Monday, January 28, 2008

The Maisie Chronicles

So little Miss Maisie got herself into more trouble on Friday. While I wasn't watching her for a whole two minutes...she managed to push her cast almost completely off her foot! As a result, she couldn't get up and walk on it so I had to scoop all 5o pounds of her up and into the house. I had to cut the rest of it off her foot and SOS James to come home from work so we could get her to the Vet. The above picture of her (at an unusually sedate moment) is with her new cast that now only has the hard part on the bottom and a soft wrap on the top. Our Vet decided it needed some dressing up too so wrote Maisie's name on it with a little flower to make her feel better. Sweet! Let's hope we can get through this week without another Maisie mishap!

I was recently tagged for a dog meme by my wonderfully talented friends, Melissa and Kate who are the moms of two of my favorite sassy, beautiful dogs; Emmitt and Lytton.

Here is how Maisie responded...

What are your 5 favorite songs?

1) Born Free (from the movie soundtrack)
2) Any Irish jig because my last name is O'Neill
3) Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
4) Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
5) Anything my Papa sings because it makes me cock my head

What are your 5 favorite toys?

1) I have a Kong I really like.
2) My other toys don't really last very long because I like to take the stuffing out and chew them up so only tiny pieces are left.

What are your 5 favorite things to eat?

1) Bully sticks
2) Ice cubes
3) Peanut butter
4) Bananas
5) Pretty much anything else put in front of my nose

What are your 5 favorite activites?

1) I'm kinda sad right now because I have a cast on my leg and my very favorite activity is to run and play with other dogs.
2) Car rides
3) Chewing on things
4) Sitting in the sunshine
5) Generally acting like a goofball

What are your 5 bad habits?

1) Stealing socks
2) Eating non-food items I shouldn't
3) I kinda like to dig.
4) I bark too much at things that aren't there.

I'm supposed to now tag three other people so think I shall tag Kim and her cutie pie dog, Junior...Jamie and silly sweet Fergie and Michele with her adorable Chloe.

Have a nice Monday! xox


Lynne (and the puppies!) said...

Man oh man... you really got a rascal there with Maise! Reminds me of the time that Logan had one of her ACL tear surgeries... and I left her without her E-collar on for literally 2 minutes -- and she had ripped open the bandages and torn out all the sutures... I wanted to throw up... very icky!

Love the personalized touch from your vet, too!

Good luck with her!

Moira said...

Poor sweet girl. Hang in there Maisie.

NeereAnDear said...

Oh what a riot... she reminds me of PJ... cant turn your head for a second... her favorite thing is grabbing my arm or my slippers while me feet are still in them to get my attention

Arent they just the best?



Karine said...

Maisie, Maisie, need to stop being such an imp, because your mommy and daddy are worried about your toe Never healing!!! Pono sends licks, and wonders if he could write on your cast, too!

Patience-please said...

Oh Maisie! OK, where is this break? You can tell Miss Maisie, that when whippets have nagging toe injuries, it is NOT uncommon for them to get the toe amputated. Hear THAT Maisie? Chopped off.
Only one of mine, my very first whippet and my heart dog, Gracious, had to have a toe amputated because of a soft tissue injury and a scary bony growth. It was benign scar tissue, thank God, but she never missed that toe!
So. Maisie. Behave!!!!
all the best-

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Ruth Welter said...

Hey Linda, boy, sweet Maisie does get into trouble doesn't she?? I think with her, you need eyes in the back of your head.

Shari Beaubien said...

I should have known you'd be busy at the vet again this weekend! My, my, Miss Maisie!! Your middle name should be Trouble... Nice looking cast though! :) Hugs, Shari

kate said...

Maisie just can't seem to stay out of trouble. Lytton commiserates, but admires Maisie's resourcefulness all the same. She's a smart one ... Irish jigs are the best, says Lytton.

Thanks for doing this meme - Maisie is adorable. Her new cast looks as if it isn't going to be getting loose any time soon. The flower is purdy!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hugs to sweet Maisie for a speedy recovery. I love the little list you've created here - stealing socks... how cute!

Joy Logan said...

ohhhhhhh baby,so sorry your footsie has a boo boo. I would be a looney myself if my "Pee-Pee",aka:Peterpan had a boo boo. We have so many nicknames for this dog as all our pets past and present. Hang in there til lovely footsie is ok.

Jonna Barnett said...

Poor Maisie. Hope she's better soon.

Nabeel said...

hmm .. the rule of thumb is that a house is just a house until there's a dog in it .. then it's a home !

Amy C Evans said...

Hey, Miss Linda. Love the list but most of all Maisie's sweet cast. It reminds me of the "pedicure" that Katherine gave Pino: a daisy painted on his hoof. Sweet. Kisses to the ol' girl to get well soon! xo, Amy