Likes: I love chasing rabbits and birds. Tug is my favorite doggie game, and if I could spend ALL day at the beach I would!
Pet-Peeves: I really hate being by myself.
Favorite Toy: I'm quite fond of those red and black latex squeak balls.
Favorite Food: Oh my gosh...cheese and chicken jerky, but mom doesn't give them to me much any more because I get the hersey squirts. Then my Auntie Julie introduced me to homemade pumpkin dog treats. Almost just as good as chicken jerky!
Favorite Walk: Do I only get to choose one? I have so many...hiking Cowles Mountain, running Lake Murray and Lake Miramar. I guess we can go with anything trail. Makes me feel like I'm out in the frontier!
Best Tricks: I'm pretty good at stealing other dog's toys then teasing them with it to get them to chase me.
Arrival Story: (From the momma) After the San Diego fires (2007) I went at the local shelter looking to find a cat or two. The shelter was a little up side down and overwhelmed with animals. Each time I found an animal I liked, I'd later find out they belonged to a fire victim and were unavailable. About to leave, thinking I'd try back when things were settled down, I caught a glimpse of a pair of ice blue eyes.
In all the maddness, this was the only animal I saw who was calm and quiet. I figured she probably belonged to a fire victim...I could tell she was perfect from the very beginning.
I never had a dog before. Never even considered myself to be a dog person, but I couldn't get those eyes out of my mind. When one of the workers asked me if I wanted to have a one-on-one meet with her...I couldn't believe she was available. I agreed and as the worker brought her over to me, I just knew she was suppose to be my dog.
I've heard animals choose their owners and yes I believe Maya (then Nina) had choosen me...boy was I lucky!
(From Me) Yup...I picked her. Have you seen my photos? I go to the beach, out for runs, hikes, and been to almost every dog park in SD. When Mom's at work she sees that I stay with an auntie or takes me to day care. And did I tell ya I even got her cooking for me! Can I pick em or can I pick em?
Bio: (From the momma) Maya's previous owners purchased her from a breeder and then gave her up because of allergies. She was 10 months when I found her, an outside dog, not well house trained, and couldn't even sit on command.
Currently she mostly prefers being indoors, especially on warm, sunny days. Very few "accidents", which only occur if I've been working long hours. And I'm proud to annouce she was the top in her beginner obedience class!
My Name Sake: I was named after Maya in 8 Below. I don't see the resemblance...Movie Maya has brown eyes mine are blue. I'm a short haired husky and Movie Maya is full of fur! But mom swears we're identical and we'll watch the movie together at least once a week. I gotta say, I wouldn't mind running like Movie Maya...she's so fast! Ok, ok, ok, I'll admit it...I watch the movie and pretend I'm her! So neuter me, why don't cha!
Maya Meaning: The other day, when I was suppose to be doing me obedience homework (husky are notorious for being easily bored) I decided to surf the net instead.
Stumbled across the website on name meaning. Did you know "Maya" means bitterness in Hebrew? Well, that doesn't describe me at all. Was about to complain to the momma but then also found out this:
Maya in Arabic = Great; Maya in Hindu = God's creative power; Maya in Greek = Mother; and my favorite,
Maya in Arabic = Princess
Mom calls me her princess so I guess my name suits me after all!
"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail."
-- Fran Lebowitz
I've been waiting for Monday to come all week. I know it seems odd. Most humans HATE Monday, but Monday is my FAVORITE day!
For the past 5 months or so now, every Monday, we've been "pack walking" with some of our friends. The momma says she wants to "give us a taste of what our ancestors use to do" which was spending a lot of time migrating and moving about in a group. We'll practice our obedience training and are expected to walk "nicely" onleash. Doesn't sound like fun, right? Right.
I could care less about walking nicely on leash and following commands. What I am excited about...and this is a big secret I only tell you, dear diary, is seeing Geronimo! He's only like a year and a half, and I'll be four in just a few months, but there's something so very sexy about Geronimo!
Every time I'm around him I find myself acting very silly...shaking my butt more than usual, puffing out my chest, and just feeling giddy. Probably not the type of mutt a girl would look twice at, but there's just something about him. Still intack, I just can't get enough of him manly aroma. I'll pack walk as polietly on leash as I need to so long as I'm pack walking next to Geronimo!
It's taken us quite awhile to figure out our way around this new dogster, and I must say, I like the old Dogster better!
Our furiend Steinway got dog of the day and we totally missed it! Mom was going to change our profile photos...we still have our winter ones up, and summer is here!
Worst of all, poor Mauii thought we had forgotten his birthday last week. The momma did a whole marathon last week so we didn't even go out. All Mauii got was a "You're one now...yay!!! Happy Birthday!" Then the momma went to sleep. Oh, we did go to the groomers, but I think only the momma thinks that's something special.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 6-DAYS LATE Mauii!!! Don't tell him, but we are going to celebrate this weekend. We got a hike and a husky beach party. A completely full weekend next weekend to make it up to Mauii. You only get a first birthday once.
Well, now that we've figured a few things out, hopefully we won't be away for so long!
Yes Virginia...there is snow is Southern California!!
Last weekend Mauii, Matilda, and new kitty Ti Mishu packed it up and spent four days in Big Bear...about 2 1/2 hours away from our sunny San Diego. It was the momma's 40th birthday. And all she wanted was for us to see snow!! I know we were excited about seeing snow, but I didn't think the momma would be. She said had had it with 11 years of hot and sunny all the time, and just wanted to see something different.
As soon as we got to Big Bear, I felt right at home! It was about 23 degrees!!! And there was snow EVERYWHERE!!! Mauii and I played for four days straight. By the fourth day both our paws were raw and bloodied, but we didn't care. I rolled around in it. When I got thirsty I ate it. I just could get enjoy. If I could live in Big Bear forever and forever I would!!
The momma posted some of her favorite pictures of me from the weekend on my page.