Nicknames: Maizy Daizy, lil Maizy, Maze, Crazy Maizy
Birthday: July 1st 2002
Likes: To go to the City and walk and shop or to a park and chase rabbits
Pet-Peeves: It upsets her if she has to stay behind when another of the dogs is going out.
Favorite Toy: One shoe will do, don't need two. And little fuzzy toys that squeek.
Favorite Food: Picky little girl...but she'll eat alittle of most anything if she's hungry.
Favorite Walk: The Lake...lots of off leash time and rabbits to harrass.
Best Tricks: Her ability to walk off leash in busy city traffic..stays by my side, waits and goes on command.
Arrival Story: I found Maizy cooking in the sun. If it had been winter I guess she would have froze. Lil Maizy was chained to the south side of a shed, no trees, no bushes. The shed was off an alley and not close to her owners house. She had a doorless deep freeze that was turned on it's side with a vinyl yellow bean bag in it? The sun shined into the feezer box all day long (HOT!). She had a large cooking pot full of food (a weeeks worth) that she had spilled onto the ground with her chain. She had a cement bowel of slimmy hot water. She was thin and she was hot and she wasn't going to shut up until someone came and rescued her. We'll she got my attention and I knocked on the owners door. After a brief conversation and a reality check for the owners, I unchained their little dog , walked away with who they called "socks". She was wiggly and small and noisy and I was not intending to keep her, not my style of dog...yeah right! She has been my constant companion for yrs now. Me and my Maizy! The next day after I brought her home, I went to the city to a full daynight concert. I left my truck and Maizy at my daughters house...I left her food and water out and let her go free (I could not stand to chain her up or lock her up that many hrs). No one stayed home, we all left for the concert. 12 hrs later we came back and she came running up to see me! Wow, she likes me. The third day we were sitting outside a coffee shop, she laid quietly under the table, and people kept complimenting her. She ignors others, and acts regal...funny kid. My daughter said "lets call her MAIZY!, corn is called maze and she has two big ears". So that became her new name, and I became her new best friend.
Bio: She died of Pythiosis! Rare disease in this part of the world. Maizy was awsome..agile, fast and smart. Easy to care for, but stoic, maybe to self reliant. If you see alittle dog that looks like her and it needs a home, you should not hesitate! In a car, in a shopping district, in a park, in the country, in your home, where ever...this girl is a compliment to any place or experience.
It seems now that I was diseased with a fungal like agent?? Pythiosis is the name. The Doc was bugged by my sudden death and had more test ran. Usually Pythiosis is a southern disease...but it's making it's way all over the country. Use to be just 10 cases a yr now there are hundreds. Many dogs may die on a chain or in a cage and never get noticed as sick or be diagnosed even later. Who knows what they died of? People need to pay attention! Nothing more disturbing than to hear someone say..."my dog just died?", with no explaination or reason. Hate to think how many die alone. Hate to think epidemics are comming and we didn't know because of owners not caring why their dog died. Anyway...
Be ware of this disease....tick born diseases are just as bad, but they are usually more treatable than this Pythiosis! WATER..sticks from standing fresh water! If you dog likes water look out. If she has some gastrointestinal issues you can't clear up, loose bowels involved sometimes maybe blood (maizy never did), skin not right, maybe rashy like...etc etc...things just aren't right! weight up and down, depressed. Don't wait , don't settle for someone telling you it's this or that and treating it the same over and over. If you know your dog is sick, even if you can't explain how she's more sick than she looks...insist on blood test for tick born and pythiosis! Don't wait..it will be tooo late. Look it up...pythiosis. I just wish I knew where I picked it up! I loved the river and the lake and any ditch! I also chewed on the bark in the back yard. My MOM hated me to do that because of the splinters and the fungus on the bark...maybe the bark was really from LA, AL, TX?? Gulf states have higher rates of Pythiosis. Be careful freinds. Love to all.
Well I guess I was tested for the Eherichliosis (I know I just spelled that wrong) a few weeks before I died and I tested Negitive to it, Heart Worms and Lymes...But still based on the autopsy, the vet thinks I might have contracted a tick born disease at some time. The three test above now are done at the same time, when you get the Heart Worm test you may also be getting the other two test...good thing.
But testing is not prevention, and it's very hard to keep ticks off you when you love the timber and the river and the tall grass!
I got wings! Thanks to Monty. Love to all. Maizy :)
This is a horrible disease! I got it from a tick! Everyone becareful out there. I loved the timber and bushes and the tall grass...but look where it has gotten me. There are lots of symptoms to this syndrome, so have your parents look it up!!!! A test called IFA, is a must if you have a combination of symptoms. Take care.