My name is Maggie. My care takers adopted me in Whyoming from a shelter. At the time they have been able to care for me. However, I have problems with the other dogs here. I really hate being bothered. As much as I do play with them, I do need my alone time. I am pretty introverted.
I love to cuddle on my own terms. Please do not hold me on your own terms. I will let you know when I want to be snuggle. But please don’t hold me too long or get in my face. I really don’t like people in my face for feeling restrained.
I hide under beds when I feel overwhelmed. Sometime when I’m really grumpy or mad at the other dogs for being near me, I need to be reminded to go to my safe place.
Don’t get me wrong. I am loving and trusting. I just value alone time, and get cranky without it.
I am a bit food aggressive. I grown and give corrections when I am approached or a dog is too close to me while I’m eating. Only of they don’t listen to my corrections and take from my bowl will I bite. I do allow people to touch my bowl and me as I eat. If anything I prefer to be sat near while I eat so I feel like my food is being protected from the other dogs. Else ills spend more time guarding my food instead of eating it.
I guard my favorite toys too. Even going so far as to hide them from the other dogs. My care takers take them out of hiding for the other dogs. I let them play with it for a bit. But when I have enough with sharing my toys, I jump in to bark at the dog/s playing even if a human is there, to take my toy back.
I have nightmares too. When snuggling up to my humans at night, on occasion I’ll wake up barking and growling. One night I accidentally snapped and hit my mom in the face with my teeth. I felt so bad I would not come out from under the bed till the next day. It is rare. They hade me for almost two years now. That was the only time I accidentally hurt anyone. I love cuddling I’m bed at night. I tend to sleep by the feet now after that incident.
I don’t mind cats. However, I will bark at them if they swat at me.
My folks are very sad to have to rehome me. But they can no longer keep up with or give me the high energy play and mental care I need due to lack of time. I might be better off as an only dog, or with others as long as I have lots of room and places to hide and call my safe spots.
Again. I am very loving and sweet. I just am very introverted.