Wednesday, December 10, 2014


This is the story of how Margaret a/k/a Maggie came to live at our house.  Two years ago tonight she arrived at our door knocking LOUDLY to let her in.  MOM and I hid in the bathroom BECAUSE we were not sure if we wanted to get another puppy EVER but Dad did.  Margaret had traveled throughout the whole day to come to our house, from a dirty puppy mill in the middle of Missouri.  Her hip had bad muscle damage (and to this day she cannot lift her left back leg) and she had eye scratches so we knew she would spend the rest of her life in a cage producing puppies.  A sad awful life for any dog. So our hearts were torn and our brains were numb.  Sammer had only left us a few weeks before and Sweet Trudie just a few months before Sam and Mom and I were hurting badly and I was very MAD at them for leaving me.  Was Maggie the answer to healing our hearts???????   Only time would tell.

Last night when Mom got home Dad was EXCITEDLY waiting for our little guest to arrive.  Mom went and took a long hot shower, I waited on the floor with her. We were hiding in the bathroom.   Mom and I talked "alone" and she shared her   WHAT IF'S....what if this..and what if that know she had the what if's stuck in her brain...a million of them.  THEN WE HEARD A KNOCK and DAD"S YAY...and OH SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!  Mom said, "Damn!"

There is much evil behind that smile.

 Finally, we worked up enuf courage to go see what all the excitement was about and there stood one of the homeliest pugs mom and I had ever seen.  It looked like someone had dunked her face and big paws in black paint and the rest of her body was tan with black in weird places.  At first she was quiet but then she looked around while Dad held her and then she got down and ran around like crazy.  Mom and I thought she looked like the saggy baggy elephant from an old Golden Book Story, but Dad kept saying how beautiful she was.  Dad was love-struck cos she was not beautiful!!   
  I am in shock. Her tail wagged like crazy and Mom said she was surprized she had enuf strength to even wag her tail cos she is so tiny! THEN she went over to my toys in Sammers bed, and shook the brains out of my favorite little white bear toy.  It was my gotcha toy when I first came to live with MY mom and dad.  We were stunned, Dad said,"Wow he couldn't believe a tiny little pug knew what to do with toys!" Mom said, " um....." Cathy said, " oh she is a genius.." I was shocked, no words would come out of my mouth.  First of all I couldn't believe she was a pug like me, she looked like a scrawny mouse hyped up on crack! Second she should be in jail for shaking my baby bear!   Dad had stars in his eyes, and told my mom and me she would be the perfect gift for Christmas for me and him.  Mom wanted to throw up!   Then mean ole cat dietzman came along and slapped the pee out of her not once but three times, and it didn't stop her a bit from being happy.  That got Mom's attention.  I was thinking what a dumb pug!

 Then she started chasing me all around, and heck I had to watch I didn't kill her when I stepped on her cos she is a shrimparoo!  Is she even healthy?  Take her batteries out of her NOW mom!  She chased me all around the house so much my tongue was hanging out ...Dad said she was better than a treadmill for me. Mom said Ummmmm.

Later Dad handed her to Mom and Mom sat in the chair with her and me.  She started to wag her tail, and lick moms face and try to bite me again for the millionth time, and Mom just wanted to cry cos she could see a little of Sammer in that black little face, and she tried to listen to her heart so she would know what was right me and for her. Then she snuggled in moms arms and went to sleep.

 Dad picked out the name Daisy but by the end of the night she became Maggie Mae or Godzilla.  I am still wondering about this present but as long is Mom's okay with it then so will I be.  This morning EARLY Maggie decided she needed to get up so Mom and I got up with her (even tho she belongs to DAD), and she drank finally and ate her breakfast.  She even pottyed on the puppy pads. Cathy said she couldn't go outside cos its to cold and she will get sick.  Mom drank her coffee after her and I went outside for some peace and she whispered to me, "sometimes presents come in the most different packages then we would have ever imagined Stella..."

Maggie is now two years old, and hers and I have had our ups and down.  Maybe its because we are both girls, or that Maggie has a strong pushy attitude and gets jealous easy, or maybe sisters are just like that...I don't know.   Maggie has grown into the watch pug at our house, she is the protector of all of us, she loves laying on Mom's legs with me and Gussie, and she loves running at the fairgrounds and going on walks.  We also realize that even though she came to us at 12 weeks of age she already had some traits from living in the hole that she did.  She could not even finish two days of puppy training because of her high anxiety.  Angus took her place and he was much younger. 

Was Margaret the right choice for our house??  Of course.  After all she is our Maggie Mae.

