Maggie is the best thing that has happened to me in a very long time. This little girl is special. I haven't quite put my finger on exactly how, but she is. Nichole says she has Angel eyes. I'm not so sure I know what that means, except she says to her it means Maggie is just one of those creatures that loves you with absolutely everything they have. And that she certainly does. She's nearly as big as Molly now. Although thankfully NOT in weight. Molly has a bad habit of snitching Maggie's left overs and has packed on the pounds something awful, even with a 2 mile walk everyday. I will try to get a new photo of her. Maggie makes me laugh. She is hilarious. She loves to fetch........and she will fetch anything. We've been working on her frizbie (just realized I've never tried to spell that lol ). I think she'll be the first to enjoy playing with one. She does the most awesome back flips trying to catch it. She also likes her tennis balls.....and if you bounce it really high, she'll do the back flip thing to get it too. Somewhere along the line she discovered a cat toy I'd bought for Bruce that was an angry bird on a stick/string toy. I dunno why keep trying with this cat, he never plays with things. When she was much younger she found it and fell in love. She'd toss it for herself and catch it and roll around with it in her mouth forever. Until she finally wore it totally out. Darrin helped me find her a dog version. You'd thought I'd given her the moon when I took it out of the shopping bag. lol It's so cute. She has vastly improved on her walks. It used to be she'd do just fine on the leash, then out of the blue she'd start acting nuts, tugging on it, doing back flips. I get that she was trying to play but it drove me crazy. I short leash her when she does it and she'll stop. Now the only thing that triggers it is if Molly stops to do her business. No clue why. And every once in a great while she'll up and trying to wrestle with Molly while we're walking. That's just the kid in her......and Molly looks at her like she's off her nut. And she feels sooooo privileged to get to walk with Rowdy!! You can see it in her expression. lol Maggie does indeed love just about everyone she comes in contact with whether they have wings, 4 legs, or 2 legs. We don't run into as many folks on our walks now that temps are cooling but most want to stop and pet her and remark at how sweet she is. I was getting a bit worried that this might affect her guarding the house.........but no. There are people she will not allow near her or me or Travis. She'll growl and stand in front of us. I was much relieved to see she is able to "read" people like Molly can. (and Molly has never been wrong either) Maggie seems to know who the family is. I mean that they're family, not just people who come to visit. I say this because she greets them with the same all out enthusiasm as she does me and Travis. This evidently even includes extended family. When my Mom, my sis, her daughter, and 2 granddaughters (4 & 2) came to visit I thought their might be an issue. It was raining and there was no way that Maggie could stay in the yard if she couldn't calm down. And I wouldn't consider putting her into the crate all day. It's her home. But Nichole and family were coming down, easy child and the boys were coming over and heck she nearly pops out of her skin when they come, let alone new people too. Know what I mean?? Nichole came first......and she brought along the little boy she watches. When they come Maggie doesn't have to be separated until she calms. Aubrey and Oliver adore her and are not the least bit intimidated by her. When Mom came I did put her in the kitchen with the child gate until she calmed a bit, then brought her out with the leash. Maggie reacted the same way with Mom, my sis, my neice and her girls the same way she does with us. And they all just could not get enough of her. Mom fell in love and kept saying what a sweet love puppy she was. Sis and niece were fawning all over her telling me how special she is. I'm just standing there with my mouth open thinking really?? (I mean it was sort of odd) But it made for a very nice visit and Maggie got oodles of affection/attention and only had to go into her crate when we ate dinner. She also got to show off her "tricks". Maggie has a cute newish thing that really just cracks me up. I rarely drive these days. If I need to go somewhere, odds are easy child does too, so she drives and I ride along. Well, when easy child pulls into the driveway, she honks to let me know she's here. Maggie now runs into her crate and waits for her goody when she hears easy child honk. LOL She really cracked me up the other day when we were going out and I put on jeans and a sort of nice shirt, fixed my hair a bit....nothing fancy........and when I walked into the room, she goes into her crate. So I asked her if that was her way of telling me I tend to dress like a bum around the house? LOL What is really nice, though, is Molly and Rowdy really seem to enjoy Maggie too. Rowdy hasn't played in years, but he doesn't seem to mind this wiggly gangly puppy hopping over him in her excitement when she out in the yard. Molly really has fun playing with Maggie. But I know my neighbors must thing they hate each other and fight all the time. lol Maggie cleans Molly's ears. If Molly makes a strange sound or seems to be coughing more than normal, Maggie checks on her and stays with her long enough to be sure she's ok. And a miracle has happened! Bruce likes Maggie too! And here is the kicker. Usually pets are "out of sight, out of mind" with Travis. But Travis comes down each day to spend some time with Maggie.....he also helps me walk the dogs everyday. He took good care of the dogs while I was at Mom's that weekend. And one evening easy child and I were getting back late from shopping and I was trying to call Travis on the cell so he could help carry in stuff. It was walk time. He didn't answer. We passed him on the street.......he was walking the girls! Maggie is finally getting the hang of Stay. It's not easy to teach her because it's just me and her. But she's finally starting to get it. AND......no more accidents. (thank heaven!) Now I know I'm not the only one with a puppy to brag about. Janet how is your little girl? And I wanna hear about a certain cute lil cocker spaniel pup too!