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Classic Max. This pic never fails to cheer me up.

Max sun

Chat away.

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    Made me smile. Thanks Tim.

    ETA: ZOMG monster goldfish found in Lake Tahoe. Stupid aquarium dumpers.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    Because they hide the pictures at work it just says “Max sun.” Totally different thing.

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    Yutsano says:


    Had to switch to phone to look at the pic. Awww….

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    Culture of Truth says:

    oh my. He looks like a puppy there.

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    Phoenix_rising says:

    I’m just punchy with exhaustion. My Great Dane, who came to us last Easter, is apparently terrified of snow. She barked at it all night as it fell off the branches onto the roof.

    Then at dawn I had to carry the 12 pound dog out into the yard and drop him in it over his head, to get him past the dreaded Edge of Concrete.

    Then once he tried out romping in the snow he forgot to eliminate which was my primary purpose in wading out there in my PJs and my kid’s muck boots.

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    JenJen says:

    I doubt there’s anything more wonderful than a sleeping, snoring, cuddly dog.

    Life is kind of simple when you really think about it.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    Adorable pic there. He must have still been a puppy.

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    Trollhattan says:

    Just look at those pancake puppeh paws. Unlike the Bogg’s bassets, Max grew into his.

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    Mike E says:

    Perfect antidote for such a hissy day on the bloggity blog.

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    Poopyman says:

    Thought about putting this link below, since it appears that in the intermediate run all of that will make no difference in the end. Of course, this is just science, so it’s not real.

    Just another happy data point in our existence here.

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    Trollhattan says:


    Big goldfish but wouldn’t make a respectable koi. I wonder whether Tahoe gets warm enough for them to breed? Guess we’ll find out (always seems freakishly cold to me).

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    @Trollhattan: The avg. water temp in tahoe only varies about a degree over the course of a year because the lake is so deep. It’s a gigantic cone of water. 2nd larges mtn. lake in the world behind Lake Titicaca. 2nd deepest lake in the US and 10th deepest in the world.

    ETA: near the surface it can vary more–around 10 degrees or so. Below the surface layer, it remains constant over the course of the year.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    That’s a nice photo of Max. Seems so relaxed.

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    Leeds man says:

    @Poopyman: Thought you were talking about nucleation bubbles for a second. Damn you Higgs!

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    Max makes me smile in that picture too. Thanks.

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    Violet says:

    Look at that pink belly! So cute!

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    red dog says:

    A puppy in a sun puddle. Max must be about 3 months old here and already spoiled…love it.

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    mai naem says:

    Hey Tim, how about you teach Cole how to take good photos.

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    Anniecat45 says:

    Isn’t it amazing how much room so-called “small” animals can take up on a bed? My two cats are expert at arranging themselves on the bed so that the household humans can’t get into it.

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    Jane2 says:

    Such a great pic!

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    @Poopyman: It will indeed be an exciting time. I plan to be dead.

    (I guess if that article is correct, pretty much everybody should make similar plans.)

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    Trinity says:

    omg…Max is like a balm to the soul.

    Max Gilead. LOVE HIM. thanks Tim :)

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