I have a slight miff with some pet owners...mostly dog owners. Besides the ones who look away when their dog awkwardly has his way with your leg and the ones who don't pick up after their dogs, I get so frustrated over the ones who name their beloved animal "Maggie". Currently "Maggie" is the #1 dog name, but I've also known some cats and other pets that have been dubbed this absolutely wonderful HUMAN name!
You probably have guessed by now that either I have an odd obsession with the name or that it just so happens to be mine. Ok, both are true so now you have another tidbit of information about me. I'm not a Margaret or Marge, I'm just Maggie...like every other female retriever out there. Now I love animals and probably have killed some of my husband's deeply intellectual brain cells from all of the kitty and puppy videos he's had to watch on Youtube, but I don't find sharing my name with a cute animal as an endearing thing.
What is it about the name "Maggie" that just says furry, drinks from the loo, and likes to smell butts? I may be short, find my hair absolutely everywhere and even chase cats down in hopes of cuddling with their cute little faces, but you would never find me peeing in the corner of your living room. I have embarrassingly been known to respond to random people in dog parks and in public just to find that they were calling for their four legged friend!
So I plea with all of you out there to stop this naming epidemic out there and be a little more creative with your pet names...don't be cheap by stealing mine!