So for graduation, Mom and Dad decided it was time for me to have a dog of my own. I did all the research and found a rescue that I wanted to adopt, and Mom and Dad would buy her for me.
This is the picture on the website that made me fall in love with her at first sight!
She came to live with me at 7 1/2 weeks. A little bear cub!
Maggie is now almost 4 years old. Her birthday is May 1 (hence her middle name is May). She has grown into a beautiful young lady. She is still called "little bear" by my parents who LOVE her. They try and steal her. I occasionally let her go stay with her Grandparents every once and a while. The only thing that didn't work out with Maggie is that she is NOT an Australian Shepherd. After she was about 6 months old, I started looking for signs she was a herder. She never tried to nip at my heels, she never tried to "herd" the family into the same room. She never even fetched a ball (her cousin, Kanyun, the Golden Retriever, had to teach her). So I started questioning her heritage. After her 1 year appt. with the vet, it was confirmed that Maggie was not an Aussie. She is a mix breed of a Keeshond and possibly a Schipperke. Both bread in COLD areas of the world (like Antartica) as companions for fishermen. Which explains why she LOVES the beach and water (she even has her own life jacket!).
Maggie's past-times include:
- Chasing her Kong in the backyard
- Keeping Pickles from attacking her
- Playing with her "duck" around the living room
- Swimming, Swimming, Swimming
- Her Momma, follows me EVERYWHERE (even to the bathroom)
- Her ears rubbed.. she Moo's (groans) if you do it right ;)
- To lay on your lap. She believes she is the size of the cat.
- Giving Kisses!
- The Moo-Moo (because she moo's)
- Lover Girl
- Fuzzy Wuzzy