Nicknames: Magpie, Maggie, Baby Girl, Mags, Maggie Grace with the pretty face
Likes: Laying on the couch, playing tug, wrestling with dad or Mason
Pet-Peeves: Sharing her toys
Favorite Toy: Tennis Balls and anything to play tug with
Favorite Food: Table scraps (rare); I feed her Natures Variety ... Treats are a must!! I hope to eventually add some of NV's raw line to her diet a couple days a week.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere you will take her!!
Best Tricks: Tell her to give you a kiss and she puts her cheek up against your lips or face; tell her to give you a hug, and she jumps up and puts her paws on your shoulders
Arrival Story: My husband wanted a big dog like forever and we had researched either great danes or mastiffs for just about as long!! But I had never been around a large dog before and the cost of feeding a large dog scared me to death so I fought him tooth and nail until I finally saw an ad in the paper for great dane pups for a price you could not beat. So we went and picked maggie grace out of the litter and was able to bring her home the day before our wedding anniversary of July 4th. Needless to say I LOVE the GD breed. We will probably have nothing else but Danes (although hubby now wants a MASTIFF!!).
Bio: Maggie loves to be the queen bee. She is in charge of anyone who comes through here (except for Sadie who has silently moved into Alpha position! We cannot believe Maggie let her!! LOL) and no one can play unless she is there to either participate or make sure her rules of "fair play" are followed. When she gets in trouble cause of her barking, she of course has to have the last say by woof-ing in a low tone but loud enough that you can hear it and know she had the last word. She is a hoot!!
Because of her owning us, we now participate with -- link removed -- for Great Dane Rescue (which we had not known existed until after we got her!) and -- link removed -- for transportation if needed in this area. Please support rescue in any means you can whether it be by fostering or donation of time, resources or money. Helping to save a life takes very little but gives them a lifetime!
Need a great alternative to kenneling when going out of town? Check out -- link removed -- . You get to remain a loved member of a family in a home enviroment. Look mom! No kennels!!
I gots to go for a ride today! Mommy took me wif her when she took a friend of the family (more like a part of the family!!) to Care-a-lot pet supplies to fetch some food. I got all sorts of attention from everybody!! I was the largest doggie there!! Mommy weighed me and found out that I weigh 150.4 lbs now!! Daddy about flipped out when he heard later on today when mommy talked to him over the phone (he is still in San Diego for a Naval School! I can't wait until he comes home!!). I am da biggest dane dey haf!! Mommy says dat I am borderline getting fat so she is going to have to watch my weight right now. She doesn't want me to lose my very shapely figure! So I had a good time today.
:::: YAWN :::: Well, I yam going to go to bed now. All the excitement wore me out!
Mommy receives the ASPCA e-letter each week and she thought every doggie and their parents should consider this at howl-a-ween for their fur kids:
NO SCAREDY CATS THIS HALLOWEEN: TOP 10 SAFETY TIPS FOR PET PARENTS
Attention, companion animal caretakers! The ASPCA would like to call your attention to these common-sense cautions that’ll help keep your pets safe and stress-free this time of year.
1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms can be very dangerous for dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed. If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are ingested.
3. Keep wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet could experience damage to his mouth from shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume can cause undue stress.
6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Keep a look out for small, dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces on the costume that your pet could choke on.
7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not obstruct her vision in any way. Even the sweetest animals can get snappy when they can't see.
8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and become lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Have a happy howl-a-ween Dogster doggies!! Wishing bags of doggie bones and frosty paws your way!!
My mommy got this from a dogster friends (Thanks Abby!) and felt it was a good thing to pass around. Too many people out there are breeding just to be breeding for money and breeding is soooooooooo much more! If you aren't breeding to make the breed better, please don't breed! Or have contracts where pet quality pets must be spayed or neutered and not bred! There are so many doggies out there that need a good home so no need to bring out puppies into the world that will end up in rescue with them too!
Please rescue instead of breed!
I AM FAMOUS NOW
I was born today. One of ten. My daddy was very famous. I have lots of half
brothers and sisters. My mother is very famous. Since she got famous, she
only has puppies. No more loving hands. No more fun trips...just puppies.
She is always sad when they leave her.
I left home today. I didn't want to go, so I hid behind my mama and my 3
littermates that were left. I didn't like you. But one day they said I would
be famous. I wonder-is famous the same as fun and good times? So you picked
me up and carried me away, even though you were concerned about me hiding from you. I don't think you liked me.
My new home is far away. I am scared and afraid. My heart says, "BE BRAVE".
My ancestors were. Did they go to "good homes", like mine? I'm hungry
because I can't eat too much because it will be bad for my bones. I can't
bite or snap when the children are mean to me. I just run and play and
pretend I am in a big green fields with butterflies and robins and frogs. I
can't understand why they kick me.
I am quiet but the man hits and says loud things. The lady doesn't feed me
good things like I had with my mother. She just throws dry food on the
ground, then goes away before I can come too close for touching and petting.
Sometimes my food smells bad but I eat it anyway..
Today I had ten puppies. They are so wonderful and warm. Am I famous now? I wish I could play with them, but they are so tiny. I am so young and playful that it is hard to lay here in this hole under the house nursing my puppies. They are crying now. I am so hungry. I scratch and worry at my fur. I wish someone would throw me some food. I am also very thirsty.
Now I have eight puppies. They got cold in the night and I could not make
them warm again. They are gone. We are all very weak. Maybe if I take them
all out on the porch, we could get some food?
Today they took us away. Someone grabbed my puppies. They cried and
whimpered. We were put into a truck with boxes in it. Are my babies famous
now? I hope so because I miss them. They are gone, and this new place smells
of urine, fear and sickness. Why am I here? I was beautiful and proud like
my ancestors. Now I am hungry, dirty, in pain and unwanted. Maybe the worst is unwanted. No one came although I tried to be good.
Today someone came. They put a rope on me and led me to a room that was veryclean and had a shiny table. They put me on the table and someone held me and hugged me. It felt so good!! Then I felt tired and laid down in the arms of someone who cared.