Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Millie, The Heart Catcher

What is it about dogs that completely catch our hearts and hold us captive? 
For the many who have asked, I want you to know that the Much Beloved Millie is doing well. She's still rounding up and catching hearts, giving a new meaning to the term dog catcher. The old girl is six now. Six in March. Ever the fan of riding in the back and trotting after tennis balls and trying to sneak things off kitchen counters.

She has Josh trained to give her string cheese on command. A week or two ago, I bought one of those jumbo packages of string cheese and shoved it towards the back of the fridge. Ha. They found it in no time. 

Me: [Looking intently in fridge]  Josh? Where in the world is all that string cheese we just bought?

Josh: ... Well... it wasn't that much. But... uh... ask Millie. [Points toward the corner of the kitchen where she's sitting.]

[Millie wags her tail.]

She seems to be adjusting to all the changes fairly well. I say "all the changes" because back in February, we adopted Maggie, a tiny Yorkshire Terrier mix that was rescued off the street. She came to us severely malnourished, dehydrated and dangling a broken leg. We loved her instantly, even if Millie took a week or two to adjust.

So Millie and Maggie. Quite the pair. I'll round up the now-rambunctious Mags soon and introduce you. You'll adore her.

But first, Millie. I appreciate y'all asking about her. She sends her love but says she will keep your heart, thank you very much.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Is she really 6 already?? I remember when you got her, like yesterday! Wow! I'm glad she has a buddy now and looking forward to more about Maggie! Now, onto your digs and garden? Your spoiling us here!

Betty said...

Thanks for the update on Millie. She looks happy enough:)

Betty said...

Thanks for the update on Millie. She looks happy enough:)

Joy Works said...

Just how darn adorable : )

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Aw! just look at that face!
"Millie, Lover of string cheese!"

Adrienne said...

I laughed when I read that Millie has Josh trained to give her string cheese on command. My long-hair mini-Doxie does the same. And I wonder who is responsible for that because I seem to be the one who enjoys string cheese. And I'm the one she 'commands' most often! So glad Millie is adjusting. Can't wait to meet your other, little sweetie!

P.S. - I am SO glad you are back again. I missed you!

Sissy said...

I remember when you brought her home and she was all wiggly and big feet. Glad to know she has charmed your man too!

Rebecca said...

Awww, Millie...she's still beautiful.

Elenka said...

I also remember when you just got her.
I remember your cat!
I'm getting old.....