Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Introducing Maggie

I love fostering different breeds of dogs, and on Saturday I brought home my first Old English Sheepdog.  Maggie is a one year old female with one blue eye and one brown eye.  She is deaf, but she is learning some sign language.  I don't think she'll be here long enough for me to teach her very much, because the Old English Sheepdog is pretty rare in this area and I think she'll be adopted quickly.  This is Maggie at her previous owner's home: 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Her owner had to give her up due to a change in family circumstances, and she had Maggie shaved down recently, so now Maggie looks like this:
I wanted to keep her until her hair grew out again, because I love the look of the long hair, but I know that wouldn't be fair to Maggie, so I'll just have to insist that whomever adopts her lets me visit her once her hair is grown out.  That's not too much to ask, right?

Maggie is a very sweet dog - she is great with all the other dogs and good with the cats.  She's fitting in really well around here!

8 comments:

JackDaddy said...

How beautiful she is! I think it's wonderful that you're working with her sign language!

Kolchak Puggle said...

That poor naked sheep dog! What on earth possessed them to shave her?! I agree. We need pictures once she is fluffy and fabulous again.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I hope Maggie has a COAT. BRRRRRR

mayziegal said...

Awwww....Maggie is SO cute. Both with long furs and short furs.

We had one of those kinda doggies in my K9 Dancing Class and he couldn't dance without barking. Bark Bark Cha Cha Cha!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Kari in Vegas said...

I WANT HER I WANT HER I WANT HER SEND HER TO VEGAS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE


Stop on by for a visit
Kari
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meowmeowmans said...

Maggie is adorable! We sure hope she finds a forever home real soon. In the meantime, thank you for fostering her! :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Maggie is gorgeous! I hope she finds a forever home very soon!

Purrfect Haven said...

sweetie...Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxxx