Maddy Makes Her World Debut

Maddy, Nature Enthusiast

Maddy, Nature Enthusiast

A few readers asked to see a picture of Maddy the Wonder Puppy. Today she makes her world debut on the Blog. :-)

It is Christmas Eve, Maddy’s first. She began her day at 4:30 a.m. with a call to nature in freezing rain. She seemed even to like icy cold precipitation, as she displayed no haste to return inside. I was less enthused, but still found myself marveling at her spirit.

Last night she became spellbound by a small twig of pine needles that had fallen into the side yard. One of the needles must have caught her on the tongue because she began to act as though the twig were alive, stomping on it and then using it as a hockey puck. She intermittently batted it and buried it, acting as though it was the most important thing in the universe.

Santa will come tonight. Maddy, though, has one fewer gift. My sister gave her a Christmas outfit a couple of weeks ago, and I absently set it on the dining-room table. Maddy fetched it when I had my back turned and ripped it to shreds. Perhaps she didn’t like the color, but she’s not a dress girl anyways. I never would have put her in the thing, but didn’t have the heart to tell my sister.

Regulation beef for Maddy tomorrow on her first Christmas.

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6 Responses to “Maddy Makes Her World Debut”

  1. Patrick,

    And a fine looking specimen she is! Dogs are here to teach us lessons in Life itself. I have a pack of 5 “girls” and they teach me every day. Mostly I am the one trained; trained to let them out when they want, to feed them and to throw the slobbery toys for their amusement. It’s amazing how little will make them so very happy.

    Oh, have you checked out powered by JibJab? You can upload and put Maddy’s face onto a character and it makes it into several movies you can chose from. I did it for my dogs, it is so funny….

    Merry Christmas to you and Maddy!!


  2. Hi Don,

    And a Merry Christmas right back to you from me and the Madster.

    Thanks for your note about elfyourself; I’ll check it out.

    Regards to you and your five “girls.”


  3. I never thought I would see the day when the Patrick Pretty site would go to the dogs.

    I learned a long time ago just because your dog is happy to see you and loves you doesn’t mean others feel the same way.

    This coming from a man who owned 2 Saint Bernards who hated rain but loved snow. They were both incredible dogs, and were a good judge of people. I learned to be very wary of someone my dogs didn’t like.

    All the best with Maddy, and she is a beautiful dog. Merry Christmas to all, and a prosperous New Year.

  4. Hi Lynn,

    Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks for the note.

    When I posted about Maddy at Thanksgiving, I received three requests for her picture. So, today I obliged. :-)

    After I posted it, I brought Maddy into the office and let her look at the screen to see if she’d recognize herself.

    Nope! LOL.

    Take care, Sir.


  5. She’s too cute for words; I love her just from her picture. She did come from a shelter, right????

  6. Hi Marci,

    Hope you had a nice Holiday.

    Yes. Maddy came from the shelter in April. On the old Blog, I explained that she sometimes whines while having her puppy dreams. No way of telling what she’s whining about, but it makes me think she’s dreaming about life at the pound.

    Maddy got a large pack of rawhides for Christmas. She just plain LOVES them. It’s her love of the simple things that delights me most — anything from a pine twig to a pile of leaves or a simple rawhide.

    Thanks for your note, Marci.