The Storyboard Artist Dog Bore
How did you meet your canine companion?
Her history is short and vague: she was turned into a shelter from someone who claimed to have found her as a stray... My theory is she was either dumped someplace or the person who turned her in could easily have been her breeder that wanted to get rid of a puppy with obvious preventable disabilities; so they lied. She was then transferred to a breed specific rescue, SoCal Aussie Rescue (I cannot recommend them enough!) where I had applied to foster a special needs double merle. Basically, we stumbled upon each other at the right place and right time. (Obviously she was a foster fail.)
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
She came from a the shelter to the rescue with the temporary name "Hope." I didn't care for her existence relying on her being an "inspiration." To me she was just an energetic puppy, who needed a young sporty name to match. For some reason Maisie seemed to fit that role and it stuck.
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
In every way. I have become an advocate for special needs dogs and Double merles specifically. For the rest of my life I cannot imagine my home without one of these dogs (Or until this terrible breeding practice has ended.) A double merle is when a dog has two merle parents. When a merle x merle is bred, each puppy in that litter has a 25% chance of inheriting two merle genes, known as a double merle. Double merles are very prone to eye abnormalities (including blindness) and deafness. Sadly, Maisie is a lucky puppy who made it out of that situation alive, the culling double merle puppies is still practiced by these negligent breeders in pursuit of more money. These disabilities are 100% preventable. Do not breed/support breeders of Merle x Merle dogs!
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Tenacious, affable, and attentive.
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
Everyone. She is such a love bug.
What’s your dog’s superpower?
She is a real super hero with crazy nose power. I cannot hide from this girl.
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
Astronaut. Maisie is fearless, adventurous and so smart. Gravity is the only thing holding her down to this world.
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
She is still a mouthy puppy. We are working on it but sometimes she plays a little too rough.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
The beach or the mountains.
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
….and fetches her owner an Old Fashion.. Lord knows she needs one after 6 months raising an aussie/border collie puppy. Haha!