Sunday, August 26, 2012

A happy ending...

Hey everydoggy and everyone,

First, I want to start by saying thank you for everyone who reached out and offered their sympathy, advice, comfort, hugs, and encouragement.

Second, at this point, I am kind of embarressed and saddened that I had written my previous post in the first place. It was a desperate time and I think I was looking for a desperate solution.
I knew it would take all the 4-leggers time to adjust to the baby, I knew there would be some acting out, maybe some withdrawl, jealousy etc... But as the weeks went by, Mack was the only one who was NOT liking the new addition - He was not taking well - AT ALL. I won't go into details, but there was a lot of growling, snipping at times, shredding of stuffed things, blankets, pretty much anything he could get his paws on, and angry pooping and peeing in the house (I say angry because Mack is 5 years old and house trained. I can't remember the last time he messed in the house and here it was happening DAILY.) To be honest, at that time, I thought Mack was a lost cause - I gave up...

The turning point: I went on the Potomac Lab Rescue website and just looking at all the pups faces on their main page waiting to be adopted really struck my heart strings. I was thinking what blurb they would write for Mack, what picture they would use, and I just couldn't even imagine someone coming to take him from me. I don't know how to explain it, but after looking at that website it renewed me - renewed my patience.
This is a picture my husband took of Mack within the first few weeks after the baby was born. When I look at this picture today, 3 months later, it makes me sad. He looks so sad, lost, and like he doesn't know where he fits in anymore since he isn't the baby anymore - like he's the outcast.

And just so everyone knows - we tried everything in the book. We brought home the babies cap so the animals could know his scent before he came home. We gave extra lovings and attention to them all. We exercised them more than the norm. All that jazz - Mia and Milo came around so easily and so quickly, but not Mack.

So we all PILED it on THICK - REALLY THICK! Especially, Little Bryan, he made it his mission to make Mack act back to normal, fearing he would lose another friend...

I don't know if it was the extra love, the random threats, the scoldings, or the extra pieces of cheese noms I gave to Mack to try to bribe him, But somewhere around 8 - 10 weeks something clicked for him. I swear he was a different dog. I mean he was back to the same boy we always knew. Mack stopped acting out towards the baby just as fast as he had started - it was so so strange.
Look at my boy now....
He went from snipping at the baby to following him everywhere. It's crazy. I don't understand how his mind works. Did he just give up? Did he finally realize that the baby wasn't leaving no matter how much he growled? Did he finally accept the baby into his pack? I have no idea, but I'd like to think the latter. :)


And this morning - August 26, 2012 - Look at that smile - It's was a busy morning on the play mat.

I don't know what else to say about the last 3 months - there was a lot of crying, laughing, stress, and sleepless nights had by everyone and everydoggy, but I'm just so happy and so relieved for everyone's sake that it's back to the way it's supposed to be. Now, we can get back to dealing with all Macks OTHER antics, the annoying, but tolerable, and mostly funny ones...

Thank you and much love,

Mack's momma

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Reaching out for help...

Hey everyone. It's Macks mom here. I am so torn about this post and quite sad actually...

I think I need to find Mack a new home.

Mack is our 'Marley' (from the movie) He can be so bad at times, but oh so lovable. He just has a lot of energy and is used to be being the baby of the house.

However, we just had a new baby - a real one - a two legger.

and Mack is having a hard time adjusting - a really hard time...

and I honestly feel like I'm at the end of my rope. Please don't judge me.

With that said, I REFUSE to take him to a shelter of any kind. I have been asking my friends to see if they knew of anyone who was looking for or willing to adopt him because that is the only scenario that I would let him go in...

I wanted to reach out to my blog friends to see if they knew someone or could help. I need to find my boy a good home. A dog lover's home.

If you have any guidence I would really appreciate your help. My email address is

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Is it Friday yet?....


Wags and Woofs,

Mia and Hailey

Friday, March 30, 2012

House guest

Hey everydoggy,

It's Mack here to report a GRAVE injustice that is happening in MY house, right now, as we speak! So, woo all know that my Uncle Keith is in the BIG CITY NEW YORK temporarily. Sooooo, we temporarily have his BEAST in our house. And she is TOTALLY taking over, I tell woo!

