Monday, October 4, 2010

Maggie May - Last Words

Let me begin by saying,
"Go give your dog a big Hug for me!"

When someone who has been your best friend and constant companion is no longer here, it's very hard to continue your daily rituals without them. I had not realized how many little unimportant things had become automatic, and unnoticed in my day to day routines with Maggie. I guess when you are retired, like I am, and spend most of your waking hours working at home, the way I do, you simply don't realize how often you are having a conversation with the dog!  And so this past week, I found it very comforting to have those little conversations with her wonderful spirit. 

Most of you who read my blog have your own animals, so I don't need to tell you what  this week has been like for Toma and I.  I've tried many times during the last few days to think of some final words to say about our Maggie.  Unfortunately her  life started out badly, and I'm sorry to say, ended sadly.  What I now hope to remember is the ten great years in between, that was her life!  

So here's to Maggie, the good listener, the hard worker, our protector and old friend. We will miss you, but there's no way that we'll ever forget you.

 Maggie - 1998 - September 27, 2010


  1. Oh no, no, no! I am so very sorry to hear this. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  2. There are no heart goes out to you.

  3. I am so sorry for you and Toma, I cry with you. We are so happy that we knew her, she was great and so gentle. She was also a great friend to my buddy EFFIE MAY. And it helps me to think.... that Effie and Maggie are together again.....

    Big hug from Ingrid

  4. Thank you Ingrid, that means a lot coming from you! You are my favorite dog listener...

  5. Oh...I am so so sorry. Hugs to you!

  6. There is no love like that of a big hearted dog. I am so, so sorry that your Maggie is no longer of this world. Those ten years you mention, I know it can never be enough time for us humans, yet how lucky we are to be blessed by the love of our dogs. To Maggie May, may she run in joy always.

  7. I opened this with a very very heavy heart...knowing what the title might reveal.

    Dear Maggie. I will miss you also.
    To you MJ no words can express how it feels, so I can only say that I feel it in my heart.

  8. Oh Maggie May, you leave such a hole in the heart...and yet, MJ ,I pray that the sweetest of memories contiue to fill up the lonely spots and those that may have remorse towards how she parted.
    That is tough, and I am feeling your pain~

  9. Thanks for thinking about me. It does help to know that other people understand how hard it is to say goodbye to such a good friend.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Maggie. Animals become such a huge part of our lives and it is hard to say goodbye to them. She will always be in your heart though, and I think somewhere there is a sunny meadow where she is romping and waiting for you.

  11. My heart is crying with yours...we just lost our dear companion of a little more than 9 years July 16th... His favorite food was cabbage (I know, a cabbage loving German Shepherd! But oh my, don't those doggie loves of our just have the most amazing habits) and today was the first day I was able to buy one again... now, eating it is another thing! (You can see a picture of our dear Harry under "personal" on my blog.) Just think how he and your dear Maggie (what a beauty!) are running happily together now, free of all pain and totally happy. It's us that just have to get by without them...! But we will and someday - not quite sure when - we will be ready to love another because really, life without a dog and cat to share it with us just isn't all it should be.
    I don't know you (not even through blogland until right now) but I send you and your family many prayers... I really do understand...and I'm so so sorry for your loss.

  12. I am so sorry, and really do understand how painful it is. Maggie will be with you in spirit, I really do believe they come back and visit us.

    Thank you for visiting my blog, if you still want to follow us please do send me your google/ blogger email and I will send you an invite. I am sorry I haven't visited before now, this is the reason going private will be better for me. I can then keep up better with blogs that do read mine.

    I have so many that I follow and have listed, I just couldn't read all of them but then missed ones like yours.

  13. I'm so sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. It's clear she had a wonderful life with you. I know the pain and loss you are feeling and I dread that inevitable part of having our animal family members but I couldn't imagine a life without. Right now our five year old Bailey mutt is battling lymphoma and I can see she is beginning a decline. We've done all the treatments and her body can't take more of that harsh chemo... sometimes she looks at me as if she knows...

    UGH!'re in my thoughts..

  14. I'm so very sorry to hear about Maggie...I know exactly what you mean about being with them almost 24/7 since I work at home. I'm sure she's still listening and always will be. And, she's waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you~