October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Tails Edition

I was a Mom long before Evie was born and Chris and I were married. I don't often post about my dogs and cats because, unfortunately, they have taken a bit of a backseat in everything since Evie was born. That is natural I suppose, but it doesn't mean I love them less. So for the next few Wordless Wednesday's (and by wordless I mean I'm going to talk a lot) I'm dedicating my posts to my first children, who are loyal and love me even on days when I barely have time to pet their heads. They also happen to be covered in fur and walk on all fours.

So, with out further ado...

Meet Maggie Mae



Maggie is a miniature schnauzer and will be eight years old on October 23. It is very hard for me to believe that almost 8 years have come and gone since she picked me to be her mom. Her real name is Margaret Mary. Yes. I have a German protestant dog with an Irish Catholic name.

I've heard it said that as animal lovers we have one or two pets who our souls connect with. Maggie is definitely that pet for me. We've been through everything together. She helped heal my heart after a stupid boy broke it. She was there with her soft fur for me to cry into, kisses to remind me that I was loved and a super fast tail wag to remind me that it was time to be happy again and that life really is beautiful.

Maggie is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met. She loves nothing more than to cuddle on your lap and get her belly rubbed. Other than "Paw!", "Other Paw!" and "Sit!" she knows two commands "Give Momma kisses!" and "Give Momma Hugs!". I have friends who call her the anti-schnauzer because of her sweet nature. However, she does like to bark a lot and we often call her Barky von Schnauzer.

Ok actually I take that back, she might love food more than cuddling and is constantly trying to snake the other dogs food. But other than that, really she loves snuggling with her Momma best!