Giving Thanks to a beloved furry friend is not unusual for pet owners.
My mom always thanks me for being a part of her life, as I provide her strength and inspirations.
She thanks me for my Golden Joy, Compassion, LOVE and Life Lessons.
“Sometimes you don’t choose your dog. Sometimes your dog chooses you.”
This week, mom read a book titled MaxDog and reminded her of the above quote. MaxDog is written by Caryl Moll, a bloggie friend and mom of Golden Retriever Max from South Africa.
In the beginning, Caryl did not want to have another dog but her husband did and got Max as his dog. Eventually Max became Caryl’s dog. Max provided Caryl his golden healing paws as she was diagnosed with anxiety and depression.
For sure many of you believe that owning a dog provides benefits and not limited to the physical. Many dog owners enjoy superior self-esteem and suffer less unhappiness due to an optimistic mindset that companionship with animals instill. That was exactly what Max provided Caryl. Truly a special irreplaceable gift.
Max also inspired Caryl to rejuvenate her love of writing, wherein she found blogging as another medium. The Adventure of Maxdog evolved in blogland as a dog blog. We were bloggie friends, enjoyed reading Max’s adventures and learning about their life in South Africa.
Caryl and Max also learned about many countries from their blog friends around the world.
Max at 10 years was diagnose with cancer. The strong bond of the dog blogging community provided Caryl and Max with the “Power of the Paw.” From this event, Caryl turned their blog as an inspirational accounts of Max’s final days. They were given overwhelming love and support of Max’s bloggie friends. The dog blog community was sad when Max passed away May 24th 2010.
Caryl Moll wrote MaxDog as a tribute to Max and share the love they experienced. Caryl wrote the MaxDog in a very detailed matter. It’s broken down in several chapters. There were familiar writings particularly if you are a follower of MaxDog’s blog.
We give MaxDog by Caryl Moll 4 Golden PAWS. We thank Caryl Moll for providing us a copy of MaxDog. We were not compensated to do this review. MaxDog is available in Amazon in both print and kindle edition. Caryl continues to blog, Living Life to the Max.
Carly Moll surely has lots to be Thankful for Max.
We are Thankful for being their bloggie friends.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
prancer pie says
What a great post! We’ll have to check this out. Our Mommy is very thankful fur all of us, too. Hope your Thanksigiving Day was great. XOXO
Looks like a great book, shall see where the human can find it 🙂
MaxDog is one of our favorite books and we highly recommend it!
easy rider says
That was a nice post – and we have a tear-flash-flood now (mom has a leak) hope your thanksgiving was absolutely pawesome – have a wonderful Friday ;o)
a wonderful story and we do believe in the healing power of not only dogs but cats and other pets. when our Max passed at 15 years old, we said never again, we will not have another dog, we took a week vacation and when we came home, after a week of coming home to an empty house, we got Baby and then Cooper and then Jake, so we never did have A-nother dog, we had 3 now 2
Madi and Mom says
Hi Sugar and thank you for this wonderful review. Max Dog was one of the first few Doggie blogs we read and we followed his mom as she lovingly wrote about Max’s health. She was a very brave lady to be able to write so lovingly but as you said Max was an inspiration in life and after.
Hugs Madi and Mom
Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner says
I am sorry that Carly lost Max but the story you share is also uplifting. Dogs DO add so much to our life. I am a big believer in the “pets find you” concept because when I was a kit literally almost every pet we had “found us” but they each added to our life in exactly the perfect way.
That was a great review. We did not know that was a MaxDog book. We will have to see about getting that one. I loved reading about Max on the blog. Take care.
Great review my friend! I loved this book; I think it is one that will aid so many people who deal with depression and also show others how valuable a beloved pet can be in our physical and mental well being.
Caryl is a wonderful lady who I am honored to call friend; but you are on that list too!!!!
Big hugs to you today.
Noreen & Hunter
My Mom remembers Max! I was’t even a twinkly in my fathers eye yet!. We will have to look into that book. Thanks for telling us about it! My pawrents are extreamily thankful I came into their lives, and I, theirs!!!
Lovies, Miss Mindy
Molly The Wally says
Great review Sugar. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
Hi Sugar…we will be looking for the book…sounds like a good one…And my mom tells me all the time how important I am to her and how much she relies on me…We dogs have a very impawtant job to do and we do it well
Sugar, that is an amazing story. Thanks for the heads up on the book ~ I haven’t heard of it befores. I will gets Ma to put it on her ‘list’!
We have our copy of the book and loved it too. We still follow her blog as she goes on new adventures with her new golden. Thanks Sugar for reminding us, we think we will go pull it out and read it again.
bert & my vickie
The Life of Riley says
We loved Max’s blog (the first Golden Retreiver blog we ever found!), following Max’s adventures in South Africa, and then reading Caryl’s book about the love and unbreakable bond between a human and her dog as they both went through challenging times.
Murphy & Stanley says
We did not know about Max and this book so thanks for telling us! Also, we received your MOST EXCELLENT Christmas card today. We still don’t have ours printed up but we’ll be getting them out in a couple weeks. Thanks!!
Murphy & Stanley
That book does sound like a really good book but just reading about it made our mommy leaky. It’s too soon after losing our sisfur Sadie to cancer too. We received your Christmas card and it’s beautiful! Our daddy saw it and said you look so happy!
Dachshund Nola says
Sounds like a sweet book!
Deena O'Daniel says
Thank you for the lovely story. The book would make a wonderful gift for any dog lover. Dakota the Corgi enjoyed some pieces of turkey yesterday, and gobbled it up. That was my thanks to her for being a very good corgi girl.
Dory and Mama says
We just loved Max’s book…what a great review!! Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one!!
Dory, Jakey, Bilbo & Arty too!
Murray's Mouth says
Thank you for sharing!!
Aw, that was a very nice post Sugar!!! 🙂
What a wonderful post about such love and inspiration. Thank you Sugar.
Oh and thank yu for my Christmas card, I love it!
That was just so beautiful! I haven’t read MaxDog yet but it is definitely on my list. Have a wonderful weekend Sugar! 🙂
Hi Sugar and mom!! We just want to tell you that we received your BEAUTIFUL Card in the mail! It is awesome!!! What a gorgeous place you live…and we can tell you really enjoy living there!! Love your review of this book and now we will have to get mama to check out the new blog! Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug
That sounds like a good book and Max sounds like he was a very special golden. I’ll have to look for the book. thanks for sharing your review
That sounds like a very good book but also sort of sad – I will see if mom would like to read it. Thanks for sharing!
In reading this, I think about how each of my dogs have given so much of themselves. The power of our dogs love is definitely inspirational!
Loy Cerf says
What a wonderful story…the book sounds great! Thanks for sharing it.
Urban Hounds says
The book sounds great! Dogs do give us so much. We got your xmas card and love it! We featured on our blog today
SHE’s always thankful for us dogs…
xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
A great review of a great sounding book.
Hey Sugar, Jet here.
What a beloved K9 Max was for Miss Caryl. The book sounds most special, thank you for your review. Mom can’t agree more about how much we help our humans with their mental health.