Over 200 attended, accompanied by around 30 canines. Photo by Grace Reed

By any measure it was joyous. Phyllis Mueller and Glenn Warren offered a deeply personal and loving insight into their life with Max at the Sunday, April 14, celebration of his life. A slide show and videos of the many moods of Max elicited the same oohs, ahs and affection from two-legged attendees as Max did in his life.

He was an extraordinary public figure whose sole mission was to share love and perpetuate kindness.

At right, musician Zach Tison performed his song “Max the Mayor of Idyllwild,” with a rousing chorus in which the audience joined. Photo by Marshall Smith

Phyllis Mueller
A poster of Max.

Community members listen and remember Max.