These photos are not of Max but of a very friendly cat I came across in Bordeaux.
p.s. Max the meow is actually a girl cat (despite her name). When we picked her up (read: rescued) from her former home, the lady assured us she was a boy cat. Errr... and then Ms Ewah went to the vet- and found out that Max was actually a girl, not a boy! Maxie, the tranny cat.