Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
Leave a bone for Maggie
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Mags, Magster, Little Dog
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January 15th 2002
Maggie loves to go for rides in the car!
She doesn't like for her feline siblings to get too close to her balls, her food, and her BONES. She also DESPISES to have her claws trimmed!!!
Maggie's favorite toy is a little, soft, squeeky soccer ball.
Maggie LOVES chicken.
Any walk is Maggie's favorite walk.
Maggie can twirl when she dances and jumps and gives kisses or high fives on command.
Maggie had been dropped off at the local animal shelter by her previous owners because they didn't want to deal with her medical problems. She had a severe case of demodectic mange and a severe urinary tract infection. Rather than give her the care she needed, these people dumped her at the shelter and never looked back.
The folks at the shelter recognized what a good little dog they had there. This was NOT a no-kill shelter, so rather than put this dog down, the folks there called the veterinarian clinic to which I happened to take my animal. Fortunately, the clinic accepted Maggie and treated her until she was well enough to be placed for adoption.
My mom told me one day that she wanted a lap dog. I was good friends with the adoption coordinator at the vet clinic, so I immediately thought I should look there first for a little dog. I called my friend and asked if they had any little dogs for adoption and she said that she did. I loaded mom in the car and we headed for the clinic. The only dog we saw was Maggie. I was in love for sure. I arranged a weekend visit since I had 5 cats to consider. I brought a blanket home that had Maggie's scent on it and kept that round the house for a couple of days. Then, I brought Maggie home. I kept her crated the first night and then brought her out the next day. I kept her on a leash for most of the day when she wasn't in the crate. She did very well with the cats and the cats were very tolerant of her as well. The last day of the weekend was equally as good with the cats. Of course, everyone was on their best behavior as I would later discover, but I at least knew that they could get along.
On Monday, I took Maggie back to the vet's and told them that I was willing to take her in to my home. My friend was so happy! She had wanted this little dog to go to a good, caring home. She was so pleased, in fact, that she waved the adoption fee and promised that the clinic would continue to provide Maggie with the medical treatments that she required until she was completely healed.
So, that is how Maggie came to be a part of my family. She is not like many other Chihuahuas. She doesn't shake and shiver and snap and yap and bark and nip at people. She is a happy little dog, curious to meet yet cautious of strangers. Once she has been properly introduced to someone or something, they are instant friends. She is anxious to please you and wants very much to have a pet or to be in your lap. But best of all, she LOVES her mama!
- AKA: The Great Bone Collector.
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|June 21st 2009
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