Friday, September 18, 2009

A Dumb Move

Dad was at a barn raising this past weekend and he was gone all day long and didn't come home until almost bedtime. Sunday night, it was getting late and Mitch thought he heard dad pulling in and he jumped up and raced to the window to look out!
Yes, I know I'm eleven and mom tells me that sometimes we need to act our age, Maggie and not be a dumdum! Well, I was a dumdum!

I didn't realize that I'd done any damage until the next morning. I still climbed the stairs and slept in my own bed that night but dad had to carry me down the stairs in the morning! I wasn't putting any weight on my back leg and mom knew that I had pulled something!

For the next 2 days every time I had to go out to pee and poo I had to have this fancy sling underneath me so mom could help me walk! I HATE being picked up!

No walkies for me and each morning mom and dad and Mitch would go off and leave me at home while they walked our 2 mile route without me. Thank goodness I did still get my cookie so that at least made me happy!On the third morning, I started to feel more like myself and mom put the sling away and Mitch and I could now go out together for pee and poo!
And today is Friday and here I am smiling away and trying to pass dad and Mitch on our walkie!
This is the end of my 2-mile walkie standing in front of my house! Mom saw that I was doing just fine and she let me go the whole way! I am one happy girl!
I'm all better and I've promised mom that I'll be a smarter girl from now on!

I also have very exciting news! One of my very best friends, Miss Sunshade posted today! It's been almost 2 years since the last time she posted and we are so very happy to see all new pictures of her! She is such a character and we've missed her so much!We are crossing our paws that she's back to blogging for good! If you've never met her, please stop by her blog and say hi!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots,



  1. Hi Maggie & mitch!
    good to see you guys again. dre finally back online.
    how are you feeling this morning maggie? hope you are back to normal. be careful next time!


  2. Hi Maggie
    We're so you are feeling better and able to go on your walkies.
    Have a great weekend and try to take it easy.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  3. hi Maggie and Mitch, we're so happy that you were not more seriously injured, Maggie. i, Bailey, can tell you that it's no fun at all to have an injury and all of that bad bad stuff that comes with it. you had better be more careful, okay? we want you to be on your legs for a long long time.


  4. Lady dude,

    I think it's all those good walkies that keep you so youthful and limber into your 11 years! Keep up the good dogercise!

  5. I am so sorry that you hurt your leggie and couldn't go for walkies...did you get extra cookies while resting?
    I will go over and meet your friend and say hello

  6. Those darn leggies have a habit of getting themselves hurt. I am so glad you are back to your normal self as being stuck at home is no fun, even if you do get cookies.

  7. Oh I'm so happy you're feeling back up to speed, Maggie. That's the terrier spirit for you!

  8. Oh dear Maggie, we were sorry to read that you pulled a muscle. Thank goodness it seems to have all healed up. You certainly looked fit at the end of your walk!
    We will visit your friend and say Hello - we are about to have a little blogging break but hopefully not for two years!!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  9. Dear Maggie,
    I was wondering how you always kept up with Mitch. I have a hard time keeping up with my sister, Teagan and there's only a 3 year age difference between us. I am glad to know that you are feeling better now.

  10. We are glad you are all healed up Maggie and out walking again. That sounds like it was painful.

    Have a great weekend...

    Holly & Zac...XX

  11. Oooh Maggie,

    Your not dumb, you were just stand'n at the wrong place at the wrong time and someth'n went wrong with your leg! That's all.

    Glad your better.


  12. Hey Maggie, We all do dumdum things out of excitement. {'Specially our hoomans!!]

    We're glad the sprain is better and that you can walk as a family again.

    And Sunshade is back!!! We checked in so many times in the past only to be disappointed-- this is exciting. We'll go say hello!

    Jake and Just Harry

  13. Whew...we are surely glad to hear the good news about your back leg, and also about Sunshade. Heading over to welcome her back. YOU, Miss Maggie, take it easy for a while, OK?


  14. OK Maggie, you aren't a puppy anymore, so do try to be careful. Maybe Mitch could pick up some more of the guard duties.

    I am going to go visit Miss Sunshade!


  15. Miss Maggie, I am so glad you are feeling better now. You be a good girl and don't go hurting yourself anymore, ok? It's no fun to miss walkies!!

