Arrival Story: In 1999 I made a snap decision to go get Maggie out of a kill shelter after seeing her advertised on our company bulletin board! In 1996 I had lost my 14 year old cocker, Kandie and then in 1998 lost my 1 year old, "barn-baby", Sugar, so I really didn't think I was ready for another furbaby. But! it was always meant to be. It just took 2 years of her life for us to find each other.
3/25/11-- Maggie has always been an angel but we lost her to the angels on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Rest in peace my darling...
Bio: Hi! Me here! I was taken into a shelter with 2 more purebreds. One was PTS and the other was saved by a rescue organization in Atlanta. Mommy came into the shelter and I was in a cage with a Brittany. The Brittany was all over cage trying to get Mom's attention but I sit in the back in a corner and just looked at her so sad. She asked me if I was ready to go home. The rest is history! But she came specifically to see me anyway! Hah, how was I suppose to know that? I was really thin, shy and ducked when Mommy held her hand out to me. I didn't know what toys were and never have learned to care for them much. I didn't even know how to go in and out a door or up and down stairs. I think I was potty trained, but I would done anything to please Mommy. I am very petite for a Springer (that means very short)! Grrrrrr.....I am very affectionate to everybody and don't meet a stranger. Now I'm independent and not so shy? I love my Mommy very much and so glad she found me. I'm her little baby girl. Oh, I love my brother Buddy too!
Update: Maggie went to Rainbow Bridge 03/23/11 after a very long battle with arthritis and disc disease. She became very ill and she told me it was time to let her go. My baby girl no longer feels any pain and that precious smile is engraved on my heart furever. Rest well my Love... ♥
and it seems like yesterday. I still feel the pain of the day I lost you. I still smell your soft fur. I still see that sweet precious face as we lie in bed at night. That was always our special time with no others around. Nighttime was our snuggle time. I still miss you as much today as I did that day.
God bless you sweet Maggie for coming into my life and giving me twelve beautiful years with the sweetest angel on earth. I love you "Mo chuisle". I miss you more than words can tell.
I just want to thank you once again for the kindness you have shown me, Mom, Buddy and Peanut these last two weeks. We are still receiving gifts, cards, pmails and emails and every one of them are so precious to us. We have truly learned what this Dogster is all about. Your love and thoughtfulness is what makes this the most beloved community it could possibly be.
My heart is so full of love and admiration for all my Dogster furiends old and new. The love and kindness you have shown me and my family during this time is overwhelming and so much appreciated.
I know I can't thank each of you individually but please know you have touched our hearts furever.
I know some of you are wondering what happened so I'll try to explain. About two months ago I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I already had 3 discs collapse on my spine. This in addition to fighting arthritis for about 5 years now was very painful. I no longer was able to get up on my own or walk but a few steps without help from Mom. We knew we could not cure my problems but we could try to manage the pain as long as we could. In addition to a lot of medications I started acupuncture and laser treatments. Everything got a little better for a short time but I began to rapidly deteriorate. Then I became very sick. I had a talk with Mom and told her that I was tired and it was time to let me go. She wasn't ready but she knew that I was so she gave me the gift of eternal life and laid me to rest in God's arms on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. We would celebrate my 14th birthday in August.
I have spent the last 12 years with my mom after she pulled me out of a shelter. The last 10 years have been with my brother Buddy whom I am very worried about. You see, he counted on me and relied on me. We were soul mates. He is having a hard time right now but I know he will learn that in time life is still good.
So thank you Dogster furiends for making these last 5 years on Dogster very precious to all of us. The furiends we have made and still to make mean the world to all of us. I am now reunited with all my beautiful furiends that have gone before me and we await the day we are all reunited with our families.