First off, this is post #100. Woot! Honestly, I never thought I'd get here. I am an expert at half-finished projects - but blogging about our furry family is fulfilling in a way I never realized it could be. And you peeps aren't that bad either!
But on to the actual post....
With three dogs, patience is not a virtue; it's a necessity. And while each of us, furry or human, exhibits patience in our crazy household in our individual ways, no one excels at it more than dear Maggie.
From the get-go, Maggie has shown an outstanding amount of patience towards puppy Hurley. She was the first to share her bed.
She ran interference during the crazy, bitey, temper-tantrum throwing early days. Seriously, she would come running whenever he was too rough with me and take over - teaching him bite inhibition and giving this chewed up Mama a much needed break.
She is always game for bitey face, tug, or any other romping that Hurley feels must be done. Even when he wakes her up from a dead sleep. And let me tell you, he's not exactly Mr Manners when it comes to his playing needs. But every single time, she is a willing participant.
I am so lucky to have Maggie - she's been a great big sister, baby-sitter and much needed stress relief. Raising a puppy is hard work but with a partner like Maggie, anyone can make it through the ups and downs of puppyhood!