Happy Birthday, Maggie

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Last week, I was napping in my bed and spooning Maggie.  Her body is perfect for spooning – long and soft.  I stroked her pretty fur, lovingly counting each of her little black and brown spots.  As I stared into her big, brown eyes, I noticed something startling.


Maggie’s brown eyebrows are going white. 


It was a sweet – but sad – moment.  My little fur girl is growing up.  Today, she is seven years old! 


The Husband and I adopted Maggie back in August 2006.  She was two years old and had been ‘relinquished’ to an independent rescue organization for being needy and difficult.  She’s still needy and difficult, but I like to think that we understand her.  We got the love of her life, James, six months later.  We were both 22 years old, living in a $400 a month one-bedroom apartment, and surviving mainly on Ramen noodles and love.  It was perfect.


I know there are dog people and cat people and no-pet people.  So maybe a lot of you can’t understand how I can love a 19-pound tube of sweetness so much.  But Maggie is something truly special.  She makes me happy on a daily hourly basis.  Dogs are a lot of work, and the decision to get one shouldn’t be taken lightly, but I promise – for every time I’ve had to take Maggie out in the rain, clean up doggie puke, or give her a bath after she rolled in a dead animal, it’s been worth it.


So – Happy Birthday, Maggie!  I hope we have many more birthdays together.

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Since Maggie is currently on a vet-ordered diet, she didn’t have cake this year.


Instead, she had some sunflower seed breakfast with her kibble. 


And I had some, too.  Sunflower seed butter, that is.  Not kibble.



In honor of Maggie’s birthday, I am going to give away a 5-pound bag of her favorite organic doggie food, Organix.  This giveaway is hosted by yours truly.


We fed Maggie and James Organix because it contains organic, free-range chicken; no wheat, corn, or soy; organic quinoa, organic flaxseed, organic brown rice; and lots of other organic fruits and veggies.  In other words – only the good stuff, and none of the bad!  It makes their coats so shiny; there’s an actual visible difference between Organix and other brands. 


If you’d like a chance to try Organix for your pup, simply leave a comment describing why he or she makes you happy!  You can either use the bag of food for your own pup or I’ll donate it to a shelter in your honor.



  • Kelly August 15, 2011, 9:44 am

    So sweet!!! Happy Birthday Maggie!

  • Dominique August 15, 2011, 9:45 am

    Happy birthday Maggie! Your blog makes me love dachshunds more and more each day. I can understand the love you have for your pets. I have the same love for my cats. One them mews as soon as I come home and won’t stop until I pick him up and hold him like a baby (no joke). Then he purrs when crazy. I think he’s needy because when he was young, we spent a lot of nights on the couch sitting together until 2am.

  • kalli August 15, 2011, 9:53 am

    oh where do i start? well first with a happy birthday to maggie of course. we love dogs over here in our household too. so much so that we have a dog walking side business and i just blogged about my love of rotties the other day. but right now we have an incredible and elderly lab named Pepsi. she is 13 and everyday with her is a gift. dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole…….

  • Megan @ Sweet On August 15, 2011, 9:58 am

    I agree that it’s hard to explain what companion animals can mean to us. I adopted my black lab mix Jasper last October after years of pining for a dog. He was 2 years old and we’re his third family. Sometimes I get sad thinking about his first years of life and how tough they were for him, but when he waits by the door for me with a toy, tries to herd me into the lake to swim with him, and opens the door to my bedroom and curls up on the bed when I start turning off lights in the evening (and then noses me in the face promptly at 7am for FOOD), I know that we came to each other at the right time. He needs me and loves me, but I can’t imagine it’s as much as I need and love him! He’s changed *everything* (including how I store my baked goods….)

  • F. Plvan August 15, 2011, 9:59 am

    Happy birthday, Maggie. I love my dog because when everyone else leaves, he’s still there.

  • Gina August 15, 2011, 10:02 am

    Precious! Happy birthday Maggie!! I was just thinking yesterday my dog, Sasha, needs to have better, healthier food that I actually know what is in it! It’s more expensive but I need to make the plunge. I just didn’t know where to start or what’s good. Sasha makes me happy because every morning I call her up on my bed to lay next to me for 5 minutes before I get up. Then when it’s time to get up she bounces off the bed and runs around like crazy. For a 7 year old, she’s acts just like a pup!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION August 15, 2011, 10:03 am

    Aww…happy birthday to Maggie!! I’m a definite dog person, but I’m currently pet-less. Sad, but true. Once I’m working full-time and have the income coming in to responsibly support one, I’d like to adopt from a local lab shelter. I miss walking around with pet fur on every outfit…haha!

    Maggie is such a sweetie. That’s awesome that you guys gave her such a wonderful home. 😀

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) August 15, 2011, 10:04 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! 🙂 I love waking up with my puppy and coffee every morning and watching her sit by my side and chew on my sweatpants. It’s so adorable, I can’t help but let her chew away! She also has a way of melting my heart when she looks up at me with her tiny black eyes and tilts her head like she’s asking a question.

  • Mellissa August 15, 2011, 10:06 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie. My dog Clifford is amazing, he is so good at snuggling and knows just when I need some dog kisses to cheer me up.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 15, 2011, 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

    I swear just petting my dog every day is a calming experience. I love petting her. And I love seeing her excited about a walk or a car ride.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 15, 2011, 10:08 am

    Aww happy birthday Maggie! This may sound silly but the other night playing fetch with my dog, Ginger she was running back to me at full speed with her ears flopping up and down (she’s a weimaraner) and I couldn’t help but think how happy she makes me. She’s just full of love and happiness no matter what and seeing her in her “element” playing fetch made me smile 🙂

  • Sarah August 15, 2011, 10:09 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! How cute is she! I love my doggy (a boxer) because he is so excited every time we come home. If we let him he would probably lick our faces for hours! lol

  • Adrienne August 15, 2011, 10:09 am

    Well dogs are the greatest! Roary is my buddy! She helped me easily get through my husbands deployment. Nothing beats a super happy/excited/feisty puppy. 🙂

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 10:11 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! Just seeing a puppy – ANY puppy – makes me smile and giddy with laughter. When my husband and I are out and about I point out every.single.puppy. and smile at it. You know how some people have to smile at and play with every baby they see? Well, I’m the obnoxious person who has to stop and pet every doggie she sees (after asking, of course). After 4 long years of waiting we are moving to an apartment that will FINALLY let us have a dog in 2 weeks! So, I think we’ll be adding a dog to our family in appx. 4 weeks (the husband says 8 weeks, but I’m working on that). This could be his/her first bag of dog food! 🙂

    • Meagan Grady August 16, 2011, 11:39 am

      My husband and I have also lived in a variety of places where we couldn’t have animals. When we found out we could have one at our new home, we were SO excited!

  • Amy August 15, 2011, 10:15 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! I was never allowed to have dogs when I lived with my parents so as soon as I moved on my own I got not one, but two dogs! They are definitely the best friend’s that I can ever ask for and make me smile every day! 🙂

  • Karen @ Run Shop Travel August 15, 2011, 10:15 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! Both your doggies are so cute!

    I feed my cats a more natural low carb (cats are true carnivores and don’t need carbs) food (EVO brand for wet & dry) and their coats are amazingly soft & shiny! I got a kitten a month or so ago and there is a visible difference in her coat now that she is eating the better food. The stuff I get isn’t even very $$$ – about $1.80 for a 13 oz can which will last me 2 days with two cats. Plus I leave out a small portion of dry food each day for them – the 6.6 lb bag is $21 and will last me a few months.

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 10:18 am

    Happy “B” day to Mags from Lexy my hearing/ear service dog whose a vegen too! Hello Caitlin – just found your blog thru Healthy Summit link.

  • Nadine August 15, 2011, 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!

    I have two Daschunds, and I love the way they dance when I come home. We have all-glass screen doors (just so they can see outsite while laying in the sun on the door jam), and when they see me get out of the car, they start to dance with all four feet. Best. Thing. Ever.

  • Tara August 15, 2011, 10:20 am

    Happy birthday to Maggie!
    My puppy (I guess he’s no longer a puppy now, but I can’t stop calling him that) makes me happy because, although he’s got separation anxiety from his mama, it means he has to be sitting on my lap every minute of every day. Not gonna lie, I love it!

  • Mary August 15, 2011, 10:21 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!

    We have two pups Corbin, our 2 year old chocolate lab, and Tika our 4 year old husky. They are so funny and have their own little personalities. They make me insanely happy because they love eachother and make our family perfect 🙂

  • kathleen August 15, 2011, 10:21 am

    i have had my first pup for 3 years and just adopted our second 4 weeks ago. their excitement when we walk in the door having been gone just a few hours in amazing — makes you feel so special and loved.

    happy birthday, maggie!

  • Lauren August 15, 2011, 10:22 am

    Happy birthday, Maggie! I’m also the mom to a needy and difficult dog who manages to crack me up every day. He’s a big dope but so sweet, loving, and odd! At 90 lbs., he is far too big to comfortably sit on my lap but he does it anyway.

