Wednesday, November 30, 2011


MAXMOM here...

Above: A 'congratulatory' bouquet from one of my supporters.
...thank you Weinerlein family!!!

A happy 'hello' to all my fur-buddies around the world.

Whew! Things are abuzz head is in a tail-spin...I'm a little unsteady with all that's happening surrounding the launch of my precious book

If you would like to visit my publisher's website, and specifically the page where you can purchase MAXDOG, please click
Boy, I am amazed at the incredible support I am getting from around the country.
Thank you friends for your emails! Thank you for your purchases! Thank you for your encouragement!
 I am so blessed by you all.

500 copies were printed and published on Thursday last week. 
About 250 of those copies are GONE!!! various sources:

Some have been sold/distributed to some of my loyal readers and supporters (A BIG thank you!), some have gone to my publicist and 100 copies have gone to the distributor for the various orders received from bookstores around the country.  I'm spending most of my day answering emails and queries, and trying not to drop any catches. It's fun, but it's tough  :)
Please forgive me, during this hectic time, for not visiting many blogs.  I am sure that you will understand - my special blogging buddies - ?

The official launch of MAXDOG is on Tuesday next week.

If you are in Johannesburg on that evening...

Please come and join us in celebrating this milestone! I know its going to be a fabulous evening: Snacks, wine, MAXDOG books and the opportunity to get some 'insider' information about this very personal story.  I would love to see you all there and will be honoured by your attendance.
So, will you be there?

It's going to be a book launch with a bit of a 'difference':
We have a special announcement....we have a...
 'guest of honour' ....

(drum roll).....


Yes, Rudi is the celebrity for the evening.  He is a 7 year old Golden Retriever, with a genetic link to MAXDOG (Rudi is Max's nephew), and has been an active therapy dog for a number of years. He is highly affable and has been part of the 'Paws for People' (East Rand Unit) for a number of years. (It goes without say that 'Rudi' is a fully trained therapy dog) He is accustomed to small spaces and crowds of people and is a delightful , interactive animal with a beautiful temperament. Rudi will be adding the 'special touch' to the evening. This sweet golden retriever has done a lot of work at a special needs school called "Little Eden" on the East Rand. He is also a show dog and is the grandfather of my current Golden Retriever, Toby.
I will be honoured to have RUDI as my special canine guest of honour.  So...come and meet him!

A book launch for a special dog wouldn't be the same without a special dog, would it?

Thank you to Kate, at LoveBooks for allowing us to do things a little differently!

So there you have it...a book launch with a difference!
Thank you, Zena, for accepting the invitation on behalf of 'Rudi'
I am delighted!



Angus said...

What a wonderful gesture. Well done ! Seeing Toffee has reminded me to get onto Amazon and order some copies straight away !

Mrs. JP said...

That is PERFECT...having Max's kin there. Oh, I wish I could be there with you. I'd be the one in the sitting in the crowd with tears of joy and pride.
NOW,,,you must give Toby, Tammy, and Toffee some sweet Momma time. They know you're stressed!!!!
Blessings to you from the holler..

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So very excited for you all; I know the book will be a smash-can't wait til Amazon has it.
Sending much love to you and yours.
Noreen & Reggie-dog

The Life of Riley said...

I think it is so wonderful that you have a golden retriever at your book launch, especially one that is linked to Max.

Are you also going to have a laptop or TV screen (set up somewhere in the shop) with a slide show of allsorts of photos of Max? While the painting is wonderful for your book cover and banner, it is always nice for us doggie people to see a whole range of expressions and happy memories too.

I just wish we could be there on Tuesday.

Lots of love,
Riley's mum

Anonymous said...


Mom and I are so very PROUD of you MaxMom! We just know that Max is looking down upon you and is so happy!

Congrats on the MaxDog Boo Launch! We are only sad that we cannot be there in the furs!

Woos, Tessa

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, we're all the way up in Canada so we'll be looking for the print on demand option for your book. Just let us know when it's available and I'll put it under the tree for my humans. Best wishes.

Two French Bulldogs said...

this is so awesome...whoooa!
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How we wish we could be there!

kissa-bull said...

bewootiful flowers for a bewootiful book about a bewootiful dog

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Akum said...

I am so glad I found your blog.