Nothing like spending time in your own business. Take it from a pug named Maggie, who is obsessed with hanging out with a statue that looks like her.
Whenever Maggie isn’t cuddling with her older siblings, Merlin and Willow, she can usually be found basking in the sun alongside her doppelganger.
«Maggie is a super special pup,» said Kamerin Bazemore, Maggie’s mother. “I think my favorite thing about her is her personality. She’s pretty hilarious. »
When Maggie first joined the family as the youngest member of the family, Bazemore hoped she would bring some much-needed youthful energy to the group. Maggie’s older brother Merlin, 14, was beginning to have health issues and Willow, 10, was showing signs of loneliness.
The pack was starting to slow down and having Maggie by their side helped in more ways than one.
Along with making her parents laugh non-stop, Maggie quickly took on the role of keeping her siblings safe.
«Merlin is 100% blind,» Bazemore said, «so Maggie was careful to make sure he didn’t hit the fence outside. Once he fell in the pool and she stayed there with him the whole time.
She also enjoys spending time with her sister, Willow, especially whenever Merlin is at the vet.
But sometimes Maggie just needs time for herself. So she heads out to the backyard and curls up next to her beloved ceramic twin.
“I think she likes that spot in the yard because it gets the most sun until it sets,” Bazemore said. «Besides, she has a friend!» »
Maggie’s quirks go beyond her love for the pug statue. Since her first day at home, she cracks her parents up with her personality, especially when they find her sitting like a human in her chair.
“That’s really how she prefers to sit! Bazemore said.
The pup also likes to hide things under his parent’s coffee tables or benches around the house. And she’s not afraid to be daring from time to time.
«She responds whenever you ask her for something,» Bazemore said.
No matter what the Bazemores are going through, they know they can count on Maggie to lift their spirits. She may have just joined the family, but for the Bazemores, it feels like Maggie has always belonged.
“She has nothing to do with Merlin or Willow,” Bazemore said. “She is her own special dog, and every day I am grateful that she has been placed in our lives. »