Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Max is a Daddy!

Maximus Q.T. Pants and Lilo Lam
Proudly announce the birth of
Their three precious Morkies
Two little girls and a little boy
Born Sunday, June 28, 2009
at 5:28 AM
Each weighing approximately 4 ounces
Siblings include Kobe the Boxer, Mika the Chihuahua,
Lofu the Bengal, and Keanu the Human Brother
Lilo and the puppies are now relaxing at the Lam residence

Names are currently being decided - Suggestions are welcome!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

California Crusin' with Max

Today Maxy took his first ride on a bicycle! At the onset, I wasn't sure if he would like the idea of being pedaled around in a basket. Max is the kind of guy who likes to be in control, call the shots, that sorta thing. But much to my delight, Maxy immediately took to his basket!

Tucked in his blanket, he happily perched to watch the world as it passed by; his ears sticking straight in the air, perceptive to his surroundings, Max loved to see (and be taller than) the doggies we passed.

After we arrived home from our ride, Max was a little reluctant to get out of the basket. He really seemed to take a shining to whole bicycle riding experience. Tomorrow morning, we hit the road for some more cruisin =)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Max for Bbeauty Designs

Max recently had a photo shoot with Bbeauty Designs, a designer located in Morgan Hill, California. Bbeauty Designs specializes in handcrafted, made-to-order pet clothes, hats, bandannas and beds.

The shoot took place at the design studio and was a lot of fun. They had plenty of treats for Max, so he was super attentive, though not use to the heat of all the studio lights.

In Max's shoot, he wore a plaid jacket with a fur collar, a fancy black sweater, a reversible bandanna, an eight panel cap, and a scarf.

We were surprised we could get Max to wear this hat. He doesn't so happy in this photo, but he wore it nonetheless... at least for a few seconds ;)

Max was such a trooper and was great during the shoot, but was definitely ready to get home and take a nap!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Max is Back!

Max is back to his chipper little self... and back to work! Here are a couple photos of Max at work.

Back to business

Work? I'm on top of it. Seriously.

Thanks for your concern and kind comments. It's no fun having your lil guy under the weather. Maxy is back and ready to enjoy the sunny weather!

Having a run at the park outside our office

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Another trip to Banfield

On Monday morning, I noticed that little Maxy was not feeling so well. He appeared to have an upset tummy. He seemed to get better throughout the day, but was sick throughout the night. On Tuesday morning, I look him to see Dr. Rao at Banfield Pet Hospital. Hoping it was not another case of pancreatitis, I had to leave him for blood work and monitoring.

Get me outta here!

After a series of tests, the doctors could not determine what was wrong. They put him on an IV for the day to help him regain his fluids.

Bandaged up from the IV

When I picked him up he seemed to have more energy, but still seemed a little sicky... so I got him a new bed to make him more comfortable :)

Tucked in and relaxing on the drive home

As strange as it sounds, Dr. Rao prescribed 2.5 mg of Pepcid AC for stomach acid, and Pedialyte to help restore his electrolytes. She also put Max back on the percription food.

Much to my surprise, Max enjoyed the orange-flavored Pedialyte and even ate his new food. He seems to be feeling a lot better, but still is not 100% back to normal.

Hopefully he'll be back to chasing squirrels again soon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just Another Day at the Office

Today Max came to work to lend an extra paw around the office. As you can see, he did some very important tasks... Do any of your bloggers get to take your pup to work?

Faxing some dog-uments!

Taking a break in his favorite chair.

Sleeping on the job...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Max's Latest Photoshoot: John Paul Photography

As you all know, Max is a total ham for the camera. His most recent photo shoot was last month with John Paul Photography. What do you think of the images? We think he looks pretty cute =)

You can check out more of John Paul's work at his Blog and his website!

Cuddling with Mommy

A good model always finds the light ;)

Belly rubs

Looking Cute =)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tips For Protecting Your Pet In The Chilly Weather

Don't drop the ball when the temperature drops. Use these easy tips to keep your pet warm and safe during the chilly winter months.

Don't forget to provide adequate shelter and snacks
Remember that Pets need adequate shelter from wind and rain when the temperatures drop. Older, chronically ill or debilitated Pets may have more difficulty during cold weather. While the best course of action is to leave your Pet inside during cold weather, if you must leave your Pet outdoors, increase his or her food intake. When Pets are exposed to cold weather, they require extra calories to stay warm.

Freezing temps call for a slumber party - Bring in the doggies!
Pets are safer indoors in freezing weather. Dogs need outside exercise but only for limited periods – be attentive to body temperature and limit time outdoors, especially to prevent frostbite on ears and feet. If you suspect frostbite, seek veterinary attention.

