June 3rd 2009 6:43 pm
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Hi all my very nice and treasured friends, this is Maddie Girl McGee, coming to you live from Cle Elum, Washington. I just wanted to take a moment to say a few things.
I am feeling especially nostalgic today. You see, life is short and dog’s lives, for some reason, are even shorter. I do not know why God designed things this way. I love my humans so much. They are very special to me. I do not EVER want to be separated from my mummy or Pappy or little brother or big brother or even my feline friends. I do not want to be separated from my friends, especially my boyfriend MY GUY. I am going to be five years old in a month. Five! WOW! But I think about things…
I think about my mummy crying today when she read about a puppy called Nina who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. You see, my beautiful Angel, Abby Baby, crossed over the bridge just after she turned five years of age. My age, you see. My age! I am YOUNG! I am SO ALIVE! I feel so good! But so did Abby Baby. And, even though Nina was older, she felt good and her passing was a total surprise to her mummy. And her mummy’s heart is shattered. There is so much pain left behind when we leave earth. So much we do not understand about what happens after we close our eyes for the last time. Nina’s mummy is hurting, and my mummy can empathize because she can still feel the pain of Abby Baby’s passing, as though it were today. I cannot begin to understand all of this. My life is so full of pure joy. I have such wonderful friends and my family loves me more than anyone could. I do not want to be apart from them, ever. But my life is so short compared to their life. It hardly seems fair.
My brother Duke is getting so old. He is so grumpy and I think this is because he hurts most of the time. He cannot bound up stairs, or miss half of them on the way down. He cannot chase me like he used to. He mostly sleeps, and gets mad if you accidently touch him. His smells a little different than he used to and my friend says this is the “getting old” smell. My mummy lays next to him at nighttime and tells him what a wonderful friend he is and how she loves him so much. Mummy and Pappy give him medicines to make him feel better, but they talk about what they refer to as “the inevitable” and I think that means he will soon go away to be with Abby Baby. Maybe not real soon, but soon enough.
And that is sort of my point, tonight. I love life. I live it as hard and fast and with as much love as I can give, each and every day. I don’t always see my humans doing the same. They seem to get into more weird word fights than us dogs. They seem to be down more than us. They seem to have much more heart pain than we do. And they cry a lot more, not when they are physically hurt so much…but when the invisible hurt attacks them. God gave most of us dogs the ability to see the human’s invisible hurt better than any other life forms. I think that is why we were put into human’s lives. I snuggle with my mummy and just let her know I care when she is sad or crying or down. So do my brothers. Mummy calls Abby Baby our Angel. She says that the love Abby Baby had in her heart never died. Mummy says only the body wears out, not love. I believe this too.
You see, everyone, this week has been full of bodies failing. My mummy’s two friends lost their human daddies this week. When mummy read about Nina, she really, really wished she could physically hug Nina’s mummy…because she knows EXACTLY how she feels. Mummy held Baby Abby when she died. She heard her last breath and felt the last beat of her beautiful heart. And she asked God to take care of her beautiful friend. And then mummy was alone in a room full of loved ones. Abby Baby, like the rest of us will eventually do, crossed over and became pure soul. The physical cannot always communicate with the pure soul, but we can feel each other in our hearts.
Mummy loves the meaning of the Greek word “Agape”. It means PURE , UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Isn’t that what us canine companions are to our humans? We love and trust so much! I, for one, feel so fortunate to have a human in my life that would never betray that love and trust, and who appreciates it! I know there are many doggies that do not have such wonderful AGAPE love.
Well, everyone, I hope you are snuggling in with a human tonight, and loving each other as best friends should. I certainly am! Cherish all the moments in time we share now. There will come a time when we must part, but that gap is only temporary. You see, God designed us to be together eternally. That is what I believe. I hope you do to!
April 21st 2009 5:49 pm
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Right up front, I am going to be honest with you all. I am nervous about my Dog Sled race this weekend. I try not to let it show, but I get super scared before a race. There are a lot of big dogs, Huskies! - out there. I am really small, but mighty. I know I can run hard and fast, but sometimes I get intimidated, you know?! Mum says that we do this just for fun, but when they say "GO", I want to win and I want to win so bad! One thing that gets my heart rate going....when I pass a dog and then he wants to dig in and re-pass me! I mean, gee whiz, I started behind you, reeled you in, and passed you! Let me go, slacker! All of a sudden it's like the tiny Labrador reminded you of your job? My mum gets mad sometimes when the dogs do that because they come over on me and try to tangle my lead line! Oh man, I hope that does not happen! I guess I am worrying because I am nervous...already!
Well, my little friend is coming all the way from Oregon to watch me! I am super happy, but it adds pressure. I have bragged about being a superstar Skijoring pup and all...I hope I don't disappoint you, Fly Guy! Well, my brother, The Maxman, is real hungry right now, so I am going to go help mum feed him! He is such a nice little man. I love him and I hope you all have a little brother to kick around once in a while (but most of the time, play with and watch over!).
Cheers to all my fans. I love you, man! Maddie Girl McGee
April 6th 2009 1:02 pm
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Hi Everyone, Maddie McGee here with an update. The last weekend of the month, I will be racing in Roslyn, WA. It is a Dry land Dog Cart event (like dog sledding, only the musher is either in a cart, on a scooter, or on a bicycle). Mum and I Bikjor, which means my mum rides a bike and I pull in front. It has been a week since I have pulled. We skijored last on April 1st. I have been doing intervals and I swam in Labrador Lake today, so I am cross training. Oh, you should see Labrador Lake! The ice is all gone (during the day when I want to swim!), and the darn ducks have moved in. Don’t take me wrong, I like ducks and all, but after they have babies they chase me! I mean, I am just trying to get to my ball and they get all uptight! Sometimes they can be scary! That is why I laugh when they show up too early in the season and try to land on the frozen lake. They don’t get hurt (I would not think that would be funny) but when they hit the pond they slide really fast! Ha ha, dumb duck! That is why the puppies are on shore watching (a “clue” for the future). Boy, did I ever get off the subject! The point of this diary update is to tell you about my big race coming up! I sure am looking forward to it. I will update my pup blog to let you know how things are going. My little Bro, Max, cannot race because he is too young, but he will get to race in the Fall Dry Land race (in October). He pulls pretty well. I like him a lot, too, but don’t tell him! Well, this pup has to go. Mush On! Maddie Girl McGee!