I hate yellow

We lost our beloved Maggie today. She was almost 16.
It’s been on the cards for a while, but she always seemed to rally.
We think there was more going on than just the arthritis, and the fact that she would go 16 hours or more without having a pee was worrying as it was practically every day now.
She collapsed in the street a little while ago and I had to call Hubby to come and collect us in the car. We have been watching her movements carefully, and she has been stiff in her joints, especially after squatting to do the business. Her shoulder gave out yesterday.
She has been restless, pacing and whiny every evening for 2 to 3 hours, despite us letting her out or taking her for a walk, when she would do nothing.

She was violently sick in the car today and didn’t want a drink, something else we’ve noticed lately. With increasing incontinence, restricted mobility, losing her sense of direction and sometimes just staring vacantly at the door or empty space, we made the call.  The vet could accommodate us at 5.30 this evening.
The staff were kind, and we were allowed to stay with her. It was quick and peaceful.

Death is yellow, it comes in a phial and acts swiftly. I would have preferred to wake up one morning and she didn’t, going to Rainbow Bridge on her own terms. We promised we wouldn’t let her suffer, and in all honestly, I think she was ready to go. She’s had a shit year and now she’s at peace.

Forgive me if my blog is quiet for a couple of days.

Maggie January 17th 2005 – 16th November 2020
RIP Baby.  We love you, ❤

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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102 Responses to I hate yellow

  1. Paula Light says:

    I am so sorry. RIP sweet doggo. You were very loved ❤️

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    I am so sorry Di. I have no more words. R.I.P. Maggie ❤️

  3. Awe – so sorry Di. I had a 3 year old pup called Angus that had all those symptoms. Sadly he didn’t get the same good life as Maggie, to be honest at his age we didn’t even consider he was poorly. Maggie’ll have gone knowing she was loved, wishing you both the best. It’s been a tough year. 💜

  4. trishsplace says:

    Rest in peace Maggie. Now in dog heaven and able to run around with all your new friends. Sorry for your loss x

  5. Awwwe RIP beautiful soul. You were clearly loved

  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Rest in peace dear sweet Maggie. She couldn’t have asked for more loving humans than you and your hubby. You gave her a wonderful, long life and she loved you back. And today you made the most loving gesture of all — despite knowing how sad and painful it would be for you to let her go, you put her first — and chose to end her suffering. Sending big hugs ❤️

  7. Ruth says:

    So sorry to hear that Di, poor Maggie, hope she’s at peace again 😦

  8. I feel like I’ve lost my own pet. Maggie belonged to us all. RIP sweet girl! Hugs to you and Hubby.

  9. Fandango says:

    I’m so sorry, Di. We went through this just a week ago and we are still heartbroken. Just know that you did everything you could for her and that she had a full and happy life with you and hubby.

  10. Such a big loss to bear. Thinking of you. ❤

  11. John Holton says:

    Sorry to hear about Maggie. Take your time and we’ll all be here when you get back.

  12. colinandray says:

    So sorry to read this Di. It does sound as if she had “a good run”, and she couldn’t have had better “parents”. Be happy that she is now at total peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. R.I.P. Maggie.

  13. I’m sorry for the loss of your precious Maggie! Hugs from across the pond!

  14. quiall says:

    I am so very, very sorry. I will miss her. May she rest gently near your heart and always in your memories.

  15. Oh, Di, I’m so sorry to hear about Maggie. It’s been a bad year for dogs. I’ll be thinking about you.

  16. cagedunn says:

    My deepest sympathies for your loss and grief

  17. So sorry to read this my thoughts are with you during the pain of missing her.

  18. murisopsis says:

    My heart breaks for your loss. I am convinced that all dogs go to heaven, especially Maggie.

  19. Sadje says:

    Oh so sorry for your great loss. Hugs my friend

  20. A lovely tribute to your Maggie. Losing our pets is so very difficult.

  21. Lisa says:

    I am so sorry. I only “knew” her for a short time, having only recently found your blog. Still, as a dog lover I have felt that loss too. Somehow they let us know when they’ve had enough. So sorry.

