Tuesday, August 4, 2009


In some ways Maverick is all dog. He loves to go for rides in the truck. Heck, he loves just sitting in the truck. He loves rawhide chew toys. He loves going for walks on his leash. In other ways, Maverick appears to be part cat. One of his favorite places to sit or nap is on top of the couch. He loves to play with toy mice. He likes to play chase with Mr. Tigger and Samantha. He prefers cat food to dog food so much that now Mr. Tigger and Samantha get their food up on the counter, where Maverick can't get to it. He will make a dash at an open door, hoping to get outside. He managed it once and scared his beans half to death when they discovered him missing. A neighbor reported that he had been seen with another neighbor. It turns out that Maverick just went a few doors away to play with some other dogs. Maverick is a rat terrier. He came to live with Mr. Tigger and Ariel, the cat who came before, when he was just a puppy. He is seven years old now. He belonged to the Sonbean. When the Sonbean moved out, Maverick moved out with him. However, now some or all of the Sonbean's family have developed an allergy to Maverick, so last February, he came back to live with Mr. Tigger and Samantha. Mr. Tigger and Maverick seemed to remember each other, so there was little fuss between them. In fact, Mr. Tigger and Maverick often stand nose to nose, as if they are having a conversation. Samantha was a different story. At first, she didn't want anything at all to do with Maverick and hissed at him whenever she thought he came too close to her. Now they get along fine.

                                        Maverick is a dog who acts like a cat.
                                        He sits on the back of the couch, like that.
                                                     He plays with toy mice
                                                     And is off in a trice
                                        If somebody throws one near where he's at.


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Maverick!! I wanna run and play with you!! *RUMBLEPURRRR*

The Monkeys said...

Maverick is such a sweetie! Great limerick!

loki said...

Maverick you're very cute and I'm sure that Nanny's woofies would love to play with you.
It's funny,the Bouvier Des Flandles appear to be part cat too!


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Yeah Maverick!!! Good to see you!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh Maverick, you're such a lucky critter...and cute too!

Sam , Andy and Mom said...

We are so very happy to meet y'all........we hope we will become friends.


Jasmim said...

I knew Maverick, he is so cute =)

Anonymous said...

We are very glad Maverick got to come back!

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Thank You Karen Jo for the wonderful post and Limerick!! I love it!! I also like to sit on Mom's lap!! Hehehehehe!!
Your FL Woofie furiend,