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Maya, my 3 legged angel

So, I've been a foster mom since February. Growing up, I've always had dogs..always loved them, and found myself having strange bonds with them. People's so called 'vicious' or 'untrainable' dogs seemed to love me, and I loved them just as much.

Anyways, two days ago..I met Maya. She's my 7 or 8th foster dog, and she stole my heart in a minute. She was found in Mexico with five puppies (she's still a puppy herself at about 1.5 yrs old) and a severely injured front leg. She made her way to Vancouver via the Penny Foundation which is who I foster through. Long story short, she was adopted and returned due to her high-energy and high-prey drive. You see, Maya has killed a cat. Anything small and furry is food to her, and the family who adopted her didn't keep an eye on her, and she killed the neighbour's cat. The family decided they could look past that, but eventually returned her because of her high-energy. Just because she has three legs doesn't mean she's a slow poke! She LOVESLOVESLOVES to run. Running, swimming and rolling around in the grass are her absolute FAVORITE THINGS EVER!!. (and cats, and squirrels, and small dogs under 10 pounds, but those we're working on..)

Essentially, in the two days that I've had her, I've fallen so hard. She's now mine, and she'll the first dog I've personally owned since I was a child. I'm so proud, so excited, so happy, because other than her strong herding and prey instincts outside, she is a dream. Maya is going to be a therapy dog, working in a rehab centre and a children's hospital. I have big dreams for my three-legged angel!



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Pekoe is my sister's dog, who is also believed to be an Aussie shep x border collie. It'll be nice to have the two brindle mutts in the family! :)

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pfcottontail
Jul. 25th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
What unique and adorable fur! Pibble/border collie?
yuumeko
Jul. 25th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
OHHH! She's so lovely! I love her colors! I wonder what her breed is? And I'm very happy with you, nothing feels better than declaring 'this is my dog and i love him/her!'
polki_volki
Jul. 25th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
!!!
ani_no_mouse
Jul. 25th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and good luck working with her on the "smally furry dinner" thing! She's very cute!
crysania4
Jul. 25th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Maya is gorgeous! I see a whole lot of Border collie in that dog, so I'm not surprised she has a lot of herding instinct.
blitzkriegx
Jul. 25th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you all!

We believe she's border collie x australian shepherd. She's pretty much identical to my sister's dog, Pekoe who believed to be the same mix. Both Pekoe and Maya are rescues. ^^;

eccentricrabbit
Jul. 25th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
What a cutie! My latest was going to be put to sleep for being hyperactive too. :-(
Annie Sare
Dec. 4th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
OMG Pekoe looks almost identical to my dog Miggy!
sally cope
Dec. 10th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
Hi,
i know this is far out, but i had a brindle cocker aussie once, and i couldnt help but notice yours look extremely close to mine. i have been searching for a new puppy just like him and its been hard. Is it possible you could call me if you happen to know where i could get one

thankyou
traci
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