Dendel's Sweet Maggie May
by Melissa Dendel
(Lake Orion, MI)
Today I feel such overwhelming pain, my heart aches like nothing I have felt before. Today I lost my best friend, my confidante, my lovable, kind hearted, trustworthy, furry daughter.
Maggie was my very first dog... I picked her out, paid for and named her. She was all mine and god was I the proudest pet owner ever! I always knew I would eventually get a female black lab and on a whim I did just that.
To say I struck gold is an understatement... from day one Maggie was the most perfect dog, so well behaved, so adorable, so everything good - even non-dog-loving people liked her!!!!!
How do I begin to cope. I dread laying in bed without her there. I'll miss her bark to come in. I'll miss her demanding a treat before she actually ate her "din-din." I'll miss the boat rides with her. I'll miss her whisper barks when she was trying to get my attention. I'll miss watching her enjoy a beautiful day. I'll miss her stinkiness because she refused to get out of the water day in and day out. I'll miss her standing next to the bed waiting for permission before she jumped in... if I wasn't there the bed was fair game. I'll miss watching her interaction with my 3 human daughters. I'll miss the way her paw pads smelled.
I'll just simply miss knowing she is around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God help me get through these days... it really hurts!