Due to overwhelming inquiries I will expand a little bit on what happened to the ferocious dog.
While Maddie may have been MY best friend and genuinely fond of Wife (as long as she got fed), Maddie didn't really trust Kat and passionately HATED anyone who came to our house. Honestly, my own Ma couldn't come in the house if Maddie was here.
If Maddie was loose and free she generally left people alone.
Last week after Wife put the truck in a ditch a friend came over to get me to see if we could pull it out.
Maddie attacked him so viciously that we felt we could no longer take chances with what she would do to Kat or the newborn (when the newborn FINALLY gets here - overdue now).
With a very heavy heart Wife took Maddie to the vet and had her put down.
Those of you who know me well will know that this tears me up as many, many, many times Maddie was the bright spot of my day - excited as all get out when I came home from whatever day I had. She was, unconditionally, my best friend.