As the saying goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. This is certainly the case for Mary Hetherington’s Chihuahua, “Mr Magoo”. Affectionately and aptly named, Mr Magoo is blind, similar to the cartoon character of the same name. But what really makes Mr. Magoo special is the manner in which he came into Mary’s life. One day Mary and her husband Jim were walking down the street to the local market and they passed by a garage sale – and really, who can pass by a garage sale without stopping?
Although they didn’t see anything worth buying, they were drawn to the long-haired Chihuahua that accompanied the owner of the garage sale. Similar to the long-haired Chihuahua that they had just given up to their daughter upon her moving out of the house, they were missing and reminiscing about “little Miss Molly”. Much to their surprise and delight, the owner asked if they would be interested in taking Mr. Magoo home with them. And so, Mary and Jim went home with a dog from the garage sale!
As the saga of Mr. Magoo continues to unfold, Mary is presently outfitting him with doggles and a helmet in preparation to ride to their trailer with them this summer aboard their motorcycle… Mr. Magoo may be short-sighted – but he can still feel the wind in his hair!