  16. Ouch! Owwies are no fun. Once in a while, I go to the masseuse for a massage, as my left shoulder sometimes hurts. I am sooo glad you are better, Maggie. Love, Josie...the cattle dog in Duluth, MN

  17. Maggie...well, you saved us a few days of worrying by waiting to tell us about your sore hip until after it has healed. But we'd've been happy to send healing vibes your way all along. (Guess you didn't need us ... sob, sob ... JK!) We're super glad you are all better, just in time for the weekend. Now, take it easy and enjoy those walks. It's cooling off, so we KNOW you're lovin' it!

    We're heading over to meet Sunshade right now!

    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  18. Well..glad to hear you are feeling better. Just blame dad for getting home so late
    Benny & Lily

  19. Hey Maggie,
    We're glad you're back to your old self again. There's nothing worse than missing your walkies!
    We'll pop over to Miss Sunshades right now!
    Finni xx

  20. Glad to see that you are feeling better maggie!!


  21. Oh No!!! So glad you are feeling better Maggie!!!! And what great news about Miss Sunshade!!!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  22. Maggie
    I know it's hawd to contain youw enthoosiasm sometimes especially when youw mom and Dad awe gone and wetuwn ,but pleez be caweful.
    I'm just glad that you awe bettew aftew youw west and can enjoy the bootiful Septembew sunshime wif mitchy on youw walks.
    I wemembew Miss Sunshade..that is gweat news..I'll go see hew now
    smoochie kisses

  23. Sometimes I get so excited that I hurt myself too. I'm glad to hear that you recovered so quickly, Maggie. Being stuck at home is never fun, but at least your still got your treats!

  24. w00fs, w0w, me is glad u feeling better, and its wonderful that Sunshade and Stinky posted...when i seed the new piksures in the bone yard me wuz hoping they wood post is sooo far bhind in bloggie reading..

    b safe,

  25. That was SKHARY!

    I'm glad woo are feeling better!

    I hope woo've learned your lesson!

    PeeEssWoo: Furry good woo two! We saw that shape as well! It was the reason we chose that one fur the post!

  26. Maggie, we're so glad that you're okay now. That didn't sound very nice at all.

    Take care

  27. Maggie, our Bambi is going to be 12 next nomth. She has done that to her self lots of times. It is hard to get old. You can not do the puppy things you use to do. It is a hard lesson for us all to learn.
    Even people.
    Love you all, Bambi and her Mom

  28. Glad you are feeling better. I know from watching TaiChi that we don't seem to bounce as well when we get older than when we are young pups! The enthusiasm is there, but the body don't seem to keep up... (Boo!) But I'm glad you are feeling better!

    *kissey face*

  29. Maggie,

    We are releaved to hear that you are back to your old self! No more owies! That sling look interesting!!

    xo martine

  30. Woo, Maggie! I'm glad you're feeling better. Sometimes we forget our ages, too. It's much more fun to act like puppies, after-all!

  31. Oh dear Maggie, we are so sorry to hear you were hurting, but you have such good pawrents - they knew just what to do for you. So glad you are OK. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

  32. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    Glad to know you are doing mucn better now Maggie! Please, be careful!
    Sunshade posted today??? OMD! I am going to visit her now. Thanks for telling us!
    Have a good night
    Kisses and hugs

  33. Hi there Maggie,
    It's a good thing you're feeling better and able to join Mitch for walkies once more.
    Do take care when jumping and running around, ok?
    We'll pay Ms Sunshade a visit, too.

    - Fudgie, Princess, Scrappy, Bullet

  34. Maggie-
    You don't look a day over 5!! I know we are only as old as we feel, but Mason (my labradork brother) tells me that this can be a problem sometimes... He is 11 and has dum-dum moments too. When you love your humans so much, I guess you forget that you are supposed to be careful!

