Just Her Being Maia


Lately, we’ve lovingly referred to Maia as a “bulldozer” when she’s in second gear. As we often mention, Maia has two speeds – 5% and 105%, with not much in between. We can tell the moment we see her which Maia we will get. The eyes give everything away.

During a session, we will ask her to lean into the fence, and you can hear her side hitting it as she leans in with all the momentum she can muster. She’s a little chunky, so her belly will squish between the bars when she does it with gusto. Then we ask for her trunk, and she will throw it down on the bars. It’s not her being aggressive; there’s no anger to it at all. It’s just her being Maia – highly enthusiastic without full awareness of her size or strength. She stands still and is perfect throughout, but her energy is so high that you inevitably end up laughing. She simply has a very large presence about her.

Usually, on days like that, she will run out of energy about five minutes into treatment. Like everything else she does, a sleepy Maia is still a big energy Maia. She will act like she needs to hold herself up on the fence due to exhaustion and wants to make sure you notice. We tell her there are in-between speeds, but she is having none of it. And that is just part of why we adore her. ??

Picture of the lovely and muddy Miss Maia, mid-ear-flap & mid-bite.

April 30, 2020


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    Heidi says

    Silly girl. Love how she keeps you guessing.

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      Deanna Young says

      I love her ? dearly ! Her spunk and silliness makes my heart swell up, knowing that she is in the best place on Earth ? and she’s full of gratitude though that’s my take . She just IS . Love you Miss Maia ! ??????

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    Kelejan says

    Your descriptions make me smile.

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    Julie says

    So beautiful, Maia. So comfortable being herself. So happy for her ?

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    Lila says

    Haha, so funny… big hugs to Maia!!

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    These posts are keeping me sane during a difficult time. Thank you.

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    Rosie P says

    As Deanna said, “she just IS”! Yes, Maia being Maia and that is simply wonderful!

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    Shirley Taylor says

    You make my day start off good love how you describe each girl with their own ways of doing things. Love hearing about them and it must make your days start with what mood are they in today. You make it sound fun but I realise how much hard work it must be for you all. Thank you for giving them such a good life xx

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    carey says

    Awesome Maia, lovely lady

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