Tuesday, September 14, 2010



"mmmm...Mom?  How do I start? Okay..."

Hello everybody in the world,
My name is...

Mommy says that I am a Golden puppy....is that right, Maxmom?
I am 8 weeks old and I have been here at my new home for two sleeps lots of little sleeps already.
I love my new garden...

But I don't like it when MAXMOM is on the other side of the swimming pool...

I bark at her when it is between us... I'm not sure how to get around it yet...

I am trying to get used to that thing in her hand - I think they call it
"the flashy beast."
..because Maxmom says I am too fast for her and I blurr the photographs. What does she mean?

Anyway, I think my Mommy is really cool!
 I enjoy cuddling with her!
Why must I call her "Maxmom"?
I thought she was my mom?

 But she says that her name comes from wanting to be the best doggie-mom that she can be for me.  She says that it also is because she was the mom to MAXDOG who use to live here. He seemed to be a popular fella...hope I can be popular one day too...

 Is it okay with you peoples that we still call her:
TOBY'S max mom?

I had lots of fun things to do yesterday...
I had to meet my brother and sister. I try not be too pesky with them...they are soooo Old!
But I like the TAMMY-GIRL!

Yes, I do!
...she's nice to me and wants to look after me when  KING-TOFFEE snarls at me.  Mr King doesn't snarl at me too often...just when I get too close to him.  I hope he will like me one day..

I don't mind the King, but  I like my waterbowl better.
Water bowls don't snarl at me!

I also love the cool floor tiles!

That is where I slept last night!

MAXMOM says I was a very good boy!
I only woke her up once last night - and that was to go and do my 'potty' outside.
I have only had two accidents and that was when I got too excited because one of the girls got home.... I love it when all the family come home!

Last night MAXMOM and the pack took me on a short walk.  But I am still small and I get tired, so eventually they carried me home. 

But it was nice to be with them all and I am getting use to my new lead.
My collar is very itchy though...

I love my food.  I get fed 3 times a day.

And I love the floor of Maxmom's bathroom. 
Sometimes her clothes lie there behind the door and then I lie on top of them....I know her smell by now.

  Okay, I must go now.  I hope you like my video and my new header picture...
"Maxmom, what's a header picture??"



~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Toby, I think you've grown some since you got to your forever home! I really love your picture in the header--There is so much depth and soul in those sweet puppy eyes!

Dexter said...

You already got to post? You are going to take over the household! I agree that Tammy is totally hot and I bet she reminds you of your dog mom.


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hello Toby!
I'm Bertie, and I'm just a few months older than you. Wow I can see already that you are a very fast learner - what a truly splendid effort for your first ever post. And yes, I know the 'MaxMom' thing might be a bit confusing, but that's how lot's of us know her, so don't worry!
Now as for dealing with snarly dogs, let me give you the benefit of my experience. At your age I would rush up and try to jump all over them and bark, convinced that they would soon decide to be my friend. But that approach DOES NOT WORK! No, you have to respect their grumpiness and leave them alone in peace, believe me, it's much better that way!
Oh I am so looking forward to us being friends!
Toodle pip!

kks said...

there is nothing cuter than a golden puppy!!! looks like tubby likes his food, and is very well adjusted! what a sweetheart...i just want to cuddle with him! looking forward to him growing...and growing!

How Sam Sees It said...

Hi, Toby! We are all very glad to welcome you! You are so very cute!


Martine said...

Little Toby, you are so lucky to be with such a wonderful mom who cares for you.
All the best from Alsace/France

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Welcome Toby!

You iz one lucky pup! We is all gonna haves so much funs together too!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sheila and Bob said...


You are one very cute, um handsome Golden.
Enjoy all the love and remember to always give back a lot.
We think your Mom will always be called MaxMom as a lasting tribute.
We enjoy so much all the photos and video, keep them coming.

Hamish & Sophie

Scout and Freyja said...

Toby, you have captured the ♥s of many throughout this wonderful world of ours. We will be watching you grow and learn and explore. We will be there with you on your first birthday to celebrate with your loving family.

We are so happy that you and your momma have decided to share your life with us.

Yes, your momma is Maxmom, sweetie, because if she wasn't such a good Maxmom there wouldn't be a little Toby to make us smile.

The Heartbeats said...

Welcome to Blogville Toby. We've only been here a bit. It's lots of fun though. Just remember to do lots of fun, entertaining, sweet things so your Mommy can show us! One day when you're older, I am sure you will learn all about why your Mommy is Maxmom. It's pretty special!

