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A Loving Tribute to Beautiful Max (Maximutt)
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13 September 2010 - 3:33 pm
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For me personally, it is an honor to do memorial videos, sad but an honor.  It's even more an honor for me when I wasn't around for their entire journey.  So, for that I want to thanks Maximom and Maxidad for letting me into their special relationship with Max!

He mesmerized me because of the love shared and it goes without saying; his beautiful eyes.


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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

 Catie Caitlin 

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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13 September 2010 - 4:58 pm
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Max – you will always have a special place in my heart.  What a warm tribute to a great tripawd hero.  I think of you often.


Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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13 September 2010 - 5:30 pm
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every image suggests a perfect memory.  comet, one of your best. 

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

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13 September 2010 - 5:52 pm
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We feel honored to have met the amazing Maximutt. Thanks for the wonderful reminder, that every day is beautiful day indeed.

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13 September 2010 - 6:50 pm
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Love beyond words.

A priceless expression of what tripawds is all about.

Awesome tribute comet

Heather and Spirit Zeus - Our life changing journey…from the earth to the heavens…one day at a time…always together

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There just aren't words in the English language to adequetly describe how much we loved our boy, and how much we love Ge'Lena's video.  So, all we can say once more is, “Thank you” from the bottom of our hearts for making this wonderful tribute to our boy. 

There are only a few people on this site who actually met Max; but I know that everyone who never met him now knows exactly what Max was like because of this video, and for that, we're eternally grateful.  He was indeed, a beautiful boy.

Di & John

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13 September 2010 - 7:20 pm
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So awesome to see so many more photos of Max! I was waiting to see the “super dog” photo and sure enough it was the one to end the wonderful video!!!  A wonderful tribute indeed!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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13 September 2010 - 7:58 pm
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Those beautiful eyes saw many beautiful places.

What a loving family and a moving tribute.

Spirit Angel JD's mom


One Tough Girl


-Diagnosed with osteosarcoma of her left front leg –

-Amputation July 23 2010 –

-The cancer didn't get her, but she is gone-

-She fought the cancer and loved life till bloat brought her down August 29th, 2010-

Now she watches over her mom and two new sisters, the Quad-Paws Serena and Maya

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13 September 2010 - 8:12 pm
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Oh Ge'Lena…this was  darn near as perfect a slide show as the one you did for Magic…brings tears to my eyes…Max was surely surely     a stunner and those eyes…omg, those eyes are just mesmerizing…(and I liked all the other animals with him too…the kitty growing up….wonderful)

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Nice job Ge'Lena.  And I must say John's photos are spectacular.

I am one of the 'few' who got to meet Max last winter, those pics of him at the Mill Valley dog park bring back such bittersweet memories.



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Wow, simply amazing. Beautifully done.

We also got to meet Max at the Mill Valley dog park last winter, watching Max and Linda with Diane and John you could see the love in their family.

I agree with Karen, very bittersweet memories.

the chauffeur.

The Rainbow Bridge

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Oh my gosh my Mom is sitting here all teary-eyed, this was just so beautiful watching Max grow up.

Mesmerizing Max, we love you always. May your spirit soar through the blue heavens with colors that pale in comparison to your stunning eyes. Wow.

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13 September 2010 - 10:11 pm
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Di & John,

I am sitting here in tears….what can I say!!  I loved seeing the life and journey of Max and family. These dogs of ours really are heroes and Max surely was.  Thank you for allowing us a glimpse at your life with him.

Ginny, Addy and Angel Paris

Grateful for every moment we had with Paris… regrets!

Honoring her life by opening our hearts & home to Addy!

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You guys are so welcome.  But seriously, the pictures of beautiful Max were amazing and THEY ALONE made the video.  It was rather easy on my part.   I think he could have made the song “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” seem good! smile

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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