Saturday, April 2, 2011

But I still Love her

I was taking a walk down memory lane yesterday trying to remember all the things my pups (mostly Maggie) have done since June 12th 2009 when they cam to live in there forever home. Calli isn't to bad and she usually only gets in trouble when she is following Maggie This is the list I came up with that I can remember She has...Chewed my shoes...my eye glasses...Quilts on the bed and in her crate...blankets..dog beds ...throw rugs...accent pillows..sheets while they are on the bed..paper plates..paper napkins and paper towells..dog toys..takes the other dogs treats when they aren't looking...moles from outside..rocks...acorns..anything plastic..a whole couch..the arms on our recliners...my crafts..silk flowers..Billys shoes..ball point pens...my cell phone (but it still worked) my decorated paper mache box..I took a huge fish hook out of her mouth..Grabs the cover on the couch when Calli is on it and rips it...ate 2 meat loves I made for company..pork chops (boneless) any food that she can reach. She will also take off if she gets a chance. Someone told me that labs usually quit doing that when they turn 2 but my vet says they will always do that. This is what the pups looked like when we got them...how sweet huh? I guess Maggie didn't like this nice blanket I put in her crate
Here they are sharing a rawhide chew..Maggie no longer shares and will take things from Calli or Bianca or Annie :)
It was very very hot in AL so I thought I would be nice and got them a pool...never again because I think it drew mosquitos and that is how Maggie got heart worm
They did not like being fenced in and always figured out a way to get out no matter what kind of fence we put up
Here they are getting some of the attention that they love from their Daddy
Maggie Loves to eat and even licks out the bottom of the dog food bag
This is the only and best thing that came from living in AL..This is our vet there with maggie and Calli on their first B D...he is the best vet EVER and if it wasn't 900 miles I would be taking my dogs back to him
There are times when they are behaving but they always have to be near each other

Maggie can sleep anywhere in any position
This is a little stuffed dog that belonged to our little poodle that died a few years ago. For some reason she never tried to trash it and makes me wonder if she knew it belonged to Keoki and she is gone now
This was Maggies favorite chair and we had to leave it in storage...I wonder if she will remember it when we go get the rest of our things
This is right after Maggie had her surgery and also the shots for heartworm. She went in the guest room to take a nap and took my sock out of the clean laundry with her..not sure what that was all about
This is after I made the bed in the guest room and she fixed it the way she liked it for her nap
Every time we go to town we almost always take all 4 dogs...the back seat drops down in our dodge and all 3 dogs lay down back there...but not Maggie...she has to put her head between us and look out the windshield. We finally figured out that she loves to see cows or horses
They always liked to lay by my feet when I was on the computer but since we moved they like to lay out in T V room and watch T V on the couch or in a chair...their favorite place to lay is in my recliner
This is the paper mache box that I worked so hard to decorate and Maggie thought it would be good to chew on
These were some cute cups that I made into pin cushions
This was all my craft magazines that I had under the coffee table on the shelf...Of course I scolded them so they decided they better lay down and stay out of my way for a while
The whole Den was full of ripped magazines...they have helped me down size a lot.
Even when they lay on the floor in the same room they have to be close
I bought this crate for Maggie but Calli does not like to be alone
Maggie is about 70 pounds now and Calli is about 64 pounds and they still think they are little lap puppies
Doesn't this naughty dog just look so sweet. I Love her any how and she is a very Loyal and Loving Dog. When ever she does something naughty I just remember all the pain she went through with heart worm treatments and she is just a very special Maggie..It's like my one friend says...You have 3 dogs...and Maggie

The funny thing is that ever since we moved back to IL and in this house she is a lot better...just still likes to sneak food and eat paper :)

Maggie and Calli will be 2 years old on April 21st..we will see if it is true about them behaving much better when they are 2

12 comments:

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

wow Nancy: you have the patience of a saint!....they are so naughty but loveable...give them lots of chew hides and toys...my zoey (cocker) used to chew my son's sock among other clothing...thanks goodness she stopped doing that..she'll be 2 June 7th.Hope your pups have a happy birthday.
patti :)

Carmen C. said...

LOL!!!!! she sure has gotten into some mischief but like you said, you love her:) I bet there is never a dull moment at your house and they keep you entertained;) Have a wonderful day Nancy!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Nancy
I loved your post! I could tell at times you could be really mad at those pups but there was much love written in those words.
I have 3 naughty goldens they don't do all the things yours do ~ but I love them just the same.
Prim Blessings!
Robin

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

I am totally crackin up..gotta love um don't we...I do think labs tend to settle a little after they start gowing up.. No doubt they are chewers and yours seems to be one of the best examples around...

Smile they give you millions of reasons to snap a picture to laugh about later...

Blessings
Tonya

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Oh, Nancy!!!!! I'm cracking up here. I just loved the ripped up magazines. That was the best thing ever and to tell you the truth, it looked like a really fun time there. Would have loved to have caught that on Candid Camera!!!! Don't know what to tell you, but I'm cheering you on, just like you did for me. He's going to be four on April 10th. Can you believe it????? When it gets to the worst of the worst, just remember . . . . . BUSTER!!! He made it. The last year or so have been so much better. Let's just say he's learned to work around me.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

LOL I had a black that always got into things. He ate raw hamburger, shoes, a loaf of bread, trash, toys (his and my kids). He frustrated me so much. Anytime the door would open he would bolt out and run. I couldn't ever catch him. Eventually the neighbors figured out they could lure him with cheese then they'd grab him and bring him home. One day I was so frustrated I took off his collar and opened the door and said go. You know that dog never left the porch and kept looking in the door barking for me to let him in. During one of his outings he got hit by a car luckily he wasn't hurt bad, but after that he never left the yard. My ex in laws are keeping him for me because I'm not allowed to have pets where I live. But every once in awhile we sneak him over for the weekend. He is now 11 but one of the best dogs I ever had.

Mary

mintx828 said...

Oh, Nancy, I think Billy may be the Saint here. Maggie and Calli always seem to end up in his lap. Sometimes Bianca and Annie too. Sorry, but I agree, the magazines are one of their best antics yet. I'm not sure about "maturity at two". There's a lot of maturing to do in the next 15 days.

Never a dull moment at the Huggins household.LOL

papel1 said...

Well we had a dog in my VW bug and it chewed up the seat. We did get the stuffing back in and managed to still drive it.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Goodness sakes! That Maggie has quite the "resume'". Unbelievable talents, to be sure. ;-)
Hugs from our gang to yours.
xoxo
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Just had to come back and send you another note!!!! Buster said I had to! He got his package today. It was wedged in between a bunch of junk mail and ads, but he seemed to know somethere was there for him. He usually pays no attention to the mail, so I began to go through it, and he got more and more excited as I opened it. I kind of choked up, Nancy. You saw me through all of that with Buster. Four years ago, I just didn't know what I was going to do. And here we are, through a lifetime of experiences all packed into 4 years, and we are best friends. I looked at your pictures again today, and I smiled. You'll get through it all, just like I did. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of Buster's birthday and reminding me about faithful friends --- fur babies and ones with skin (YOU!)

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

You've got a lot more patience than I ever would! I'll stick with my kitty and his non destructive mischief! LOL!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG! I am trying not laugh, I feel your pain, BUT look at those adorable faces, one can't stay mad for long!!! OLM