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Oh Welcome Toby! You are just so so cute! We love you already!
You have got a very nice family and we know you are going to be loved and cared for and spoiled....just like your big brofur Maxdog. He was very much loved. We still miss him.

Sam & June

Stella said...

Welcome to the Blogville neighborhood, Tubby, er, Tobey, excuse me! You will have a wonderful life where you live and get all kinds of good care and fun to boot!

We'll be watching for you as you grow up into a most beautiful dog!


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

Welcome to the Blogosphere, Toby! You are going to find out that you have lots and lots of friends all over the world. My name is Tommy and I use to be friend with the great Maxdog who came before you. He was such a great and cool guy, and I have a feeling you're going to be growing into his paws. I am so glad Tammy loves you already. Listen to her. Big sisters are lovely!


Moose said...

Welcome Toby!!! You are dreamy looking and sound like you are already behaving yourself! Welcome to the pack!

Unknown said...

Congratulations and welcome home Toby! You are such a beautiful baby! We look forward to watching your adventures.

With love,
Sue & Jack, Jill, Kona and Harley

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ummm,Tubby Toby - you are already very popular - everyone all over the world knows all about you. You were a good boy to have a better night last night - and great job on the pottying. We like the cold tile floors too. Give King Toffee some time, he will be OK with you soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Toby,

It seems like day one of yoor taking over the werld went fine! We adored seeing yoor video and think yo are cute beyond belief.

Yoor big brofur Maxdog was very special and we all love him. We think he is yoor Guardian Angel and will keep yoo safe,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Mom just showed Khousin Merdie's dad the pikhs and video!

He made all those noises and faces too!

We love the last froggy puppy pikh of khourse!


Unknown said...

You are so adorable!
I'm so glad you have fitted in so well with your new pack!

Jacqueline said...

Welcome home, gorgeous Toby!!...I think you are getting so big so fast, sweetie!!...You are a precious sweetheart, love all your adorable photos and your lovely, fun personality!...I know you are bringing so much excitement and even more love into your wonderful new home!...Hugs, Caryl, I am so happy for you and your family; the new header is beautiful.

Nubbin' Tails said...

Well hello there Toby! Mom used to have goldens before us and they liked to sleep on her clothes too! You look like you are getting settled in. I'm sure that the King will get used to you. Lucky is getting used to have cousin Ruger around.


Mr. Nubbin'

Sheryl said...

Toby, you are adorable. I'm sending you lots of cyber hugs and kisses.

Can't wait to read more from you.

Piappies World said...

Hello and great to meet you, Tubby (oops...) Toby!

We got Wai-Pai and Wai-Max to growing up with you as they are just a few sleeps older than you. You are one lucky pup to belong to such a special and loving pup and hooman family!

Wai-Max (oh, yeah, he is sort of named after Maxmom's Max) has learned to 'play dead' on his own whenever snarly Mocha threatens him. She and King Toffee would warm up with us one day soon. Tammy is such a sweetie and she will surely tell you lots about Max. =)

Congratulations on your first post. You sure got lots of good flashy box shots. We love them all! Weeeeee

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

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Toby and welcome to blog land!!! Excellent first post. You are a precious little puppy, very smart and very excited to be with your new family. We look forward to watching you grow and of course we are all very accustom to call your Mom MaxMom so lets continue.
Enjoy each and every moment with your family.
Madi and Mom

brooke said...

Toby! You are such a cutie patoootie! You're very lucky to have Maxmom for your mom!

Angus said...

Only two accidents ? Long may it last. Wishing you stamina across the miles !

KT and Easton said...

Hi Toby, Lady here; its always tough going to a new home. So many things to explore and bags to unpack. I know you only have little tiny bags, but the whole world is open for you to devour (or chew to pieces..heh heh). My Dad sez he sees Max deep in your eyes and that is why....well, she will always be called MaxMom, but she will also always be your Mom and best friend. Yea, I know, we'll talk about that deep concept again in about a year.


The Life of Riley said...

Welcome Toby,

I enjoyed reading your first post - you have done very well, and my mum is very impressed that you have time to post as she knows you will have been so very busy playing with Maxmom, getting to know Tammy, Toffee and Asta, and exploring your new home and learning what you can and can't chew.

You are so cute, and as you grow up Maxmom will tell you stories of her wonderful Maxdog, and you will realize what a great home you have come to live in, and how Maxmom's heart of gold will love you more than you can ever imagine.

Enjoy your puppy days. My mum and I are watching your pawsteps from New Zealand. I have a plan that if we watch your progress enough, my mum will be reminded of how much fun I was at that age, and get me a cute puppy for me to play with!

