We buried our family dog Maggie today. Maggie really was our family dog because we all spent at least part of her life at my mom’s house. My birthday is in May and in May of 1998, while at 173, I got a lawnmower for my birthday. One month later? My sister, also residing at 173, got a puppy??!? Was and is, til this day, a total jip!
She was an amazing dog and saw my family through times, good, bad and different with the same patented Maggie smile. Through births and deaths and graduations, she was always there…like all dogs. Maggie was there with that unconditional love that gives us all something to aspire to. Last year Maggie underwent mouth surgery and came through with flying colors. The condition that took her from us today was completely unrelated. (Kidney Failure.)
I last saw her on Friday. She had not eaten in three days, but still looked up and gave me one last smile. It’s the one I will keep the longest. Those of you who have bigger dogs know how hard it is when they get immobile and that is where she was. We had no choice but to let her go, because at this point, those smiles were for us, not for her.
We buried her under a swing and I wore the boots she chewed as a puppy. I’d like to thank Greg, my Dad, Chip, my sister, and my mom for helping. I will miss Maggie very much. Thanks for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers extended my family. We have had the good fortune to be surrounded by wonderful people throughout the years, and so many of you are “dog people.” I don’t think the two characteristics are unrelated! Sorry to my other friends that have also lost pets this year. A special thanks to all of you that shared Maggie with us throughout her life. She was a part of the family, just like all of you…
Rest in doggie heaven, Maggie. And thanks to all our wonderful friends for your support.
Magg-O loved a good ride! However she could get it!