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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Divine Ms. M!

Our First Born: Maggie May

Maggie was a Loooong time coming. I always lived in a house with at least 1 dog. Dogs have always been a part of my life and in turn I make them a part of mine. Living in college was the hardest time of my life because living in a dorm, you aren't allowed to have a dog. I made it through 4 looooong dog-less years. I still can't believe it did it.
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.
I have a soft spot in my heart for rescues. I love pure-breds, but I love knowing that I gave a dog a home that wouldn't have had one. I had it set in my mind that I wanted an Australian Shepherd. I had grown up with one and they are such smart animals, I really wanted to own one of my own. One day I was looking on a site that I had crossed before, but hadn't seen anything that really caught my eye.. until that day. A litter of "Australian Shepherd" pups had just arrived. Mom and her litter of 10 had just arrived a few days prior and were ready to be adopted.

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
  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Drooling
  • Keeping Pickles from attacking her
  • Playing with her "duck" around the living room
  • Watchdog
  • Swimming, Swimming, Swimming

Maggie Loves:
  • 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.
  • Food!
  • Her sister, Pickles, but would NEVER tell you.
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Giving Kisses!

Maggie's Nicknames:
  • Maggers
  • Bear
  • The Moo-Moo (because she moo's)
  • Lover Girl
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
We adore our little fuzzy family!


  1. Anonymous1/17/2010

    Hey Elizabeth! I am enjoying reading your blog! Maggie is such a cute girl :)
    I have just started a little blog about cooking, check it out if you'd like.
    Bette B

  2. Hi Elizabeth! Renee now has a kitten and the fur is everywhere. Love the kitten but need to clean the fur off of the couch. You posted some products for cleaning up fuzzies after pets but I can not find that post . . . would you revisit that subject or send a link?
    P.S. Cute photos of Maggie!!!!

  3. Shirley, you can find the post here: http://www.southerncomfortlife.com/2010/07/hairy-mess.html

    I hope you'll find some tips to help you handle the mess! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)


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