Riley (who used to look a bit like you!)

Golden Samantha said...

What a wonderful post, all by you already Toby! That video is soooo adorable, especially when you play very enthusiastically with Mom's tug toy and fall over - awwwwwww! I am soooo impressed by your Mom's PIANO playing in the video - I had no idea she was so good! It must be incredibly soothing to take your mini zzzzzzzzzzzs each day to such lovely sounds! Wow!
Big Hugs xoxoxoxoxo,
Sammie and Avalon

sprinkles said...

Welcome to the blog world, Toby. You are just soooooooo cute!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

You are just so cute, Toby, and we absolutely love your new blog header picture!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Toby, we just loved hearing all about your day and all the new things you are learning to do and enjoy! You look so cute!

Murray sends you lots of hugs and kisses!

take care
Clive & Co

Mrs. JP said...

You will always be MAXMOM. Toby is the cutest little fat thing ever!

Anonymous said...

Welcome abord Toby!

You and MaxMom should enjoy all the carrying around your getting now, cause we all know that you are going to be one big boy!

woo woos, Tessa

Homer said...

Hello Toby,

My name is Homer and like you, I'm also a golden retriever! I say you remind me of myself when I was a young lad. Sigh...those were my puppy days!

Anyway, I wish you a wonderful and exciting puppyhood. If you need any advices about datings and girls, ask me! ;)


Kari said...

Well hello, darling precious. You are so adorable! Mum says you are heaven on four paws. And what a good doggie you are. You already ask to go out for potty.
We are going to have the most amazing adventure with you. We are going to watch you grow up into an amazingly special doggie.
We like "Toby's Maxmom" best when it comes to names. It doesn't mean that Max will mean any less to any of us but now is your time. Hearts are big enough to love more than one. Max is your guarding angel, Toby, and the last thing he would ever want is for you to be in his shadow. We believe that, somehow, Max gave you to your new family because he couldn't be there any more. And he wanted his family to pass on all of their love to you. And they will. And the world will too!
We are a large family of cats and we love doggies

Deborah said...

I am so glad I came over to check in! Congratulations on getting Toby! I am so very happy for you and your family!
I wish you many, many, happy years ahead!
PS. Please give him a big hug from all us in my home!

Emma Rose said...

Hi Toby!

I must say first off that "MaxMom" is how we will always know your Mom. That is her name and it is VERY special.
Your video was adorable. We noticed your tummy is almost to the ground. That must be why they call you tubby Toby :) You look like the softest puppy in the world. I wish we could give you a snuggle!

We are looking forward to hearing from you again soon.

Emma Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Toby! Gosh, it's nice to meet you! And I can tell you that you're already pretty popular around here so you don't have to worry abouts that! You sure did find yourself a Most Pawfect home and you are going to be so luved and taken care of and cuddled and kept safe. You are a really, really lucky dog, Toby. I sure hope you know that.

And of COURSE it's okay to still call your mom, MaxMom. Cuz I'm pretty sure that's her name, isn't it?

Wiggles & Wags,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Toby, you have a wonderful post!! I know..what's a post? You have a beautiful header too! We love all of the pictures and the videos very much!! We look forward to watching you grow! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Lorenza said...

Hi, Toby!
You are sooooo adorable!
I know you are happy there with all the family!
Sure Tammy is taking good care of you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Toby
You are getting cuter and cuter,..and we are loving listening to all the little eppisodes that are happening to you.
I wonder how heavy you will be, when your mama can't carry you?
Like 80 pounds is what I am thinking,,, she will carry you until you are 80 pounds.
Yes Toby, I love that your moms name is Maxmom,,, that is what she will be. I was wondering if it is okay for me to call her that too?
I hopes King Toffee's little snarls don't scare you too bad, eventually you can just ignore them.
One of these days, you will learn that you can swim across that pool to the other side, I cannot wait to see your first swims.
We are so happys for you Toby,,, and yes,,, I know you like to lay on your mamas clothes, cause you remember that smell from when you were itty bitty and your eyes was closed... but you smelled those hands, and now you can lay on the clothes that belong to those hands
nitey nite

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Hello Adorable Tubby Cuttie TOBY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hello Toby!
You simply have to be the most popular Golden puppy anywhere! You are such a sweet little fellow and we're so happy that we'll be reading about your growing up adventures!

Tammy girl - Apples knows what you're experiencing as a "mature" doggie meeting with a puppy.

Apples & Neeli are sending licks and wags to Toby, Tammy & Toffee.

Nadine Apples & Neeli