Rest in peace Max

On January 25, 2014 our friend Max passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved, it had become unable for him to move and there were very few good days if any left. His guardians doing the responsible thing called their Vet to their home to make his passing as stress free as possible. One of the family members is away in the UK and had to say good-by via Skype. A difficult task, as all who have lost a pet know too well. Max was 11 years old and a rescue dog that lucked out finding a great loving home.

Dog Quote - John Holmes

Here is Max featured in one of our “Dog Quotes”


Even in his later years when it was difficult to move he loved socializing with his canine and human friends. You will not be forgotten Max as you have touched and influenced so many hearts, including mine, you will live forever in our memories.

Good by good dog.

Cold Winter Night Walk


I hate the cold but the dogs and my friends do not seem to mind it as much as I do, Teal’c, I know wishes I would stay out longer, but when it is below -20 Celsius it is too cold for man and beast. But our companions like Teal’c and his friends still need the exercise and socialization.

cold nignt walk 2

Do not forget if it is too cold for you!

it is

Too Cold for your Dog.

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Is There a Santa Clause

When we reach a certain age we all ask the question ” Is there a Santa Clause” ?

Every time I look at a dog I see the heart of Santa Clause.

Every time I look at a dog I see the heart of Santa Clause.

If a dog has the heart and love of Santa, how can there not be a Santa?

Those of us who are lucky enough to have a companion that is a dog knows there is a Santa, and experiences that love, caring, magic, and the special gift of the unexpected every day.

Thank you for the magic Teal'c.

Thank you for the magic Teal’c.

For the longest time I did not believe, it may be that this belief is only for the young child and the old, but as long as mankind is alive there will always be a Santa Clause.

Yes I believe in Santa Clause.