For those of you who are new or visiting for the first time, Maddie is our slightly neurotic, Maltese Poodle mix who suffers from social anxiety.
Recently we had an occasion for a friend to house-sit for the afternoon. After an initial encounter, we were told Maddie ran upstairs and hid in the room with our daughter’s cat.
You may be wondering why we have let her behavior spiral out of control.
Perhaps it is her fierce hunting instincts
I will get you chipmunk!
Or it may be her eyes,
Or her contemplative moods
Perhaps it is her interest,
Or it just may be she is the reincarnation of my father’s dog!
My father and his dog in 1921
I have yet to understand the power she has over me, but when I awaken to her morning hugs and kisses, I know my heart is hers for another day!