Happy 10th Birthday, Magnolia!

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
What can I say about one of the greatest loves of my life?  For starters, I did not want another dog, not yet.
We had lost our Belgian Shepherd, Nikki, to canine bloat on Memorial Day, 2004.  I wasn’t ready for another dog.  My husband insisted, and contracted with a bleeder near Jacksonville, Florida.
Maggie was born on January 20, 2005; she was tagged as purple girl, which is my favorite color!  She was two months when we got her, and it was love at first sight!
My husband named her Magnolia, with the agreement we would call her Maggie.  Her full name is Bilgay’s Legacy Magnolia.  We agreed that we would not show her, and we were not allowed, by contract, to breed her.
Our Maggie is a very intelligent, sensitive, loving, funny dog.  She always wants to be with her family, and sulks when she sees one of us is going out without her.  It is easier to travel at the speed of now, to be in the present, with my dog.
Some of Maggie’s nicknames are Smudgie, Stinkletoes, Stinklepuss, The Love Dog, Wolfie, etc.  Mostly we call her by her name.
Maggie is my constant companion.  I am blessed to have her in my life, and I can state that she has brought, and continues to bring me great joy.  Today is her tenth birthday, which makes her 64 years in people years, according to my husband.  May Maggie live long and prosper!

JOAN’S BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
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