Tuesday, 25 May 2010

MAX - A Golden Life

The blogosphere is a subdued place today as we all take in the fact that our golden friend, MAXDOG, has left us to begin a new journey. We share the sadness of his family and all his friends, but would like our tribute to him to be a joyful one. MAX's life may not have been as long as we would all have wished, but it was so very rich. He fulfilled himself in so many ways and even to the last, wove a web of support and sharing and love to bring together all who cared about him. We like to think that life is not about how many days but what kind of days.

Our memories of MAX will always be as golden and joyful as he himself was. Our special thanks to MAXMOM for sharing all of his life with us. In wishing those who have left us a great onward journey, we each have words that speak to us. For us, it is these words from Cymbeline by William Shakespeare:

Feare no more the heate o' th' Sun,
Nor the furious Winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast don,
Home art gon, and tane thy wages.
Golden Lads, and Girles all must,
As Chimney-Sweepers come to dust.

Lads do not come any more golden than MAX!


  1. Dear max

    We are glad you have had so many golden days and we think you will have many more where you are now.

    san and the amigos

  2. Beautiful! We luv the last pic!!

    Tanuki Maxx & family

  3. We are very sorry to hear about your friend. It was a lovely rememberance.

  4. Thank you so, so much for your love and support over this difficult time! You have been wonderful friends. You had me in giggles (for the first time since his passing) when I saw all your kitties all over him. Max would have gone nuts! How delightful! Thank you for a beautiful tribute and a happy post. We really do need to live life to the Max!
    With heartfelt thanks

  5. That was a lovely tribute to Max.

  6. That was a beautiful tribute to Max. I didn't get to know him before his illness, but I'm still sad that he's gone. It's easy to tell how wonderful he was.

    wags, Lola

  7. What a wonderful tribute!!
    We can see how MAX was loved!!!
    We've just known about MAX and are very sad to hear that he's gone to the bridge...

    Thank you so much for visiting our blog!
    We are so happy to meet you!!!

  8. Very sweet and poignant tribute to Max. You introduced us to MaxDog so it’s fitting that we honor your tribute to him. Thank you…
    ~Lisa Co9T

  9. We loved your tribute to Max and feel so sad for Max's family - he was a lovely dog. We loved your picture of him with the kitties and his giraffe.

  10. What a wonderful tribute to Max.

  11. This is a lovely tribute to Max. The picutres "together" with all of you are priceess treasures.

  12. That was a lovely tribute to Max and great to read that the photos put a smile on Caryl's face this morning.

    take care
    - Murray's Mom

  13. We never knew about Max until he got sick and other dog blogs talked about him. What a loved and special boy!

  14. A lovely tribute to Max. We like the photo of him with Tommy. We continue to purr for his humans.

  15. What a wonderful tribute to Max - he was such a wonderful dog and how he touched so many lives is just amazing! And we are with Maxmom, because though we love the Max and Tommy picture, the one of Max with all the Chans is just too cute!

  16. We are very sorry to hear about Max Dog

  17. Hugs and purrs to Max and his family. Lovely photo tribute to him.

  18. Lovely remembrance, and you helped MaxMom smile...that's a good thing!

  19. We are very sorry to hear about Max.
    What a wonderful tribute to him.

    ViVi & AB

  20. A wonderful tribute To Max. Mommy especially liked the quote, she's going to copy it out to keep.
    Quality, not quantity...so true.

  21. What a GReat tribute to MaxDog and all his taught us!

    Khyra & Khousine Merdie

  22. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy - you captured his spirit well.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  23. A beautiful remembrance post of Max ~ fanks. We are feeling a big sad today.

  24. Maxdog was larger than life and so loved throughout the dog blogging world. I will miss him immensely; however, my grief cannot hold a candle to the sadness of his Maxmom.

  25. Very sad say. So sorry to hear about the loss of Max. :(

  26. We are so sorry to hear about Max. Very sad indeed.


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