Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Maggie!

Happy 10th Birthday, Maggie!

I can’t believe Maggie is 10.  I got her when she was 7 months old.  She was my first dog as an “adult.”  She has taught me, and continues to teach me, so much about dogs and dog training.

This is a picture of Maggie showing how well she can do one of my favorite things

This one's a picture of Maggie showing how well she can do one of her favorite things
(rolling in stink)

My most memorable moments with Maggie this year:
·      In competition:  Getting a “Q” and taking 1st place (the other 10 dogs nq’d) in Open A obedience – on the first time in the Open ring for both of us!  I was so proud of her!
·      In “everyday life”:  Maggie diving into the bushes after a too-quick-to-be-identified critter and me having to dive in after her to pull her off the brush pile where the critter was hiding.  She had blood flowing out of her mouth.  It was her blood.  My heart sank, as we were 1.5 miles from home.  I pictured myself carrying a 35lb bleeding dog all the way back.  I used our cool-down water to flush her mouth.  Thankfully it was a small scrape and the bleeding slowed to a trickle pretty quickly.  Maggie was undeterred and continues to indulge her love of chasing small woodland creatures whenever she can.

It’s been a great year with my lovely brindle girl!


  1. . . . and a very happy birthday to you, Maggie. Wishing you many more!

  2. Happy birthday to the little "Ridgenose" girl!

  3. That's right! She did come to me named Rita Ridgenose. I love the ridge. It adds character.


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