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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 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

Just some thoughts....



The weather remains cold here in Sweden and I see on the news that most of Europe is in the deep freeze too. This cold weather sure makes you appreciate having a roof over your head and a warm bed to sleep in. I see that Russia has stopped the supply of natural gas to it's neighbors during this cold snap. Very bad indeed. And for the conflict in Gaza--now Lebanon has fired rockets into Israel. I sure wish somehow this could be resolved, but it seems that it is just an ugly, endless cycle of violence. I wish Obama all the best when he takes office! He will have his hands full and will be the first US president elect to have such a full plate of messes to handle! I am going to be sure to be around the tv on inauguration day to watch history in the making! I never dreamed that I would live long enough to see a black man be elected to the higest office in the US! I know the amount of bigotry and racism that runs across the land, and have experienced it first hand personally on several ocassions in my lifetime. I am proud to be an American. Always have been, but now so more than ever.
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