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Old 05-15-2014, 12:02 PM
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Happy 1st birthday Maurice!

Boy, it's hard to believe Maurice, (Maurry, Micky, Meecie, Maurisku, Smidgen) has been here for almost a year....got him at 8 weeks of age. Time really flies.

He's shown some remarkable changes, actually, rather lately...over the last couple months. For some time, I was a little concerned about how bonded we'd become. He was quite aloof for a while, more interested in doing his own thing, less interested in interacting with me...although, he did. It wasn't like he was completely absent, but it was as if he weren't quite altogether there. He was responsive in some situations and very much so when I picked him out. But as time has gone by and he's had lots of one on one with me, he is maturing into a lovely, affectionate, responsive little fella. He seeks me out, makes big time eye contact and wags his tail furiously when I speak to him. He puts his little front feet up on my legs to get my attention. He's paying a lot more attention when we work together on things. And he loves to be held in my lap...actually always did like that. And he's become very playful and interactive with me, not just Matisse.

I guess he just needed to grow up a tad and work into the routine here. He's always been healthy and sturdy for his size since the day he was born and a real go getter when it comes to playing with other dogs...not one bit shy or reserved in that respect. In fact, he is very sociable with anyone, loves the kids in the neighborhood and is not a bit hesitant about anything. I can't mow the lawn with him outside because he will go right up close to the mower to check it out rather than stay away a little bit. He's fearless, which really isn't necessarily all that good of a thing.

So at one year old, my wee one, Maurice is proving to be a delightful little darling.

So for his special day he will get to go to a special place for an outing...and have a really fun time. Plus, a special dinner tonight.

Here is his first day here:



You can see how small he was next to Jose` who's just 10 lbs. He makes Jose` look huge. lol. Maurice is still very small...about 4 lbs I'm guessing...haven't weighed or measured his height lately.







Here he is now:

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Old 05-15-2014, 01:36 PM
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Aw he's so cute! Happy birthday Maurice!
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:42 PM
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OMG he's so TINY next to Jose!! Is he still smaller than him or are they closer in height now? Happy birthday Maurice!
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Happy Birthday Maurice ,


Every time I hear his name I think of this song.



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LOL Bogart. Why? Love the song though...love Queen! Have a few of their cd's.

Thanks guys. Beanie, He's caught up pretty close to Jose` in height. These Poodles are fragile...they can be taller than the Chihuahuas but feel weightless next to them. Well, Jose` isn't all Chihuahua I don't think and he's big...about 10 lbs or so. But when Chuli was still here, Matisse towered over her but felt so light compared to her. But that was a while back and Chuli was heavier due to fluid build up from her CHF.

Well, I just tried to measure and I think (they move and wiggle) Maurice is about 8.5" and Jose` is about 10 or 11. Matisse is about 10". They keep moving and I don't know if I'm getting their withers or their back because they slouch when I lay the flat cardboard thing across to try to get a level picture. Probably need to use a square to be accurate. Oh well. Yes, Maurice has gotten taller and a couple lbs heavier. I think they're done growing except maybe a little filling out. I'll post some pictures so you can see what they look like next to each other. One of these days I'll get some better pics.

Of course, being the great photographer that I am, I got Maurice in the foreground a little so it may be hard to tell.





Here's Matisse, the moose next to Maurice, the pip squeak.



Thanks guys for the b-day wishes for little Maurice.
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hahahahaahhhahah color me embarrassed , i grabbed the wrong link in the playlists of mine.


I meant this one , jeeze not even the right group.



Cause of the way they say Maurice! lol
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Happy birthday, little dude! He's adorable.
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hahahahaahhhahah color me embarrassed , i grabbed the wrong link in the playlists of mine.


I meant this one , jeeze not even the right group.



Cause of the way they say Maurice! lol
Oh hahahahahaha! That's why. LOL. Great songs! Both! I remember that one from high school days. It was a crack up then and it still is.


Thanks guys! He really is a cutie pie.
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