Category Archives: Maggie

Maggie – so grownup

Maggie will be four in a few months and it’s hard to believe. I honestly couldn’t imagine a life without her or the past four years with another dog. Maggie came into my life at a time of transition. I was going to embark living on my own for the first time – no parents and no roommates. At the time I learned that I was going to be all on my own, my Mom’s coworker discovered a pregnant stray on her farm. The mom had a litter of puppies. All looked very different. Knowing that she couldn’t keep all of these puppies, she began to search for new homes. I drove over 2 hours to see the two females out of the group. The one that stuck out and the cutest with her black fluffy hair was Maggie.

That was it. I was hooked. Now, I’m a dog mom.

Four years have flown by. We’ve lived in three different homes. By ourselves and with a roommate including a chihuahua. Maggie has a personality all her own and she no longer is a black fluffy girl, now she is a long, blonde hair dog that loves to sleep on my feet throughout the night and cuddle with my pillow in the early morning hours.

It really has been a wonderful four years and I can’t wait to see what the next phase will be for her and for me.

September Favorites


Looking back at my favorite fall posts for the month of September.

A litte treat

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Someone got a little treat… peanut butter. Think it was a successful treat.

Rules to live by around here

I think Maggie, the pup dog, likes to remind me just which rules we follow around here.  I was so politely reminded of that this week when she wanted to cuddle real close right after I survived another CrossFit workout.

Thought this was too funny, and yet true.

Happy Sunday!

source: SOS Animals UK Facebook

Friday Five

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1) I have a thing for cloud pictures. I think that’s apparent.

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2) I’ve got a pup that is sneakily trying to learn how to drive. Take my eyes off the driver for one second and somehow she’s in the seat.

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3) Yummy dinner with friends at Garbo’s in Springfield this past week.

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4) Quick glimpse of my outfit this week. Now with school back my clothes are lasting much longer than my average 8-5 job. Try 8am – 10pm.

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5) Nothing beats a day at the lake. Tubing. Fishing. Relaxing. One word can sum it all up – perfect.

No words


Can express how much love I have for this pup.