Hi, I am Madison. Well, Maddie when I am good, Madison when I am not.
Now, many of you have seen my pictures on my Mom's blog, but she has really never written about me. Mom's a computer hog, so it is hard for Dad and I to get any computer time. But I was able to sneak in a little for this post.
I am seven. I am a West Highland White Terrier, but most people call me Westie for short. I never really act my age. I feel much younger!
I am a typical, energetic, smart, stubborn, terrier.
Squirrels are my fav. Well, any rodent really, since I was originally bred to hunt and kill them. I will take your arm off running after and treeing a squirrel, all the while shrieking like a stuck pig.
It really freaks out the neighbors!!
I can't help it!! I get so excited!!!
I don't like to brag, but I am smart as a whip. I watch TV and know when the animals are on…even from the other room. I bark at every dog, cat, elephant, tiger and the like. Needless to say my parents don't get to watch the Dog Whisperer or Animal Planet very much.
I think I drive them nuts with my barking. But, I am just trying to speak to my peeps!!
I know seven tricks. Sit, stay, down, come, paw, roll-over, turn-around. I know, it is impressive!
And I can spell!!! Yep. My parents have to speak in code around me now because I know words and how to spell words like t-r-e-a-t, w-a-l-k, o-u-t and c-o-o-k-i-e. And you know what happens when I hear these magic words?
I go a little bonkers until I get whatever it is they said!!! I have a one track mind like that!
My favorite human foods are nuts, grapes and don't even get me started on peanut butter. I always do this *thing* when my parents are eating, I stare at them and then at their food. To get their attention I put my paw on their thigh and I scratch it a few times. I think they ignore me, so I do it a little harder the next time. Harder and harder until I finally get scolded.
But I am so cute that they can't be mad for long.
When I sleep, I sometimes roll over on my back with all my legs in the air. Oooh, it feels so good. Like a doggie chiropractic adjustment.
And then when my Mommy and Daddy rub my belly, I loose all control of my cheek muscles and it looks like I am smiling at them.
I know it looks really silly, but it feels soooo good.
I also love to go on walks and picnics with the folks- I even like the car ride. I am happiest when I am outside.
My favorite road trip is to Grandma's. I am so intuitive, that I know when those trips are coming. There is alot of packing and running around going on and then Daddy starts packing my bag. I get so wound up that I run right in my crate and lay down. I start panting and whining, 'cause I can't wait to go!!!
Then Mom usually says, "Maddie, wanna go to Grandma's?" She thinks I don't know what's going on at this point, so just to play along, I look at her with my cute pink ears pricked up and my head cocked.
She thinks I just figured it out, but little does she know…I knew all along!
I am kinda sneaky too. I am not really allowed under the bed and the door to the bedroom is usually closed, but as soon as it opens, I make a bee-line and run right under the bed, so fast that they can't catch me. Then I lay down like a frog (that hardwood floor is so cool on my tummy) and stare at them from under the bed.
And I will only come out if Daddy says I can have a treat! Boy, do I have them fooled!!!
All things considered, I have a very happy doggie life. I love my Mom, but I have a special bond with my Dad. He is the best. He's better than a whole roast chicken.
I fell asleep on his lap on the car ride home all those years ago when they took me home from the breeder. Ever since then, he is like my boyfriend. I get a little jealous when my Mom is giving him hugs or snuggling on the couch, because I want him all to myself. I bark at her and try to get in between them, but it never really works. I end up having to share him.
Here is my favorite picture of us together.
Cute isn't he? Oh, and I was having a bad hair day here, my Groomer went a little crazy!
I have a few things I don't like. Like going to the doctor, the groomer and having my nails cut. I know Mommy say's they are all for my own good, but I still do whatever I can to get out of it!!
Well, I better go before Mom catches me on the computer.
And I know I am not supposed to beg for food, but if you liked hearing from me and you think I am cute, please send lots of peanut butter cookies!!
I fear we are running low.
Happy Love Thursday everybody!!