  • Julz August 15, 2011, 10:22 am

    My dog, Kari, makes me happy because my banana butts (the gross end of the banana) and broccoli butts (broccoli stems) never go to waste because she LOVES them and can even tell when I’m preparing one.

  • Kimberly August 15, 2011, 10:22 am

    Your doggy love is one thing I love so much about your blog! The way you describe how Maggy makes you happy hourly makes me want to leave work and go cuddle my pooch, Bella! I love a million things about her. How she smells like Fritos when she sleeps. How when I give her a bath she tries to cuddle me – I think she thinks that I’ll let her out of the tub if she gives me enough love. It works! I was never much of a dog person until I met my boyfriend and his fabulous girl. We wouldn’t be our happy little family without her. We feed her canidae – all natural ingredients- no bi-products and she’s totally worth the extra money for better food!!

  • Angie August 15, 2011, 10:23 am

    I have 2 boxers and they mean everything to me and my husband. They are the sweetest and they know when we are happy and sad. They get excited and shake their tushes and have a hard time sitting down. Both are big cuddlers and there is nothing like having a 60 or 70 pound dog sitting in your lap giving you kisses!q

  • Hillary August 15, 2011, 10:23 am

    Adorable. Just one more reason I need a dog in my life ASAP.

  • Anna August 15, 2011, 10:25 am

    When I cam back to the US after 5 years overseas, I sank into a deep depression. When I was still really struggling 6 months later, I got my sweet Chico, who literally saved my life. I hate to be away from him almost as much as he hates to be away from me. He’s stuck to my side like glue and I treasure mornings when he emerges from under the covers and slathers me with kisses as he snuggles into the crook of my arm. He makes me feel loved and happy and even on days when he won’t stop barking or he’s driving me crazy, I just love him. And I’m so, so grateful for him.

  • Amy August 15, 2011, 10:25 am

    Happy Birthday, Maggie!

    I love my two pups more than words can explain. Just looking at them curled up on the bed right now warms my heart. They make me 1000 happier on a daily basis!

  • Jill August 15, 2011, 10:25 am

    I could never understand the love people have for their pets until I got my own! The best thing about my boy, Bama, is the intense happiness and love he shows me every single time I come home. It’s the best feeling ever! He’s 90lbs and still sits in our lap!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 15, 2011, 10:26 am

    Yay Maggie! Happy bday!

    My pup eats the same food all the time since she has weird allergies and we don’t want her to get sick. My dog makes the happiest at the end of a long day when she’s so unconditionally happy to see me!

  • annie August 15, 2011, 10:27 am

    I have two cockapoos and they keep me sane! They just lay with me when I’m sad and they try and cheer me up by licking me! They are definitely my lovebugs.

  • Carol August 15, 2011, 10:27 am

    Walking my pups

  • Juli D. August 15, 2011, 10:31 am

    If I am having a bad day, all I need to do is look at my smiling pups faces. They are always SO HAPPY and carefree, it reminds me that none of what is making me feel bad REALLY matters in the long run. I let it go and give them snuggles and everything is right in the world. All they need to be happy is food, shelter and love – why should I be any different?

  • Casey August 15, 2011, 10:32 am

    I have a beagle, and she makes me happy every single day! I love how she gets excited about the simple things in life. Saying “walk” will make her go nuts! I also tuck her in every night because she likes to be under a pile of blankets!

  • Alice August 15, 2011, 10:33 am

    I love your posts about your dogs. Happy Birthday Maggie! I love my boxer Slim, he is my baby. I love how he follows me around the house so that he can be with me and how he is always SO excited to get up and see me in the morning. His boxer butt wiggles so quickly he can barely stand up! What a great way to start the day (even when we get off schedule and mix up 5:00 and 6:30…minor details). We feed Slim Organix too! We tried so many kinds of food and this is the only one that doesn’t upset his tummy.

  • Marcie August 15, 2011, 10:33 am

    Really like to go for long walks and spend time outdoors

  • Kat August 15, 2011, 10:35 am

    I was never a dog person. actually, I’m still not. but… a rescue pup needed to be adopted about a year and half ago and my husband fell in LOVE with her – so Maki (short for Macchiato – spotted in Italian) became ours… and everyday, she makes me SO happy by how excited she is when I get home from work. She runs around our living room and bounces off the furniture and wags her tail and leaps into my arms, and it is fabulous. But I’m still not a dog person 🙂

  • Jackie August 15, 2011, 10:37 am

    My little stinker otherwise known as Sunny (Pomeranian) brings me so much joy. He is trained to give smooches on command. Whenever I’m having a bad day or just need some love, I yell smooches and he comes over and smothers me in puppy kisses. Instantly makes everything all better!

  • maria @ a life to Bragg about August 15, 2011, 10:37 am

    Aww she’s adorable! And I’m a total dog person so I understand just how much you can love such a small, helpless creature. I love that my dog loves me so much, he follows me everywhere (even into the bathroom) and even if I’m gone for 2 secs to get the mail, when I come back in he’s so happy to see me. It never gets old 🙂

  • hippierunner August 15, 2011, 10:39 am

    I’m more of a cat person but dogs give so much more love! My dog Bodie makes me happy because I can sense how much he loves when I hang out with him or take him for walks. I love making him happy because all it takes is something simple, like a nice walk and that could mean the world to him!

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots August 15, 2011, 10:40 am

    Aww, I love this post. I am such a dog person! My Puppyface’s birthday is in two days.

    I don’t want to be entered in the giveaway (we have a special food for our puppy) but I just want to commend you on feeding your dog as you would feed yourself. So many people just go and buy what is on sale or cheapest for their pups and I just can’t believe it!

  • Khushboo August 15, 2011, 10:41 am

    Aww happy birthday to your pup!

  • CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/ August 15, 2011, 10:42 am

    I have three puppers of my own and as much as they can be a pain sometimes (they are little and have very tiny bladders) they honestly do bring joy to every minute of the day. They are the best cuddlers of all time…i love my husband but something about my snuggly little Riley next to me is so soothing! I am glad someone else understands 🙂

  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 15, 2011, 10:42 am

    Awww happy birthday Maggie!
    My dog is a golden doodle and the love of my life (sshhh don’t tell my BF lol!)
    She thinks she is a person and i adore her, i just don’t understand how people could not love dogs, raised properly they are just the best and i willingly clean up dog puke and wipe stinky bottoms 🙂

  • Kellie August 15, 2011, 10:42 am

    We just got a puppy a couple of months ago. I was not a “dog person” until I got him. I am totally in love with him. As soon as my husband leaves for work, the dog crawls into bed with me and he never leaves my side.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 15, 2011, 10:42 am

    “Surviving on Ramen noodles and love” –> that’s awesome!! Maggie has the same birthday as me! 🙂 Tell her she’s looking fab!

    • Caitlin August 15, 2011, 10:43 am

      Happy birthday 🙂

  • Michelle August 15, 2011, 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie! I love this post because my pup is the light of my life! I totally understand everything you said about how happy she makes you!

    My pup loves her food so I don’t need to be entered but if I win for some reason, please donate the food to one of your local shelters!

  • Michele August 15, 2011, 10:44 am

    Hi Caitlin! About 7 months ago my female yorkie(zoey) got pregnant by accident by our male yorkie(ziggy). We were taken by surprise and truly did not know what to do. Soon thereafter Zoey went into a grueling 18 hour labor lacking puppies. We rushed her to the vet and she needed an emergency c-section. We lost one puppy in the process. Zoey was spending all night at the emergency pet hospital to get all the puppies out. At 3:00AM we got a call that one of the puppies(a female) had gotten out fine, but the male was not breathing. They asked us if we wanted to let him go or try to resuscitate him, to us the answer was obvouis and he began breathing again. To us it was a miricle! 4 weeks in to no sleep and staying up all night, we had to bring our male and female pups to the vet for tail docking. We were all apprehensive, and that bad feeling reigned true because after 10 hours of wailing from the female we lost her. It was heartbreaking. At that point we were left with a little helpless male, who we truly put everything we had into. We were unsure what the future held for him, but we were determined to get him to live. Here we are today with a 2 pound, straggly furred little boy. He has a quarter inch overbite and a bony backside. Fortunately he has the spirit of a warrior and is all with it mentally. I love him more than life itself, and wouldn’t trade him for the world!
    Have a great day!

    • Caitlin August 15, 2011, 10:47 am

      Awww scary and crazy!! i am so glad everyone is okay now.

    • Kelly August 15, 2011, 11:11 am

      Awww. We have a one-eyed cat, and I am amazed at her will to live, to be a normal cat. The fight these animals have is amazing. They are truly life lessons. So happy your little guy is okay now. 🙂

  • Danielle C. August 15, 2011, 10:44 am

    I’d love to give the treats to my dog niece Daisy (I can’t have a dog right now…sadness).

    Funny enough today is my cat Jada’s birthday! She is 6, I adopted her in June of 2006, huge birthday wishes from Jada to Maggie (Jada likes the dogs she has met…so far :)).