An icy water bowl is no fun for anyone
Cold temperatures can freeze drinking water left outdoors. Your Pet can also damage his or her paws trying to break through icy surfaces. In freezing temperatures, you need to check the water frequently or purchase a heater for your Pet's water bowl.

Antifreeze, the attractive nuisance
Regular antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is attractive to Pets because it has a sweet taste. Even in very small quantities, the ingestion of antifreeze can be fatal. Licking antifreeze off the floor of the garage is enough to be dangerous. Check your car for coolant leaks and clean up spilled antifreeze immediately. Optimally, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol, which won't hurt Pets, wildlife or family members.

Check for chilly kitties before starting your engine
Cats may climb onto vehicle engines seeking warmth during cold weather. Severe, sometimes fatal injuries can result from being struck by a moving fan belt. Be sure to knock on or check under the hood before starting your vehicle and honk the horn to startle any Pets who may have sought shelter underneath your vehicle.

Pet-friendly de-icing is a must
The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice may irritate the pads of your Pet's feet. Wipe the feet with a damp towel every time when coming in from outdoors – even if you don't see salt on the walkways. Many pet stores sells a pet-friendly de-icing product that is safe for use around Pets or young children.

Indoor Pets may need some extra monitoring too
Some Pets, such as reptiles or tropical fish may be temperature-sensitive to cold air. Pay attention to room temperatures to ensure that these Pets don't get chilled. Also, bundle up your babies if they are cold. Remember, hot air rises so your pup may get chilly. Put a sweater on him, or give him an extra blankie for those cold nights!

Max wears a sweater and scarf to keep him cozy on chilly days!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vote 4 Max!

Hi everydog! Max has been entered in the Bissell MVP Dog Contest and we need your help!

Please click on Max's picture below and cast your vote!

The top winner will have the pleasure of making a $10,000 donation to the pet charity of his choice! Max would be making the donation to the NARF, a local pet rescue group that is headed by his aunt =)

So please vote for Max and spread the word! Every vote counts!!!

If you would like to forward the link, it is:


Thanks for your support!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Max is Fit to be "Tied": Custom Ties

For Max's 3rd birthday, his pal, TJ, sent a rad gift... ties! TJ's mom owns a company called TJM Designs, which makes an assortment of amazing dog clothes. She made these beautiful ties just for Max!

Max, checking out his new ties!

She made him a tie with cats on it...

Max, at work

And one in a batik or tye-dye design...

Sporting the tye-dye

And one with an artistic design!!!

Chillin' at home

Be sure to check out TJM Designs and surprise your friend with a custom tie!

We certainly give these ties 2 paws up!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Max, The Karate Dog: Howl-I-Ween Costume

This year, I decided I would roll up my sleeves and make a cute little Howl-I-Ween costume for Max. I had no idea what Max would be, so I went to the local thrift shop to browse for ideas. I came across a white pair of scrubs and a black fabric belt. Three dollars later, I was on my way home to start my craft project.

Karate Dog!

I measured down Max's back, then I cut the bottom of the pants. Then I cut the pant leg open, along the seam. I measured from arm to arm, over Max's back. I then measured the cloth and make little slits for Max's arms.

Now I have a little white jacket for Max, which is fully customizable. I decided to make him into a little Karate Dog. So I printed a Chinese War sign (which is used on many Karate gees) from the web. I traced the sign on the back center of the coat with a black fine point sharpie and filled it in with a thick sharpie.

Then I measured around Max's belly and cut the black belt. I tied the black belt around his belly and slid the knot to the front.

Wah-La... Karate Dog!

Max says, "Hiiii-ya!"

Monday, January 19, 2009

Little Rubi Dog Slings

Hi everyone! It has been a while since we have blogged, but we are back and hope all of our fur-iends are doing well! We would like to share our latest "find" with our fellow bloggers.

We recently received a carrying sling from Little Rubi and love it! It is comfortable to wear and Max is so relaxed while inside. Originally, Little Rubi was only for babies, but after trying out this sling with Max, Little Rubi has decided to expand to the pet industry as well.

One of the best things about the Little Rubi pet sling is that it is fully customizable! It comes in 80 colors, with varying fabrics including stretch sateen, stretch twill, stretch denim, cotton and corduroy. In addition, these slings are reversible! So you get two looks in one sling!

The Little Rubi pet sling comes in sizes XXS to XXL! You simply measure diagonally from shoulder to hip and refer to the sizing chart.

The sling also comes with a handy pocket for your puppy essentials, as well as a loop for attaching your keys. It is packaged in a cute carry bag for storage when not in use.

The Little Rubi sling is comfy, trendy, and completely fabulous!

We give the Little Rubi sling 2 paws way up!