Tuesday, May 15, 2007



Miss Maudie...


Today is our German Wirehair Pointer's twelfth birthday. When Maude is running across the back hill - ears flying, jowls flapping - there is no hint of her age. When she runs, she is a puppy again: chasing anything that hops, flies or scurries. Though she is a purebred, she doesn't "put on airs." She is plain-folk: mutt-like in her simplicity and humble need for a good scratching behind the ear, or maybe if she's lucky, on her mud-splattered belly. She is sweet, silly and naughty with equal verve. We are, by turns, amused, amazed, or exasperated by her antics. Through it all, we love her.


Happy Birthday, Naughty Maudie!

photo by Haiku, April 12, 2005... Maude in a sleepy, mellow mood

7 comments:

Grace said...

Happy Bowthday Maudie!!

Rapunzel said...

Happy Birthday, Maudie!!

Vicky said...

How sweet she looks! May Maudie have many more birthdays with your family.

Aisling said...

Thank you all! I'll pass along your birthday wishes to Maude (along with a doggie treat by way of translation!) :)

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday, Maude!

Nan said...

Oh, I love her! Please let her be on the blog more often. :<)

Aisling said...

Lesley, Thank you!

Nan, Ok! :) I do have a great picture of her that I have been looking for,. When I find that, she'll be back on for sure. Thanks for the nice comment.

hugs!