  • maria August 15, 2011, 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday Day Maggie! We have 4 dogs and I love them. They make you crazy some days (just like kids) but they love me unconditionally. They are the ones who are excited to see me when I get home everyday and they make a bad day just disappear.

  • Alett August 15, 2011, 10:49 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

    Words cannot describe how much we love our dogs; they truly are our fur babies. We have two fur babies – a jack russell terrier, Riley, and a chiheagle (beagle x chihuahua) named Toffee. Hubby’s nightly routine includes carrying Toffee upstairs to go outside simply because by her night time walk she’s tired from her “long day” (of sleeping). Of course he carries her back downstairs after said walk and places her in our bed; note we often “argue” about who gets to snuggle with her. The Jack russell is my little bad boy who I love to bits. He prefers affection on his terms and prefers sleeping UNDER the bed. As our dogs are members of our family they of course were our ring bearers at our wedding in 2008. I will always cherish that they were involved with our special day. Actually our wedding day was very dog oriented with paw prints on the invites, dogs as the wedding cake topper and special Jone’s soda with Toffee & Riley on the label.
    I love that you celebrate “bark days” (birthdays). Every year we celebrate Toffee & Riley’s birthday. Usually entails a trip to the local dog bakery to allow them to pick out their barkday cake.
    Oh gosh…I could go on and on and on (much like I have already)…no number of words can express the depth of my love for the fur kids. I guess my email “signature” says it all -> “Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.”

  • wILL August 15, 2011, 10:50 am

    swimming laps, it’s my me time

  • Brittney August 15, 2011, 10:50 am

    I am a cat person and we got our London from a rescue place. She was aggressive and pregnant when they found her. Now, she is the perfect cat, she loves and is a momma’s girl. I am lucky to have her too. So happy birthday, maggie.

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 15, 2011, 10:51 am

    Not to rain on the parade but my understanding is that anyone looking to change/try/sample a new food for their dog should be aware that it is advised to integrate it slowly in the dog’s diet, not make a switch all at once. Switching foods abruptly can cause medical issues and should be avoided. Instead you should mix 1/4 new with 3/4 old and slowly add more new, less old until the switch is complete, which can take a week or two.

    I thought I should share that because I wouldn’t want any pups out there to get sick!

    • Caitlin August 15, 2011, 10:54 am

      Good advice 🙂

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture August 15, 2011, 10:52 am

    Aww happy birthday Maggie! We have two puppies and despite not having the best start to life they are still so trusting and happy and have so much love to give. They definitely make me smile on a regular basis! Couldn’t imagine life without them! 🙂

  • Anne August 15, 2011, 10:53 am

    Awww, my puppy just makes me happy with the big grin permanently on her face. She is just the cutest, sweetest dog ever. And now I see her in every other animal, like on TV and in movies. I don’t want to see Planet of the Apes, because I don’t want to see any animals being mistreated.

  • Beth August 15, 2011, 10:55 am

    Love to bake! We love to create homemade dog snacks that are natural and healthy and safe for humans too!

  • Kayse August 15, 2011, 10:55 am

    Happy birthday, Maggie!

    My pup – sweet Bailey – waits for the door while I run. She knows that she’s my #1 cool-down partner and the only one I’ll take with me for a stroll around the park after my run is complete.

  • Emily August 15, 2011, 10:55 am

    Awww so cute, Happy Birthday Maggie!! I can’t wait to have a doggie-love of my own some day 🙂

  • Rachel August 15, 2011, 11:01 am

    Aw this post is so cute! Happy Birthday Maggie!! Her big brown eyes aer beautiful, and they remind me of my little dachshund/yorkie cross, Wilson 🙂 He is the sweetest little puppy, and I love cuddling with him after a stressful day at work or school (he is the BEST foot warmer). I love that even though he weighs about 8 lbs, he is so protective of me! Also, he is the best little hiking buddy, and I love taking him to the mountains with me! That organix dog food sounds great! I’ve been having a hard time finding a food that I feel comfortable feeding my little guy, I would love to try it! 🙂

  • Reenie August 15, 2011, 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

  • Sarah @ w30 August 15, 2011, 11:03 am

    So sweet!

    I don’t want to enter the contest (I don’t have a pup myself). I just wanted to say I totally understand that bond. I know not everyone agrees, but animals are so full of love. They accept you unconditionally and are there for you no matter what. My cat, Ella, has made me so happy the last 8 years, and I hope for many (many, many) years to come! I wasn’t supposed to adopt her, but the moment she snuggled into my arms, purring like a jet engine, I was hooked! And she’s been my bestie ever since. 🙂

    Happy Birthday, Maggie!!

  • Kelly August 15, 2011, 11:06 am

    Happy birthday, Maggie! I am a dog and a cat person. I love them all! My pup makes me happy because he is my shadow, and there’s rarely a moment in the house that he is not right there by my side. (I work from home, so he is my constant companion.) Sometimes I declare that I can’t even take a pee without him bursting in the door, and quite frankly, I’m okay with this. He’s such a good, good friend, and I would be lost without him. Poop and rainy (and rainy poop) may not be so fun, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

  • Crystal August 15, 2011, 11:10 am

    Reading this post warms my heart so much. I have three cats (Stella, Kubica, and Gypsy), and I love them to bits, even when they are being pains in my ass. They have taught me to be more affectionate and less selfish. I also think that animals teach humans how to be in the present, in the now. I always tell people that if they are willing to open their homes and hearts to a pet, the love that they get in return is something that will change their lives forever.

    I don’t have dogs, but I would donate the dog food to the shelter that I got Gypsy from 🙂

  • denise August 15, 2011, 11:10 am

    Our Goldendoodle, Louis, turns 4-months old tomorrow! He has been such a joy these past few weeks as we all get to know each other. He has the playful puppy pounce which is super cute and always makes me laugh! Puppies are so much fun (crate training aside)! Happy Birthday Maggie, Love Louis.

  • Jules August 15, 2011, 11:11 am

    My pug, Ida, makes me happy by greeting me at the door, licking my face, snuggling with me in bed and on the couch, tilting her head when I ask her a question, and following me around the apartment… I love her! Happy birthday Maggie!

  • Rachel August 15, 2011, 11:12 am

    Happy birthday Maggie!! My Trudy will be a year old in October. She’s totally crazy, but I love that about her! I don’t think a calm “normal” dog would make me as happy. I feed her a similar food with only “the good stuff”, but she’s allergic to chicken so I feed her lamb.

  • Kerri August 15, 2011, 11:12 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

    I can TOTALLY identify with you and your love for your dogs. I have a little Heinz 57 that my husband and I found about 7 years ago. He was older then, we think about 8. No one claimed him so we kept him. I sometimes think he is the love of my life! He now is about 14/15 and is getting “clouds” in his eyes and we think is losing his hearing. He’s a little slower in his steps these days, but he still has spunk every now and then ;). No matter how old he gets, he still brings a smile to our faces each and every day.

  • Lacey August 15, 2011, 11:13 am

    My little pug’s unconditional love makes me so happy. Happy birthday, Maggie!

  • Brooke @ Tales of a Bride-To-Be August 15, 2011, 11:15 am

    Happy Birthday to Maggie! I miss my dachshund so much, she currently lives with my dad in North Georgia and she too was ordered of a vet diet. Instead my dad put her outside all day so she could run and she quickly lost all her weight. Now is healthy, but going on 13 years old. She still has the smell of Fritos which is weird, but I love it.

  • Kimberly August 15, 2011, 11:19 am

    Happy Birthday Miss Maggie! My Bailey is gray around his eyes too. He is 11 & I can’t imagine life without him. He literally smiles at me when I walk in the door after work which of course makes me smile!

  • Morgan @ Endorphaholic August 15, 2011, 11:19 am

    I love cuddling with my puppy! She may be eight, but she’s still my puppy!

  • Jennifer August 15, 2011, 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday, Maggie!!! Both of your dogs seems so sweet, I love all the doggie pictures & stories.

    Buster is my 10 lb ball of love. He’s been with me through good times and bad, and loves me all the same. He’s 12 and still going strong (the vet couldn’t believe how healthy he was – yay!).

  • Megan August 15, 2011, 11:26 am

    **Happy Birthday Maggie**!! I love your blog posts that include Maggie! I have a 3 year old Miniature Daschund named Frankie. I love him to pieces- even if he is stubborn and crys when he’s in a seperate room. Doxies {and all dogs} have such an unconditional love for their owners. love that even after a bad day, walking in the door, frankie is so excited to see me! love that.

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 12:57 pm

      Aw, Frankie sounds like a sweetie doxie!

  • Mela August 15, 2011, 11:27 am

    It makes me happy when my pup closes his eyes and gets all sleepy when I rub between his eye and down his nose! I think this is adorable no matter how often it happens!

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 12:58 pm

      I love that too!

  • Amanda@BlueDrishti August 15, 2011, 11:30 am

    I love how my doggy, Maverick, is my partner in crime. We do everything together and he is just the biggest sweetheart ever.

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 15, 2011, 11:32 am

    Aw, Happy birthday Maggie!

