1. Hello, I'm Mac and this is my happy little family!
Hello friends! I'm Mac, this is my twin brother Harley and our sister Charlie and we are three happy musketeers on the picture. What are we so happy about? First of all, because we live in a great family full of love. We are a big family in which everyone takes care of all the others – our aunt is dedicated to our delicious meals, as if they were made in the finest restaurant. But she also takes care of cleanliness of the house and our beds and bowls, she always combs our hair and I think she loves it. She's really busy, but we're trying to help her as much as we can, we eat above our bowls, so food doesn’t fall on the floor.
Dad is also taking a really good care of us, but a bit more differently than our aunt, so both of them have their roles. He usually takes us for a walk. Sometimes we’re taking long walks on the beach, enjoying the sun, wind, sometimes raindrops and snowflakes too, watching the horizon. What a joy! Dad usually writes something down. He says it's a diary, not like Harley's logbook, but a diary of our family. Sometimes, he writes poems about us, life or other living creatures… He's so romantic! And honest. We always listen to what he says – when he says that the playing is over and we that have to go home, we do that. That’s because we love him so much. And we love our aunt, of course! 🙂
2. Oh God, I love this place!
Our life here on Newfoundland is amazing! Someone would maybe think it’s boring and gloomy, because there are no traffic jams or skyscrapers as in big cities. Yes, truth to be told anyone who got used to life in a big city wouldn’t really enjoy it here. It seems like everything is so calm and quiet, but it's not really like that. The soundscape of Newfoundland is different than one in a city. Different sounds are all around us, but they are not sounds of cars, trucks or buses; you can hear waves, birds and our friend Katy's barking. Beautiful, pleasant sounds that don’t make you nervous, but calm you down by making that lovely melody that makes me very happy and always reminds me that I’m not alone. Instead of smog, here you can breathe in the smell of sea salt. Oh, I love it!
3. We are nanny's models
However, it's impossible to be alone in our house, nor you can feel lonely, because someone’s always trying to chat – usually our aunt and Charlie. Girls… They love talking day and night, and they always have new topics to talk about. But I must admit that I find those topic interesting sometimes. They can talk really nicely about fashion and house decoration. Besides great cooking skills, our aunt is a great designer. She's a real artist! We always wear clothes of the latest fashion trends. She makes it, with Charlie's assistance – she is aunt's model. I think that Charlie really enjoys it, too. She loves posing, and she’s so cute, right? 🙂
4. Do you like to study?
I know my twin brother, Harley, since we were born, and we have never been separated. We eat together, sleep together, bark at the postman together… We’ve spent two years of our lives playing and learning. What? It’s weird when I say ‘learning’? Well, I hope you don't think that we're just playing all day long. Learning is a real pleasure for the whole family, and we learn new things every day. I'm currently learning how to notify our family if the newspaper boy is at the gate, or if our neighbor Wilma comes to see us. They are always really happy when she comes, because she always brings nice stuff, so I have to make a special effort with this type of bark. I’ve been practicing this since this morning, so I hope everyone loves it.
5. Harley, the brave little athletic guy
Unlike me, Harley is more sporty. He runs everyday, he’s fast and skilled, even when he’s climbing the slippery and sharp rocks. Harley is a very brave and fearless guy. Sometimes, I’m scared of going to the bathroom in the night, but he’s never afraid. So I wake him up and ask him to keep me company. He's a real friend. It never bothers him to go with me, even in the middle of the night.
6. Fishing trip
As I told you before, Harley is writing a logbook, because he really loves the sea, ships and fishing. He truely enjoys it. That’s the reason we often sit in the boat on the shore. Sometimes, even in the improvised boat, but it’s not important to him because he’s really imaginative. Then he imagines that he’s fishing and that he caught a large fish, so he asks me to help him get it out of the water. That’s always a great adventure! It’s never boring when he’s around. He’s very creative, full of ideas for new games and plans for the future. He’s so cool! I’m not saying this just because he’s my brother, but because it’s true. 🙂
7. Beautiful sister Charlie
Our sister Charie is a cross-breed. You have to admit that she’s wonderful! She’s bigger than Harley and me, but she has white hair, just like us. Although her hair is prettier, in my opinion. Our aunt and dad got her from the local SPCA. That’s a non-profit organization that helps abandoned, sick and animals in danger. She was abandoned, without a home and family, so good vets saved her and our aunt and dad agreed to take care of her. She’s really thankful and that’s the reason why she’s really attached to them. Charlie is a great sister. She’s always ready to listen, to hug and comfort. I think she’s really special, like a princess, especially when our aunt dresses her in pretty clothes and combs her hair, she shines like a star. I love her so much! 🙂
8. Our friend Katy
I have to mention some of our dear friends. Katy is our friend Shihtzu, and she’s more often in our house that in her own. Her family is out most of the time, so we accepted her as a new family member. We all love it when she’s around. She’s playful and cheerful, not boring and grumpy at all. She’s always ready for new adventures, but she spends most of her time with Charlie, doing some girly things. Sometimes, our aunt gets involved in their conversation, and makes some fashion details for them. She loves Katy and she says that she’s adorable and cuddly. I have to agree – Katy is a real lady! 🙂
9. My faithful friend – Bunny
I want you to meet my loyal friend, bunny. He’s the weirdest creature I’ve ever met. He never complains and he's quiet all the time, but he loves when we’re running and eating delicious pet biscuits together. What he loves the most is when we cuddle and fall asleep like that, especially during the winter, when the days are short and cold, and when we’re spending most of our time in the house. This bunny is really soft and makes a great pillow for afternoon naps! 🙂
10. Magical Newfoundland
Although my family lives on Newfoundland, Harley and I don’t originate from there. Our breed, the Maltese, originates from the Central Mediterranean. If you know geography and love traveling, you’ll know that characteristics of Mediterranean climate are mild winters and very hot summers. On Newfoundland the climate is different – there is no big difference between summer and winter, because summers are not really hot and winters are not extremely cold. Unlike in the Mediterranean, there are not many sunny days. Harley and me were born here, so we got used to this climate, but our aunt still dresses us up in warm clothes when we go outside during the winter. Newfoundland and Labrador islands are homes of the breeds named after them – Newfoundland dog and Labrador Retriever. They are really diligent dogs and very helpful to people. We have a lot of friends among them, but I’ll tell you about them some other time because they deserve a special place. All of the Animal’s look fans know that it’s really great to have them as friends. And here you can start every friendship by talking about the weather. That’s the topic everybody loves talking about, because weather conditions are unpredictable and full of surprises.
I’m really glad that I had a chance to introduce my lovely family to you. I could tell you much more, but it’s a wonderful day, so Harley keeps rushing me to go outside. He’s already on the boat, ready for a new adventure. It’s kind of weird that he loves fishing so much, and doesn’t like eating fish. Probably it’s because it's about adventure and passion, or maybe he likes imitating his dad.
12. Greetings from me and my family to all of the Animal's look's fans!
I’m sending you this lovely family photo with many greetings, especially to my dearest friends – coyote Gemma, squirrel Sue and fox Lilly. They are so cheerful and chic! 🙂 If you want to meet them, visit our Facebook page Animal’s Look. All of my friends will become yours too.
That’s it for now. Love you all. Your friend, Mac
All images we got from a fan of our Facebook page Animal's Look, Steven George Lockyer.