Friday, November 12, 2010

Ready, Set, Go ... New Post

I've been thinking about a new post for a while now, but wasn't quite sure where to begin.   So, let me start with ...

This has been a very nice break for me. Enough so, that I think I will do less posting and spend more time following all your blogs.  I have really enjoyed reading your daily/weekly posts.  Having  said that, I do have something to share now.

 Cape Mendocino, Fort Bragg (my hometown), California 10/24/10

Everyone paces themselves after the loss of an animal.  I expect that the pace is different for each situation and for every individual.  For me, in the beginning, it was hard to take a deep breath.  It was hard to sleep.  It was especially hard to do all the familiar things that I always did with my good friend Maggie.  Within a very short time I realized that it was more than just missing Maggie.  I knew that I needed to have another dog in my day to day life.  Selfish, maybe, but about three weeks ago I started looking for a new canine-in-need, to call our family dog and to help fill the big void in our lives.

Meet ... "Maddie May"  

Maddie May ... Day #5

We Do know that she was in need of a good home.  We Do know that she was rescued after being dumped along the side of the road.  We Do know that her foster family named her Maddy.  We Do know that we didn't have the heart to change her name because she was just starting to respond to being called Maddy.  We Do know that we tweaked the name a little, and that we now call her Maddie May.  AND yes, it's confusing, but every time we goof and call her Maggie, we Do know that it's a very loving slip-of-the-tongue.

We Don't have a clue what she is, or where she came from, or why she knows so very little about being a family dog, but we Do know that we will try to help her be the best  darn dog that she can be!  And we welcome this dog-in-need into our home-in-need of a dog.


  1. Yay! So good to hear from you. Welcome little miss Maddie May! What a darling girl. Congrats to you and your family on the new member. There is always room in our hearts for one more. Enjoy :)

    Emma Rose

  2. I love Maddie!!!! She is beautiful. Looks like some terrier in the wood pile somewhere.
    Thanks for choosing a rescue dog.

  3. I see terrier too.. but not sure what else. A very unusual and beautiful combination. What does the Vet say about the mix? Awesome that you rescued her. :-)

  4. She is adorable! I have friends that have a German Wirehaired Pointer who's name happens to be Maddy! Your Maddy May resembles my friend's dog. What a sweet face! So glad you have a new friend. Your shot of Cape Mendocino is beautiful!

  5. By the way that she behaves on the trail, I am guessing that she is some kind of bird dog mixture. She even points! Maybe a Labra-pointer-doodle-something? = mutt!

  6. Maddie May looks like a real sweetheart! Bless you for taking her to your hearts and giving her a new chance at a happy life.

  7. Just popping back in to see that charming dog!

  8. Aww, Maddie May is adorable... whatever breed she is she is beautiful, and is very lucky to have found you.

    I am glad to see you back blogging, I needed a break a while ago, it is good to have a break but it is good to see you back. :)

  9. Oh my Maddie is beautiful.
    The loss of an animal is difficult on the heart [metaphorically speaking of course]. I feel like I make room for each animal I have in there and when we part ways...well a little piece of my heart goes with them.

    Maddy has a very expressive face. It will be a joy to follow her adventures with you.

  10. This is so lovely!!!
    Maddie have come home ~
    So totally happy for heart was so alone till we got Freyda..she consoles me
    I'm glad that you are relaxing, reading, and taking such beautiful photos of that adorable Maddie!

  11. Welcome back...That Maddie May is adorable and lucky to have connected with you! Thanks for coming back to share this with us.