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1/17/17 The “Mischief With Maggie” Series has launched!

Dear Readers,

Maggie and I have been quiet a while. We have been busily reworking our previous manuscript. I am proud and pleased to announce that the first book in the “Mischief With Maggie” series is published in both ebook (Kindle) format and paperback. They are available at Amazon.com.


The paperback edition is available for $4.00 US. This book is not illustrated because the photos I had were not high res enough for the software. A disappointment, but nonetheless, I humbly offer it to you.

This is the picture you will see for the ebook:


The ebook sells for $1.50 US.

This first story outlines the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of adopting not just a shelter dog, but the longest-term resident of the shelter, and a dog classified as a “Pit bull” to boot.

Thank you to my WP family for all your support. It has been a very long time coming from page one to publication.

I will write more news soon. In the meantime, Maggie and I are going to go collapse!


Liz and Maggie





10/30/15 Newsletter From Our Agent, and a Thank You

Hello, Maggie and her human Liz here,

Today we received the October 2015 newsletter from our agent, Nancy Rosenfeld. Her agency is called AAA Books Unlimited, and she did a very nice feature on Maggie. Our hope is to find a publisher for the book, “Maggie: A Shelter Dog Finds Her Home” soon! Maggie and I are honored to have Nancy as an agent!

(We actually wanted to enclose the first two pages of the newsletter, but they are long and we can’t upload them. So if anyone has advice on this, please go ahead and advise! We’d love to share the newsletter with you!)

We seemed to be close to a book deal earlier in the month, but it did not go through. Nancy was understanding, kind, encouraging, and moreover, is determined to find a house for our book. Her strength is an inspiration.

Anyone who has struggled to get a book published knows the highs and lows of this journey. It’s hard to put into words how one pins one’s hopes to a submission! It’s wonderful to have a great agent beside you every step of the way on the road to print.

Maggie and I would also like to thank all 340 of our followers. We hit the 340 mark last night. Thank you so much for your follows, likes, and comments. It’s hard to believe that Maggie has come so far from the floor of the shelter to now. Thank you, and Woof! from us to you.


Maggie and Liz

Thanksgiving 2014

I have a lot of things to be thankful for this year. I’d like to share a few of them with you.

Last year at holiday time, I was in boot camp and boarding, since I was new and my family didn’t know how I would react to having company over. This year, they are providing me with a leap of faith and I am home for the holidays. I may have to do some crate time, but at least I am home.

Home = Family and I am so thankful for my family. Last night I was having a terrible dream, crying and shaking, when Mom woke up and started petting and stroking me, talking to me the whole time, until I came out of it and licked her hand. The thing is, Mom didn’t act like I was inconveniencing her or anything, even though it was the middle of the night. The love that comes from family is truly a wonderful thing.

And friends. Where would we be without friends? I am grateful for your friendship, and I do consider you friends. 266 followers is a huge number for a simple (former) shelter dog and I am humbled and overwhelmed by you. A blog is no fun to write with no one to read it, and although people might laugh at the idea of a big old AmStaff Terrier sitting at the computer, it is true that I try to provide you with a quality blog that makes you smile at least once in your busy human day. After all, you take the time to visit me, so I certainly want to make it worth your while. I look forward to your visits – not to pump my numbers – but because I genuinely enjoy our interaction. Many of you have corresponded with me or Mom personally, and I know I can speak for Mom when I say that we are proud to call you friends and (Vanessa) family. Thank you, from the bottom of my Pitbull heart!

Happy Thanksgiving! And if you are a member of the military service, or some other profession (nurse, doctor, police, etc.) that keeps you away from your family this holiday, please accept my thanks to you for all you do for the rest of us. Sending you out a dogsmile, a big tail wag, and a happy Woof!

Love, Maggie


2/18/14 Hello To My Followers!

Hello and welcome to my followers, those that are new and those that have been with me from the beginning.  I would like to thank you for joining me here at WP and send you all out a hearty “WOOF!” I couldn’t do this blog without you.  I am grateful for you!

I have been adopted for 9 months now.  I re-posted my very first blog, “The Visit”, to get you acquainted with my story.  I am a 2 year-old shelter rescue American Staffordshire Terrier.  Some know me by my slang name of “Pitbull”, but that actually covers a number of dog breeds. 

I was in the shelter from the time I was 9 months old, after being kicked to the street (post-puppy birth).  I lived in the shelter for 6 months.  I have been adopted for 9 months (as I mentioned) and just celebrated my 2 year-old birthday on January 28.  It feels great to be out of the shelter and in a family home.  We have had our trials, tribulations, training, and boot camp.  I am happy to say it is working itself out.  Thank you for following my adventures with me and my pack of humans.  We are approaching our one year anniversary as a family on May 12, 2014.

I would also like to say “Thank you” for those of you who are supporting your no-kill animal shelters.  The fact that I lived in a shelter for 6 months is testimony to those fine humans who work there, never giving up on us animals until a family match is found.  The work is tiring and often thankless, but I wouldn’t be here if it were not for the caring staff at Chicago Ridge Animal Welfare.  If you haven’t considered contributing to your local no-kill shelter, I beg you to do so.  Blankets, old towels, bags of dry dog and cat food, and bags of cat litter are most welcome anytime and no contribution is too small.  Even dropping off one bag of food can feed several dogs or cats.

Thank you for following my blog!  Your reading means the world to me.

Woof!  (tail wags) Love, Maggie

12/18/13 1,000 Likes, A “Thank You”, and A Re-Introduction

I have been informed by WP that I have reached the milestone of, “1,000 Likes”.  While to some bloggers, this number is small, it represents a huge achievement for me.  (Tail wags!)  I want to thank you from the bottom of my Hairy Bullet heart for your Likes and Following my blog.  I know you could be doing other things with your time, and I try to put out a good, clean, blog for all to read.  I was excited a few months ago to have 5 Followers and 5 Likes, and I am just as excited today to reach this number with all of you.  Woof!

I was further nominated for A Christmas Bouquet (3 awards out of 48) by Ajaytao (Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com).  I am so grateful for his kind recognition.  If you are unfamiliar with Ajaytao, I urge you to check out his blog, and feast your eyes on his breathtaking pictures, his words of wisdom and sage advice, and poetic writing.  Thank you.

Finally, I wanted to re-introduce myself to some of my new followers.  I am Maggie, an American Staffordshire Terrier (commonly referred to as a “Pitbull”).  I am going to be 2 years old on January 28.  I was beaten, bred, my pups taken, thrown out into the street like trash, lived for 6 months without even a blanket in an animal shelter, and was put up for adoption by the kind, hard-working people there.  I was taken to my new home 7 months ago, and this blog is a diary of my journey from Shelter Dog to Family Pet, and my observations of Life As Seen By A Dog.

Thank you again for your support of my project, your kind words, and your time.  It means a lot to me!

Woof!  Love, Maggie