Curious to the Mind is dedicated to Max.

Max was by far the most curious, quirkiest, lovable and stubborn creature I’ve known.

In the fibromyalgia flare-up days when I was so exhausted it is an effort to brush my teeth Max was there to walk me. When I’ve cried myself to sleep because of pain Max was there to lick my tears. When I succumbed to depression Max made me laugh.


MAXyourMIND blog was inspired by and is dedicated to Peggy’s cat Maui who lived to show us all the brain CAN be rewired and healing IS possible . . . 

One Paw at a Time


Maui was part Siamese and lived up to the breed’s reputation of being intelligent, playful, social and quite mischievous.  

I named him for the jokester god of the Hawaiian islands. What happened to him was no joke.

When Maui was 11 years old, he had a  blocked ureter.  The treating vet told me Maui would not live.  I brought him home and helplessly watched Maui do nothing but lay on the floor with his chin on his favorite water bowl.  He didn’t eat for days and his back legs were weak.
One day Maui couldn’t move his back legs at all.The vet had neglected to tell me that cats not eating for 3 days or more can lead to heart problems which can result in a clot that blocks the femoral artery. The blockage causes the back legs to not function.  A permanent condition.

 Read Maui’s Healing “TAIL” click here


Max passed-on in December 2012.  This is his original page.


by Max

“I’m so glad you came to MY page.  You must be a very good person, intelligent, discerning and lovable, like me.

I have decided that it is not fair that my Human Judy gets to post her thoughts and I’ve been just her cute “poster boy”.  From now on when I have a thought I’m going to post it.

I’m part Basset.That’s a quirky thing.

I’m part Terrier.That’s a stubborn thing.

My other parts are unknown.That’s an intriguing thing.

I have big brown eyes,

a loooooooong body

and short front legs.That’s a Basset thing.

I have short ears and long hair.That’s a Terrier thing.

I understand English.That’s a smart thing.

I chew up comforters.That’s a comforting thing.

I lick humans a lot.That’s a loving thing.

I love vegetables and fruit.That’s a healthy thing.

I lay in the sun.That’s a cat-like thing.

I sing.That’s a howling thing.

I’m a dog.That’s a wonderful thing!

Max Moods:  Sad, Mad, Jealous, MELLOW


23 comments on “MAX & MAUI

  1. In memorium to the Max,
    I simply wanna ask
    If I can now remember Fred.

    Fred was a mongel puppy
    When first I him did spy
    A mangy frightened poodle cross
    A cast in his left eye.
    But as the years unfolded
    His silky pelt revealed
    A dog of great discernment
    My broken heart he healed.

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  2. HARRUMPH, LEXI HERE, and as you can see I am not using my adorable nickname because this is no laughing matter. Have you forgotten me already??? Judith?! Rose? I knew you all liked that “sainted Callie” best anyway. I am going to hide in a corner and “LICK MY WOUNDS.” Love, the deceased Callie and peach keen, Jr.


    • Dear Lexi, canine dog,
      I am just as disturbed as you are as I’ve been waiting and waiting for my own page for my friends since I got here. Send me your picture and I’ll make sure it doesn’t get lost. My Human Being is cute but not very organized.
      Sincerely yours,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, canine dog


      • Dear Freddie, That’s what they all say. Love, Lexi-Pro

        >________________________________ > From: CuriositytotheMAX >To: >Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:11 PM >Subject: [New comment] MAX & Friends > > > > >CuriositytotheMax commented: “Dear Lexi, canine dog, I am just as disturbed as you are as I’ve been waiting and waiting for my own page for my friends since I got here. Send me your picture and I’ll make sure it doesn’t get lost. My Human Being is cute but not very organized. Sincer” >


  3. I’m a dog lover. My current boy is Burnie. He is still pretty young and mischievous. He is turning into a good walker which is a good thing for me. Max is adorable. He is with you in spirit.


    • Rosemarie,
      I KNOW Max is with me in spirit! I actually heard him – TOTALLY clear – a week after he died. It was very emotional and I’m NOT a crrrrrrrrrazed pet owner even though I may be crrrrrrrazed!


  4. I finally sent you some pictures of Sandy and our Max. I hope you got them, and Max is happy finally seeing his buddies.

    BTW…Sandy has a special message to Max….”Dearest Max…believe me, having your very own cat is very over rated!! I have to share my human’s attention now, I even think he gets some treats that should have been mine. I do love my cat…but he’s a little brother…with all the bother that goes along with it. However, sometimes (every night before bed) I get a little kitty kibble as a treat…that stuff is GREAT, why does he get the gourmet food all the time.
    Just wanted you to know, how very lucky you really are! ruff, ruff, howl.”

    I don’t know where that came from. Perhaps Sandy and Max had an argument, but as she said, little brother can get on her nerves. I hope Max understands the ruff, ruff, howl…I don’t translate some dog words very well.

    oh she does send nose snuggles. (Sandy doesn’t lick very often.)



    • Dear my pals Sandy and Max and Wendy, my best friend,
      I am indisposed at the moment but will send you an appropriate response when my Human gets off the computer and leaves the room so I don’t have to watch what I say. She has a bad habit of reading over my ears.


  5. Hi Max. My name is Michael and I found your Human’s blog through a comment she left on Mo’s blog. I was so impressed with your essay above that I wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that. Speaking of your Human, her blog looks very interesting and I look forward to reading more here.


    • Dear My New Best Friend Michael,
      Thank you so much for beginning your comment with the salutation to me. My human has a tendency to hog the mail for herself. I posted a new blog tonight JUST FOR YOU because you are obviously a man of discriminating taste!
      Lickingly yours, LLLLLLLL


  6. Love this new site and Blog…. Max is so wonderful and he teaches his Human very well… she brings love – light – joy and art to folks who need it most!! NAMASTE!!! xoxooxoxo


  7. Mr. H is also Jewish. His master’s maiden name is Abramson. I went to UCLA and I’ve lived in Las Vegas since 1963. My baby that went to heaven 3 years ago is Squirt (you can see her on and was the CEO of S&H Enterprises (squirt and H).
    Mr. H is willing to share treats with Max and is sending Max a card to say thanks!


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