Little Miss Mae has come into her own! Originally named MayDay, after a few weeks with her we realized we were spelling her name wrong. She was obviously named after Mae West, the beautiful, petite, intelligent and strong-minded leading lady of films like “I’m No Angel” and “Every Day’s a Holiday.” This little girl certainly lives up to her namesake!
One of the most intelligent, sweet, loving little IG’s, Mae is careful in new situations. She spent the first two weeks at her foster house glued to her foster mom. She was the true definition of “Lap Dog”, spending 100% of her time in her human’s lap, even if that lap was currently being occupied by textbooks, laptops, or other IG’s. She just refused to take “No” for an answer and would keep politely worming her way into the space she wanted until she was able to curl up and cuddle. The first two weeks she also had severe separation anxiety and spent a lot of her time destroying the blankets and towels in her crate while Foster Mom was at work. She even managed to unlock her wire crate (!) and spent the day waiting for everyone to get home by dragging every bit of linen she could find in the bedroom into a pile and burrowing through it. Supremely athletic, Mae can make it onto any horizontal surface in one graceful leap, and especially loved it when, ignorant of her athletic abilities, Foster Mommy left some pizza out on the counter for her. Mae is also the world record holder for opening big, heavy, people doors. If a door is open even a crack, Mae balances on her hind legs, and uses both her forepaws to pry the door open, muscling them apart like Wonder Woman prying open elevator doors so she can come find you.
But this little girl is not always up to mischief. If her humans are where they are supposed to be, Mae is the perfect little obedient little girl. She comes when called, crates on command (well, at least if there is a treat involved), and is always up for a good cuddle. She snoozes the night away, sleeping longer than her humans think is quite fair. She a beautiful, petite little girl with lots of flashy white on those strong legs that make her look like a show pony when she is prancing through the yard. Her anxiety has lessened significantly, and she now loves playing like a puppy with her IG foster brother and sister. Confident that we are coming back, she will now go to her crate willingly and curl up for a nap while we are gone, leaving her blankets unmolested. She doesn’t give kisses; instead she crawls up to your face, wraps her little forearms around your neck, and gives the sweetest IG hugs. And if she’s allowed, she spends the last 10 minutes every evening curled up under the blankets grooming your feet until both of you are ready to sleep.
In short, this little girl is ready to fill that empty space in your home with love, affection and more than a little personality.