Say Hello to Mazie

This is Mazie. She’s an 11-week old rat terrier we picked up today from a rescue in Wisconsin. My wife is now officially a dog freak (though the dogs are technically mine as well, my role is to sit back and roll my eyes–but that doesn’t last long). We came up with the name Mazie because the town near the rescue was called Mazomanie. That and she just wasn’t a Carmelita. Susan was also tempting (“Now you’re doing it on purpose!”).

Mazie was the smallest of the four remaining brothers and sisters from her litter. Someone had dropped off the mother and six puppies at the rescue in a Tupperware container. It’s pretty sad, but the puppies are finding good homes now. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, I highly recommend looking into a rescue. You need to be a little more careful about what kind of issues the dogs might have, but you’re giving a home to a poor abandoned dog, as opposed to feeding the puppy mill system.

Speak isn’t too sure what to think about his new little sister. He got to play with the whole litter, and I think he was getting exasperated. He’s also feeling neglected at home, though I don’t know what his problem is. He gets all the attention and all the good nicknames.

Speak and Mazie did have some fun in the backyard when Speak would chase her off and then stand around all victorious like. I think he’s enjoying his dominance.

Well, that’s our two puppy household. I’m not sure how I got roped into this, but so far I love it. Talk to me tomorrow when I have to adjust Mazie’s potty-training to a new home while being productive at the same time.

6 thoughts on “Say Hello to Mazie”

  1. Actually, Kevin came up with the name Mazie. I had nothing to do with it. But I like it. So Kevin is 2-2 in naming the dogs.

  2. The part of rolling your eyes you used to play was very convincing. I was shocked to see you had caved, Kevin. Congratulations, both of you. Can’t wait to see her. Now we just have to work on Tim….

  3. As far as dog supply goes, let’s not forget about small, private breeders. Their dogs are lovingly weened and sold by people who tend to know what they’re doing.

    OK, now I’ve done my duty for Stephanie. ;-)

    Oh my goodness, I would be totally behind the idea of “Susan” but I’m okay with the fact that it’s too late. Or… is it? Middle name? And what are Speak’s nicknames? Henson has about two dozen nicknames, some of which are the fourth or fifth derivative in a chain of sound-alikes. I’m not exaggerating.

    So… Mazie! I can’t wait to meet her! I’m surprised you went for two. I’m guessing that having Henson come for a visit just got riskier. :-)

  4. Josh – Henson can still come for a visit – Mazie was living with a st. bernard until we adopted her, so I think she can handle Henson. And as far as nicknames go, well, I’m not sure I can even list all of them. But our favorite is “speak-a-ma-dog” as in “saxamaphone, and oboe-ma-bo”

    Nicole – there are still 3 puppies needing a home from Mazie’s litter. If you want the link, I can send it to you…

  5. She is too cute. Congratulations on becoming a two-dog household. Trust me … it does get easier. ;)

  6. You’re not a girl. You’re nothin’ but a sister.

    So, we all piled into the car today to go pick up the new kid. She’s okay, I guess. She’s littler than me, which is good. And she’s not allowed on the couch and I am. So that’s not…

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