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Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue Heeler | Madi

Inspired by my blog buddies at, I feel the urge to talk to you about one of my blue heeler friends. My beloved friend Maddie! She's approximately ten years old, you're never certain about such things with rescues, and she's a horse dog. Ha ha, you're wondering what I mean by that. Her mom is a horse trainer which means that Maddie is constantly around horses, therefore, she's a horse show dog. At our barn, where she spends the majority of her day, she is surrounded by other dogs and horses. During horse shows, Maddie's always around, always off leash (and we all get very offended on the rare occasions we're asked to put her on a leash), and always near her mama. A leash is not part of Maddie's vocabulary and that's a fact. She's the perrrfect heeler. She knows her place and she never bothers anybody. Everybody in the horse world knows her too, by name.

Maddie's mom is my human sister's horse trainer. She's a rescue-mama. Her pack ranges between 5-10 dogs at any given time. I won't even mention the horses and cats she's saved. Maddie accepts everybody her mom brings home. She immediately informs them about who is the boss, yes she's Alpha, and then she proceeds to gently guard and protect them. Like all perfect dogs, Maddie, the blue heeler, sometimes gets into mischief too. I really like it when she joins us in being rascally!

What are you doing on top of the trash cans, Maddie?

Maddie's tummy is full of dog tumors, like many geriatric dogs including my sister Linguini, the Dalmatian German Shorthaired Pointer Mix but she's doing really well. She's never been a playful dog, but she sure can get around. Just like the rest of us, just let her be near her mom. A simple look from her mom makes Maddie happy. She's the sweetest, kindest dog I have ever met. Mom took a picture of Maddie being playful for a change.

Maddie, the blue heeler, playing with one of her brothers, Boomer, the Chihuahua

Three woofs for Maddie! May you live a long happy life for years to come, my friend.



Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a sweet sweet story!!!
Thanks for sharing with us dear Twinkie!!!
Maddie seems soooooooooooooooo cute and gentle....
Awwwwww...we would love to know her!!!
We love her photos and the one with one of her brothers is wonderful!!!!
We wish her a long happy life with all her family!!!
Nice to meet you Maddie!!!!!
HAve a wonderful day sweet Twinkie!!!
Mommy said she can't wait to read your book!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Maddie is such a sweetie.. Thank you so much for introducing us to her..
We are so proud of your sister for rescuing all those poor animals.. Mom wishes she was closer so she could help too...
Mom's dream is to have her own rescue..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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