Monday, May 31, 2010

Video tribute to Max

Happy Memorial Day! During moms free time last week, she worked on dis video that shows the progression of Max's portrait, and it ended up turning into a tribute to Max, his mom, and the love that surrounds the pet blogging community.

(If you want to see it in High Definition, click on the link to go to the video page.)

Much love from Cloud and his mom!

Tribute to Max from Kathleen Coy on Vimeo.


Unknown said...

What a beautiful video Kathleen :)) I'm sure Caryl would be full of tears when she sees this!

Remington said...


Anonymous said...

A beautiful video. I love seeing the progression of how you create a painting.

Thanks for sharing.


houndstooth said...

What a beautiful video! Maxdog will be remembered forever, I think! Thank you for sharing it!


NanaNor's said...

What a wonderful gift of love for Maxmom-what a wonderful friend you are! It made me tear up just watching. This is something she will treasure forever. I only wish I had more photos of my beloved Sadie who passed Christmas night-I would have made one for her.
Thanks for doing this and sharing it with us.
Hugs to Cloud and Kathleen!
Noreen & Reggie

Maxmom said...

Dear Kathleen
If you don't mind, I would like to repeat my email to you in this comment form:

My dearest Kathleen
You have brought me to tears, yet again! Tears of sadness, tears of healing, tears of memory and tears of love! I just can't believe your ability to both read a soul and to touch a soul - a medium if you like - to celebrate a
connection: A connection between my Max and Me: a connection between us and YOU: a connection between YOU and the rest of the world: and then the full circle: MAX...ME...YOU..THE WORLD...MAX...etc etc.

Are you aware of just how strong your talent is?

I just thank God for your gift and you spirit of generosity: Your ability to create this loving network simply by your blessed talent. You have a special, special gift!...and I am so, so humbled to have been on the
receiving end of this amazing gift.

Thank you for this beautiful tribute, thank you again for my 'MAX-TERPIECE' and thank you for being my friend. I love you although I have never met you
in person. The latter isn't a problem, because I have met your soul...and how much the richer I am for this.

With enormous love,

3 doxies said...

Oh this is amazing to see how da Maxterpiece evolved.
And it's also an=mazing to see how we all feel bout each other...though we've never met.

Sagira said...

What a beautiful video!

Stella said...



JacksDad said...

I love when she said 'I have met your soul'....

Piappies World said...

Hello there!
Thank you for sharing this tribute to Max! You have brought Max to life in your masterpiece. You are very talented and we are happy to see your work.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awesome - just beautiful - and we all know how immensely precious is the end result.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Life of Riley said...

Your video is a wonderful gift to MaxMom and lovely tribute to Max. I really enjoyed seeing the different stages of your painting, and how his eyes shone through each stage. Looking into the eyes of any being is a small window into their soul, and you have allowed us to look clearly into Max’s eyes, and see the love that MaxMom saw. You are so talented, and your creativity has touched so many people around the world who love and miss Max too.

Zona said...

I came over from Max's blog and must say this is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Wonderful wonderful tribute to our gorgeous Max.. Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Cloud and Cloud's mom! My mom and me just saw this over on Maxmom's bloggie and we wanted to let you know how special we think you are for everything you've done for Maxmom. If we could reach through the computer screen, we'd give you a big hug and a lick! (Just to clarify - it would be me giving you the lick, not mom.)

Wiggles & Wags,

The Thundering Herd said...

What a beautiful video and so powerful. I love how the pet blogging community can come together when need be.

Scout and Freyja said...

We know that you have deeply touched the sorrowful heart of Maxmom. Because she is our dear friend, we thank you very, very much.

Let freedom ring from our mountain-tops to our valleys and from coast to coast. Let us NEVER forget the sacrifice of those who came before us, and those who serve now, so we may enjoy the freedoms of our beautiful country!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We were furry honoured and fortunate to have gotten to see it on Sunday -

It was simply pawesome!

Of khourse, it makes me wonder what's wrong with my mom's paws - she khan't draw a straight line let along paint something sooooo pawesome!

Thanks fur sharing your mom with us - and her talent too!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... gave us the Max was watching here with us...we know he was...

What an incredible wonderful amazing (I could list so many more adjectives...) video to dear Max...

You guys totally ROCK!!!

(The Holyterriers bow in respect....)

So much love gathering around the world for a wonderful dog...

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and their Mumsie

Taffy said...

Kathleen that is beautiful. I've said this before and I'm sure I will say it again, I love watching your paintings come to life like that. I agree wholeheartedly with Maxmom about your talents. Those who have never been able to hold and touch one of your magnificent paintings will never understand the beauty and the love you put into them. Thank you for being a wonderful person. You have touched us all with your love for Max and his mom.

Ms. ~K said...

You do make the world a better place by sharing your incredible talent and creativity...
This video ia an amazingly beautiful tribute to our friend Max.
Thank you for sharing,

My Mind's Eye said...

Amazing to watch the progress of a great artist with a great model.
Madi and Mom

Bijou said...

OMD! What a special pawesome tribute to your furiend. We didn't get to know Max but can see he was very much loved by every buddy who did.


Thor and Jack said...

Beautiful video!

TC said...

Beautiful portrait, beautiful blog, wonderful Cloud and wonderful Max, he reminds me of my Mugsey.
I paint too(OK I haven't painted in like well over a year or so. I've decided I have to start again or sell my supplies.....thanks for inspiring me!

the booker man said...

oh, miss kathleen,
thanks for sharing this most beautimous video about mr. max! it was so neat to see how his portrait came along. you are a very super talented lady for sures.
the booker man