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House/Pet-Sitting &San Antonio Joy | 20 Sep 2008 06:48 pm

McColley dog–Max, my man…I mean, my beloved dog…though he’s not technically mine

To see a slideshow of Max as he’s mingled with my friends and me over the years, click on his photo. Use your Back arrow to return to the blog.


Relaxing on the back of a sofa, whether at his San Antonio or Lake McQueeney home, is Max’s favorite pastime.

This Maltese, Max, has been one of my best buddies since I met him and began caring for him and the home of his owners in the summer of 2003 when the family traveled to Australia for three weeks.

Since that initial house/dog-sitting with Max, I have returned to San Antonio and to Max two to four times each year. I’ve renewed my friendship with Max’s mom Becky (a former journalism student of mine) and have learned to love the entire family and their many talents. I’ve watched the daughters mature and go off to college. I’ve also renewed my friendship with Becky’s parents and her brother, who was also my journalism student a few years ago.

Becky and I have traveled to Ireland together two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005. The tales of her meeting a group of people in O’Conner’s pub in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, the first time she traveled to Ireland and the fact that she became good friends with these people convinced me that I must travel there. Those friends warmly accepted me. I plan to post the photos of those trips later.

Caitriona, the proprietress of Riverfield (Email–, a lovely bed-and-breakfast, is one of Becky’s friends who has reciprocated and visited Becky in the U.S. (Additional text TBA)

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