Remembering Maggie

First and foremost, this is not meant to be a sad post…………. well, not much.
Maggie would have been 16 today. Hard to believe it is two months ago that we lost her.
She is still with us though, and always will be.
Her picture is up on the wall, we are still finding dog hairs on our clothes or furnishings despite vacuuming and cleaning the house, poo bags are forever in our pockets (but we keep them there, you never know, blackberries when in season!!) and when preparing meals, I have to stop myself putting a little aside, or leaving a little titbit on my plate.
When I do my exercises at night, I remember how sometimes she’d join in,  stretching herself to her full length then cycling her front legs up in the air as I counted my rotations.
Maggie is the oldest dog I have ever had, and she was a part of our lives for so long, it was like losing our child. But the memories we have of her, her curiosity, courage (I still see her racing off the end of the groyne at Hamworthy and scaring me half to death, but she loved it!), climbing log piles in the New Forest that were taller than us, exploring new pathways and waiting for us to follow, chasing balls belonging to other dogs and not giving them back, charging after pigeons, seagulls and crows, smelling flowers, swimming and watching her tail acting as a rudder in the clear water, so many things that made her ours, and will never be forgotten.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart. We love you, and miss you so very much.

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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16 Responses to Remembering Maggie

  1. Happy Birthday to Maggie! And she’ll always be there in your heart.

  2. quiall says:

    We hold tight to our memories even when they bring tears. Because those tears can be healing. I will always remember…

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I would love to have seen her doing exercise with you. How cute that must have been! Losing a beloved fur baby is like losing a child and I understand how badly you miss Maggie. I miss all of mine too. You have beautiful memories and with those she is always with you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Sending you both support and love 💜💓💓

  5. What a lovely tribute. I’m sure she’s ‘smiling’ down on you. They creep into our hearts and take a piece ‘for later’ when they leave. Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl. ❤

  6. Carol anne says:

    Happy birthday Maggie! Love and hugs! Carol anne and Nitro who sends wags and woofs!

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