Saturday, October 30, 2010



Hello there everyone...

I know this is VERY early, but there is no time like the present!

I have completed "Maxdog's" Christmas tribute video.  I was in two minds as to whether to wait until Christmas and then thought, oh well, why not now?

It is quite a long video (4:20) but for those who knew Maxdog, I am sure you will find it worthwhile.  Please may I ask that if you are going to watch it, that you allow it to download fully before viewing it and then also to allow yourself to view it in "full screen".
Please grab a cuppa, relax and reflect...

You may watch it either at the top of this page or...

Sending lotsaluv to you all...


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh we loved the video, sure did get mom all choked up!
Benny & Lily

Gail Wilson said...

What a beautiful tribute to a very Beautiful dog. I am sure he gave you ten years of days filled with love. A very emotional video.
And Toby if a very precious puppy with a heart filled with tons of joy to share with you. I look forward to watching this pup grow up. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs and wags, Mistaya and M.O.M.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a very touching and beautiful video! I loved it and yes, definitely got teary eyed so I will watch it some more to see what I may have missed through the tears! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That was very nice!

It is going to be so interesting to see how much like Max Toby grows to be -

They look like stunt doubles for each other ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...
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Jacqueline said...

It is a lovely, beautiful tribute to your precious boy, Caryl; Max was so special and I see the same quality in Toby...I will never forget your wonderful Max, his bright legacy of courage and love remains in my heart...Sending you big hugs and much love.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Caryl, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your video--So much that I watched it twice and Tammy and Max's obedience video popped up, so I watched that as well. Max was an amazing dog whose life touched so many of us. I know how much you continue to miss him and this touching tribute allows us to remember this wonderful Golden and Toby's part in it is a reminder of life continuing on.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are very sure that this video has to be awesome. But we are having trouble with videos loading properly. It might take an hour for this to upload. We are going to try but we may have to wait until we figure out what is wrong and then come back to view it and enjoy.

Happy Howloween.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

D.K. Wall said...

What a terrific video. Besides, never too early to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.

dw said...

What a beautiful video! I only followed MaxDog for a short time, but his joy for life, even in his days of grace are very inspirational. I think you captured his spirit perfectly, and I know Toby will benefit from MaxDog's incredible spirit. Thank you for sharing!

houndstooth said...

Awwww! That was a great tribute! Maxdog was a one of a kind! :)

sprinkles said...

What a beautiful tribute to Max. It truly brought tears to my eyes. It's amazing how much Max and Toby look alike! I'm really going to enjoy watching Toby grow.

Thank you for sharing this.

How Sam Sees It said...

How beautiful!


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

That is absolutely beautiful, Caryl. Thank you!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a wonderful tribute to both of your Golden boys; Max's journey completed and Toby's just beginning. We're sure Toby's first Christmas will be magical, blessed by the spirit of Max.

Jed & Abby

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I love the video ~ it made me cry but in a sad/happy way. I laughed out loud when I saw Maxdog's head peeping over the table during a cooking session. And I love that at the end you show the sunset and know Maxdog is happy and waiting for you to eventually join him.
Toby is adorable ~ and he so helps heal broken hearts. Ours, as well as yours.

Thank you for sharing.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

What a simply beautiful tribute. I loved watching it so much and dont mind admitting was full up and teary. How lovely to see Max dog evolve and grow to be his loving self. Now Toby comes to help mend hearts and is so like Max dog. I am sure he is watching over mentoring.. Beautiful thanks for showing us.. Hugs GJ xx

K9 Katastrophie said...

Awww You look so shy.


Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Caryl,

What a lovely tribute to Maxdog and a great way to include Toby in it as well. I finally have your Living Life to the Max blog added to my home computer so I should be posting more. I just been reading it at work and keeping up on you guys. Hope all is well.

Denise & Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Piappies World said...

Dearest Maxdog Mom!

Beautiful and perfect are our two words to describe Maxdog's video. It's the first time we saw a video of Max when he was a pup. Piappies Mom wanted to pick him up as he pranced toward the pool and cuddle him!

We love seeing King Toffee with the Santa hat and Tammy coming out of her spa. Our favorite Max in stuffieland also brought a smile once again.

This Christmas may be a bit different for Maxdog will be watching from heaven as Toby will be celebrating his 1st Christmas with you. We thank Maxdog for the time we have become friends and for leading us to Toby as well. Most of all, we thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures with all of us. We also want to say that the music is really beautiful!

Boo! Trick or treat and a Magical Christmas in advance!

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

the booker man said...

miss maxmom,
you put together a super special tribute video for mr. max. thankies so much for sharin' it with us early! me and asa and mama loved bein' flooded with so many happy mr. max memories. (we especially loved him lookin' at his reflection in the mirror as a pupper. teehee!) and of course like so many others have already said, it's amazin' how much toby favors mr. max! we are so enjoying watchin' him grow up!

the booker man

WFT Nobby said...

Beautiful video, what a fine tribute to Max and Bertie. So Max as cute as a puppy too!
And of course it made me reflect on the losses and gains of this year in my own household.
So looking forward to find out more about what the future holds for Toby!

Asta said...

We watched the video wif teaws in ouw eyes..we'll always have max wif ouw heawts and memowies and in all the things he'll help you teach youw dawling pup Toby..the love continoos
Thank you fow this
smoochie kisses
ASTa and Mommi

Molly the Airedale said...

There is no way we got through that without tears. What a lovely Christmas tribute!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

OMD I get so very mad when I know that I have to miss such a beautiful video! We only have slow dial up and are just unable to download. Maybe if I remember I can bring it with me to town and use wifi!

woo woos, Tessa

Becky Andrews said...

Beautiful. Your tribute is inspiring and very touching -- the love comes through. Can't think of a nicer early Christmas present. Thanks for sharing your Max's heart.

Joy said...

thanks for giving us an early gift! Maxdog was wonderful, I miss him.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This touched us so.
We know how much work you put into this, and it is a lasting tribute to Max. Some of the video loaded for us,, (we only have dial up)and it took us back in time,,, to the moments we shared with Max.
A very touching tribute, and we thank you for allowing us to see and enjoy these moments.

Lorenza said...

Beautiful tribute to Max!
I love it!
Thanks for sharing it!
Lots of love to all of you!
Kisses and hugs

MySpecialDoggies said...

Oh Caryl
What a beautiful tribute to Max - my tears are flowing as I write this. And to intertwine little Toby's life into the video was just touching.

(I had to wait to get to work to view because of dial up service at home)

Thank you so very much for sharing.

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples

The Heartbeats said...

Wonderful video! It's always fun & kinda sad to look back on all the wonderful memories we make with our furry friends. It warms my heart to think of all the milestones shared!

KB said...

I've been waiting and waiting until my internet was running fast enough that I could watch your video without "hiccups". It is truly wonderful. My eyes filled with tears... Seeing MaxDog as a young pup and then as the glorious grownup that he became warmed my heart. Any dog who gets you as their human is a very lucky dog indeed. I think that Maxdog knew it and Toby already knows it.