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March 10, 2011



just a little encouragement is all you need - come on maggie get that energy level up again - perhaps a treat or two to boost your energy level so, you can focus on those little critters -

love ya, maria - cottage feel -


Maybe it's time we buy lil Magster a plastic lizard so she feels better about amphibians in general.

: - )

She's so darned CUTE!

Kim, you should blog a video of her trying to catch one, it has to be adorable.


How cute! Pets add so much pleasure to our lives. We don't have lizards here where we live but one stowed away in our moving van when we moved from Florida to Washington State. It was still alive when it got to our home and the neighbors had never seen one before. I was amazed it had gone on the long journey to our tip of the USA and survived. Our neighbors were happy to finally get to see a Florida lizard. :) Maggie looks like a very sweet dog! Have a happy day! xoxo Kim


Maggie is so pretty. What nice pictures you have of her here. She is a real sweet girl. You love her a lot and bloggers sure can tell. :)


That's right! Girls never ever give up!


She's so pouty.
Hey pouty little girl! Wait until it gets hot and Mr. Lizzy gets lazy in the sun.

Vintage Gal

Don't give up Maggie ~ you can do it. Listen to Mommy this time ~ try again girl! (((Hugs)))


Come on Maggie, we know you can do it, but it's ok if you pout a little, we understand!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven

Maggie, you *can* do it!!! Catch that dastardly lizard! He is a menace to patios everywhere!


Your friend,

Bonnie Blue the Westie


Maggie, I know you can do it! Not sure what you'll do with the lizard once you catch it... My 13 year old terrier caught a mouse on our lake house screened in porch last summer!! She normally is slow and elderly - my husband and I couldn't believe our eyes when she jumped like lightning and caught the mouse! EWWW! It's in her genes, though, those little dogs!

Barbara Anne

Awwwwwww! Maggie looks so disappointed. Please remind her that the lizards are young and very fast because of their youth!


Lisa Adams

Too Funny Kim. We don't have lizards here so that would be funny to watch on video. Have a great day!


What a darling photo! The look on Maggie's face tells it all! I'm sure she won't give up. Daschunds NEVER give up!

Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse

Maggie looks and acts just like my Mattie. Thanks for sharing.

Amy B

Not so sure she's believing you!!! She's a sweetie!


We have lizards here in Arkansas to, just not so many. You do such a great job posting in Maggie's name Kim.

I have searched and read many blogs in cyberland but none as well and beautiful as yours. Keep up the good work.

God Bless you and yours.

Alice from Arkansas

Erin Parker

Maggie you can do it.

linda moczan

you make me giggle miss maggie! :)))


She can stare them down though. And scare them! She is just too cute.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I'd give a cheer for you too, Mags, but I love lizards. Maybe you could find some other hobby.


She is just toooooooo cute!!! Why does a diva like Maggie need an ole' nasty lizard anyway???? lo, Terri

Melesa Garrison

maybe she is under her game because she's not sporting a pretty scarf, Kim!

Barbara F.

Love that Maggie! She needs a Facebook page. lol

Sue Richardson

Maggie represents all of us. Thanks for the words of encouragement! I will get up, dust myself off and contemplate whether a lizard is really worth it or not. It may be time to move on to butterfly's!


Seeing pictures of Maggie wants me want a little dog so much! She's just adorable!

Gloria them weiner babies. My little "Lucy" had her eye on a stink bug the other night....but her moma swooped in and got it first.

Carol Adams

Hugs to you Maggie
(& Kim!!!)

Terri Morse

She just gets cuter every time I see her. That face could melt even the hardest heart! Hugs, Terri


How funny! She looks a little forlorned in the second picture. Expressions on their faces you catch in the pictures just talk to me! Love from Okla, Cindy

Trish Rowley

Don't give up Maggie get in there and have a go!!!! I know you can do it I have faith in you!! Hooroo (see you later)...Trish xox ;)

A homespun year hope she keeps trying. She's so her little sweet face!


She is such a cuddle bug! So cute!


Cutie patootie! Go Maggie Go! I'm gonna stick around, I'm lovin' your playlist! :)


Love Maggie's expression!She will do it one of these days. practice makes perfect! I must ask,is that some painting going on in the background?Hmmmmm :))

Enjoy the weekend Kim

Kathleen J.


Don't give up Maggie!!

This posting is just GREAT!! Thanks for sharing!!! ;-)

Kate Reddan

Good advice. I think I will take that along with Maggie! I needed that today. GIRLS DON'T QUIT!!!!! Thanks Kim for reminding me I'm not a quitter.

Kate Reddan

Susan Freeman

Dear Maggie,

Don't ever give up! I never give up. I have not caught any squirrels yet, but a couple of times I caught our neighbor's chicken. My Mama made me let her go. But, I still keep trying to catch squirrels.

Ash Tree Cottage

PS: I dictated this and my Mama wrote it for me.

Sharon Duffey

I Love this picture of Maggie, she is so adorable! Such a dramatic girl! I enjoy your news about her and Marley so much, keep up the good work! love you Maggie, Marley! and Kim, you too, your site is my fav, LOVE it. Sharon Duffey


Please tell Maggie that we know the lizards enjoy playing with her and it is so sweet of her to pretend to chase them. They probably need the exercise after eating bugs all day. LOL


I think Maggie THINKS she wants to catch a lizard, but after she does, the fun of the chase is over. She is torn between the fun of the chase and actually catching one! Besides, she wouldn't really want to hurt one if she caught it. She would just let it go, right?


Beautiful Maggie! I want to reach out and give you a great big hug! You are gorgeous. Have to keep that figure up so keep chasing those lizards. You go girl!


Oh, I just love your little Maggie. I'm in Denver visiting my son. Next February he transfers and may go to Tampa! If he does, maybe a friend of ours and I can go visit him and then run over and see you! How fun would that be?

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

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