Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

 

Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lakes snow dog
Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake

Well, if you haven’t noticed from past blogs, it’s obvious that I’m a dog lover!  When we brought our first ever French Mastiff home in May 2008, we thought our lifestyle of living between Deep Creek Lake and the beach would suit her to a tee.  What we discovered, after several trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, was that Mali didn’t care for the heat, the sand or the ocean water!   In fact, it was all we could do to coax her onto the beach, which made it a long day for both her and us.  As evidenced by the photo above, Mali would simply plop herself down by the sand fence in hopes we would take her back to the house.

 

Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
Beach dog
Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
“What chew talkin bout?”

However, when her first winter came around it was quite evident that she was a snow dog.  The 2009/2010 winter at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland has given us a whopping 19′ of snow thus far.   Our last big storm left Mali’s head barely above the snow when she went out to play.  There was a time early this winter that she used to go off the back deck to do her business; now the steps leading off the deck are blocked by a 5′ barrier of white splendor.  The photo below was taken just this weekend following her bath.  Rather than dry off by the fireplace, like our terrier, she preferred to roll around in the snowdrift soaking wet!

Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
Got you in my sights
Mali Mae Holcomb Deep Creek Lake
Mali Mae

 

 

A friend of mine sent me this poem today.  Thought I would share…

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him
and never say it’s not quite as good as his mother’s
..then adopt a dog.

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour,
for as long and wherever you want  …
..then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn’t care
about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies
..then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get on your bed just to
warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores
..then adopt a dog !

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn’t care
if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if
every word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves
you unconditionally, perpetually ..
..then adopt a dog.

BUT, on the other hand, if you want someone who will never come
when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair
all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only
comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence
is solely to ensure his happiness …
..then adopt a cat!

Now be honest, you thought I was gonna say… marry a man, didn’t you?

 

Mali Mae
Lazy days at Deep Creek Lake
Mali Mae
Sweepy Mali

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