Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Meet Maggie!

I am still working on my 101 in 1001. I am making slow progress but it is still progress. Something I have been doing for a while now is looking for a dog. I am very picky and knew exactly what I wanted and was not very successful at finding it. But early December, my sister and her fiancee, who have been really looking for a dog full time, sent me a picture of the sweetest dog asking if I wanted to ride with them to the SPCA to check her out. I jumped in the car and we were off. I did not set my hopes high as often I had gone with them to look and come home disappointed as the dogs I was seeing weren't what I was looking for.
But this time it was different, it just felt different. I entered the SPCA looking for the dog I had a picture of, sadly I didn't even see the other dogs. As soon as I spotted her I just KNEW!! She was the one. She was quiet and eager to be petted. I asked to interact and it was a done deal. I fell in love with this beautiful 4 year old Husky mix. The temporary name given at the SPCA was Ahote, but I immediately switched it... she looked more like a Maggie, and she responded well to that. She was very quiet on the car ride home, just lying down with her head in my lap. 
She was very unsure of herself the 1st couple of days, but it didn't take long for her to realize we were her people and this was her new home. Even my mom, who isn't a dog person took to Maggie. She wasn't a barker, knew basic commands, and loved to cuddle and snuggle.She is mostly calm, but each day we see glimpses of the hyper puppy inside. She has already decided she doesn't like baths, but loves being wet! I think somewhere in her past she was beaten, so its taking both of some getting used to when she cowers over certain things. But she knows she is loved and that will help her to grow and develop as part of our family.

We all agreed that Maggie was a Godsend. She is the perfect dog for our family. Even keeps saying what a great thing we did for her giving her a home, but really she did a great thing for us. It's been far too long since we've had a furbaby in this house!
Well everyone, there you have it, the newest member of our family! Meet Maggie!

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