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I Am The Gatekeeper

Wednesday, 11 February 2009 18:11 by robbi

Miss Maggie has appointed herself gatekeeper, disciplinarian and all-around ruler of all of the other pugs. She doesn’t really interact with Munchkin that much.

Every time there is any squabble amongst the kids, Maggie intervenes and tells everybody off. And if Phebes gets a bit too rambunctious playing with her toys, Maggs lets her know about it and puts a stop to it. Occasionally it gets out of hand and we need to step in but almost always they sort it out and Maggie has the last word. It’s funny to see Phoebe and Charlie’s little faces when she does this – it’s almost like little school kids who know they’ve been naughty.

Naughty Phebes

Maggie has one habit we can’t quite understand. Every now and then, for some reason, she will sit in front of the doggie door which leads to our back patio. When she does this, none of the other dogs dare to try and go outside. She’s never acted aggressive towards anyone wanting to go out, but nobody even tries! I’ve even seen Denny sit down and wait for her to abandon her post before trying to venture out. Not sure what her motivation is, but she seems almost regal sitting there overlooking her court.

Gatekeeper

Perhaps she thinks she needs to earn her keep in order to stay here for good this time? Silly girl, we’re not letting you go anywhere ever again! Now just relax and cuddle with me on the sofa.