FPQ: 19th January

The question

What has been the most difficult, hardest, or most painful decision you’ve ever had to make in your life?

If you read Fandango’s post today you will understand.

I have not handled losing Maggie well. It has been 14 months, and I am still tearful.
Things are not getting better, and all the puppy fixes in the world will not bring her back.
She would have been 17 on the 17th.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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11 Responses to FPQ: 19th January

  1. Fandango says:

    It’s so hard to get over the loss of such loyal companions who offered us unconditional love every day of their lives.

    • I know. It hurts so very much even though we tell ourselves we did what we thought was best. We had to decide for Barney, I had to decide for Kizzy, but Maggie was the hardest and most painful. At least we were allowed to stay and held her to the very end.

  2. rugby843 says:

    It’s been over thirty years since I said goodbye to my wolf-Shepard mix Smokey and I still retest up thinking of him

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  3. My deepest sympathy. I know we have discussed Ms.Maggie. a lot, but I also know that grief can overwhelm us unexpectedly. The longer they live, the deeper they get into our hearts. It will ease in time, but you won’t ever forget her. She was very special. I got Pudge and Ziggy a month after Huny passed away. They didn’t replace her by any means, they were unique in themselves. I bawled my eyes out when Pudge died, and both those recent deaths still hurt like fury. When it is the right time, your new baby will appear.

    • Thank you. Maggie will forever be with us, and she is everywhere in my blog. I have no intention of taking her out or changing my gravitar picture. As you say, a new pup will not replace her, nor would we want it to, as it will make its own place in our hearts and we will make new memories.

  4. murisopsis says:

    It is a decision that was hard – but you did it out of love. I’m praying that a new pup will find a spot in your heart and home soon…

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