    Dogs love you so unconditionally. I love coming home after a long day of work, tired and fed up and then seeing Ryder at the door SO happy to see me. Jumping all around, unable to contain all the excitement. There is nothing like feeling that kind of love!

  • Johanna B August 15, 2011, 11:33 am

    I’m a cat person so if I win donate to the shelter of your choice.

    My cat makes me happy every time he nuzzles me, crawls up on my shoulder and purrs, and evertime I wake up and he’s all snuggled beside me for warmth. 13# of pure affection through all the aloofness. After all, he’s a cat.

  • Julie August 15, 2011, 11:34 am

    My dog is actually a he, and he makes me happy because a)He makes it very clear how much he adores me and b)He is a goofball just like me

  • Sarah for Real August 15, 2011, 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday to Maggie!!!

    I also spoon my 17 pound sack of fur, Nilla! Except she tried to eat her pup-cake whole on her last birthday so she doesn’t get anymore of them either. (Funny pictures here http://wp.me/pRf7R-16U)

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 15, 2011, 11:37 am

    Awww, Maggie is such a cutie! Happy Birthday Maggie! 😀

    One thing that my dog does that makes me happy? I absolutely love it when I’m sitting on the couch and she snuggles up right next to me. She’s so warm and cozy! 😛

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy August 15, 2011, 11:38 am

    Believe me, I understand how you feel about Maggie! I feel the same for our three cats and two dogs and I even panic when something is amiss with the goldfish (he gets bloated and hangs at the bottom of the tank. I freak out and give him a cut up frozen pea to relieve his bloat. Poor fishy.) My dogs make me happy, because … well … it’s all over my blog. I even made Thursday “Buffursday” in honor of my beloved Buffy (and our other dog Jasper) and our three cats. If I had room, we’d have more dogs and cats. But sadly, our inn is all full.

  • Rebecca August 15, 2011, 11:43 am

    Awwwwwww oh my goodness, your dogs are too cute! I was actually at the pet store at my mall probably a few months ago and there were these two newborn doxens and i’ve been thinking about them ever since! They were VERY expensive though 🙁 i think i may just suit for a german shepherd or husky for our next dog/friend for our dog! I had a dog Sam since i was a month old and last year, during a rough patch of going through an eating disorder and such, he got stomach cancer and we had to put him down. I’m even tearing up about this while i write this.. he was literally my brother. He was a month younger than me and he was there throughout my whole life. He didn’t talk back, or hurt you. He was there to be snuggled or hugged with while you were having a bad day and he was there through the best of life. Then a few years before he died, we got another dog Lilly who was only a year old thinking it would be good for Sam to have another dog to be with. It made him young again, i think it was the best time of his life truly.. i miss that kid terribly, but i know he’s in a good place right now and he’s just glad he’s not suffering anymore. Love your dog and you’ll get the best experiences from them, i think i wouldn’t be able to live without a dog, in college i know i’ll struggle. This is definetly a reason why i’m vegan, i could never go back to eating meat, especially a dog. I saw something on the internet the other day about in China how they eat dogs and i saw such greusome pictures.. it broke my heart, so it’s an animal and so is a cow/chicken/turkey/pig. Yes, they’re not pets, and dogs get the best of lives as pets.. so why can’t other animals be alive? Sorry.. i kind of just ranted on! I hope Maggie gets the best birthday knowing she has a good mom like you :)!!

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 1:00 pm

      WAHHH poor sam! and i agree totally. why eat pigs when you spoon with doggies? 🙂

  • Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) August 15, 2011, 11:44 am

    “tube of sweetness” – I couldn’t have said it better myself! We have a 12 lb Yorkie Poo who is the light of my life. He follows me whereever I go. The best is when I’m working from home and writing in my office – he snuggles into his “office bed” under my desk and sleeps at my feet. I think he gives me brain power! Happy Birthday Maggie!

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 11:45 am

    Happy birthday Maggie!

    I am totally a dog person and understand the love for pets. They’re the best! I’m not entering the contest, but I wrote this for my golden retriever and how she made me happy: http://lucubratoty.blogspot.com/2011/05/elegy-for-dog.html

  • mi-an d. August 15, 2011, 11:49 am

    Happy Birthday maggie! I don’t have any pups or any pets. So if I win this, I would love to donate this to a shelter (esp after watching Earthlings). :(( anyways, onto happy moments…hope Maggie has the best day.EVER!

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 1:01 pm

      Ah man. I Can’t believe you made it through Earthlings. I watched the trailer and ended up dry heaving in the toilet.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 15, 2011, 11:50 am

    Awww sweet! Glad you didn’t eat the kibbles 🙂

    Happy Birthday to Maggie!!

  • Amber P August 15, 2011, 11:50 am

    Our dog Murphy is a Shar Pei-Bull Terrier mix we adopted last year. He is super awesome because he is the sweetest dog ever. He also has that ugly-cute thing going on, but mostly just cute and not ugly like a pug. Of course when we walk him, he gets super excited when he sees other dogs and pulls on his leash and goes crazy. Sometimes I am thankful for that though because a creepy guy ran up to us the other day, and I think Murphy scared the guy off by barking at him. He is the best friend and a good guard dog too (though that is not why we adopted him). We already feed him Organix because of his allergies and weird food issues he had when we adopted him from the shelter.

  • Michelle August 15, 2011, 11:51 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

  • Lara August 15, 2011, 11:51 am

    My husband is in the military and currently away in training. It’s a difficult time right now, and I don’t know what I would do without my Sophie to keep me company! She is a little black chihuahua-terrier-doxie mix I adopted from a shelter 5 years ago. She may be only ten pounds, but having her cuddled up next to me on the couch always makes me feel safe and loved. She mainly spends her time sleeping and eating, but when I come home she always spazzes out for a few minutes- I love how happy she is to see me again! So I completely understand the love one can have for one’s furbaby- and I wish Maggie a big “happy birthday”!

  • Theresa @ActiveEggplant August 15, 2011, 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!
    There’s just something special about Doxies – they are so loveable! My pup Dottie makes me happy for many reasons – she always wants to snuggle, is always happy to see us & can cheer me up just by looking at me with her big round eyes. She definitely makes our life complete & the house feels so empty when she’s no around (like if we drop her off for boarding before we leave for a vacation). My favorite part of her is the little wrinkly skin under her chin – so soft!

  • Megan August 15, 2011, 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday, Maggie! My shiba inu, Briley, is the love of my life. She is incredibly goofy and even when she’s being naughty she makes me laugh. My favorite part about her- watching her trot around the house with her most loved toy, her red “squeeky man”. She carries him with such pride 🙂

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch August 15, 2011, 11:53 am

    I totally get it. I’ve had my girl for twelve years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. Happy Birthday!

  • Amanda August 15, 2011, 11:57 am

    Happy bday Maggie! My dog Phoebe makes me happy because she’s a puggle (pug + beagle) and she has the cutest pug snort! Also – she gives the best puggle snuggles! Nothing beats dogs being so excited to see you EVERY day when you get home, unconditionally.

  • Jasmine August 15, 2011, 11:58 am

    happy birthday maggie! my dog, belle, makes me happy because every day just looking at that cute little face makes me smile 🙂

  • emily August 15, 2011, 11:59 am

    My puppy (a red dapple mini dachshund) makes me happy because we brought him home 3 days ago and he already knows how to use his pee pad! Plus, how can weiner dogs not make one happy?!

  • kristin August 15, 2011, 12:00 pm

    i love spooning (my husband tells me i am dry humping hahaha) my dog but she HATES IT. she allows me to do it for 5-10 minutes a night, then moves away from me for her own space! i think i might love her too much for her liking 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 1:04 pm

      That’s how James is 🙂

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 12:01 pm

    I don’t have a dog myself; I have two cats who live in my house in Vermont. During the week I live in New Hampshire for work and need to get love from my friends’ pets to keep myself sane! A close friend has a wonderful shiba inu and his abundant energy (he’s 8 months old) and the way he lays on his back with his head in my lap so I can scratch his tummy are two of my favorite things that take place during the work week. She’s also a single mom to 2 young boys, so I know a free bag of dog food would help a lot!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) August 15, 2011, 12:03 pm

    happy birthday to Maggie! She is such a beautiful dachshund. Love them! My husband and I just got our very first dog several months ago, an Aussie Shepherd which we named Lando. He’s going to be 5 months old in two weeks. Our pup makes me happy because he beings so much joy to my husband and I love seeing my hubby so happy. That and he is such a ham. Even with all the scratches and nips I really love our dog,

  • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) August 15, 2011, 12:05 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie!

    I love Roxy, she so sweet and fun to be around! My favorite part of the day is when she walks over to me and settles in for puppy cuddles. Seriously, there’s no way I could ever stay in a bad mood with her around.

    Thanks for the dog food tip! We currently feed her Holistic Select, but are always on the lookout for other brands.

