Monday, March 12, 2012


MAXMOM here..

Max would have been 12 years old today.
I am so grateful for the all the wonderful memories that his short life provided us: 
that his legacy lives on...
that his healing aura has prevailed...
that his story still continues to do good...


Sending lotsaluv to all our friends and to everyone that made Maxdog's dream possible:


I have a dream...
Of friends far and wide
I have a dream...
They will be at my side...

Where I can show my country: its bountiful delights:
The animals, the plants and so many sites!
To take in its cultures, it’s food, it’s sun,
To show my guests that Africa is fun!

I dream of laughter, of happiness, of care
I dream my joy in my country – they can share.
I dream of dancing, music and good
Of one big family... One big brood.

They came, they saw, they shared my dream
A dream that was all of ours... or so it would seem.
So THANK YOU, my guests, for just being you
My dream for Africa... has just came true!

16 September 2009


WFT Nobby said...

Ah what happy memories of seeing South Africa through Max's eyes. (Mine are a wee bit misty just now, thinking of him and Hamish. Your touching poem brought it all back).
Cheers, Gail.

The Life of Riley said...

Who knew that a puppy born twelve years ago today could change the lives of so many people all around the world through your photos, blog and book. Thank you for sharing him with us.

We are with you thinking about Max today.

Riley (and his mum)

Pip said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Max. We still remember the lessons you taught us!
Love, TK

houndstooth said...

Treat's birthday is still a tough day for me, too! Max left a fantastic legacy!

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy birthday, angel Max. You were an inspiration to all of us.

Love ya lots,

Mrs. JP said...

We'll never forget Max and so love his Mom.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Maxmom, Who could have known how much Max would come to change your life and the lives of so many others. Today you know the ministry that you have because of him and yet you must be missing him so much. I know I miss my Sadie girl. Sending lots of love your way today.
Love, Noreen & Reggie

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Yay Maxmom, I bet Max is smiling at you.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Angel MaxDog!
We keep you close in our hearts!

Becky Andrews said...

Happy Birthday - Angel MaxDog. What a beautiful difference you continue to make in this world with sharing your love in so many ways.

The Thuglets said...

Happy Birtdy to Maxdog. What a legacy he has left such wonderful memories.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

MySpecialDoggies said...

Belated Birthday wishes Max. You've left your Mom and us with so many wonderful memories.

Nadine & golden Neeli

Beth said...

Hi Caryl, I know how you miss him. He was a one in a million dog! Hope most of your memories are happy, not sad. Take care my friend.
Blessings, Beth