Prednisone is my new favorite drug. Maddie has had a good few days since starting that on Saturday. Monday night when I got home from work, I got my favorite greeting from her – crawling half way into my lap and then rubbing her face in my lap while making funny little growly noises and woofs. Which get more animated as I pretend to wrestle her a little bit. Tuesday morning she actually wanted and was able to go on a walk around the neighborhood. After work (Tues is my half day) I picked her up and she ran errands with me including going to Urban Canine where she was very popular.
Later in the afternoon, a tech I work with at Sacred Heart brought his daughter by to meet the mutts. Maddie lay on the couch between them and did her usual charm job. The minute Jill stopped petting her, Maddie would look up at her sharply – “Uh, you are NOT done yet!” Lots of “ahhhh”s coming from the couch.
One day this Fall we took a walk on the Centennial Trail near a neighborhood called Kendall Yards with the 3 mutts. We are quite a show with the 3 Corgis – I like to say we are a parade. There was a young woman there with her husband and 2 year old son. Her boys were playing on some items along the trail so she was saying hello to the dogs. And like most people she was especially drawn to Madelaine. So she squatted down and Maddie sat right next to her. As she continued to pet Maddie, Mad put her chin on the knee of her new best friend and rolled those big bug eyes up to look at her, adoringly. This young woman just looked up at Mike and me and said “Really?” Half question and half statement. “Yes,” we said, “really”. Wish I had a picture of that. Maddie knows how to work a crowd.
Will get up here shortly and go walking someplace cool if she is up for it. Pics are from Maddie’s Auntie Jill from summer 2012. (Jill ‘owns’ Maddie’s mom, Rose who is Moli’s sister).