  • kelly August 15, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Happy Birthday, Maggie! My dog Gibson makes me happy because because no matter what, he is always there to pick me up when I am feeling down 🙂

  • Jody August 15, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie!! She reminds me so much of my little rat terrier. I rescued him when he was 10 months and in november he will be 13 years old!!!! I love him so much because he doesn’t ever let his age get to him !!! ( even though i tell my neighbors he is retired behind his back 😉 )

  • Jill August 15, 2011, 12:07 pm

    My dogs
    Happy always
    love my cooking
    never complain about exercise
    do not give a hoot about
    sexual orientation
    political affiliation
    unconditional love…

    Happy Birthday Maggie! Dogs rock.

  • marie [would] August 15, 2011, 12:08 pm

    aww i’m crying! i really love animals, and i can tell you do too! i live in an apartment where i can’t have a pet, but if i won the dog food, i would love to donate it! animals are the best. someday i will be an awesome fur mommy, just like you!

  • Penny August 15, 2011, 12:11 pm

    I love that you love your doggies.

    My dogs are 13 years old this year, and I love them as much as I love my children. I have actually had them LONGER than my kids.
    It’s not something that I have talked about on the internet at all (because I don’t like talking about it), but my dog, whom is the best friend I have ever had, was recently diagnosed with inoperable cancer. It won’t be long for her. It is the hardest thing I have ever endured, and that includes losing my father to cancer when I was a child.
    I think dogs are one of the best creations known to man, but they will break your heart.

    Whew. Sorry about that. I don’t know why I shared that.

  • tiffany August 15, 2011, 12:12 pm

    my dog can be a HUGE pain sometimes, but she can tell whenever someone’s sad or stressed out and gives tons of kisses. 🙂

  • Chelsea August 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I have two dogs and I would love to spoil them and show my love and gratitude towards them with this kibble! I used to have three dogs (Layla) but she was hit by a car nearly a year ago…Ever since losing Layla I’ve turned vegetarian and my fondness and joy that my animals bring me has only grown more and more and more. Without Layla being here I make sure to show Rusty & Sugar (who were the mommy and daddy of Layla) that I love them unconditionally each and every day despite their poops, pees, and tearing stuff up. An animals love is the best kind of love <3

    Happy birthday Maggie!

  • Ashley @ The Fit Academic August 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

    awww, this is too precious! I literally laughed out loud at the rolling-in-dead-animal remark! I’ve got a 7-year-old fur baby, too, so I know all about the aging white hair, the messes, and the unconditional love! Happy birthday, Maggie! <3

  • Meagan August 15, 2011, 12:14 pm

    Happy Birthday to Maggie!

    Recently, my husband and I rescued a full-blooded Labrador Retriever that we named Ashley Lynn. We don’t know for sure, bu we believe Ashley was abused or neglected by her previous owners. She was about 15 pounds underweight for her age, and scared of her own shadow. Even though she’s always jumping on something or getting herself (and my husband) tangled in a brier patch, she brings so much happiness to our home. Ashley makes us laugh more than we ever did before, and the three of us spend time jogging around town or goofing off in the yard. Ashley has not only brought my husband and I closer together, but she’s also helped us lead a healthier lifestyle. I hope Ashley is with us for many more years to come, because we really couldn’t imagine life without her!

  • Hwasun August 15, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I love my dog! He is 7.5 years old and very healthy. I’ve had a few dogs when I was younger and sadly I lost two of them. I was so sad and decided not to have any dog. But my father brought a dog home and he has not been seriously sick once! And that’s all I want to be honest. Also I don’t know if other dogs do this or not, but he notices my crying. When he sees me crying it’s almost like he is trying to comfort me. I don’t want to sound like a crazy dog lady but dogs do that, don’t they? Haha anyway dogs are awesome 🙂

  • Laura @ My Reason to Tri August 15, 2011, 12:21 pm

    awww, happy birthday maggie! my fur baby’s 7th birthday is TOMORROW! his name is Rhett Butler, a real southern gentleman. he is a 95 lb german shepherd, who thinks he is maggie’s size. sleeps in bed with us every night! i cant believe he will be 7, i hate that he keeps getting older and we are watching him mature into an “old man”. he still acts like a young pup from time to time, running in the yard, jumping in our laps, chasing balls. hes our companion, our “security system”, protector, and friend. LOVE HIM TO PIECES!!!!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 15, 2011, 12:25 pm

    aawww…this is so beautiful and touching, caitlin! happy birthday maggie! 😀 dogs are incredbily precious…i love mine with all my heart and more! <3 big smiles! xyx

  • Sarah August 15, 2011, 12:27 pm

    My dog Gilligan is a 5 year old Labradoodle and my first (and currently only) child. He’s been my bud since the beginning- my husband used to work extremely long hours and Gill was my constant source of companionship. He is a gentle giant (at 90 pounds) and a complete lover- he eschews all aggression and won’t even bark at dogs who attack him!

  • Dana August 15, 2011, 12:27 pm

    When I come home from work every day, no matter what kind of day I had, there’s nothing like seeing Charlie’s (my 2 year old yellow lab) face so excited to see me. Can make a day better in an instant!

  • JavaChick August 15, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I am a cat person with two very high maintenance cats. My babies are 9 years old, hard to imagine. But I definitely understand your puppy love. I truly love my cats and as much as I don’t enjoy scooping litter boxes and cleaning up cat puke, I hope we have a lot of years ahead.

  • Amber K August 15, 2011, 12:29 pm

    That is so incredibly sweet! And I think it’s awesome that there is good dog food out there that isn’t full of junk.

    My husband and I want to wait until we get a house before getting a dog, but we are definitely pet lovers! Although he grew up with cats, he is sympathetic that I am completely allergic (and can’t stand them). Totally a dog person here!

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 15, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Aw. Happy Birthday, Maggie! 🙂 I totally get how you feel. My dog Emma makes me ridiculously happy. No matter what kind of day I am having, she is always able to cheer me up with her cute little face and waggly tail. Dogs don’t care if you’re fat or thing, rich or poor, smart or a flake…they just love you for you. It’s the best.

  • Jordan August 15, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Such a great post! It’s amazing how our pets can make us feel! I have a 3 yr old Lab/Rott mix and a 1 1/2 yr old pound pup that my boyfriend and I adopted a few months back. They make me happy every single day – and not it any specific way really either! Their unconditional love and individual and unique quirks are something that makes every pet out there so special. I know for a fact that without my “mutts” as I like to call them, I’d be a lot less happy each day. There’s just something about their kisses and love that makes me feel good each day!

    Happy Birthday to Maggie! May we all love and cherish our pets, as they will always love and cherish their owners!!

  • Rachel August 15, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I love my dog because every single night he likes to spin around in circles looking for predators before plopping down in a donut shape on my feet in bed. I also love the face he makes right before climbing into my lap on the couch to snuggle (like a “may I please climb into your lap, mommy?” face). He’s the most affectionate creature I’ve ever been lucky enough to be loved by.

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 15, 2011, 12:39 pm

    Happy birthday, Maggie!

    I miss having a pet after constantly having them growing up (cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, and ducks), but our lifestyle right now just can’t accomodate one. They deserve to be spoiled!

  • Kelsey August 15, 2011, 12:41 pm

    happy birthday to maggie!

    i love my westie sam for many reasons including his love for “hunting” in our landscaping, his fear of baths, his love for food (ANY food), and the fact that he’s just so darn cute. but most of all, i love our morning walks. usually i don’t want to get up and go, but he just gets so excited when he hears the leash, grabs his little toy stuffed mouse (which he carries around the block/drops in mud puddles), and comes running to the door. it never fails to make me smile. i love dogs!

  • Ali August 15, 2011, 12:47 pm

    Our 3 year old boxer Indiana makes us happy daily. Especially when I was pregnant though. She put in a lot of couch hours with me 🙂

  • Clare August 15, 2011, 12:47 pm

    My parents have an Ibizan hound and we all dote on him. I was HORRIFIED when I noticed that he’s beginning to grey. My parents just pretend he’s still four like he was the day they got him, instead of seven :-).

    It’s amazing what a big difference good quality food made when they first got him. He was a rescue dog and he’d been kept in really substandard conditions for a while. At first he looked really motheaten — he was missing patches of fur all over and had scabs all around his ears. My parents cook for him every day and give him really high quality kibble, and now his fur positively glistens. LOVE THAT DOG!

  • Alaina August 15, 2011, 12:52 pm

    How cute. Happy Birthday Maggie!! That birthday cake from a past birthday looks good! 🙂

  • alli August 15, 2011, 12:53 pm

    our 9# shih tzu makes us laugh daily. he was my baby when i couldn’t have any and now he’s my 10 month old sons best bud. patch makes eli laugh , which in turn makes us laugh. everyone who comes over instantly loves patch. he’s such a snuggler and will fall asleep and snore in your lap. we <3 him! 🙂

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 15, 2011, 12:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie! Seeing pictures of your dogs makes me smile! My family’s dog also got white eyebrows as he aged. But I thought he looked so cute once that began happening…I started to call him Grampy!

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  • Aja August 15, 2011, 12:58 pm

    What a cute dog. Happy Birthday Maggie!

