Friday, December 5, 2008

When mommy leaves...

John tells me that every time i leave the house, Max whines and stares out the window longing for my return. I never believed him.... until he took this picture on his iphone.

awww...my lil puggle-pants.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A long, fun-filled thanksgiving weekend with friends

Max opened his heart to 7 new friends who stayed at my house for the long thanksgiving weekend. He stayed up late, woke up early, played all day...and now he's catching up on his sleep just like i am.

I think deep down, he thought he was a cool puggle kickin it with the grown-ups...



He got tired of playing Wii...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

What have you been up to Max?

Once Max hit about 8 months, he's been a lot more mellow. He loves to lie around the house and just chill. I love that...

He's also been finding new little nooks to cuddle up in.

His first rainy day, he sat and stared out the window...and barked a little.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Max calls this his "Blue Steel"



A lot of my friends have been inquiring about how i got Max to look THIS sexy! I told them "Oh My Dog! Photo" was responsible for this photo and all credit goes to them. If you're interested in getting your pooch to look this posh? Contact them here. They are the sweetest team ever and they are located in Encinitas (North San Diego).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Max's exciting week...

Max had a fun playdate with Jobi (Constadine & Jessi's pooch):



Loved spending time with his Aunty Liz:



Max had a long, active weekend and finally relaxed when he got home:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Max, the pretty boy

I made an appointment with a photography studio in Encinitas called OhMyDog! Photography. I admire their work and decided to have Max photographed while he's still a young pup. I had such a great experience with them...if you're in the Southern California area, you should definitely check them out.

Here is a candid moment from the day of shoot:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Good News!

The doc called in and said the removed growth was benign! YEA!
The growth was identified as a Histiocytoma.
For more info on this type of abnormal growth, click here.

Max is excited to hear the news! (phew)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Max's Battle Wounds

Max had a growth on his neck that we noticed on our Pismo Beach trip. It was small then, but we made a vet appt nonetheless so they could check it out. They said it seemed harmless and to monitor it. It tripled in size over 2 weeks so we scheduled his neutering to be half a month earlier so we could remove that foreign mass at the same time. We are getting a biopsy of it and should receive the results in a week or so.



We brought him home the day after the surgery. He spent the night at the vet so they could monitor him closely. He seemed in such high spirits. The e-collar doesn't really bother him which i was surprised at. He slept most of the day when we brought him home.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Video Montage of Max

From the first day we brought him home til now...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Max at 4 Months!!!

Max is excited about his brand new bed:


Max waiting for John to come out of the bathroom with squirrel toy in his mouth:


Max can't go down the steep, scary stairs of my condo yet:


Max rides in the back seat...he loves resting on his eco-friendly mat:


Max's potty-ringing bell hangs at the door (and yes, he's using it!):

Saturday, May 3, 2008

"The OC Puggles Meetup" Just Met Up

I organize the OC Puggles Meetup group and we had our first meetup today at Central Bark dog park in Irvine. It was so great to meet everyone and their puggles. SO CUTE!!!

Here are some photos....





After the meetup, we were all exhausted, so we plopped down on the bed and followed Max's lead....

Friday, May 2, 2008

Relaxing At The Park

Max & mommy were at the park relaxing on a sunny day. He was pretty chill for the most part, aside from eating the clumps of dirt that the gardener had left behind.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Puppy Gone Wild

Max Before Jumping Into The Fountain:



Soaking Wet Max Hiding Under A Bench After Jumping Into The Fountain:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Max's Obedience Tricks

We're so proud of Max. He's learned his "sit", "down" & "rollover" pretty well. We are just starting to teach him to "stay". Under calm conditions, he listens to us pretty well. "Leave it" is a whole other story.... hehe

video

Friday, April 18, 2008

Max at 3 Months!

He's grown so much! You be the judge....


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Max's first trip to Central Bark, our local dog park

We went to the dog park last friday. Max adapted really well to the environment and all the dogs sniffing his booty. He might have been a little overwhelmed, but we kept a good eye on him.
We brought Max to the dog park again on Sunday and a beagle did a little "ground n pound" on his ass...and john did NOT like that at all. He thinks we shouldn't bring him back until he gets a little bigger...even though Max thinks he's big enough.





Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Photos of Max kickin it with Mommy and Papa John

Crate-Training Max


Max has started crate-training last tuesday and so far he's doing great. His crate is set out in the living room facing the tv with animal planet on. He's whining much less and is very comfortable in his crate. I hope he becomes potty trained in the next few months. I want to try the bell-training. That way, where ever he stays, he knows to ring the bell to go outside to potty. I'll probably start that shortly.