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Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Maggie Says: Tips for Aging Gracefully

Arf, Arf! Mom has to let me have a turn on this A-Z thing, don't you think?

I am 14! Let's see, in people years that's like 98. Hmmm. I don't think the formula works as well when doggies get this old. But I think I'm pretty amazing. I can still walk three miles with mom, but I think she's leaving me home on the long hikes. I don't like it when she comes home smelling of leaves and critters and I didn't get to go.

Anyway. I can help you make it to a bunch of people years too.

Tip #1: Never lose your curiosity. Be ready to go exploring whenever someone walks out the door.

dog sniffing

Tip #2: Eat healthy, but take advantage of treats when they come your way. (And don't let anybody steal them)

dog with bone

Tip #3: Get lots of sleep

dog with bone

Tip #4: Laugh at all the jokes, even if they are on you!

funny dog

(Mom says: I had three other good things for M - Music, Marquette Rail, or Meadowlark, but Maggie insisted!)

See Maggie Says "Let's Hike"
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Luana Krause said...

Maggie is awesome! I love her tips for Aging. That's a smart pooch!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Love her wee jersey but unfortunately I refuse to age gracefully. I will use all the help I can get! :-)

Unknown said...

And Maggie was right in insisting :)

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 15 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Shelly said...

This was great! I've got Sir Poops and Hair Ball over at my other blog.

Thank you for stopping by http//
Doing A to Z at that one.


Now a follower of this blog. Hope to see more of Maggie.

john bain said...

I love that photo of Maggie in her bed!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Maggie is a gorgeous gal - doesn't look a day over 26. Love that snow shot.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, she is an adorbale old girl! :) I'm so glad you found my blog so I can find you! The challenge has been so fun and I've enjoyed find some really neat bloggers! Your lamb post was adorable, too! :)

Lily Cate said...

Aww, what a cute girl Maggie is!

She looks like she has fun with everything!

Suzanne Lieurance said...


Maggie is one smart dog!

I have an older dog named Miko, and I'm learning a lot about aging gracefully (and sometimes not so gracefully) from him, too!

Happy hopping!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

My friend and I (both in our thirties) keep telling ourselves we're going to age gracefully...wait fifteen years and we may be singing a different tune. LOL.


Unknown said...

This is great...not only humor but doggie humor!!
Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around #777 on the A to Z list

Ann said...

Well Maggie, I think you were the best choice for the letter M. Love your tips for aging and that picture of you sleeping made me laugh

Ivy said...

I'll definitely keep those tips in mind!

Matt said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog, I like your site.

Your dog reminds me my Black Lab Max who lived to the age of 18 or 19. I look forward to the day when a dog is part of my life again.



Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Maggie's a lucky dog to be with such a kind and caring Mom. Fun pictures.
Just stopping by on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Great tips! Laugh, explore, sleep, and eat well. I will add forgive often.

Petra said...

This is the second post about aging, but your Maggie makes me smile in spite of it. ;-) I love her attitude and think she deserves a treat for all of her good advice!

Thank you for visiting. I'd like to see that onion basket. Did you crochet it?

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute post, I love that last picture of Maggie! Reading this reminds me of my two dogs and the way it seems they view things. Dogs truly are amazing companions.

Michelle said...

Maggie, you sure have some great tips! I love the picture of you playing in the snow, and My little Fred is always up for an adventure.

Thank you for stopping by. I like your site, and I'm loving meeting new people on this A to Z challenge.

Until your next adventure,

Jen said...

Love it! Maggie certainly has age down to an art!

Dazediva said...

Awwwwwww !! Maggie's tips are so spot on !! Look at her - she looks like a lil' baby herself !

Spanj said...

What a fantastic post, how good of you to let Maggie post; she has some great advice (especially about sleeping!)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Dogs are pretty doggone smart, aren't they? And they never hold a grudge, either, which is great for the longevity, too. More than halfway through the challenge, now... we can make it!

Random said...

Thanks for letting Maggie have a turn! I really like the picture of her in the orange "jacket" frolicking in the snow.

Eliza Wynn said...

Great post and beautiful photos of Maggie! She's adorable--and very wise.


Sherry Gloag said...

Ha :-) another doggie POV, how refreshing and what great pics.
Have you ever met Dekota in author Lindsay Downs books? Based on today's blog, I honestly think you'll love them. Her protagonist is a collie dog!

Lin said...

I like this one!! My Grace is aging too, and these are important tips. I also give her Cosequin to keep her joints moving, which helps a LOT. She can still run and chase after the robins who dare to land in our yard.

Mandy said...

Loved this post! and it all makes sense :)

Thanks for sharing

Mandy @ The Chockboard

Anonymous said...

Great post. Maggie is one wise and good looking dog. Does Maggie have any great tips on how to survive the rest of the Challenge?


Rebecca said...

Aww, love it! Great tips for us all!

Anthony J said...

Think ill be following those comments as of now thanks Maggie!

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