Maggie is a Puggle, also known as a Teacup Mastiff cuz she's a hefty one.
It's the Royal Winter Fair down at the CNE grounds and lots of families pass by as I take photos of Maggie. Some stop to look. Some stop to say hello. One little girl asks if she can pet the doggie and I say yes so she crouches down and holds out her hand. Maggie goes over and sniffs her hand then her face and then she's giving the girl a face wash and the girl is giggling out of control. Her father decides he wants to say hello to Maggie as well so he crouches down and extends his hand and Maggie turns and seconds later she's trying to get on the father's lap to give him a face wash too. The mother is laughing, the brother is laughing. A small group of people have gathered round and everyone's laughing at Maggie's enthusiasm.
Later, back inside, I invite her up on the couch beside me. She jumps up into my lap. She looks at me, not sure if she's overstepped her boundaries but when I pet her, she relaxes and wags her tail. Happy little dog.
Not a bad way to spend an autumn afternoon.
Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.