    Glad you are felling better now!!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  35. Hi Maggie
    We are so happy that you let yourself rest and get betters. I had a sister before me that used a sling to go for walking and pee pee, poo poo and it helped her a lot. Nice they invent stuff. I am glad your all better,

  36. Maggie we are so glad you are better. YOu sure don't look like 11. You are a youngster at heart. Good that you can now go for the walks again. Hard to stay home.
    Ernie & Sasha

  37. Maggie we are so glad you are better. YOu sure don't look like 11. You are a youngster at heart. Good that you can now go for the walks again. Hard to stay home.
    Ernie & Sasha

  38. hello maggie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yoo ar feeling better yoo hav to be kayrful with the running and the rambunctioning and the wotnot!!! and wow too yeerz that is kwite a long brake yore frend tuk i bet dada wishes he cud tayk a vaykayshun that long!!! ok bye

  39. Oh my! It is the season of injuries!!! I hurt my leg too - my D hurt her eye - and Paddy hurt his neck -take care sweet girl - we would send you vibes - but they may be jinxed!

    Lots of licks
    Sally and Paddy

    PS Glad you are better and back to your w-a-l-k

  40. Hi Maggie dear!

    I'm glad you're felling better - we Red Hatters need to be careful as our enthusasiam gets us carried away!!!
    I've gone lame too - strained my achiles tendon with too much walking, so do take more care in future.

    Love, pats & pets

    Great news about Sunshade, off to see her now.

  41. Maggie, we are soooooo glad your leggie is better! Poppy hurt her back left leggie and couldn't put weight on it for about 2 1/2 days. Thank doG, she's better too. The sling is a great idea!

    We are soooooo excited about Miss Sunshade posting! We're going to visit her now!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  42. We are so glad to hear that Maggie is feeling better. We had been concerned about her.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  43. Dear Maggie, I sure hope you are much better now, you take care!

    The sling did not look very nice I have to bark.

    lotsaluv from Marvin xxxxx

  44. Poor Maggie, we are sorry to hear you had a sore leg. Pleased you are back up on 4 paws again.

    Ask your mum to give her friends from Yorkshire, regards from all of us.

    Woofs & Wags,

    Barney & Storm

  45. Poor Maggie, we are sorry to hear you had a sore leg. Pleased you are back up on 4 paws again.

    Ask your mum to give her friends from Yorkshire, regards from all of us.

    Woofs & Wags,

    Barney & Storm

  46. G'day Maggie

    I am impressed you did the 2 mile walk :-)



  47. Hi Maggie

    We were most upset to read you had hurt your leggie. We fully understand your enthusiasm for wanting to mmet your Dad but please just be careful.

    Have a grrrrreat weekend.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  48. We are SO glad you are feeling better Miss Maggie! Just take it slow and eat lots of ice cream and you will be fine!


  49. MY dearest friend Maggie,

    I am so glad to hear your boo boo leggie is better. Boy do I know how you felt when you hurt it.... STINKY does that to me too when he all of a sudden decides to bark and I scramble to quickly get up to see what's in the yard (usually he only barks when there are critters in the yard), and I hurt myself (but its totally HIS fault!).

    Thank you so much for posting about my post, you're (and your mom!) are the best! I hope I will be able to post more, but it all depends on the computer hogging woman..!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  50. Hey Maggie! i'm the same way! glad you're back on track & enjoying your walkies.. (i get cookies after mine too.) Going to wag ovah to Miss sunshade..she looks like she has alot to say.

    toodles, tula

  51. Oh Maggie, you and Morgan have to remember that you're senior citizens now and can't jump around like the kids. Morgan is very tired from all the swimming she did Friday, but she says she's ready to go again. Silly girl.

  52. Maggie,
    I am so sorry about your poor leg and being carried! I make the biggest scene ever when mama even tried to pick me up! I am so happy you are better!!!!

  53. Oh silly girl. we hope you're feeling better already. Take things easy, ok?!
    We're also very happy that Sunshade is back. We often wondered what had happened to her...

  54. whew..glad that you are all better now. I know you were just so excited to see if daddy was home. Be careful next time!


  55. We are very sorry to hear that you pulled a muscle, glad you are now feeling better. Speaking of muscles, we were so happy to see Sunshades muscle butt!

  56. Now this dumdum makes us two, cos I didn't quite get where went wrong. =( Anyway, I just hope that you are truly well again and running along with Mitch, having a good time as always. Hugs. Dumdums are cute.

  57. Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

    Oh noooooooooooo! Maggie got hurt?!? We don't think you are a dumdum - you were excited to see your Dad. I (Hershey) am always excited to see Mama and Papa when they come home.

    We have fallen a little behind in blogging but we are glad you are doing better, Maggie.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci