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