2009-01-15

PSF: Maggie Girl

Meet Maggie
She was the sweetest dog.
So kind and patient...even with the small

and annoying


She was my buddy



It is so hard for me to put in to words what a truly wonderful dog she was. When I was pregnant with Tommy she was always there - if I couldn't sleep all she had to do was lay down next to me and I was out in minutes. She would walk with me, play with me, cuddle me...she truly was a wonderful dog. She was so patient with Tommy, he would poke and prod, unintentionally pull, she would just lay there, happy to feel his love, happy to be loved.


She was a difficult dog too - she was "special needs" - epileptic. She was on phenobarbitol, this made her slow, mentally and physically, this took a toll on her body. Sadly she couldn't be without it - one missed dose meant at least one seizure, if not more. Her mind was starting to go, she would start to walk down the road and forget where she was, she was always surprised when we found her again. We started to talk about her quality of life, when she left. That's literally what she did...she left. She got off the deck one August morning, we haven't seen her since, sadly no one has. The hardest part for me is not knowing what happened. I like to tell myself that she knew and went somewhere to sleep. I fear that it was not so quiet for her, I fear what happened, where she went. It makes me sad to think that she was lost and lonely, but I try not to think too much about that. I feel guilty that we lost her, that she went alone.


Maggie was my wonderful sweet dog - I miss her often, she was my first baby (well after the guinea pig - but that is a whole different story!!)












21 comments:

  1. Aw, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Maggie.

    I have to say though...that shot of the "annoying" one has me laughing out loud!

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  2. What a sweet looking dog! Nothing beats the companionship of a good dog.

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  3. A beautiful dog. I think they do know much more than we think they do. They are loyal and loving. Their instincts are amazing. I hope you can find some peace in the life well lived and have a vision of the peace she must have now.
    Great post!

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  4. She is a beautiful dog. What a heartbreaking loss -- I'm sorry for you.

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  5. Beautiful post. Our "first" babies hold such a special place in our hearts. Our Baily was a lab and also had seizures. She was also on seizure medicine, but her seizures were not frequent enough and a second opinion told us to take her off meds. She was the sweetest dog, and towards the end, it was so hard having those conversations about her quality of life. Finally, when I was 8 month pregnant and she was 11 years old, we had to make the tough decision to put her down (she had cancer that was not treatable). It was so hard, but she wil always be my baby too.

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  6. Awww!!! She is a very pretty dog!! I can imagine how much you miss her!

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  7. Oh, sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful doggie. I can see why you would miss her. Precious pictures!

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  8. My dog Lucky will be joining Maggie at the Bridge soon. They will romp like puppies again. I feel your sadness and can't imagine him not being here when I come home every day. He was 4 weeks when we rescued him 14 years ago.

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  9. My heart aches for reading this. I'm sorry for your loss, and your grief. :(

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  10. Its dogs like her that make me want a dog when I never did before. What a wonderful friend to you!

    And that 'Annoying' shot? Holy crumbs, that's AWESOME!

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  11. I am so soryy for your loss. I know how you feel, though. I lost my yellow lab right before Thanksgiving. She was 13-yrs-old. Gone, but not forgotten and NEVER replaced!

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  12. You made me tear up. I'm sorry you lost Maggie. I remember how hard that was for you.

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  13. She's so beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss - I got all teary reading this.

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  14. aww - this is so sad and terrible - so sorry for your pup!

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  15. How sad. When I was a kid our dog got out of the fence and we never found her. She had heart worms and was on daily meds too. It makes it hard to not know what happened.

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  16. Oh, I'm so sorry you lost your first baby. My first baby died in our back yard when she was nearly 14 years old. She went to her favorite spot in the yard and we sat with her. It was very sad. :(

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  17. Awww...what a sweet, yet heart-wrenching story! Our dog, Blondie, is at least 13 yrs. She's definitely part of our family and it is difficult to even think of her not being around. She got out of our yard and was lost for three days. We were all beside ourselves! So, I can only imagine what it was like for you when your doggy wandered away.

    Those are great pictures...I'm glad Maggie was part of your lives. I can tell she was dearly loved!

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  18. I'm so sorry that you are missing Maggie. She sounds wonderful, and she was lucky to have you all those years.

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  19. Awww Maggie is a beautiful dog. Sorry that she just went away. I'm sure she loved your family as much as you love her.

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  20. I'm very sorry. It sounds like Maggie was the best.

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  21. I'm so sorry for you loss. It's hard to lose an animal. I have two Golden Retrievers and we love them dearly. They're the best dogs I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

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