  • Kris August 15, 2011, 1:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie! Doggie years fly by far too quickly. I would do anything to have another day with my sweet girl who we lost in June. We rescued her when she was a year old. She was so neurotic, but I felt a special bond with her. She made me happy by just being such a sweet and gentle soul; all reflected in her soulful blue eyes. I hope one day there will be another special doggie in my life. Life is lonely after having dogs for 25 years.

  • Brittney August 15, 2011, 1:03 pm

    Aww, happy birthday to Maggie :). I love this post. I feel the same way you do about Clyde! I never knew I could love an animal so much. He constantly makes me laugh and smile and I am fiercely protective of him. I just think he’s the cutesy dog ever created.

  • jessica August 15, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie!! My own dachshund/beagle mix Bella just had her 7th birthday on June 30th. According to the vet she is now considered a senior. Sniff…sniff….waaaaaah!! Bella is the fur love of my life. I’ve had her since she was 6 weeks and she now has a best friend named Elvis that we rescued. He is a dachshund mix too and is extremely neurotic but they make a cute pair and are each other’s best buddies. They enrich our lives so much!

  • Kristina August 15, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Cooper (border collie/golden retriever) is honestly my best friend. Im currently away at University and haven’t seen him in months and will be reunited this weekend. He is the smartest, most amazing dog I’ve ever been around in my entire life, and is probably the most loyal pet I’ve ever had. Even on a bad day, being around Coupie makes the worst day the best day, and seeing his tail wag almost off his bum is totally worth every second away from him. My family loves him so much that he is no longer our “dog/pet”, he is our “brother”!! My sister has a dog, Mo (black lab), and we call Cooper his uncle! Its so silly how much our lives revolve around our pets. Sometimes we can’t live with them, but for most of us we certainly cannot live without them.

  • Kathy Brown August 15, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie! I just got a puppy a few months ago. Since then she has made me so happy. She is always smiling and wanting to play. She’s 4 months old so she’s in the goofy stage of her legs and ears being too large for her body. She’s so precious and loves to cuddle up in your lap! Animals really are the best!

  • Laura August 15, 2011, 1:17 pm

    How is Maggie needy and difficult? I’ve read that she hasn’t been comfortable with new people and situations, but she seems really happy. Our 2 dogs are rescues–Clementine and Dusty (you can see pics of them on my facebook, this is Laura Bee). They’re both so wonderful–Clementine is exuberant, affectionate, and curls her body into mine perfectly, tucking her head in between my jaw and neck. Dusty is a sweet panda-bear dog, and loves affection but is much shyer in seeking it. He’s wonderful to hug. They both make mine and my husbands lives a fun, special experience. I love animals!

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 1:19 pm

      How is Maggie NOT needy and difficult? LOL She pees in her crate, pees on the bathroom rug, barks at everything, licks her hands on the couch and gets drool everywhere, refuses to walk, insists on being carried everywhere… but i love her.

      • Laura August 15, 2011, 6:27 pm

        See, and that sounds almost normal to me. Uh oh 🙂

  • Mel August 15, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Happy Birthday to Maggie! I always wanted a dog growing up but my Dad is in the Army so we moved around a lot and it just wasn’t feasible. I did however just finish dog sitting for the first time ever, and really enjoyed it. It seems like even if you were having the worst day ever it’d be nice to know that at least your dog loves you! Dog owning is definitely on my life bucket list (strange I know), I’d like to name my dog Louis! I love it when pets have people names 🙂

  • Carrie August 15, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Pets are totally worth the small annoyances and troubles! I love when my doggies “purr” when I’m rubbing their bellies and when they burrow down to the bottom of the blankets by my feet. They make me so happy!!

  • Rachel August 15, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Aww–a very happy birthday to Miss Maggie! Dogs are amazing…we have two: a dappled mini dachshund named Pepper, and a dappled mini dachshund/chihuhua mix (Chiweenie!) named Olive. They give me so much love every day, and it’s so heartwarming to see them loving each other unconditionally too. I don’t know where I’d be without them in my life! Good food is definitely so important. I take so much trouble to be sure that I’m eating good, whole foods, so of course I want my pups to eat well too! Would love to try to Organix- haven’t had that brand before.

  • kayleigh August 15, 2011, 1:28 pm

    i understand your love for your dogs so much! my dogs are really a big part of my life and just being around them makes me happy.

  • Kristen August 15, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Stanley (my 25 lb American Eskimo) is such a love bug – we always have “morning time” where he cuddles with Mommy and Daddy and forces his head under our hands so we have to pet him. He’s such a good boy!

  • Cristina August 15, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Happy birthday, Maggie! My dog is turning 8 in a few months, and he has brought me so much joy over the past three years. He takes great care of me when I’m home alone; I always feel safer at night when he’s there, even though he’s only 13 lbs.

  • Cat August 15, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Buying dog food, THAT exact dog food is on my list of to-do’s today! It’s what I feed my little Stella, too! One of the many things that Stella does that makes me happy is when she gets SO EXCITED when she sees me or the people close to me/her. She sprints around the room, jumps up, doggie smiles and yeah, it’s just great 🙂

  • Lanie August 15, 2011, 1:42 pm

    My sweet little pitbull George always makes me happy. I especially love that he showers me with kisses every morning when I wake up.

  • Cellabella August 15, 2011, 1:42 pm

    I.love.this.post! I feel the same way about Bindi, she’s our little terrier mix we adopted from the shelter as a 3rd chance dog. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want her but I often believe it’s so she could make her way to our home and give us a smiles, joy, and laughter every day. It’s exactly like you say, even when I’m picking up her poop, wiping up her poopy butt, pulling trash from her mouth, or reprimanding her for scratching our chairs, I can’t help but love her dearly 🙂 She’s a snuggle muffin, running partner, crazy canine, and precious baby all rolled into 13 pounds of fur.

    I’ve also been interested in incorporating a variety of foods in her diet. Not as a sudden change, but to give her as much wholesome nutrition as possible. I’ve researched different brands that get high ratings like Blue, Natural Balance, Kirkland, and Castor & Pollux. Bindi hasn’t tried Castor & Pollux yet!

    Tell Maggie happy birthday and that I hope you all get to celebrate many many more birthdays together!!

  • Katy Widrick August 15, 2011, 2:03 pm

    Faegan is turning 7 this year (8? I don’t know…Lucas keeps track) and I’m just starting to notice some haziness in his eyes, and he likes to sleep a lot more than he used to.

    But he still jumps up and down and wags when I walk in the door, so I know he will always be my puppy.

  • Stacy @ Stacy Eats August 15, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie!
    Moose makes me happy a lot but my favorite thing is simply when I get home and he’s waiting for me on the couch. He wags his tail and waits for a giant hug from his mama. 🙂

  • Krystina (Organically Me) August 15, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Maggie!

  • Ashley August 15, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I just got my golden doodle puppy this weekend! Happy birthday to maggie 🙂

  • nancy August 15, 2011, 2:24 pm

    I totally get the Maggie love. I had never co-existed with a dog before (and I am in my 40’s) so deciding to get one was huge for me. I did it for my husband and kids. He is a dog lover and my kids wanted one very badly. I hesitantly agreed to get a dog but it had to be small. As a family we decided to look for a rescue who needed a family the same way we needed a dog. A short time later a small breed rescue group brought us a mess of a little dog. We’ve never been able to determine how old he is, we aren’t really certain about what breed(s) he is and we have spent more on his vet bills than I thought was even possible for something that only weighs 12 pounds. It doesn’t matter. We love him completely. He has chronic health problems that will most certainly shorten his life so we are committed to making every day joyful for him. He gives us everything he’s got every single day. And the mom who had never shared space with a dog before now very happily sleeps with one on the pillow next to her. Go figure.

  • Kristin August 15, 2011, 2:28 pm

    I have a mini weenie dog too and i love him! everytime you post about maggie it reminds me of Diesel! I love that everytime i look at his short little legs and long body it makes me smile. Also, that if there is ever a warm blanket around you can be sure he will burrow himself under it! There really is just “something special about a long dog”- Words of Caitlin from HTP 🙂

  • Orla August 15, 2011, 2:32 pm

    We have a 6 month old pup called Dave who is already completely grey around his face. Everyone calls him the old man dog. Literally in the space of a week he went from black face with tan eyebrows and a white beard to a greay face and eyebrows, a little tan thrown in for measure! Hilarous.
    Happy Birthday Maggie!!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 15, 2011, 2:40 pm

    I don’t have a dog but I’ll still enter so the bag could be donated!

    I always grew up with lots of animals around but now that I’m in a small apartment in the city, I have to make do with two gerbils! They make me smile everyday with their antics 🙂

  • Rika August 15, 2011, 2:47 pm

    you should seriously write a book about your pups! 😀 i can feel the warmth and love emanating from your posts when it’s about them!

  • Amanda @ the beauty notebooks August 15, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Happy Birthday, dear Maggie 🙂 I would love to get a dachschund when I’m out of college! A Vizsla too — I’ve grown up with Vizslas all my life.

