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!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy New Year!

Today is new year's eve. I have to take Maggie out to exercise her extra well today because people go absolutely crazy shooting off fireworks on new year's eve here in Sweden. It gets dark here at this time of year at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, so they start the insanity early! Maggie is scared to death of fireworks so it's not a nice time of year for pets! There has been some talk here in Sweden about outlawing people from shooting off rockets, but so far nothing has happened. People here can buy any type of rockets or fireworks they please and they are sold everywhere! It is bad for pets, and the fact is that the majority of people who shoot off these things are highly intoxicated, resulting in lots of injuries! I plan on playing my music high later towards midnight, in hopes that it will distract Maggie from the constant banging outside.New Years dinner tomorrow will be whole lobsters, pepper steak and baked potatoes. I am looking forward to the lobster especially! Have a happy and safe new year's eve! it's only 65 minutes left till we ring in another new year here in Scandanavia! The firework activity is really 'picking up'. Again, Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009 everyone!

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