Saturday, May 23, 2009

One Of My Claims To Fame... Totally O.T.

This is totally Off Topic but I don't care.. it's my blog and I'll brag if I want to
Brag if I want to..
Brag if I want to..

As many of you know, we have a herd of canines, one of which is darling Maxwell (aka- Maxie, Maximus, SillyHead, etc). Almost 11 years ago I went into the satellite Denver Dumb Friends League shelter to "visit" the dogs. I made a solemn promise NOT to get attached. I already had 2 other big dogs (a Husky and Shepard mutt mix). Three would be a crowd, right? RIGHT?!

I walked in and the first thing I saw was a HUGE head with the softest eyes attached to a skeleton body. Oh no. I had them bring him out to the waiting area so I could get a better look. Walking looked painful as he was all bones. He was only 6 months old but he meandered over like a senior dog. He slowly came to where I sat and put his big, doofy head in my lap.

Done. The mastiff lab/goofball mix came home forever.

Now for my brag..

I submitted the above picture to (the worlds greatest dog lover's magazine ever) Bark Magazine's smiling dogs section about a year ago. They contacted me this past January to let me know he was being considered for their book "DogJoy" due out in October. SHUT UP! They were whittling down 500 out of 15,000.

I got word today he's IN! WOOHOO!!

Congratulations to our Gentle Giant that makes great first impressions (yes, he peed on Bren the first time they met. In his defense, she's the only one he has ever done that to).

We love you, big boy!!



Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Congratulations big Max! I wanna hug him. Can I hug him?

Lori said...

That's great -- congrats to you both!

Bren said...


Kim @ What's That Smell: Maxie LOVES hugs. Great big wrap-your-arms-around-his-big-neck-and-SQUEEZE hugs!!!

Sheri said...

My husband oversees the animal shelter in our county and at this point in our lives, we don't a pet, even though we both LOVE dogs.

So our rule is not to visit, walk by or even think about the cute dogs waiting to be adopted in the animal shelter because then we'll end up with a dog.

Oh no! Now I'm thinking about the dogs and feel inclined to go check it out. No. I will not even think about the dogs or how cute they are or how much they need a home.

No. No. No. No dogs. No cute dogs. No cute dogs that need a home. No. No. No.


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