  22. Liz says:

    Awww. I’m so sad to hear this. RIP Maggie and my deepest sympathies to both of you. Xx

  23. Ramya Vivek says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Di😓

  24. mimfilip says:

    So sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing, sounds like her time had come. Cherish all those wonderful doggie memories.

  25. Chris Hall says:

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss, Di. I know how painful it is to lose a beloved pet and how hard it is to make that final journey to the vets. It’s heartbreaking, but it was absolutely the best thing you could’ve done for Maggie. You and your hubby gave her the best life. Try to smile because Maggie’s wagging her tail up in doggy heaven now.

    • I bet she’s running around with our other dogs at Rainbow Bridge and being tarty!! It will always hurt, the same as Barney in 2005. I lasted 6 days before we got Maggie. We loved her so much.

  26. scifihammy says:

    Oh No! I am so sorry to read this. You poor things.
    It is the hardest call to make, but the kindest. Maggie can now be free of pain and run around again like a puppy – with Little Monkey. Though they never met in real life I always felt like they were sisters, through our blogs. They will wait together at the Rainbow Bridge.
    My thoughts are with you both now, and over the next few weeks, as you adjust to the quiet and new routines.

  27. I am so so sorry to read of this news concerning Maggie Di 😦

    RIP Maggie.

    There are no words during these times.

  28. Echoing everyone’s sentiments, so, so very sorry about your precious girl…Take care..

  29. Chel Owens says:

    Oh, Di. ❤ She looks so much like my childhood companion. I feel for you, and offer my condolences.

  30. trentpmcd says:

    I’m very sorry. Always a hard thing, losing our furry family members 😦

  31. Tessa says:

    So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a pet. My daughter just went through that and he dog wasn’t very old. They were just about to get a puppy to join the family. It was already in motion so the puppy arrived and they had to move on with training it. It isn’t easy and it won’t be for a while. My heart and thoughts are with you.

    • Thanks Tessa. I remember so well when Maggie was a pup………….

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t want to go through losing another pet. Sometimes their lives are so shortlived and it hurts to lose them.

      • We don’t want another. I couldn’t bear it again, though I know of several people who were equally adamant and have new fur babies to love. We loved her to pieces, even though she could be a pain sometimes, but we always did our best for her. She was beautiful and always will be.

      • Tessa says:

        Yes that is a decision that many people face and have different views on. My daughter has lost many pets and kept saying they were going to wait for a while, but it wasn’t long before they would get a new one and this last one they had a deposit on the pup so they had her whether they were ready or not.

      • I lasted 6 days after we lost Barney so suddenly in 2005, and that’s when Maggie adopted us. We thought we were going to lose her several times this year, so were lucky to have those extra months.

      • Tessa says:

        My daughter had hoped that their dog would make it longer. The vet had hopes, but it didn’t work that way. They have the puppy now. She’s a few months old.

      • We always hope Tessa. I would so much have preferred to wake up one morning and she didn’t. No-one likes to make that kind of decision, but we loved her enough to let go. ❤

  32. I’m SO SORRY! I admit to feeling even worse about your news because yesterday I wasn’t on-line until very late in the day. I didn’t know. My deepest sympathy and condolences from over the big pond. I loved your girl too and will imagine her running free and healthy over the Rainbow Bridge. She’ll keep vigilant watch for you and your hubby, and what a joyous reunion when she meets you again. Take care of yourself Di and please know I’m thinking of you. ❤

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  34. I’m so sorry but she had a beautiful life with you and suffers no more.

  35. willowdot21 says:

    I have no words that can really help but she was loved, she was happy and now she is at peace and has no pain 💜

  36. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  37. ghostmmnc says:

    Such a sweet and loving baby. So sorry to hear. Our pets give us unconditional love, and leave their paw prints on our hearts. (((hugs))) ❤

  38. I’m so very sorry! Is the saddest day from having a four legs friend! RIP sweet Maggie! 🐶💕

  39. Carol anne says:

    Awe, my eyes filled reading this, I love dogs, and I know Maggie was loved, very, very loved, she’s at peace now, rip beautiful sweet maggie! ❤ ❤ ❤

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