Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Infamous Maggie Dog

Going back through some of the blog posts I've realized that there really aren't that many posts or mentions of one of the big parts of our family, "The Infamous Maggie Dog". Now there are several reasons for that, the big ones being that Maggie hates having her picture taken and runs every time the camera comes out, both video and digital. Most of the pictures we have of her are taken with a camera phone or when she's not paying attention. The other reason is that Shantel has a love/hate relationship with her and since Shantel does most of the posting, that's why. Haha, just kidding babe. Shantel does like having her around but some of things that Maggie does just drives her nuts, like alway being wanting to be close to you and how much energy she always has.

The above pictures are how most of you see Maggie whenever you are at our house. Mainly a lazy house dog that always has a stuffed animal in her mouth. For the most part that is a pretty accurate picture, stuffed animals don't stand a chance in our house, Maggie always appropriates them as hers and if they have squeeker then she trys to get it out. But there are things that she does.

German Shorthaired Pointers have a lot of energy and Maggie is no exception. Most of you know that I like to run and Maggie is the perfect running partner. She gets all excited when I get her leash out and she knows what my running clothes look like and she can barely contain her excitment. When she was younger it was nothing for her to pull me for 6 or 7 miles as she tried to do a 6-7 minute/mile pace. Nowadays she is much more comfortable with a 8-9 minute/miles for 6 or 7 miles.

OK this isn't a very good picture but it shows Maggie doing one of her other favorite activities, which also happens to be one of my favorites as well, bird hunting. That's her in the orange vest "honoring" a point by another dog on a pheasant. Actually from this day of hunting, I think this was the only time that she didn't find the birds first. I took a friend of mine who had only seen her lounging around the house and he couldn't believe how good she was at pointing and retrieving. For a house dog who only hunts once or twice a year, she is pretty good, if I must say so myself.

This is Maggie with Mo, one of our cats. I find this picture highly amusing because for the most part Maggie hates cats and Mo isn't that fond of dogs but they both get along great and will play together quite often. To illustrate how much Maggie doesn't like cats, she will spend hours at the window watching wild or outdoor cats that come into our yard, just quivering and waiting for a chance to get outside and chase them. I've also seen her chase and tree wild farm cats, but she could care less about Mo or Myles.


Jennifer said...

I love the picture of her with Mo!! :-)

Joann said...

She has also put KitKat up a tree. Now that KitKat is 17, I'm not sure she can get up a tree anymore.