Sunday, 14 February 2010


Today, we are absolutely delighted to be part of a global movement to take our friend MAXDOG on a worldwide tour of many of his blogging friends, giving him an opportunity to meet and play with the friends he has made, and to see lots of sites. You have been such a great tour guide, MAX, and now it is our turn!

Welcome to FRANCE and the PERCHE portion of the MAX TOUR STORIES!

We know that you are going to have a great deal of adventure ahead of you today, Max, so we decided to concentrate on just one place which we feel is representative both of our town/region and of Tommy. So, we are inviting you to join Tommy in a romp around The CHATEAU ST. JEAN in Nogent-le-Rotrou, capital of the Perche. Building of the dungeon started in the early 11th century and further parts were added through the 16th century. The original builder of the castle was the Earl of Rotrou who had distinguished himself in the First Crusade. The castle was only conquered once, by the English, during the 100 Years' War. The moat has never been filled and makes a perfect playground for athletic woofies!

Of course, we could not possibly let you come all the way here and not meet the TTs, Tama's Terrors. So, we hope you don't mind a serious dose of their attention and cuddles!

We know how rowdy that lot can be.... BE STRONG! And have lots and lots of fun on your tour!!!


Cheysuli and gemini said...

I hope Max has a wonderful time on his tour!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat stop fur Max!

The khastle with Tommy AND TT's all ovFUR him!

Did woo khount the TT's when he left? Maybe he snagged one fur his mom!

Thanks fur showing Max such a GReat time!

Happy Valentine's Day to ALL of WOO!

PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! I bet woo had so much fun with Max!

Sierra Rose said...

Fabulous World Tour stop!
Our first time by, and really nice to meet you!!!
Happy Valentine's Day pals.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Hahahahaha, we love the TT's, that is so cute!! We hope Max is having an excellent adventure with you guys!

Marlene said...

Enjoy your tour Max!!!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you a Valentine's Day filled with sunshine and love and the tender sound of a voice that gives you comfort.

We, too, honor Maxdog today - and his momma who ♥s him so dearly.

Cliff and Olivia said...

What a great idea! We don't know Maxdog, but he must be a special dog.

We wouldn't mind a dose of TT our selves.

Milo and Alfie said...

We think Max is really enjoying himself. He came to England to visit our blog too.

Forever Foster said...

Wow! What a great tour stop!

MAX said...

Hey there, special, special friends!

(Mom has been watching the computer screen with her tongue hanging out interspersed with a wide smile on her face)

Tom-Tom...thank you for taking me to that splendid castle. It was super to lie there and take in the whole atmosphere of that historic place. What an awesome structure! for the rest of you kitties...I have got my fair share of feline pampering today! guys were marvellous! Thank goodness you didn't steal my giraffe!

Lots and lotsalicks
( are our 13th stopping point and the tour has been absolutely FANTASTIC!)

Niamh said...

Happy Valentine's day to all of you. We think that Max's tour is great and the castle is an excellent place for dogs to hang out. Hope the little kitties didn't act too wild with him.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

The Thundering Herd said...

What a fantastic stop for Max. We are really enjoying seeing where all he has visited.

Clive said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Isn't this the best Valentine's Day ever - Max looks like he had a great time at the castle with Tommy and then he got to meet all the kittens too!

We are so enjoying Max's World Tour today! A truly great celebration amongst all our friends.

Have a lovely day

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

Tuck said...

How very sweet!!

Asta said...

Tommy and Kittie chans

I just know Max loved touwing the Pewche wif you and then that hilawious and fun time wif the little TTs..He is such a patient fellow, I know he loved having them climb all ove him, hehehehe

I'm so happy that he has a chance to visit so many of us. Tommy , you'we a pawfect toow guide
smoochie Valentine kisses

The OP Pack said...

We are sure Max loved seeing the castle - nice history it has. And we just knew he would love to snuggle and cuddle with all the kitties. We know how he loves his stuffies.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Stella said...

Whoa! All those cute little kitties loving up Max! What a great post with all the history behind it.

Thanks and kisses,

Benny and Lily said...

You sure look like you are having fun with Max..BOL
Happy Valentine's Day
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

You are such great tour guides of the Perche region of France! I know Max was interested to see the sights and learn the history! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs xo

Ms. ~K said...

We know Max is feeling the love from all over the world today!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

meowmeowmans said...

That was so sweet. We hope Max is having a great tour! :)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOWOWWOWOOWOOOOO dear dear friends....
First it's sooooooo nice to meet you thanks to Max!!!!
And you guys gave to Max a very special stop tour!!!!!
That Castle is soooooooooooo beautiful...lot of story.......sooooo magic......we know Max have loved this place!!!!
And what a great and sweet photo the one with Max and the kitties!!!
Graet work guys!!!
We'll visit you often!!!
Happy happy happy Valentine's day!!!

AB clan said...

Sure you had good time with Tommy!

Happy Valentine's day!

ViVi & AB

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy Valentine's Day friends! We enjoy your blog everyday, and today's is especially sweet.

Marlene said...

What a great post. Thank you! Max, I hope you are enjoying your tour :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

What a fun tour stop fur Max! This has been the best Valentines day ever!!!


Twinkietinydog said...

That's what furiends are for. The Max Tour made our Valentine's day meaningful. I loved your post :) France, huh?
To good furiends!
Happy Valentine's day

Grrreta said...

What a wonderful adventure! It looks like Max had a great time. We wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!

Ina in Alaska said...

Very beautiful tour!! Max is one lucky guy!!! xoxo

quiltcat said...

You did a great job of showing Max around, and we loved looking over his shoulder and learning about your local castle. and lucky guy to have the kittens climbing all over him *g*.

Alexi said...

T-C, I think MIsha has made his choice. Also, I don't go for *players*. Perhaps you need to teach your boys to be more thoughtful of girl cat's feelings?? . Good luck !!