Sunday, June 24, 2012


MAXMOM here...
It's been a hectic week to say the least!

The various blogposts which featured "OUR AFRICAN SAFARI" took me hours to design. One could ask "Why?" but I simply had to record and share our amazing adventure at Shibula lodge in the North West Province of South Africa. It was an adventure of a lifetime!

If you happened to have missed these special series of posts, then please refer to the sidebar of this blog for various links. I really am proud of them and have tried to offer you a glimpse of the beauty and inspiration which is so prevalent in my country, so please don't miss them. For the next few days, however, I plan to keep things simple.

Life at home chugs along...all the animals are well and happy. Toby remains the "Goofball" of the household - wrapping visitors up in blankets and lying on his back with his paws in the air.  He is the most beautiful, loveable and companionable Golden Retriever - a true 
"Sprinkling of Maxdog" He delights and entertains me constantly.

"Tot", the guinea-pig finally found his "Forever home" and moved out on Friday.  My heart was so sad for a while (and I did shed a tear or two) but I am assured that he has moved to a really loving home - with two young children -who are going to shower him with all the love they can muster. I am certain that "Tot" is going to be well cared for and be very happy indeed.  Good-bye sweet little piggy. I really enjoyed your company.  Live long and happy!

This past week has seen another MAXDOG review - this time in the South African edition of 

"Cesar's way magazine "

 (Above: Take note of ANOTHER give-away of a copy of MAXDOG)

 Although I am still far from breaking even with this book, I feel blessed that the reviews and feedback have been excellent.  For my international readers, a reminder:

 MAXDOG is available on Amazon.  Click HERE.

I was really delighted to see the photograph of Maxdog arriving at Ayeesha's home in Pakistan.  For those who may remember, this was part of a 'give-away' to a young woman whose heart for animals echoes our own. I am also happy to hear that Tweedles (in Oregon) has also received her give-away copy of Maxdog. (She has written to me to tell me that she already has her nose deep in the book :) ) Tweedles also shares my deep love for the world and its animals and I am so happy my book is in her paws. To both of these friends - I hope that my book touches you in the same way as Max touched my life. Enjoy.

Besides the weather turning really chilly at this side of the world, there is no more news except to say:

Thank you, friends, for your love and support .  The blogging world is an amazing place - a real cyber-support group!

 My thoughts also go to those sweet friends who have recently lost their animal companions.  May you comforted by the support and love of your friends in cyberspace.

Sending lotsaluv to you all and wishing you a wonderful, week...
Live life to the Max!


WFT Nobby said...

The safari posts were wonderful. The made me feel I was right there. In fact I think, having just returned from another cool, wet 'summer' walk in the park with Bertie, I'll draw the blinds to shut out our rainy skies, and reread the whole series, again, imagining I am away with you and all the big beasts in South Africa!

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, we really enjoyed your posts and pictures from your trip into the wilds of South Africa. thank you.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness, love it
Benny & Lily

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Loved all your pics and stories from your bush adventures. I know that it must be hard to wait until your book breaks even but I know it will. Sending love your way today.
Noreen & Hunter

Molly the Airedale said...

We sure did love that you shared your adventure with us, Maxmom. Thank you so much!
Tot looks so cute with his cucumber.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You shared because you care about us.
And I thank you!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Maxmom, we loved your safari too and are so glad you shared it with us. Bet you were glad to get home and catch up on some cuddles from the pack! Maybe Tot can start a blog?? Then you can see how he is going. Have a good week. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory

kks said...

i don't think i'd ever be back to "normal" after a trip like that! thanks for sharing!! incredible.....

Mary Lou said...

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Caryl! After being out of town, and a 4 day power outage, and searing heat, it has been so nice to sit in my cool house and finish reading about your amazing trip. Words can't say how amazing it was to look at your pictures and hear your words--Truly amazing!!

Curt Rogers said...

I am so grateful it's finally available on Amazon! I just ordered my copy. I know you aren't able to autograph it so I think I'll just keep the beautiful card and note you wrote me inside the book.

Thanks for being such a dedicated animal lover, Caryl. All the best!