Exibit A:
Please note the TWO dog beds.
Please then note the SIZE of the TWO dog beds.
Mack = 86lbs
Hailey = 20lbs
I rest my case, your honor!

Then to make matters worse, last night, that big FAT lug got in MY bed with MY mom. ...I don't even let my REAL FATSO sister in bed with mom, she sleeps with the little two-legger and I would like to suggest HAILEY to do the same! HRMPH! Until then, I am so NOT talking to the momma!

Mom is trying to talk to me, but I am very SERIOUS about ignoring her. ...She even is trying to nudge me with her swollen pregnant foot, but I DON'T CARE!

I'm standing my ground. Mom gave up. Hailey is trying to move in on my momma - using her big ugly googly eyes to try to STEAL my mom! Just makes me SICK inside!

Wags and Woofs,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Hey everydoggy! Does anydoggy else out there have a mean mom? Well, lately I have been hearing a whole lot of nagging from mine! Its goes a little something like this...


 MACK, GET OFF THE COUCH! LAZY BONES! Can't you see the perfectly nice doggy bed by the fireplace in the background??


MACK, GET OFF OF MY SHOES! and don't think I don't see the one lodged under your neck that you are trying to hide so you chew on it later! MOVE IT BIG BUTT!


Wags and Woofs,

Mack's mom here, just so everydoggy isn't flipping out thinking Mack is all ABUSED and TORTURED or something, he is pretty much allowed anywhere, however, I prefer to not ingest a pound of dog hair when I go to bed at night. Just sayin'! He is kind of a drama king and tried to make woo all feel bad for him. Did it work? OH GEEZ! Typical. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lazy dayz

Hey everydoggy,

Look what my little two-legger did to our house guest! Her name is Hailey. Her daddy had to travel to the BIG CITY and so she got left with us...She is kinda considered an old lady, so I assume that can be the only reason that she is not so enthused about my boys antics. I mean what doggy wouldn't wanna be buried and covered in stuffies?? HELLO?? Clearly she is not a LAB.

 Woe is me. I'm such a tortured soul!

Who do woo all think is bigger?? Me or my boy?? Man, I love that wittle booger.

Wags and Woofs,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Do you still remember us?

Hey everydoggy! Man, it's been a looooooooong time since we last posted and boy has a lot changed.

The house once dominated by four-leggers (Me, Mia, and Cujo - the ones that everyone loves and the other 4 evil felines) has since been reduced by more than 50%. Can you believe it?! THE HORROR.

Basically, heres how it goes, momma has a baby growing in her belly. She is due in June 2012. Due to the lack of assistance she receives from the other two-leggers in the house (insert throat clearing noise and sideways glance at the 'husband') she needed to reduce her workload. Fear not though furends - each has gone to a loving home. So, the only ones left are: Me, Mia, oh yeah and one feline that made the cut too - Milo.

(the little boy put up a fight for Milo. It's the only reason he made the cut. Momma was already a mess over downsizing anyway and could not bear to hear her boy crying over Milo.) I mean, I personally don't know what the big deal was anyway, he is just a C-A-T.

 Anyhoo, here is FATSO, Mia snuggling with THE ENEMY. The nerve of her - and she calls herself a DOG. Has she lost her marbles?!?!?!

Here I am in all my handsomeness. I know, I know, you just can't handle it. It's a lot to take in.

UGH - there he is AGAIN. Is this a DOG blog or a FELINE one?? It's like the two-legger lost her marbles too! Sheesh, you take a wittle break and come back and all the sudden she is breaking the # 1 rule. No canoodling and posting about a CAT! PERIOD!

Oh, look, it's my favorite picture ever. It shows who the REAL MAN of the house is. See how momma is snuggling with me and not the 'husband'. He always says she loves me more than she loves him, but can you blame her? seriously? Who is more cute? DUH! NO BRAINER, DUDE!

Wags and Woofs,

Mack Attack