|Muggle (Photo by Matt Drobnik)|
Many of you may know Muggle's story, but if you don't, you can go to his website, The Muggle Chronicles, and read about his--and our--amazing journey from discarded, to rescued, to agility dog.
Some of the things that make Muggle one-of-a-kind:
1. He doesn't run to greet us at the door. When we come home, he maintains his dignity (and his spot on the sofa) and gives us a Joey Tribbiani nod of the head: "how you doin,'" and patiently waits for us to come over and pet him. He has a bit of Eey-ore in him about the whole enthusiasm thing. Most dogs are excited to be invited onto the sofa, chair, bed, car...not Muggle. He'll slowly inch his way to the seat, look up through his eyebrows and sigh, then slowly lug himself up alongside you. "If I have to...."
|"How you doin'?"|
|Looking intense through the tire (Photo by Matt Drobnik)|
4. He's a grandstander. As Ginger said, he is my dog. He does well when he has an audience. He doesn't do particularly well at agility class, or when we practice. But put him on a course at a trial, with an audience, and Muggle will do things I'm positive we haven't learned, trained, practiced, and certainly shouldn't be able to do given how much (or little) we actually do train and practice! And he only does that when he has an audience! Imagine what a little more effort (on my part) could produce?
|Eey-ore says, "I won some ribbons, oh well..."|
He's pretty darn funny. And adorable. And when he gets to the agility field and knows he gets to run, he gets excited and happy. Regardless of ribbons or Qs, there isn't anything as wonderful for me as the look of sheer bliss on his face when Muggle and I are running together:
|Just happy to be out playing with me!! (Photo by Matt Drobnik)|
He's a funny, funny dog.
While I am truly sorry that you can't have the cutest or funniest dog out there since he's mine, I know every one of our pets have their own unique qualities and, while not THE cutest, rhey're all pretty darn cute too. What makes your pet the best?
|Muggle with his best-bud, Dagan, getting ready to root for their team.|
|December 5, 2009. The first photo we saw of Muggle...and decided to adopt him.|
|Dec. 12, 2009. Muggle's first night with us...after some grooming and neutering. |
Looks like a completely different dog, doesn't he? And completely different from what he looks like now, too!