Max’s All You Need To Know Guide To Prepping That Beach Bod

Spring is here, and that means it’s time for Max’s all you need to know guide for preparing to rock that beach bod. I know a quarter of the country was snowed in last week, but we live in Texas and its already 90 degrees here. So, shed that winter garb and follow these simple steps to start looking as hott as Max.

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First, let’s all stretch those mutt-scles back out after a long winters nap.

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You may want to take up hairy yoga too. It’s like hot yoga only you get an extra layer of hair all over anytime you hit the mat. Plus, I hear downward dog provides a refreshing face lick.

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Once you’re good and limber it’s time to PUP IT UP!

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Summer is coming.

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You may be tired, but this is no time to paws. Remember: Do or do not, there is no try.

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Also, ball is life.

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Don’t overdo it, though. Dog tired is a thing. And it is fur real. It’s a fur real thing.

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And get plenty of Vitamin D (it stands for dog).

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By this point, you’ve probably worked up quite a pant. It may be time to really wash behind those ears.

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Finally, it’s all about the golden vibe and accessories. They make looking good look good.

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But all in all, while Max is for healthy living, he has definitely taught me that first and foremost you should know you are inherently beautiful.

Thank you Max, for your foolproof guide to the perfect beach bod. But thank you most for reminding me that any bod is a beach bod – it just has to be on the beach. And even if a body is not on the beach, it is still beautiful.

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Max Woke Up Like This

Summer is a time when many people take a bit of a break, go on vacation, and maybe even sleep in a little more. Max, however, does not need summer as an excuse to make himself comfortable and sleep more – he does it all the time.

Because he sleeps so much, I often catch him waking up, which is a perfect time to capture his true essence.

Max woke up like this…

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A little dazed by the previous day’s festivities

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Living his life balanced perfectly on the edge of security and danger, comfort and chaos, the known and the unknown.

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Well, actually the floor is pretty well known, not that dangerous, and at least comfortable enough to fall asleep there too.

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Ready to go outside and meet the day…maybe…

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Fierce.

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Oh wait, no, he told me he definitely did not doze off while working hard.

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A little ticked that he was awoken.

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With a headache? A mean, he’s hard headed, but seriously!

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With a friend.

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Caught trying to make a mid-nap snack.

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Flawless.

Ok, maybe not flawless. But Max is a beautiful dog and he has taught me that even when we don’t look our best (when coming out of sleep or any type of funk), we are all still valuable and beautiful creatures. He has taught me that most of the time I will not wake up flawless and I will not greet a flawless world, but it is still a wonderful, worthwhile place.

(N.B. Beyonce don’t hold back, which means there’s some strong language)

So, thank you Max for enduring my laughs and pictures as you wake up everyday. And thank you for teaching me that no matter how I wake up, I am waking up to a new day with new opportunities.

Too Cool For School

Over the past couple years, Max has been a pioneer of summer style. He has pushed the fashion limits to previously unknown horizons and has ushered in a new era of class. As summer break draws to a close this week and school is about to begin, I present to you Max’s exclusive guide for how to look too cool for school.

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Pharrell is not the only leader in pup-rock hat fashion. Grab a rockin’ hat to convey your chill, stylish mood.

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This provoking piece of fashion reexamines what it means to be leashed to our responsibilities. Are you really free to bark up any tree you want? Free to try these new styles? What’s holding you back? Are you the master of your own leash?

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It’s been doggone hot this summer, but no need to cool down unstylishly. Just cover yourself with mud, you’ll look pawsitively beautiful!

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Don’t want to get muddy? Not worried about modesty? You can also keep cool by going minimalist and showing your beautifur body just how it is.

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It’ll be ruff going without some cool footwear. Max stomps out fashion furpaws with his hip socks and sandals.

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And as we all get back to school or to whatever hairy business we find ourselves in, there’s no reason to be un-pup-fessional. Tie up your worries with a subtle, classy expression of yourself.

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So, from ear to paw, Max has you covered for all your back to school style needs. Try one! Try them all! And retrieve envious stares and glowing compliments from all your friends!