MayzieMom: Rebirth-day

Today is Mayzie’s Rebirth-day.

On this day five years ago, Mayzie was released from the chains of neglect, despair and darkness.

On this day five years later, she runs free in warmth, hope and light.


Five years ago, if it weren’t for her rescuer, she might have died alone, afraid and unloved.

Five years later, because of her rescuer, she lives cherished, safe and adored.

mayzie ranger cuddle

Then, she was just an anonymous little dog.

Today, she has friends all over the world.

mayzie sweet eyes

I used to think about the people who had her before and what I would say to them if I ever met them.

Now I think only of her rescuer and what I can never say enough…

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When you saved this dog, you gave me my heart.

mayzie mom smooch

Many of you know the story of how Mayzie was rescued but if you don’t, or would like to read it again, you can see it here.


  1. We remember Mayzie’s story. It was so wonderful of her rescuer to NOT give up and just keep at those people until Mayzie could find you. Happy Re-birthday, Mayzie.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Happy Rebirthday Miss Mayzie. We have read your story now many times….but each time it moves us to sniffles and tears. Thank you for sharing it. And this is a beautiful post.

  3. Happy Happy Rebirthdat day sweet Mayzie.

  4. Happy rebirthday Mayzie xxx

  5. Mayzie, I knew your story, but never read that post before – that was shortly before I started blogging. The momma is sitting here with tears in her eyes because your story is so very much the same to momma dogs story. We put up a vote for her newest name (a little later this morning), but we sure do think the name Mayzie would be quite the honor for her to have.

  6. Happy Re-Birthday, Mayzie, I’m so glad you found such a wonderful furever family. And the post, your mom wrote today for you, touched my heart and I had some tears (but with joy) in my eyes while reading.

  7. Doing a happy dance for you here miss Mayzie!

    Edgar and his mum

  8. OoH Mayzie!!

    We remembered dat today wuz a special day for you (mom has it on her calendar) and mom said we could come over and wish you da very bestest re-birthday! What a lucky pup you is to have your sweet momma and dad!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

    PeeS don’t furget we have da same Gotcha Day!

  9. Happy re-birthday Mayzie! I’m so glad your mom shared they story again of how the 2 of you came to be in each other’s lives cuz I hadn’t read that before. Someone sure was watching out for you when your rescue angel went back for you.

  10. Awwww. Happy Rescue Day, Mayzie!! I always loves hearing rescue stories and seeing happy endings.

  11. Miss Mayzie, I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! What a difference you have made in your mom. She used to be a bit quiet and shy, but with your encouragement, she has blossomed! She started her own business, she helps with your blog, she writes for Dogster and Catster, and she composes elegant and compassionate words to help animal rescues get animals homes and raise green papers. Thank you Mayzie for all you have done to help my friend come out of her shell!


  12. My heawt sings wif joy fow Mayzie and hew whole family. You have found each othew and yoow love fills evewy photo and stowy…happy webiwf day sweet, bootiful Mayzie. I celebwate you and yow family
    Smoochie kisses
    Asta and Mommi

  13. Happy Gotcha Day!
    Love that first photo – really captures her happy, rescued life!

    It’s interesting how you said you used to think of what you’d say to Mazyie’s previous owners if you got the chance – I’ve never had that thought about Alma’s. And now that I’m pondering it, I don’t think there’s anything I WOULD want to say to them if given the option. Maybe I’d just give them my URL so they can see Alma in her happy new life and let that speak for itself.

  14. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, MISS MAYZIE!! We are so lucky!!

    -Ruby and Otto (and Bart, who’s pretty lucky, too, just not a rescue!)

  15. Frankie and Ernie says:

    ♫ HAPPY REBIRF DAY TO YOU SWEETIE ♫ WE are so very much GLAD that your peeps were there the day you needed them most… I (Frankie Furter) remember your story and CELEBRATE its PERFECT ending.

    PeeS… I also remember the Sea Link Fan Bird… JUST SAYIN.

  16. The OP Pack says:

    What a wonderful way to honor Mayzie’s rescue!!! We love the idea of a Re-Birth!!! Happy Rebirth, sweet Mayzie – and we hope you get lots of special treats.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. Two French Bulldogs says:

    It sure is a special day!!

  18. Miss Mayzie,
    I went back and read your story and it was kind of scary, but that was a long time ago and now you’ve got the life, right? Happy Day to you and your wonderful humans.


  19. Happy Re-birthday Miss Mayzie! I too was rescued from a horrible situation and I’m so thankful for the rescue people that came and got my brother and I from there. I now have the best home ever! I’m going to have my mom look up my re-birthday so I can have an extra day to celebrate too.


  20. Happy re-birth day, Mayzie! We think it’s such a happy occasion you should get to celebrate all week!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  21. Happy Happy Re-Birthday!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  22. Oh that was sooo beautiful!!!! HAPPY HAPPY REBIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Mayzie, I am so happy for you!!

    Loveys Sasha

  24. Happy Re-Birth Day Mayzie!
    We just read your story and all we can say is you are one very lucky girl. The angel who saved you didn’t give up, that’s the way it should be for all kitties and puppies.

  25. Happy Re-Birthday, Mayzie ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  26. I don’t know if I knew her story! Happy Re-Birthday, sweet Mayzie!

    Monty and Harlow

  27. Oh, dear. That brought tears to my eyes! Happy re-birth, Mayzie! And to Amber and family! Such a special, miraculous day!

  28. Happy Rebirth-day Mayzie! Congratulations on finding such a great family. 🙂

  29. Conbarkulashuns on your re-birthday, Miss Mayzie! We are so glad you were rescued, and that you all are our furiends!


    Jackie and Mom

  30. What a lovely post. So glad you found each other and so very happy for Mayzie that she is now safe, cared for, and cherished like every doggie should be.

  31. Happy belated Rebirthday, Mayzie! I hope treats rained from the sky on your day. Your mom wrote a beautiful post for your day!

  32. What a beautiful post. Wishing this happy ending for all kitties and pups. Happy Re-birthday, Mayzie! Love you.

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