Thursday, January 8, 2009


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

3. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Max vs the Frog

Max has a fascination with lizards and frogs. He has tried so many times to get a good up close look at them but of course they don't stand still for long. When he has had the opportunity he quietly lays down and just observes, studying their every move.

Last night Ken was cleaning up the patio and he heard a noise coming from the corner. After several attempts to direct the frog out the patio door with a broom failed, he grabbed a vase that we had under the potting station and captured him. Before he was safely and humanely released in our neighobrs lush tropical back garden, Ken let Max have 60 seconds to get a good close up look at the frog.

Every time the frog jumped...Max jumped

So Max settled in for a good look

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Max

Stopping to take a drink from the frisbee, Max looks like he's glowing! He's earned the drink after a day of playing hard on the beach

Bounding through the sea grass

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ever the princess

Sadie sleeps on the sofa with her head on the pillow...of course. Spoiled? Nah! She's a princess and you wouldn't expect a princess to sleep on the floor would you?  

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pedicure for two

Yes I've read your emails and heard your comments so here they are in all their glory, Sadie and Max!!

Sadie showing off her pedicure and sporting the bandanna from the groomer

Max is showing off his pedicure.

I think the groomer gave them happy pills, they absolutely hated going in there but came out with smiles and happy. Max has a blue bandanna, of course :-)

Funny how the same floor looks 3 different colors. Its probably closest in color to the top photo.

Monday, May 19, 2008

You give me gum gum dumb dumb

Do you ever imagine what your dog's voice would sound like? I think Max would sound sort of like the Easter Island statue from the movie Night at the Museum. But instead of give me gum gum he would say, dumb dumb, you rub my belly dumb dumb. This scene never fails to make me laugh!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Little Legs Big Heart

When we take them places, inevitably someone will comment on Max's short little legs. Sometimes the comments are quite rude like "who chopped off his legs" or "what the hell happened to his legs"

These typically come from old men. Depending on my mood for the day (how many cups of coffee have I had?) I respond with varying degrees of niceness.

"why is he so short" I respond with "why is your nose so big?"

"who chopped off his legs, he's so short" the response is "so you're calling attention to his shortness in an attempt to draw attention away from your short...." and this is where Ken drags me away before I can finish the sentence.

Whatever the case, Max is my gupper...thats part guppy and part puppy, he may have short little legs but he has the sweetest little heart.


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