Stella Rose and Momma



  1. Happy gotcha day sweetheart
    Lily & Edward

  2. Happy birthday Maggie Mae! Your story is amazing! So glad you are safe and loved!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day dear Maggie Mae! I'm glad you found your furever home and a wonderful family. I've got leaky eyes as I imagined what a sad life you would have in that puppy mill in Missouri. I hope once this people who run such a bad place will get their punishment for all the harm and the sorrows they bring to the world and for all the evil things they do to dogs.
    Easy Rider

  4. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie Mae! You landed in the right place for sure!

    Edgar and his mum

  5. I have never seen the last picture, or the picture of her with her little ears back... she is a beautiful little girl, and I know you have come to realize that! Congratulations!

  6. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Maggie! We are glad you are in our lives too.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie and thank you for the lovely story.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Great story! Thanks to yu all fur saving Maggie Mae frum that turrible place.

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie. We are so happy you got such a wonderful furever home. Yes you remind us of our Sweet and Naughty Angel Greta. Tell your Mom to watch for an email some time today
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  10. Happy Gothcha Day Maggie - you found the perfect home :)

  11. OMD HAPPY HAPPY JOYOUS GOTCHA DAY MARGARET. WE are SO glad that Your Dad had his head on Right that Wonderful Night.
    Celebrate your Special Day like it SHOULD BE Celebrated... and we KNOW you Know how to do THAT... hehehehhee

  12. And Maggie has the PERFECT place to call home and the best brother and sister and pawrents any Pug could have!

    Hap-Pee Gotcha Day, sweet girl!

    { cake?}

  13. Happy Gotcha Day to you. You did indeed find the prefect home Maggie. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie Mae!

    Aroo to you,

  15. So happy for you Maggie Mae and for the happiness you brought to the Long family (four-legged ones too!)!

    Love, Gampy

  16. A very happy Gotcha Day to you, Maggie Mae! Your momma's right. Santa always knows just what it is we REALLY need, even if it's not what we THINK we want.

  17. What a lovely story, finks Dad was and is right, yous a gorgeous girlie!
    Happy Gotcha Day Maggie Mae
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  18. Hi you three little pugs and Deb ~ I thought about you every day I was away from Blogville and prayed for your Macey. If I remember your friend brought Maggie Mae to you and at the time you wondered if she was a good friend even though you two had known each other a long time. Well it sure all worked out perfectly didn't it!
    Thanks for sticking by us during this time.
    Sweet William The Scot

  19. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie. Sounds like you were the perfect fit for your family. We come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes drive each other bonkers, but when it all comes down to it. being loved within a family is just the best thing ever. Take care mates.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  20. Happy Gotcha Day, Maggie Mae. You are in the most PERFECT spot for everyone! We loved your story. Sounds like you were so happy finding your forever home, even if Stella wasn't too sure.

    Hope you get cake.

  21. Happy Gotcha Day!!! Were happy for ALL of you.
    It takes ALL of you to make a family.
    Take a little,, give a little...

  22. Happy Gotcha Day! Glad ya got outta dere Maggie Mae.

  23. Yep, us puppers come in all kinds of packages......Oh and we think Maggie was a little she is one of the family...see good things (tiny terrors) come in all sizes.

    The Mad Scots

  24. Happy Gotcha Day, Margaret Mae - and many more to come!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. We know it hasn't always been easy, but we are so glad Maggie found her place in your home. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Maggie Mae!

  26. Happy Gotcha Day Maggie Mae! You sure picked the perfect home for you.

  27. Crikey ..... what a nice story. Happy gotcha day to Miss Maggi Mae. Your Dad was right ..... she's a sweetie, aye??

  28. What a wonderful story. I think Maggie Mae is beautiful, and I'm so glad that she came to *your* house!

  29. Oh, sweet story! Happy gotcha day, Maggie! I'm so glad you found each other!

  30. Such a most wonderful gotcha day story!! We hope you had a wonderful day Maggie Mae!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  31. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet little Maggie Mae!

    xoxo, your friend from NJ, Patty

  32. Happy Gotcha Day Miss Maggie Mae! We hope you are spoiled rotten and get lots of extra treats!!!

  33. That was a wonderful story! It sounds like Maggie Mae is a bit sassy! Happy GOTCHA Mags!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  34. Happy Gotcha Day Miss Maggie May! So glad you found the best furrever home there is!!!
    Luvs Marty, Mom and the Gang

  35. What a beautiful story. Happy Gotcha Day, Maggie May! We're a bit late.

    So glad you all have enough love to go around.

  36. Miss Maggie is a beauty and a sweetheart. I'm so glad she's part of your family, Stella Rose!