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 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!

Friday, January 9, 2009 it's cold outside!

Hi! It's Sunday morning. I just checked the outside thermometer and it reads -17 celcius, which is 0 degrees farenheit! Brrr! Had to bundle up good to take the dog out-no long walks this morning; it's just too darn cold! :( Now that the holidays are over, what I look forward to is to get through the dark, cold winters of Sweden! I have planned an ice fishing trip with some friends in February. We plan on going to Sweden's Höga Kusta (High Coast), which is an hour's drive north to fish. That means I have to buy a couple of ice fishing poles, as I only have regular casting poles. It should be fun!I went ice fishing a couple of years ago. We had borrowed a hand drill for the ice. The standard variety that you use while standing and cranking the thing. It was useless; old and dull and wouldn't even make more than a dent in the two foot thick ice, so we were forced to use old fishing holes in the ice that had frozen over a few inches, but we were able to break through that ice and fish. This time we plan on taking a small, one-time grill and eat our lunch out on the ice. Hopefully it will be a nice sunny day!How's the weather where you are? I love comments, so please feel free to make one here! Thanks and bye for now, Cin

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