Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
Maggie’s Takes Over the Blog Today

Oh hi, there!

It’s me, Maggie. Guys I have to ask you all…is my mom crazy? Every year she tries to do too much in too short a time, and I’m left dealing with her stress. I have to do all kinds of things like, clean up the kitchen floor while she bakes and talks to herself, make her stop and go for walks, sit on the couch and let her pet me, or remind her to give me treats. But seriously…how can she do this to herself every year and not learn?

Also, I have to tell you a story. So my mom has taught me not to run out doors to the outside unless I’m given permission. I follow the rule most of the time, although sometimes I might cheat a little bit and pretend I thought she gave me permission. So yesterday mom and Wizard were bringing in groceries, and I stood inside the garage door supervising.

Then I saw another dog walking by my house. I looked at my mom to see if I was allowed to go see him, but she was too busy looking at the other dog. I want to go sooooo bad, but I waited.

Then my mom turned and her eyes got all big and she said the word I didn’t want to hear. “Stay.” That was bad enough, but then she looked at Wizard and said, “I forgot the door was open! Maggie could have run out!”

She forgot about me! ME!!

So you know what I did??? I stepped out and stood on the rug just outside the door. And I waited until my mom turned again and saw me. Our eyes met…

And then I went back inside the house :-) Because I’m mostly a good girl, but I had to show her that I could be a not-so-good-girl if she forgets about me again. Sometimes we just have to remind our people who is really important, am I right?

So guys, my mom told me I had to take an official Christmas photo. I agreed to sit for one and only one. Here it is:

My mom sighed but is it my fault that’s the best shot she could get? I’m pretty sure it’s the photographers fault. I gave her the one shot, and this is what she took.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

4 comments to “Maggie’s Takes Over the Blog Today”

  1. Silver James (and Jake)
    December 14th, 2022 at 8:55 am · Link

    You are right, Maggie. But your mom loves you and she only has your very best interests at heart. Imagaine how horrible she would feel if you ran out and something happened to you? From the picture you let your mom take, I can tell that you are very serious about Christmas. You are a good dog, Maggie, and I bet Santa will be good to you this year.

    *Jake looks around as his mom goes to get more coffee* My turn! My mom is right, Maggie. When our car is parked outside, she loops my leash in my vest and trusts me to go straight to the door to load up for our trip. I go everywhere with Mom. Sometimes, I like to sniff the trees beside the driveway and she lets me but I never get close to the street. I did that one time and I thought Mom was gonna cry. Mom doesn’t cry so this made me very sad. When I came to her, she hugged me hard and I could hear her heart beating really fast. Oops. She’s coming back. Take care of your mom, Maggie, just like you have been!

  2. Viki S.
    December 14th, 2022 at 4:14 pm · Link

    I think you handled things quite well Maggie. You let your human, aka Jenn, know that she should NEVER forget you but you also didn’t take off. All in all, I’d say you are a very good girl. I bet mom feels really bad too. She loves you dearly and you know, we humans are strange and hard to understand.

    I love the photo of you with your Christmas tree. We know you don’t like to have your picture taken so this is a sweet gift you have given us. Thank you.

    You have a really good afternoon with your mom and Wizard.

  3. Jenn
    December 14th, 2022 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Thank you Silver and Jake! I try hard to be good, and I’m mostly serious about not having my picture taken :-) Mom and Wizard are always trying to sneak up and take pictures of me, but they aren’t very good at it. I always hear them!

    Jake, I get sad if my mom cries or almost cries too. We probably love them as much as they love us, right? But it’s good that your mom trusts you a lot. My mom trusts me too, but she probably shouldn’t forget I’m standing in the opened door when another dog is walking by. When it’s a dog my size, or one I know, I get too excited and might forget I can’t just run up and meet them without her supervising.

    I like to sniff trees too! My mom says that cuz trees and fire hydrants are like doggy twitter where we leave messages for each other.

    You and me will always take care of our moms!

  4. Jenn
    December 14th, 2022 at 9:56 pm · Link

    Thank you Viki! I thought I was pretty clever showing mom how important paying attention to me is too :-) My mom said I was a good girl for not taking off, and that she was wrong for not paying closer attention. She said it’s her job to keep me safe.

    You’re very welcome for the picture! I sat there for like a whole 20 seconds, so I was very proud of myself.

    I had a great day! I got to meet a new human friend who came over to do something on the house. He told me all about his dog too, and I followed him around while he did important measuring stuff. I hope you had as good a day as I did too!

Comments are closed.