Dogs Are People Too!

This blog is dedicated to our four-legged friends-everyone's favorite pet-the beloved dog. Here we can discuss anything and everything related to dogs. We can share stories, photos, health and training tips, grooming tips; anything and everything related to the canines in our lives. Welcome and please do not hesitate to comment! I love to read other's stories and this blog was created to share. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back often!
ABOUT MAGGIE-We decided to get a puppy and began scouring the local online market places in the beginning of July in 2005. We answered an ad that was advertising small, mixed breed pups, made an appointment and drove an hour north to NordingrĂ¥ to visit the puppies. The breeder had the puppies out in her yard in a small enclosure. The pups were 8 weeks old. She told us that the mother was a Papillon and that the father was a Yorkshire Terrier. Both parents were there. One of the puppies looked very much like a Chihuahua, as he was short-haired and black and tan colored. I questioned the owner, because the father of the puppies did not look like a pure bred Yorkie to me, but she insisted that he was.There were four puppies in the litter. One had been sold already. Beside the one that looked like a Chihuahua, there was Maggie and then another female that had the same features as Maggie, only she was all brown with a black stripe running down the middle of her back. We decided that we liked the coloring of little Maggie and her sweet disposition, so we happily bought her and took her home that day.I have heard of so many names of this mixed breed. They can be called Yorkipaps, Papiyorks or Yorkillons! Maggie has the Yorkie face with the Pap ears and coloring. So many people that meet her have said what a perfect combination of breeds she seems to be!One of the neat things about Maggie is that we will never forget her birthday. She was born on May 5, 2005, so it's 5/5/05! So I suppose you could say that her lucky number is 5!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making a Lens on Squidoo

I just started creating a lens over at Squidoo. You can see the work in progress at Sure is fun to make and I plan on putting lots of cool dog related things there as well as more photos of Mags. I have to go to the basement and find some photos, as I have recently moved and have yet to unpack all boxes.
The weather here in central Sweden is turning. This morning when I went out with the dog, there was a pretty good layer of frost on the grass and the cars. Summers are really short here and the winters are long and dark. I plan on being outdoors as much as possible this fall to enjoy the last bit of warmth before winter sets in.
I need to get Maggie to the vet and have her nails clipped again. I take her about every 5 weeks. I have a nail trimmer, but am too 'chicken' to cut more than just the tips off. Her nails are black and so small, it is hard to see where the 'quick' begins. My sister is a professional dog groomer, and I have watched her numerous times trim dog's nails, so you would think I could do it!
Luckily Maggie has 'hair' as opposed to fur. She is really easy to groom, so I don't have to take her to a professional groomer. I took her once when she was about 5 months old. They worked on her for over 4 hours (doing what, I'm not sure)and when I went to pick her up, she looked a heck of a lot like a schnauzer! Plus they charged me about $45.00! So needless to say, I learned quickly how to keep up with her grooming. She loves being groomed, and when she sees me bring out the equipment-scissors, towel, etc, she jumps up on the chair, then hops to the kitchen table and is ready! Sometimes I groom her on my lap; it is easier to brush her belly that way. She actually falls asleep during the process-it's really cute! Well, enough for now. Come back and please do leave comments and I will come to your blog and return the favor! Peace, Cin


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