  • Katie August 15, 2011, 2:55 pm

    I LOVE watching my dogs play….we have a 9 year old boxer and a 1 year old mini schnauzer….such an unlikely combo, but the dynamic between them is SO much fun to see! I always try and picture what they voices would sound like….I assigned them to Simpsons characters, I think our boxer would sound like Patty and Selma, and our mini schnauzer would sound like Ralph! LOL

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes August 15, 2011, 2:57 pm

    Happy birthday Mag-pie!
    My little Tia makes me smile a million times a day! She has the cutest loving face and she always tries to kiss me when I’m not looking!

  • beth August 15, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!!!! You’ve come a loooooong way 🙂 I have an 85lb yellow lab that ate my couch in the amount of time it took me to run a half marathon and get back home; greets me at the door with empty packages of bread, a six pack of bananas, or leaves anything that was in the kitchen sink on my bed for me as a gift. He has almost fallen off of a cliff and in order to save him I sacrificed my backpack into the ocean,the he got a fishing barb in his eye a week later, opened hot cocoa and licked the wole can of exploded powder into my carpet and furniture. He is far more naughty and entertaining than Marley (from Marley and Me).This year he was diagnosed with hereditary acute kidney failure and I didn’t leave my bed for days. Duke has taught me more patience and shown me unconditional love then anything I ever could have imagined from a dog. Despite all of his craziness, he is always at my side, on a hike or a run and happy to see me at the end of even the worst days. I prayed and prayed to anyone who would listen to spare my 4 year old naughty lab and 6 weeks later the vet told me that “it’s a miracle, Duke is 100% better”. Someone up there got a glimpse of my life without him and said “whoops, we made a mistake. he stays!!!”. Now he gets all the treats in the world because you just never know when they won’t be there anymore:)

    • Nathalie August 15, 2011, 3:20 pm

      Hi Beth, this comment made my laugh and cry…Duke sounds like a wonderful dog! You should write a book! I’ve had the cliff experience, the gifts at the door or in bed, all sorts of household goods hidden in the dog basket etc with my first dog, a dalmatian. He even pinched chocolate on several occasions, which of course put me in total panic mode, but luckily it never did him any harm…and how he got hold of that kind of stuff in a pretty dog proof home is another story… I am still amazed that he lived to 14 years old, but also wish he was still with us 🙁 I love remembering all the old stories though- so many adventures 🙂
      Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

      • beth August 15, 2011, 3:54 pm

        SOO many people have told me that I should write a book on that dog, and I likely will one day. Just this past weekend at my bbq someone said “is Duke supposed to be eating all the hot dog buns?!” hahaha.:) I’m sure your 14 years were fulll of indescribable adventures and I’m sure somewhere he is running free…..

  • Nathalie August 15, 2011, 3:11 pm

    Happy Birthday, Maggie ! Love from Teddy and Luna xoxox
    PS: My pups make me happy just by being there- I just adore them!

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars August 15, 2011, 3:14 pm

    We got Carlee about a month ago. Her previous owners told us that she was born because there was a mix up at the breeders’ place. See, they bred Golden Retrievers and Yellow Labrador Retrievers, and somehow a Golden got with a Lab and along came Carlee. 🙂 Poor thing, her previous owners had no time for her so she spent almost 100% of the time either in a pen or locked in a garage. I don’t know how they did it because I adore her furry little face!

    Carlee makes me happy because she loves to snuggle, lays on my feet when they’re cold, chases down bugs and eats them, and is always down to play. She’s fantastic!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 15, 2011, 3:15 pm

    Aww cute! Happy Birthday Maggie! I always celebrate my pets’ birthdays..although we don’t really know when their actual birthday is so I’m sharing my birthday as theirs, too. 😛

  • Laurie August 15, 2011, 3:16 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday sweet adorable Maggie!!! I have two weiner dogs and I love them so much! You’re right, they are a lot of work but its worth it to me! Mine seem so needy, but I love to cuddle up to them, and they way they both want to cuddle up to me in bed. So sweet! They way they greet me when I’m away from home, its like they haven’t seen you in months! Actually, my older dachshund will ‘grin’ and give you kisses when he sees you! I love them both so much and can’t imagine life without them!

  • Sara Palacios August 15, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about my two doggies. Even when they are a complete pain in the butt!!!

  • Emily August 15, 2011, 3:21 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    J and I love our little nugget, Teek. Teek is a bichon poodle mix that looked like an ewok the day we brought her home (and that’s why she got an ewok name!) She’s now just over a year old. She is the kind of dog with absolutely endless energy that can sometimes make you a little envious! But she never fails if you are in need of a cuddle or “belly protection” as she is more than happy to drap herself across your stomach and receive belly rubs!

  • Melissa August 15, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Awww…is it sad that this post made me teary? I love my two doggies so much and Roxy is also going to be 7 on September 1. I truly can’t imagine my life without their sweet little faces and unique personalities. Stinky breath and all, they are my babies…and I keep a picture of them on my desk at work as if they were my children!

  • Lara August 15, 2011, 3:34 pm

    I know exactly what you mean–my pups bring my joy (almost) every moment of the day 🙂 My favorite thing is snuggling with them.

  • katy {of} katy loves. August 15, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Nola makes me happy because she’s super goofy! I could be feeling really down and within two seconds, she has me smiling. She’s so special to us, our first fur-baby! We just adore her. She told me to wish Maggie a happy birthday and wanted me to also mention that she’s working on calming down so she can meet her. 😉

  • Tricia August 15, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Job hunting right now is really tough. We gout our pit bull/hound mix on 7/30 and he has given purpose back to my every waking minute of the day. I love my little furbaby!

  • Delaina August 15, 2011, 4:21 pm

    My dachshund, Boston, has the same birthday as Maggie! He turned 2 today.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 15, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Happy birthday to Maggie! She’s such a cutie!

  • Julie August 15, 2011, 5:18 pm

    We adopted my dog Ries at 3 mo. and while it was a lot of work having a puppy, it was totally worth it. He’s my buddy and always puts a smile on my face:)

  • Rachel August 15, 2011, 5:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, little Maggie!

    I’ve had my puppy, Maddy, for less than two weeks, but she is one the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. She went from her original home to a shelter (unknown reason), then ended up in a rescue group, then was adopted, then brought back to the group, and then she came home with me. While I’ve had some anxiety attacks over having a 9 month old puppy and a 12 year old rabbit in a one bedroom apartment, she is always so happy to see me that her whole body wags back and forth with her tail and it makes up for any frustration I have. I can be gone for two minutes or overnight and she acts like my return is the best thing in the world! 🙂

  • Emma August 15, 2011, 5:30 pm

    My boyfriend and I have two doggies: Brooke (German Pointer/Border Collie/Mutt Extraordinaire) and Bosco (a lazy yet not-obese Beagle). Despite the incessant barking, rubbing faces on the couch, scooting butts on the floor, or pooping in the dining room because the grass was just the slightest bit wet, I love them unconditionally. And that’s because they love me unconditionally. They are the sweetest and friendliest dogs; they just get overwhelmed by love! They go crazy if they can’t play with a dog they see or get pet by that stranger walking by. It’s adorable, and speaks volumes to their characters. I love having animals in my home (especially shelter pets!), and I will have one for the rest of my life.

  • Sana August 15, 2011, 5:32 pm

    Happy b-day Maggie!!!

  • Emily August 15, 2011, 5:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie, I must say your doggie cake looks pretty tasty to this human !

  • Mary August 15, 2011, 6:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Maggie! Dogs rule! I still miss my awesome cocker spaniel/Aussie Chloe, but the new furry love of my life is Kruze who is a totally cool Australian Shepherd. He can be a handful sometimes, but to a dog person it’s worth it (even the raccoon poop he rolls in – ugh!).

  • Steph August 15, 2011, 6:36 pm

    Unconditional love!! No matter how bad of day you have had, or mistake made during your day, dogs are always there for you!

  • April August 15, 2011, 6:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie! I love that you celebrate your dogs’ birthdays. We celebrate ours too. I love how she loves us unconditionally. She is always happy to see you. She senses when you are not feeling well or having a bad day.

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 7:01 pm


    I just moved away from home for the first time and I miss my parents’ dogs so much! They’re two of my best friends. One is a 110 lbs lab who thinks he’s a lap dog and the other is a 40 lbs dog who thinks he’s a ninja. Perfect combo if you ask me!

  • Kate August 15, 2011, 7:10 pm

    I have a 3 year-old border collie with a rare genetic disease that prevents him from absorbing vitamin B12. Because his disease wasn’t diagnosed until he was 10 months old, he was malnourished for most of his rapid growth phase and he’s consequently very small (but very cute!). He is the smartest and most intuitive dog I’ve ever met, and has all the normal BC energy in a tiny package. He’s a unique little fella and his energy and zest for life is contagious.

