Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In The Dog House








Well this is a first for me....I'm in the "dog house" with one particularly British and ever so sweet Lab...I forgot her birthday on Saturday...August the 18th...I think I may have been too busy the week prior with the wedding and all...and then when Saturday rolled around...I was just too tired to think...So SORRY Maggie...this will have to do...until the weekend when we can celebrate everything right...So wishing my sweet dog ( I know my kids are going to kill me over this...I can see the jaws dropping and eyes rolling as I type!! lol) A VERY HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY....NOW will you please give me some pups???

The first few pictures were taken today...I was pretending it was her birthday...I don't think she has caught on yet...funny because I was looking through all the information the breeder sent us when my husband picked her up in Manchester...she was the last one born in the liter...of 8 she was number 8...I should have known she was going to be stubborn...especially w/boys...she only weighed 11 1/2 oz. when she was born she wasn't the runt...but she was one of the 2 smallest...because their was a male that weighed exactly the same...it's hard to imagine it now that she weighs in at about 53 to 55 pounds...depending on her "water" weight gain...Yes...isn't that how all Ladies weigh... figuring "in" their water weight has to account for some added pounds! She is the most unusual but loving dog I have ever known...she is very loyal to me and my sweet hubbin AND she loves her baby sister "Cookie"...that would be the black and white "crazier than a loon" shitzu...she is very active...she could play catch with a ball, bumper or Frisbee ALL day if you let her...she loves running and finding them wherever they may have bounced or flown...the further and the harder to find...the better...she truly does have a nose for hunting...she is however, a nervous Nellie when new folks or other animals are around...she's a bit too protective...but never really mean...just barks and her hair stands straight on end...we are working on her "social" skills...b/c we do want her to "Play Well With Others"!...Thanks for indulging my in my dog loving craziness...but she is our baby for now...and we really do enjoy her!!

The second and third pictures are of what she loves to do most...running...catching...chasing the ball...again...she could do this for hours on end...I just get too tired to throw ALL the time...but I do spend an average of an hour or better each day (not all at once...15 minutes at a time...on good days)...throwing to her...it keeps her trim, fit and happy!! I aim to please...it's easier than hearing her beg...

12 comments:

justabeachkat said...

Oh Happy Birtday to Maggie! What a sweet face! Sure would love to get her together with Miss Daisy for a play date.

Hugs!
Kat

Kari said...

Okay, I know this is pitiful and way too embarrassing to actually admit, but when I first saw the dog bones with the icing on them, I thought "hmmmmm, hmmmmmm, good!". Yeah, I've gone too far now. I'm thinking dog biscuits look good. Geez.

joan said...

What a sweet loking dog! I'm with Kari, those doggie treats look good.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Maggie.

Tonja said...

AWWW...she and I have the same birthday. She's a beautiful dog, and I can tell you love her very much.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Teresa, happy birthday to your sweet doggie! How cute, those dogs really get in our hearts, don't they. HOpe you're having a good week.

Rhoda

Susie Q said...

I love her name, her English roots and her sweet face. Please give her a hug from me!!
Happy Birthday dear Maggie!

We once missed Kip's BD by 2 days and he has never let us forget it!

You have a wonderful colon sense of humor! *laugh* Your comment had me giggling! You hafta laugh!

Hugs,
Sue

Jen said...

Love the pictures of your sweet pup! What a cutie.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to let you know that the paint color is really more grey. It is Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore. I have a blue I've used in my Master Bedroom and in my oldest daughter's room. There are pics on my blog if you want to take a look. Just let me know if you want the name and I will dig that info up for you.

Terri and Bob said...

Sooo adorable! I think I need to do a dog post, too! Kari cracked me up with her response about the yummy dog bones! I'd love to add you to my list of inspiring people, if you don't mind. I really enjoy seeing your site!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! You know Mom the whiter the Lab the more desirable to anyone that is "buying" a Lab (more money)...Your Maggie has a beautiful white coat! And yes, I thought the dog bones looked yummy! I've got to go find something w/ some icing on it to eat! : )

Nancy said...

Theresa, thanks for visiting my Alaska site! I might have to use your comment as one of my blog entries one day when I have nothing to write about! :) I live in Juneau, which is in the southeast panhandle. We're 2 hrs north of Seattle by plane. We're the capitol of Alaska, for now.... although we're threatened every election season to move it to the Anchorage area ("up north"). We get lots of rain, lots. I'll post more pictures from time to time, so come back and visit. And Maggie.... she could be our Sadie's brother! Exact look alikes with the same behavior traits. I'll post more on her too! Nancy

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

cute cute dog! I have been trying to talk my husband into getting a toy australian shepard....it's not working so far.