Thursday, October 20, 2011

Patience

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!

3 comments:

  1. That's so wonderful. It really is incredible when adult dogs exhibit patience and tolerance toward puppies. Makes you wonder if they are wired similarly to humans...if somehow, when they see a puppy they aren't saying "Awwwww...." too!

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  2. @Kirsten (peacefuldog)

    Both of mine are ridiculously in love with Hurley but in their own ways. I never thought Maggie would be the one with this amount of patience though. I love how my dogs continue to surprise me!

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  3. Awww...she looks so smart and competent on the first picture, just like a mother with experience ! And she is so jet black and beautiful!!!!!
    They are just wonderful creatures that even when they act similar to us, they only use the good human acts. THAT'S WHY WE LOVE THEM SOOOO MUCH :)

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