The Adventures of Max

The Adventures of Max

As regular readers of my blog will know, Max, our Patterdale Terrier is great source of inspiration to me.  Loyal yet disobedient in equal measure, I adore this scruffy little dog.  My Mum and Dad recently moved house, and in packing up their belongings, discovered two comic book style cards I had made them, depicting Max's behaviours.  These cards must be over 8 years old now, as I made these when we first re-homed Max. 

Max at Trochry

The first card shows Max's somewhat challenging behaviours on his trips to my parents when they looked after him on holiday.  He would bark non-stop while in the kennel; take a reckless approach towards the local bull; and be completely disrespectful of the spaniels in residence.

Max and Fergus

The second card depicts Max's bad influence on my parents' spaniel:  digging up roses; running off; and chewing up slippers.  It was wonderful to revisit them, and remember how he used to behave, especially as he is now a sedate old man who spends most of his time sleeping.  As I've written before, recording your experiences through art can give you an instant window to that period of time - and these comic books do exactly that.

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