maude is a 14 yr old unspayed siberian cross (very similar in looks to cole but a different color). she was running at large and picked up by the pound. her owner was contacted and she was claimed. a month later she was running loose again (this dog is ACTIVE!) this time her owner refused to claim her and her mate from the pound. maude's friend was adopted recently without her and maude started to deteriorate. she has been in the pound since last august. any interest in her quickly died when her age was revealed (she does NOT look or act 14). so she has become increasingly anxious and increasingly unhappy. she ate the wall of the garage of the last person who found her on the street so i am trying to decide which wall i can afford to lose before i go out next.
she is currently playing cutesy with thomas in the kitchen (remember he JUST got fixed) and pointedly ignoring tyra and lexie because females (esp. assertive ones) are not of any interest to her. i think she is a runner, i know she is a jumper, i know she can eat thru walls and she just about killed us on the freeway coming home by insisting on sitting on my lap and blocking the windshield. i think she is a pain in the butt and i think she is going to be a bigger pain once she settles in here...and don't ask me why, but i really like her. she reminds me what tyra would be like if abandoned at the pound for a very long time, except maude is lighter on her feet than tyra. still she just about removed one of my eyes, several times at the pound while climbing up on my lap to say hello.