Sunday, April 25, 2010

Maggie Mae (2002-2010)

I rescued Maggie on October 17, 2002. At the time I volunteered at a prison tutoring inmates to get their GED's. After spending a few hours there I would drive across the road to the Humane Society, that's where I met Maggie. She was there for a few days, and I went everyday to visit her. I couldn't have a dog, I rented an house and there was a strict no pet policy. I called my parents everyday and asked them to come down and save her for me. I promised that I would take responsibility for her as soon as I moved home in 6 weeks. Finally, the Humane Society took her collar off (which meant bad things were going to happen to her.) I called my parents frantically, and told them I'd never forgive them unless they came and got this dog. It was a huge guilt trip, but it worked. They came down, and in a blinding thunderstorm we drove to the Humane Society and sprung Maggie. I promised my parents that I would take full responsibility of her when I moved home from college in 6 weeks. That didn't happen, she had my parents wrapped around her paws before they made it the 40 miles home.

Maggie was an amazing, amazing dog. She was always there to listen to me, and even forgave me when I brought home a golden retriever puppy named Molson. She taught him the ropes, and they were best friends. Molson is lost now, Maggie left this world on Friday in my mom's arms. I live 3,000 miles from home and it breaks my heart that I wasn't able to see her one last time. She was a very special dog, and I'm sure everyone feels that way about their dog.

To Maggie I say, you were my best friend, and confidante. I love you sweet girl, I hope they have lots of sticks for you to chew in heaven. Please know, that even from 3,000 miles I never stopped loving you, and now from Earth to Heaven I will still not stop loving you. Sleep tight sweet one.

Sorry I haven't blogged much the past week. I'll be back to my regularly scheduled pony updates this week. It's been a crazy week. I'll write more when I'm feeling up to it.

10 comments:

thenamesmarry said...

I'm sorry for your loss, she sounds wonderful. Plus, I have a soft spot for retrievers named Maggie.

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let me know what you think!

Kate said...

I am so sorry for your loss - we also had a wonderful golden named Sunny who left us about two years ago - we still miss him.

Beth said...

I, too, and sorry for your loss. It seems that a dog comes into our lives for only a brief amount of time, yet they touch us so deeply. Time might not heal all wounds but it does make the pain hurt a little less.

Anonymous said...

Let not your heart be heavy with sorrow, but fill it with joyful memories. I too "lost" my beloved dog to my parents :) I brought her home to PA as a puppy from NC under the protest of my dad not wanting another dog...when I moved out years later, my dad told me "the dog stays with us"....a decade later after their divorce "my" dog moved across the country with my mom to Calif. She lived to be 16, passing peacefully in her sleep. Forever in my heart are the memories.

Jooles said...

Sorry for your loss. It sounds as though Maggie had a wonderful life that was full of love.

eva e. hardy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let go of someone you loved so much. You gave her a wonderful life!

Mrs Mom said...

RIP Maggie.

She'll be with you, too, just as you were from 3000 miles away. You kept her in your heart then- keep her there now too.

You and your folks did a wonderful thing giving that amazing and grand dog a great life. Our thoughts will be with all of you.

Story said...

So sorry for your loss. There is nothing that compares to the love of a wonderful dog.

Jay Jennings said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she was grateful for the wonderful life you gave her.

Becky said...

Sounds like a beautiful eight years she spent enjoying her life & being pampered & loved on. Eight years she never would have lived to see if not for you. :) I guarantee you she's eternally grateful & loves you equally from the other side of the rainbow bridge. Hang in there!