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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 Nordingrå 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

Saturday In Sweden

Good afternoon! Well, the weather continues to be dismal here in central Sweden. It is overcast and chilly today, only about 45 degrees. There is a bright side though, as the trees are really showing their fall colors now. Sundsvall is a city of 99,000 people and is nestled between two small mountains next to the Baltic sea. The forests in the mountains mostly consist of pine and birch trees, so now the birches are showing off their lovely shades of gold and red hues and are scattered among the pine trees. It is really pretty and I hope the leaves don't fall anytime soon. It provides a really nice view from my window.I will be getting a memory card for my digital camera this coming week, so I'll be sure to capture the view and post it here.I submitted this blog to a couple of directories this morning. Should be interesting to see if it is accepted.Maggie was out for her morning walk this morning and she really turned on the charm for an older woman whom we met in the area. Maggie made eye contact with the woman and the lady called Maggie to her. Maggie ran toward her and then darted around her and was teasing the lady-running up toward her and then zooming around in circles! It was really cute and the woman laughed and said 'Fantastik!'. (I don't think I have to translate this Swedish word for you). More to come later,Cin
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