Max The Dog Files Mascot Turns Twelve! Check Out His Happy Birthday Photo Session.


My best friend and proud of it!

Wow! It feels like only yesterday when I went out in search of a dog to share my life with.

But there he was, frightened and lonely, staring out at me through the kennel at St. Hubert’s in Madison, NJ. The minute I saw him I knew he was the dog for me.

It was rough at first. Separation anxiety is a tough thing to work through, but with a lot of work and a few chewed up household items, Max (I always wanted a dog named Max), started to shine.

If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you we were inseparable right from the beginning. I quickly learned which friends were dog friendly and which were not, by who allowed me to come over with Max. Needless to say, it’s an interesting way to weed out your not-so-friendly friends.

Max was a year old when I adopted him and I have to say the past eleven years have been some of my best, in no small part due to having such a loving, happy hound to keep me company.

It’s amazing how so much of what I’ve done, and are doing in my life, wouldn’t have happened without him. Heck, I wouldn’t even have the Dog Files, let alone the documentaries I’m working on, if it wasn’t for him.

So happy 12th birthday, Maxie Moo! You are the best friend I could ever wish for. I can only hope that I come as close to what you were wishing for, when you saw me walk up to your kennel eleven years ago.

Love ya!
Kenn & Remy


Photographer Jeff Tisman captured so many great shots of Max running!

A quick thanks to lifelong friend and spectacular photographer, Jeff Tisman, who was very gracious to spend some time capturing these incredible photographs for me.  Please check out all his work at Jeff Tisman Photography. He’s a big time dog and wolf lover!


Love Max’s smile!


Remy had to join in too!


A man and his proud hounds!


Remy… always happy!


Is there anything better than the look on a dog’s face when they run?


Okay, this one gets me teared up a bit.


Getting artsy with photographer, Jeff Tisman and Max!


Princeton, NJ is certainly pretty in the Fall!


A very dream-like photo.


Look at those ears!


This one is going to be hanging on my wall! Wow!


Recreating a photo Jeff took over six years ago. Holy cow, I’m getting old!


A boy and his dog.


Remy, the perpetual puppy!


A very happy Max!


Max, looking all business.


Jeffrey, you must stop being this good!


I’m always walking the dogs.


My best friend!


  1. Cheryl says

    What lovely photos and wonderful day to celebrate your best friend. You and Max are starting to look alike…they say that happens after awhile. Happy Birthday Max here’s to many more years of running jumping and chasing the swans on the water.

  2. Diane McCornack says

    Loved looking at these they are exceptionally beautiful and the love in all of your eyes skin and fur people alike just made me happy. Happy birthday sweet Max, here is wishing you many many more!

  3. Cindy says

    What a great collection of photographs to celebrate and remember your two boys. And yes I teared up on that one photo as well. I am such an animal lover too, and can’t imagine my life without them in it. Beautiful.

  4. Janis says

    The pictures are really great – thanks for sharing them with us – what a nice way for all of you to celebrate Max and what he means to you and Remi

  5. Pat says

    Happy Birthday Max! The pictures are beautiful, and I can clearly see the love showing between Kenn, Remy and Max. Dog people are very special people….and the bond with our pets is for a life time! To lots more years of love!

  6. Julie says

    Great shots! What a way to celebrate his birthday together!
    Happy Birthday, Max…wishing you more fun-filled years of love!

  7. Terri Murphy says

    Happy Birthday Max. We have a Max too and a Bentley and Rosie. They all wish Max a Happy Birthday! Great pictures. You can see the love and mutual respect.

  8. Ann says

    Just love your fb posts and following Max and Remy, such happy dogs, always make me smile. I wouldn’t want to be without my two, have to think twice about taking holidays when I can’t take them with me, my best friends. Thank you for sharing with us. Such lovely pics.

  9. Phyllis says

    I absolutely LOVE these photos. If I knew of a stronger word than LOVE, that’s the word I would use. I especially LOVE the one of you kissing him on the nose. My girl Sheba will be 13 in March. She rescued me at an animal shelter :-). Thinking I would love to do a photo shoot with her. Thank you for sharing.

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