Nicknames: Mups (Muppet, Little Miss Muppett), Morg, Goose (Silly Goose), Houndini
Birthday: August 26th 2003
Likes: "Puppy play time", shopping, eating, back, belly, and bum scratches, any time spent with Mom
Pet-Peeves: Being left home when Mom leaves, the vacuum
Favorite Toy: My squeaky tennis ball is my absolute favorite! Then my TWO Old Navy lobster stuffies. Also, my Search and Rescue dog plush toy, an Old Navy baseball toy, tennis balls, and anything made with rawhide
Favorite Food: Whatever comes off of Mom's plate! Beneful is my favorite kibble.
Favorite Walk: Shopping!!! Athens Dog Park, North Bend Rails To Trails, Zaleski State Forest Backpacking Trail
Best Tricks: Locating mud puddles and laying in them, Giving 5, Sit, and Down. Forget that "Come" command- I know it, but won't listen!
Arrival Story: Mom's first dog- a shepherd mix she'd rescued from the side of the road- had turned on her and was put down. She says that she asked my Grandma to check the newspapers for any lab mix puppies the same day, and she found my litter listed. That Friday, she went to Ellenboro to choose a puppy from my litter. When the breeder arrived, she had three beautiful little ones to choose from- myself, my sister and our brother. Mom says that she had initially intended to take the little boy, but I jumped into her arms and didn't want to leave, so she had to take me. She says that I cried half the way back to Parkersburg, and she decided I was acting like a spoiled princess, so I was christened Princess Morgan Anna Maria.
Bio: Have tiara, will party! I love to be busy- and the more, the better! I want to do everything that my Mom does- and if I can't, I get pouty. I will never understand how Lucky and Sarah can just be content staying home all the time.
A year ago today I came to the Bridge. It seems like just yesterday, but yeah, it has been a full year. I have been playing like a fool with all of my pack here, and keeping an eye on Mom and Micah from up here. I miss Mom, and I know she misses me like mad, but the most important thing for her to know is that I am happy and I love her and I will be waiting for her when her time comes. She is a little melancholy today, but is handling things well, all things considered. *licks Mom's hand gently*
Today Mom almost cried. She saw some puppies being given away at a yard sale that looked JUST like I did at their age. She just wished she could hug ME one more time when she played with them. I licked her hand and told her that she already had Micah to love and that soothed her. Time helps, but she will never forget me. I know that, and so does she.
Mom just returned home after releasing me to God's hands and the loving care of the Bridge angels. I wish I could be there to let her know I'm OK, but I'm busy settling into my new home. There are angels tossing balls and frisbees- and plenty of pups to race around with. Even cats that don't mind my "TLC". I've already beaten Seva in a short footrace, and am sharing a bowl of kibble with Little Bit. My cousins are coming over later to hang out, and tomorrow I will go hiking with Smiley. Dog this isn't as bad as I was afraid! *Licks everyone and races off to play like she hasn't in ages*
Thanks everyone for your support. Morg went to the Bridge Angels this afternoon, and I am holding up alright so far. Every little thing might set me off, but I am comforted by knowing that it was the right thing to do and that it was the right time. She went very quietly, which helped immensely, and I was able to be there while the sedative kicked in before they gave her the final shot. The last words she heard from me were "I love you, Baby Girl". The best way it could have happened since it had to be.