Maggie Mae...The Best Dog Ever!
by Lisa Mills
(Dunn, NC, USA)
Maggie Mae engulfed our home with love and happiness when she was just 6 weeks old. We brought her into our family, taught her the rules of the house and loved her with all our hearts just as she loved us. Maggie even loved the birds and cats that joined our family as well.
Always such an easygoing faithful companion. We couldn't ask for a better dog! But don't leave your Easter basket out because she would surely steal your candy while you were away!
Now, 12 years later...
It's only been 24 hours since I had to make the hardest decision of my life. I had to put my own selfish needs away and do what was best for my yellow lab Maggie, who was like my third daughter. She was an important part of our family for the last 12 years... and we loved her so.
Maggie developed a cancerous tumor on the outside of her chest. It had taken over my poor Maggie's body... made her tired and weak. Cancer had ravished her lungs to where she couldn't breathe without wheezing. It only took 2 minutes for her pain to end, as I held her head in my hands with her big brown eyes still looking at me as my tears fell onto her.
It was so hard to believe that my Maggie was gone. She seemed at peace now as I kissed her head and said good-bye. There will never be another dog like my Maggie. We love you Maggie and miss you so much. One day we will be with you again.
Rest in Peace Maggie!
March 21, 1996
December 15, 2008