My Memory of Margo

In the spring of 1994, a nurse buddy's young dog had a litter of eight puppies. She was offering them free, to any of our nurse team who wanted one. Of the eight mixed breed pups, I decided I would choose a female. Well, Margo was the only female of the eight.

She was very active, actually hyperactive and very 'scattered' in her behavior. I became wary of my choice and thought we might fare better with a calm male pup.

Well. my nurse friend Kristi reassured me, 'Pier, you should stick with your original decision'. I did!!

My husband named 'Margo' from a race horse flyer brochure. She was an extremely athletic dog, and had an unusual amount of energy. Margo was a mixed Lab/possibly with some Pointer. I don't know.

But she had the most unusual behavior. I could go on forever to describe all of her antics and behaviors that brought forth behavioral classes, at my home and in a group. She could surely frustrate the trainers (smile).

Over the years, Margo calmed with age, and became my sweetest companion. She had a wonderfully soothing eye contact, and could glare at me, as if looking into my soul. Many trainers and vets. considered that a positive.

My husband and I made the decision to euthanize her last Thursday, as she was in severe respiratory distress. I will never forget the eye contact between us, before I left her at the vets. I had taken her in early, because I was concerned about her breathing. When I left, she apparently panicked, and became agitated. The staff could not keep her on O2, and they were afraid to sedate her, which might further limit her breathing.

I miss her terribly. I always worried about her and was a little overprotective of her, and during her last days, she followed me everywhere. I even had to wear earplugs to sleep, as she snored so loudly!

Since we have owned Margo, we have added two more dogs to our family. They are truly special, as well.

I will never own another dog as wonderfully stubborn as Margo, and I know no other pet will love me and be as devoted, as she.
Thank you for the opportunity to tell my story. and please wish me well. The lost is almost unbearable.

Comments for My Memory of Margo

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by: Sharon Stauffer

Thank you for your kind words and for reading my story on Molly.

After I had finished it, I thought of so many other things that I could have added, but space is limited.

I am so sorry for your loss of Margo. Like Margo, Molly looked deep into my soul with her eyes. I held her paw and stroked her head and told her how much I loved her and would not let her suffer. She had an enlarged heart and it was surrounded with fluid and she went downhill so fast my head is still spinning.

As dog lovers, we truly know the meaning of unconditional love and that's why it hurts so much. Peace be with you. One day we will laugh at our memories of our naughty pups. Thank you again.


by: Cynthia

Thank you so much for commenting on Leo. I think about him every day and it hasn't gotten any easier. Comments like yours put a smile on my face and my heart.

In your memorial, when you say that Margo's eyes could see into your soul, it really touched me. That is the perfect explanation!! Margo sounds like one of a kind and it's amazing how they know when they are about to leave us and go on.

Leo followed me and looked at me with the saddest eyes for the last couple of his days. Thinking about his face now overwhelms me and I hope so much that he knows I would have held him more and touched him more but I had no idea. I thought he had so many more years with us.

It is amazing the impact our companions have and how the void I have will always remain. We are truly blessed to be able to feel so bonded to dogs like Margo and Leo. I get through my days always ending on the sweet memories Leo left me with.

Thank you Pier

Thank you
by: Pier(Mom of Margo)

Thank you Cecilia for your kind words of support.
I, like you with Bubba, think of Margo every day!! To know that there are so many pet owners who feel the same over the loss of a pet is such a relief.

Thank you for your comment about Bubba
by: Cecilia

Hi Pier,

Thank you for your kind words about Bubba. I am sorry for your loss of Margo. This website is a comfort.

I am still so sad about Bubba, and I keep expecting his huge head with his polka-dotted muzzle to land on my lap, or stare down at me in bed. I am sure you keep looking for Margo too. But I know that we were blessed and so lucky to have had these dogs, and when it is OUR time, our beloved doggies will be there when we draw our last breath, to lead (or pull!) us onto the unknown.

All the best to you.


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