He’s a rebel, an edgy kind of guy befitting his name. We rescued him 7 years ago from doggy jail. His rap sheet said he was arrested for chasing horses—a big no-no in these parts. We didn’t have high expectations for Maverick. The first weekend with us we took him to the beach and he promptly jumped off a 50 foot cliff in his enthusiasm. He must be a bit like the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer because he bounced—not a scratch on him (thank goodness). Despite his shady background and obvious lack of common sense, Maverick has become a model citizen and an important part of the family. He’s given up his wild days. He now spends most of his time sneaking onto the couch when he thinks we aren’t looking or visiting the neighbors to beg for a biscuit or two. To us he’ll always be a renegade, the leader of the pack, a true maverick who lives up to his name.
What’s your dog’s name and what’s the story behind your pet? I’d love to hear all about it.
Ever wonder what the most popular names for puppies are? According USA Today and the Veterinary Pet Insurance database, the most popular names for a pooch are:
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