Thursday, May 1, 2014

Meet Maggie

We had already been discussing another dog. After all, maybe Millie could do with a pal, right? I contacted a local rescue and considered a few dogs but none seemed right. Then we got a call. A relative was housing a wiggly Yorkie-mix puppy but could we please take her? 

Turns out, the puppy had been trotting up and down a nearby road, and when followed, she took off towards what appeared to be an abandoned house. But it wasn't. An old man lived there and yelled at the puppy rescuers to take the dog, I don't want it. So they did.

She had a broken back leg. She was cold. And she was severely malnourished. We took her on the spot. 

Meet Maggie.

Once home, Maggie slept by the food bowl. It took several days for her to realize that the food would be there, always, and she didn't have to eat herself to sleep. It was heartbreaking. I carried her around like a baby and Josh let her sleep on his side of the bed. And while Millie initially avoided her, Maggie didn't let it deter her. She followed Millie everywhere. Millie's begrudgingly come to accept that her little shadow is here to stay. 

The leg's doing better. It didn't require extensive surgery, for which we were relieved. The veterinary surgeon is pleased with the "function" of the leg and aside from it being crooked, you can't tell she was ever injured.

And boy, is she rambunctious. The silly thing loves to be outside. Yesterday, after letting her out and not hearing from her after 10 minutes, I went looking. She was in the yet-untouched part of our yard, digging.

Busted.

I texted Josh and told him the source of that mysterious pile of dirt we saw the night before. And then I sent, "but how can I be mad at this?!":
 
How, indeed?

Little dog, you've been given a second chance. Welcome home.

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10 comments:

Seawashed Kerrie said...

She is adorable. You will love her. We have a barely 5 lb yorkie next door. She is the cutest thing ever. She comes over to play with my Bella Bleu a 10 lb maltese. So glad Maggie has a good home now.

debbie said...

love it and her was glad she got a second chance at life

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Nothing like a dog to melt your heart and make it burst!! Millie will be a great big sister, in time till then, she has the perfect home! Bless you!

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I'm so glad she found her way into your life. She is darling.

jAne said...

adorable. :)

Lulu said...

oh she is so adorable ...love her name also..

Brin said...

Thank you all! She has brought a lot of sunshine to the house. :) And thanks, Lulu! Josh named her. ;)

Betty said...

That last photo got to me too:)

Gail said...

So sweet.

Alexandra Lynne said...

Oh she is so sweet! Congrats! :o)