Sunday, January 23, 2011

Beside me now Beneath Me

I have been lonely these days. At the time of this posting, my humans will be in Montreal picking me up a new sister. She is a 4 years old, blind Irish wolfhound. She came from a horrible situation of animal hoarding and breeding with 80 other dogs. The entire 4 years with Saige were the same 4 years that Maggi lived-- except one hound had a dream life and the other had a bad life. Now it is our turn to give Maggi the life she deserves, and it is our hope that she will pick of where Saige left off, and Saige would love that.


  1. Guinness! I am happy sad crying. Miss Saige was such a dear soul. I hope that your new sister is able to find happiness in your home. I am sure you will be a great brother and help her explore and enjoy her new world.


  2. Oh this warms my soul. Thank you! Maggi will be loved and blessed by your care. We understand how difficult her issues will be with her being blind but with patience I know all will be well.

    Sending 6 tail wags and 3 human pats to our furry friends. Can't wait for pics! Auntie Parsley and Uncle Sage love them!

  3. Looking frwd to this new adventure....come on Guinness perk up...everything will be OK! I'm sending good vibes your way~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ See!

  4. Tears in my eyes, happy and sad. Waiting to see Maggie!

  5. Oh, Guinness, this is just wonderful news. We know you will treat your new sister so very well. Paws crossed for all to go well - can't wait to see her and learn more about her.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. What a lovely way to remember have wonderful, generous humans, Guiness.

  7. Oh we are so so happy you are getting a new sister! Now Guinness you must teach dear Maggi all the good things and none of the bad (leave that to Groucho!!! :)

    We can't wait to hear the tales you will tell...

    Bobo and Meja

  8. Oh Guinness, I am so happy for you! I know you will do a great job at helping Maggi adjust and showing her how great life can be! A few times I had wondered if someone would join your family. I'm sure Saige is so happy too!

  9. Guinness!
    I know Maggi will be very happy being part of your family and getting all the attention and love that she deserves!
    You are the best!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Oh my dog, that is beautiful. i was looking at sibe rescue sites tonight and wished i could take another. I just can't. but yes, i love that we rescue. thank you. i know maggi will be happy (my dingo's name was Maggie and she was awesome, so that's a great start already...)

    hugs and lots of love to you Guinness!

    ps. we made an awesome recipe last week: beef braised in Guinness... i thought of you! ;)

  11. We've got some joyful tears going on here. We know you and Groucho will help Maggi 'see' what a great place she's found herself.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  12. Awww! I love this. These pictures had me sad about Saige, but the words made me happy for Maggi! What a horrible life she had, but she is coming into a great family. Can't wait to meet her!

  13. Oh Guiness how exciting. We are sure Saige would love that too. We can't wait to meet your new sister
    Benny & Lily

  14. If anybody can help her live the good life, you can Guiness! Congrats on your new sis!


  15. This is such a turn of events! We are so excited for you and so happy that you can offer a place in your hearts and home to a hound in need! She will be absolutely beside herself when she meets you guinness!

  16. Oh, Guinness

    I'm so glad you're getting a new sister, I can't wait to meet her!

    Puppy kisses

  17. WONDERFUL!!!!! i hoped so much it would work out - what a happy life is waiting for this poor little girl :) THANKS YOU JANICE

  18. We are so happy that Maggi is going to be your sister. She is going to have a wonderful life now.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  19. We just found your blog. You are such a beautiful dog! We can't wait to see your new sister. We hope you will give her some licks from us!

  20. hey Guinness,

    What beautiful pictures of you, and I really love with one with you and Saige. What a bittersweet story of the four years - Saige living a wonderful life with you and Maggi living in horror. It is truly heartwarming that Maggi will be able to live out the rest of her years with you as her brother. I know you and your family will provide her with unlimited love, care, and happiness. I can't wait to meet her!


  21. Such a fitting tribute to Saige too. We look forward to meeting Maggi and are so very happy that she is coming to stay with you.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  22. What wonderful news! So happy for the new addition to your family. :)

  23. Hey Goucho~

    checkin in on 'da contestants 'dis evening~

    See you soon~
    Anakin Man

  24. We have no doubt that Saige had a paw is sending Maggi your way. Maggi is going to need a gentle big brother to help her and she's lucky she's getting you.

    Mama had a blind dog years ago. He became blind after he had lived with mama for years, so he was scared and confused for a few days, but he very quickly adapted and was soon running in the house and the yard just like before, because he knew where everything was and he had the other doggies to key off of. Maggi may take longer, as it's a new geography as well as a new family, but we're sure she'll adapt in a couple of weeks [or less] and do just fine. Once she has trust in you, she'll enjoy going for walks and seeing the sights with her nose. It's actually easier for dogs to adapt than people, because their senses of hearing and smell help them compensate so much faster than people do. Good luck! And VERY good job!

    Jed & Abby

  25. Oh we are overjoyed that you are bringing a new dog into your loving family. You and Maggi will all be so lucky to have each other.

    Nubbin wiggles,