular little book when I was a child.
(like the amount of time I will be spending with Toby too)
But most of all - it suits my little pup!!!
  He is so laid back - like I would be when savouring a piece of this particularly creamy, white chocolate.
Yes....I think he will be called


(Sleeping on Mom's chest)

(Playing in the wood pile)
(Shoving for snout rubs.)

(Look deep into my eyes..."I'm yours, Mom!')
(Sleepy puppy)
("I don't mind being walked over!")
(Standing in line for the water bowl..mmm...?)
(Sleeping in the water bowl)
I have to wait another three, long weeks before Toby comes home to us.
Please keep your paws crossed that he'll remain healthy and vital during that time.
Sending lotsaluv to you all...


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Caryl! I'm in a bit of a rush this morning, but I always have time for a puppy-fix! "Toby" is the most perfect name--I knew your heart would let you know what this precious little boys name was meant to be!

Clive said...

We love the name Toby!

The photos are all gorgerous but that last one in particular of Toby is stunning!

take care
Clive and Murray

3 doxies said...

Oh dis is just sooo exciting.
I likes da name Toby, it perfect just like him.
Those are some terrific piktures too.
I can't wait til you brings him HOME!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

Toby is the perfect name fur hims. My mom had a Toby when she was growing up so we LUVS his new name. The pictures you took of hims are beootiful!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

He went and got khuter AGAIN!

As fur Toblerone, we have them 'here' -

Mom is making the YUMMMMMMY face!

Such serious looks from such a sweet boy!


How Sam Sees It said...

Can you hear the squealing all the way from Arizona? How cute! I have a similar picture of Cisco at that age sleeping with her nose in the water dish!

Toby is a perfect name!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Marg said...

Oh My gosh, he is totally gorgeous or I guess we should say, he is so handsome. Toby is the perfect name and we think he is very special. He just has that look about him, that he is going to be such a good boy. Don't know how you are going to stand waiting that long.
Have a great day.

Sheila and Bob said...

Toby, just continues to get more handsome as the weeks go by.
We love the name Toby. The Hebrew version is Tobias, which means "God is Good" .
Very fitting we believe.

Sheila & Bob

houndstooth said...

Oh, that chocolate is really good! I do hope that you will have a quick three weeks and then have him home with you! He's getting so big!

Jacqueline said...

Such precious photos!!...Toby is so gorgeous with loving, soulful eyes; I know he will bless your heart and home with happiness and pure joy!...Have a great week, sweet Caryl, kisses to Tammy and Toffee.

Kea said...

Toby is a terrific name for this little sweetie!

It's been a while since I've left a comment on your blog, probably not since Max's passing, as I'm more of a lurker. But today I just wanted to say how thrilled I am that Toby has come into your life and that he will be coming home soon. All the photos show the deep love you already have for him--and he for you, I do believe. I truly am overjoyed for you, Caryl, and wish you all a long and happy life together, with much laughter and many blessings.

(Now I'll go back to lurking....)


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

SOOOOO CUTE! I don't know how you stand to leave him!!!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

Toby is a great name!! And the pictures are adorable as always :)

Elizabeth & Luna

sprinkles said...

Toby is just so precious! He's gotten so big this past week. And to think he still has so much more to grow.

I know three weeks sounds agonizingly long but at least your over half way there to bringing him home.

I love Toblerone chocolate. Haven't had any in years. They used to sell it at one of the stores here and still might, haven't checked for it in awhile.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Toby is a wonderful name for a very beautiful little puppy! He is sooooooo precious!!! We know you are counting down the days now until he comes home with you furever!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my goodness we are in love here.. Toby is gorgeous. Adorable.. Soon he will be with you.. Beautiful pictures.. Hugs GJ x

Bouncing Bertie said...

Perfect match, name and dog!
We're counting the days..
Toodle pip!

Molly the Airedale said...

We just adore the picture of Toby upsidedown on your lap!
On Nantucket, there is a restaurant called Captain Toby's and they are famous for their chowder. The New England clam chowder is white. We think of Nantucket everytime we hear Toby's name!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Oh Caryl it has been a long road has'nt it?

Toby, yes that name really does seem to fit him when you describe him. I do believe that MaxDog will be proud! I also think that Tammy will fall in love with a little brother too.

Well then,

Tobi, welcome! We look forward to your first day in your forever home with some WONDERFUL people!

Love ya, Blu and Tessa too

Scout and Freyja said...

He is WONDERFUL and, yes, we have that chocolate over here, too. YUM! That little guy is so darling. There's just something about the way he looks into the camera that makes you want to love him all the more.

You've got a winner, Caryl, yes, you do!

Unknown said...

Toby is such a cutie pie! Tammy's going to think he's her little Mini Me. And falling asleep in the water bowl - looks like he'll be in the swimming pool by summertime!

Give him a kiss on that sweet round head for us!

Noah said...

Toby is adorable! Great name. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Puppy love is in the air!
Puppy love is everywhere!

We love the name Toby, and he is so cute. There is something special about that look on his face.
He really is looking at you, and trying to communicate.
He knows,.... yes he knows that your are his.
Sending puppy prayers to keep Toby safe and well.

KB said...

I love the name, and I love Toblerone chocolate! Toby is SO cute! I especially love the photo of him on his back in your lap!!!!

He will stay healthy and strong - I can tell from here!

Thanks for sharing!

Lorenza said...

Toby is sooooo adorable!
Every time I see him in your posts I can't close my mouth!
Happy Sunday to all of you!
Kisses and hugs

Mrs. JP said...

I love the "water bowl" series of pictures!! That will make such a cute scrapbook page. Toby, I like it a lot.
Have a great week.

Brenda said...

How can learning of a puppie's name and seeing his photo make me smile and bring pure, simple joy to my morning? Thank you.

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

You have the best paws and the sweetest face, Tony! And guess what? I found out yesterday that Toby was my grandfather's name! It's a SUPER name!!!!


The Heartbeats said...

My goodness! He is absurdly adorable! Toby is perfect!

The Life of Riley said...

He's so cute, and growing so fast! What was the book you read as a child? The only Toby character my mum can recall from her childhood was seeing Toby the dog in a Punch and Judy puppet show.

It's wonderful that your weekly visits mean that he will know your voice, smell, hugs and love when you take him home. Toby's a very lucky puppy.


Anonymous said...

My mom kept going "sigh" and "sigh" at every picture! I know most puppies are cute but he's totally at the tops of the cuteness quotient for maybe any puppy ever born! We luvs his name and, well, pretty much everything about him.

We just can't wait til you gets to bring him home!

Wiggles & Wags,

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Those 3 weeks are gonna take forever. We can feel the love coming from Toby. We adore him.

Martine said...

Dear Caryl,
Toby seems to be the best name for your cute puppy. I'm thousands of kilometres away from you but I can feel your puppy fever very good.
Best wishes for you and your family from Alsace/France.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Toby is a cutie. Lots of Golden Woofs,Sugar

MySpecialDoggies said...

Oh my gosh Toby's gorgeous - I just want to give him a big hug too! I'm sure these 3 weeks will be your longest ones - but well worth the wait! Apples & Neeli are sending him many licks too.

Nadine Apples & Neeli

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