  • Heather @ Bake, Run, Live August 15, 2011, 7:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie! My parents always celebrate their dogs birthdays (and Christmas), and I celebrate my cats birthdays. I grew up with dogs, but chose to be owned by cats, as I am gone long hours (and they don’t care). As I type this, I have one cat next to me and the other on my legs. I guess maybe they do love me 🙂

  • Jessica P August 15, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie from Penny (my pup, hehe). She makes me happy because she is my sidekick. I love how she is excited to see me when I get home and she has made moving to a new city so much easier and less lonely!

  • Caitlin August 15, 2011, 7:46 pm

    My dog makes me happy everytime I see him. He is the first one to greet me when I come home from work everyday, always with a smile on his face (seriously lol) and a tail that is wagging!

  • Shannon August 15, 2011, 7:49 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie!!! I love dogs!

  • Angie August 15, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I love my dogs (two lovely Golden Retreivers) because of how excited they are when I come home. They run around in circles, get toys for me, and get my work clothes all full of hair 🙂 You are very right about the decision to get a dog being one you should not take lightly; being a good dog owner takes work, time, and money…which is good practice for children!

  • Angie August 15, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I love my dogs (two lovely Golden Retreivers) because of how excited they are when I come home. They run around in circles, get toys for me, and get my work clothes all full of hair 🙂 You are very right about the decision to get a dog being one you should not take lightly; being a good dog owner takes work, time, and money…which is good practice for children!

  • Lauren G August 15, 2011, 8:04 pm

    Lillie is our sweet, sweet miniature German shepherd/Australian cattle dog who sheds EVERYWHERE but I love her more each day! Lillie wishes Maggie a very happy birthday!

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 15, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Awww this is so sweet! Happy birthday, Maggie 🙂

  • Crystal August 15, 2011, 8:23 pm

    My Weimereiner is always happy and ready to go for a run.

  • Courtney August 15, 2011, 8:24 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie! We adopted a greyhound three and a half months ago. We are absolutely in love with our sweet boy. He is such a happy and gentle dog!

    • Kristina August 15, 2011, 9:55 pm

      Greyhounds are the best!! I’ve had my girl for three years now, and I will always have a Greyhound in my life. We also foster for a Greyhound rescue group, so it’s fun to add a new Grey to the gang every now and then for a few months!

  • BroccoliHut August 15, 2011, 9:26 pm

    Happy birthday to Miss Maggie!
    I got a Jack Russell pup last May, and she makes me happy because now I have someone to greet me when I come home at the end of the day! She also makes a good heater when it’s chilly at night:)

  • Kristina August 15, 2011, 9:52 pm

    I cannot even fathom life without my two dogs! My Greyhound girlie Grace Kelly (who turned 7 in May and her fawn face is also getting lighter!) is the sweetest, goofiest dog. Greys are notorious for being lazy (45 mph couch potatoes), but she has tons of silly energy in the morning. She’s so animated, trotting around the house and flipping her toys in the air. I’m not a morning person, so I enjoy seeing Grace so happy and full of life every morning. It makes me smile 🙂

  • Ashley August 15, 2011, 10:05 pm

    My little pup-a-lup Pierre is the love of my life! He was a neglected rescue pup born into a raided puppy mill. He was 2lbs. of fleas & worms, obviously abused, unexpected love. Watching him grow to be the lovable dog he is now is so amazing. Pierre makes me happy every single day when he follows me around pretending to be my shadow, laps up my tears when I’m sad, excitedly plays with his many toys, and cuddles with me at night. In a lot of ways, he is my little baby! When I first found out I was unable to have children after battling cervical cancer, Pierre helped me cope because I knew I would always have him. (Or at least for the next 10+ years hopefully!)

  • Wendy August 15, 2011, 10:33 pm

    Happy b-day Maggie! My lab turned 12 on Sat. and he makes me happy because his love is unconditional and because I can hear him thumping his tail when he is in one room and I am in the other. He does that just because he hears me making noise and he is happy to know that I am there. Woof!

  • Jaime August 15, 2011, 10:44 pm

    Oh, happy birthday to Maggie!!!

    My daughter has been asking for a pug since she could talk, pretty much. For her 6th birthday, we surprised her with Eddie. He will be two this October, and I cannot ever imagine our lives without a pug in the mix. He follows us everywhere, and charms us with his bulgy eyes and squishy nose. He is pure love.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 15, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie 🙂 *hugs

  • Jen August 15, 2011, 11:30 pm

    Okay, so I am now officially dying of cute overload! I LOVE that you have such a fabulous B-Day celebration for your beloved fur child! (Also glad to hear that you did not indulge in any of the kibble.) 🙂

    Happy Birthday, Maggie!

    Love and belly rubs,

  • ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska August 16, 2011, 12:36 am

    We have 2 dogs- a large blue heeler and a small poodle mix, and they make my heart happy every single day. They wake up happy to greet the day and eager to love on us, they “protect” us from animals on television and out the windows, are great hiking partners, and so much more. I unfortunately can’t feed our dogs anything with grains (one dog is allergic so we avoid them totally) but would love for that fabulous food to be donated!

  • Grace August 16, 2011, 1:03 am

    This post made me tear! My dog turned six this year… the fur around his mouth is turning white. I don’t even want to think about what I’m going to do when… argh can’t think about it. Beginning to cry.

  • Jen August 16, 2011, 8:06 am

    Hey! 8/14 was my dog’s 11th birthday! Fred and Maggie could have had a joined birthday party! =) Fred makes me happy every moment I am with him, but especially when I’m sad because he seems to have canine superpowers to sense when I am sad and chooses to attack me with kisses.

  • Jen August 16, 2011, 8:06 am

    Hey! 8/14 was my dog’s 11th birthday! Fred and Maggie could have had a joint birthday party! =) Fred makes me happy every moment I am with him, but especially when I’m sad because he seems to have canine superpowers to sense when I am sad and chooses to attack me with kisses.

  • Caitlin August 16, 2011, 9:59 am

    Happy birthday Maggie!
    My dog Buddy the Elf makes me happy all the time. My work schedule has been NUTS recently and I feel guilty not spending enough time with him, but when I get home he is always so flippin excited to see me and it just makes my night to see him so excited. I look forward to going home to see him!

  • Juani August 16, 2011, 11:14 am

    Congrats to Maggie!She is such a pretty girl,and I can totally understand why you have such a soft spot for her,even though she can be quite…difficult ;).My cat-boy,Frankie,is the same way,but I still love him to bits.

    PS.My boyfriend has a soft spot for dachshunds,and his little buddy,Castle,died on Christmas day last year (extreme sadness!).He thinks Maggie is super gorgeous!

  • Alison August 16, 2011, 11:39 am

    Aww Happy Birthday Maggie! My dog just turned 7 last week, isnt it odd how much older 7 sounds than 6??

    I have a crazy obsession with my dog, I love the way she knows when i am feeling down, spins around in circles when i walk in the door after a long day of work, no matter how frequently …she STILL gets so excited every time i ask her if she wants to “go for a ride in the car”, and the way i swear she is smiles at me when she is super happy. animals are the best.

  • Cristy August 16, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

    My Doc means the world to me because we found each other when no one else could handle us. He was my first big dog, and though it was a bit of an adjustment (to say the least!), I promised him on the drive home from where I got him that we were in this together, no matter what. And that was almost 3 years ago! He’s my baby, my love, and my angel. And he gives the BEST kisses!!

  • Rachel August 16, 2011, 5:30 pm

    One of my cats, Lulu, likes to climb under the covers with me and stretch out full length right against my body. It’s so sweet.

    Happy birthday to Maggie!

  • Laura August 16, 2011, 5:54 pm

    I have a picture of my dog, Hannah, at work and she always makes me smile!

  • Laura August 16, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Oh no! I can’t believe I missed Maggie’s birthday post… Posts with her are always my favorite. The look on her face in so many pictures and your stories always make me laugh. Happy belated to her!

    My dog is the love of my life. He never fails to make me laugh, and he knows when I’m upset and always tries to comfort me. He’s also a great snuggler in the morning.

  • Nova August 16, 2011, 11:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Maggie!!! We will be welcoming our newest member of our family, Maci (a Valley Bulldog), next week. We are so excited. My husband says I am “nesting”. I have already put her birthday, May 31, on the family calendar. I am looking forward to many happy years with her. We are SOOOOOOOO excited!! She makes me happy already, so I can’t imagine what I feel when she gets to come home. She is already so loved!

  • thomas August 16, 2011, 11:57 pm

    happy birthday maggie! My parents dog fuji is going on 12 years old now and is not in the greatest shape. My own Addy is only a year old but i’m already thinking about his future. We literally do everything together so I want him to stay happy and healthy for many years to come!

  • TZStLouis August 23, 2011, 6:54 pm

    Happy Birthday, Maggie! What an adorable – and lucky, pooch you are! Just like our two rescued girls… why do we love them so much? Well first off, they’re just so darn cute, and funny! and loveable. They’ve rescued my husband from the depression that sat on his shoulders his whole life. It’s GONE gone gone – because of the minute by minute love and laughter AbiGirl and Little Miss Eco bring us. We are lucky to have them in our lives. We have been meaning to try Castor and Pollux food for pets. I love their treats, and so do the girls.

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