Raiding the Dog Food

F13015maxinfoodbagDogs will be dogs! And Max is no exception. When given the opportunity he will make himself comfortable and indulge in his favorite bag of dog food. Now, don’t ask me how he got that bag open. Dogs can be pretty ingenious when it comes to satisfying their appetite. I have to admit, though, I must have left it open just a little too much but the real question is, “How did he get it out of the cupboard and in the middle of the kitchen?!

Oh well, I think I will let him have his way with that bag of food for a while. I’m sure at some point he’ll get sick of it! Ha-ha! I love my Max. He always makes me smile.

Has you dog ever helped himself to his own dog food? What happened?

Just Happy

Sometimes there is no reason in the world to be happy but one finds him or herself happy anyway! Do you get like that? I do. I could be sitting around doing nothing and all of a sudden I am just feeling amazingly happy and have no idea why!

Well, I can safely say that Max is pretty much happy all the time! He has this carefree way about him that I so enjoy. He’s always eager to discover something new, explore everything he can get his nose at and he is especially always eager for a new and tasty treat. I enjoy observing him to see his reactions and attitude towards new things. I find that it’s always one of excitement. I can learn a thing or two from Max.

Do you find yourself just happy? What do think brought it about?

Drawing My Max

I love drawing Max. He’s so much fun to draw because he has lots of expressions. You might not always see them on his face but you can feel them. I am sure you can feel what your pet is thinking.

It’s often challenging to pin Max down. He doesn’t like to stay still for very long, so I have to draw real quick or draw from memory and hope for the best. He likes to play and run around. The best times to draw Max is when he’s sleeping or when he’s just lying down thinking of whatever dogs think about – probably his next treat!

Do you like to draw? What is your favorite subject or object to draw?

 

Max Guarding His Toy

11415maxwithballOh, it doesn’t seem like Max wants to share his toy with anyone today – not even me! I find that Max sometimes gets a little protective of his stuff – don’t we all? This is nothing new for us humans, so why should it be any different for animals? He looks so serious, too!

Well, I can relate. I don’t like sharing my cell phone with anyone or my laptop or even my desktop computer, so I can understand why Max doesn’t want to share his toy today. I must say, though, that he is not always in the non-sharing mood. He always loves to play. I pass the ball to him and he nudges it with his nose to me. We play for hours at a time.

I think I’ll leave Max alone with his toy and when he’s ready to play he will most definitely come running to me.

Are there times when you don’t want to share? Why?

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Christmas is a special time of year for Max and I. We shop for a tree together and he helps me decorate. He holds the basket of Christmas ornaments very carefully. He’s so focused when he has a job to do. It keeps him busy and makes him feel special.

Max doesn’t really know what Christmas really means. I tried to explain it to him one day. I told him that if it weren’t for a man named Jesus Christ there would be no Christmas or maybe even a holiday season!! I think that made him a little sad, his eyes widened and his head tilted – a clear sign of “What?!”

I explained to him that, for me, Christmas is not only a time to celebrate with family and receive and give gifts, but it is also a time to remember what Christ taught me. He taught me that I could reach for the stars and do great things, just like he did. He taught me that I could spread the good news of love and compassion for others and that I am a powerful being that can change the world if I look within. What a great message! Now, I don’t scream these things from the roof top – people would think I’m crazy! But if I think about it, I kinda live his message already. I help Max spread the good news of animal compassion! Max just barked when I said that. He’s happy to spread the good news of animal compassion. He loves all animals and even us crazy humans, too.

Well, Max and I are going to continue to decorate our tree. He says he hopes you enjoy decorating your tree, too and that you have fun.

Does your pet help you decorate your tree? What does he/she do to help?

Belly Rub Time

Max is very excited right now. You want to know why? Well, it’s because he’s about to receive a bundle of love, also known as a belly rub. He hears that familiar tone in my voice when I’m about to smother him with lots of belly rubs and kisses. He can be such a baby sometimes but that’s one of the many reasons why I love my Max.

Animals catch on quick to us humans, don’t they? It’s almost like they know we have a hard time understanding them because they don’t speak with words, so they adapt to us and learn our habits and use them to communicate with us. Interesting… I do my best to understand Max. I notice that when I’m quiet and nothing else is on my mind and I listen from within myself, I can understand every “word” he’s saying. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

Can you understand your pet? What are some of the ways your pet communicates with you?

 

Max and the Butterfly

It never seizes to amaze me how all kinds of animals gravitate towards Max. Every time we go for a walk some little creature manages to find Max and hop a ride, like this little fella. It came flying in from a distance straight towards Max as if they had some sort of a date. Who knows, maybe they did and Max didn’t tell me! Ha-ha!

Needless to say, Max and the colorful butterfly spent quite a while together. I’m not sure what transpired between them but I suspect it must have been intriguing or else they wouldn’t have remained in each others company for so long. I often wonder how animals communicate. In this case, the butterfly would rest on Max’s nose for a bit then it would hover above his forehead, maybe he was checking out Max’s star! And then at times it would fly up and down and all around him. He had Max’s head bobbing and twisting and turning! It was pretty cute.

I always enjoy observing Max and his interactions with other creatures. It makes me smile.

What happens when your pet encounters another animal?

 

Enjoying Some Kisses

Max is lounging around as he usually does when I’m working from home. And while he’s just lounging around, he enjoys lots of kisses from his little sister, Willamena. He loves hanging with her because he likes the way her little feet feel against his fur. They get lost in there! It must feel like walking in snow for us! Max also likes how she grooms him with her tiny squishy tongue. It would take Willamena years to groom Max completely. Ha-ha!

Willamena likes to explore, so she runs all over Max and around him and over him. Don’t worry, he won’t squash her. He remains very still while she’s running around and he keeps a keen eye on her so he knows where she is at all time. I trust Max completely with her. I know he loves her as much as I do.

Choose Love ❤

Children love Max. Every time a child or adult sees Max hanging outside they gravitate towards him and pet and kiss him. He doesn’t hesitate to return the love.

Animals always choose to love, don’t they? They are pure positive love and energy. I always watch Max and observe how inviting he is towards others. He always welcomes people with open paws – never turning away a kiss or a hug. Granted, when he’s playing with a chew toy or a bone he’s not much interested in anything or anyone else. He gets so focused. Maybe a treat would deter him but not much else.

I’m always learning something from Max. Today he taught me to choose love.

 

You Mean the World to Me

Max means the world to me. I can’t imagine my life without him in it. He brings me so much joy – it’s hard to explain. If you have a pet, whether it’s a dog, cat, mouse, snake, frog, it doesn’t matter, I am sure you understand.

Nothing else matters when I’m with him. It’s like all of my troubles, which Max would say aren’t really troubles, seem to wash away. And sometimes I even think better when I’m with him. Do you ever feel that way? It’s like your brain sees more clearly. Maybe it’s because we aren’t thinking of anything but instead feeling happy. Kind of sounds like what the eagle taught Max – when you’re happy everything comes together for you. I have to remember that.

I will always have my Max with me. I am sure he feels the same about me – I hope!

Who means the world to you? Why?