Tuesday, February 16, 2010

max's world tour

max's whirlwind tour...

mollie and i welcomed max to auckland new zealand, mollie was meant to do a haka in max's honour but all she could do was bow to the great one... girls are useless!

so max and i hongied (greeting another in maori fashion by touching or pressing noses together) and planned our day...

starting with a bit of ball with the boys... man they don't call them springboks for nothing you know...

then we hit the waitemata harbour setting sail for the auckland harbour bridge, thought max was gonna faint when i told him he was going to be leaping off it... arf arf arf...

way to go max!!

whilst settling his nerves, max was welcomed traditionally to the feast we had planned...

Ha-ere Mai!
Tena ra koe e hoa.
Ka nui te koa
Te kitenga i a koe

Come hither!
You are here friend.
Great is the happiness
at seeing you.

a hangi, or buried food...

the spread was laid out...

and we spent the afternoon scoffing and sharing tales...

sadly the time passed and max was off on the next part of his journey...

till we meet again fine friend!!!...


Checkers & Chess said...

WHAT A DAY!!!!!! Wish I was there!

Asta said...

Mollie and Doyle

What an incwedibull adventoowe you gave Max..
a fest and spowts and meeting Maowis as well as hanging out wif you..youw pictoowes awe twooly pawsome..I'm so happy he was able to come visit you
smoochie kisses

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - Max - what a spectacular time. We are amazed where all you have been.

P.S. - And we have added you to our list of participating blogs!

Golden Samantha said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That was a totally pawsome adrenaline-filled-junky style tour stop! What a fun-filled and busy time you had there Max! Way to go on all those fabu adventures - you are not only a great sport, but a furry sporty dog!!! I know Max had a wonderful time with you, Doyle and Mollie! Glad to meet you!
Hugs xo

Ms. ~K said...

Another amazing visit for Max!
Love the shot of Max hanging from bridge!
We know he enjoyed his time with you!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Unknown said...

Such a fabulous adventure - I'm so glad I got to sneak along with your wonderful photos. Max is one lucky dog to get to visit all his friends - and we're all extra-lucky to have him for our pal.

Your pal, nose to nose,


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

GReat stuff woo two!

Thanks fur showing Max some NZ-FUN!

Dang! I'm going to have trying that bungee fun!


Stella said...

A very beautiful and exciting tour of New Zealand! Wish we could have gone with him on that one!


Emily and Ike said...

OMD, I didn't get a trophy!

Maxmom said...

Dearest Doyle and Mollie
...for your incredible hospitality!!! I have only just seen your post and it is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for this! I was grinning from ear to ear. What a beautiful country you have. I know we are great rugby rivals, but I had NEVER imagined seeing me play as a Springbok in a test match...My Mom giggled forever!
...as for the bungee....BOL! I really cracked up.
You guys have been super hosts...thank you soooo much! Hope you had as good a valentine's day as me.
With lots and lots of licks

Molly the Airedale said...

WOW! What an incredible day Max had with you, Doyle! He won't be forgetting those adventures any time soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looked such a fun day! :)

Sierra Rose said...

Wow wow wow!!! Fantastic time at your place on the World Tour stop! Lucky Max!!!
Nice to visit you all for us too!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Deborah said...

That was awesome! Nice visit and great pictures of his trip!
We love Max too!!

Piappies World said...

Hi there Doyle & Mollie,

We found you as we were reading through Max's World Tour. That was a fun day in your beautiful place.

Hope we can also be friends and share adventures together. Come visit our world soon.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy & Bullet

ocmist said...

What a great visit you gave Max! How totally awesome to see such sights and eat such interesting food, too! You know us corgis... it's ALL about the food... except when it's about our wonderful pal, Max! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful day with him! The Corgi Country Crew