Maia (In Loving Memory)

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Home:Virginia Beach, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Punkin, Sweepea, Stinkapootz, Precious, Princess

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

December 16th 1996

Scooby snacks, icecubes, sleeping w/Mommy

Our cat Zedd, thunder & lightning

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed alligator (Ally)

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Front and back yard

Best Tricks:
Giving kisses for anything she wants

Arrival Story:
Maia came to our home from a breeder/owner when she was 10 weeks old and our lives have never been the same! Maia is definitely the "Queen" of the house and the apple of her Daddy's eye and can do no wrong!

At 1 1/2 years old, we started noticing that Maia was having trouble jumping up on the couch, bed, etc. After many visits to the vet and other specialists and after many tests including MRIs, a spinal tap and bone marrow analysis it was concluded that Maia had GME. GME is a rare degenerative disease found primarily in female toy dogs. There is no known cure and we were told we only had another 6 months together with Maia. Through an experimental medicinal treatment from our great vet, Maia has lasted much, much longer! She is blind in one eye and partially blind in the other and cannot jump up on the furniture (we have built little ramps for her) and has some trouble navigating stairs but she is very full of life and love! She turned 14 years old December 2010 and it looks like she will be with us for a long time!

Forums Motto:
Feed me!

The Groups I'm In:
Papillon Pals, Parti Girls

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 18th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Rest in peace, Maia.

September 24th 2011 10:30 am
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Our little princess passed away peacefully yesterday.
Maia loved us unconditionally for nearly 15 years and we are very thankful that we were able to share our lives with such a gentle soul.
Our lives will never be the same and we will never forget her. Ever.
Thank you for taking care of us, little girl. Your Mommy and I will always love you.


Thanksgiving 2009

November 28th 2009 4:30 pm
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Whew. What a hectic day at home on Thanksgiving. All I wanted to do was sleep... but Mom & Dad were busy cleaning the house, re-arranging the furniture and cooking up lots of good smelling stuff that I didn't get to taste.
My cousin, Mariah, came over too. That was nice. That bothersome feline who shares our house pestered her all day... but she held her own.
Luckily, I spent most of the day in Nonno's (Grandpa's) lap. He seemed to like to sit in one place and take naps just like me. You people think we are so different than you... but I think we all like a nice quiet day with a lot of naps thrown in.
They tell me that next month I will be 13 years old. I don't know where the time went. Seems like just the other day that I got here... and I still haven't been able to train these people to do what I want when I want.
Oh well... I hope I have another 13 years to train them. :^)



September 19th 2009 11:30 am
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It's hell getting old.
The world around me has been getting pretty hazy recently. I find it harder and harder to see where Mom & Dad are. At first, all I had to do was follow the sounds. But now... I am betrayed by my failing ears.
I had to make a trip to the vet yesterday because I sprained my leg (again) on Thursday night (stupid slippery floor in the kitchen!) and the vet says I have lost 95% of my sight and 75% of my hearing.
Sometimes I am glad that my hearing is going... my naps are MUCH longer since I can't hear the tv, phone or doorbell.
The downside to losing my hearing and sight... that evil cat that lives with us can now sneak up on me with ease.
Luckily, Mom & Dad take extra-good care of me. They don't rearrange the furniture, they protect me from the demon cat and they don't get mad when I have my peepee accidents (which seems to happen a lot more nowadays).
The vet says that all my years of being on prednisone may be catching up to me. I think Mom & Dad know and understand that, too. Maybe that's why they don't blame me for what's going on.
Oh... it's not all bleak. I'm still very spoiled and I still enjoy a romp in the yard every once in a while. I still like snuggling up with Mom on the couch and sleeping. I still love me some Scooby Snacks! I still like sitting on Dad's lap while he's at the computer (like right now) and taking sips from his drink.
Well... all this talking has taken a lot out of me. I think it might be time for another nap!

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