Still Miss You, Maggie Mae
(Milford, DE US)
My awesome golden retriever departed the world Jan 2 2012 and it feels like yesterday that I had to put Maggie down. She had a tough fight with cancer.
It came to the point where her suffering became too much and the vet said it was time to let her go. I was by her side until the end. We had 7 very short years together and I wish I could have 7 more.
Maggie was a "gift" from a family that I used to baby sit for and they no longer wanted her, so Maggie came to live with me. We had so many good times together -- treks to the beach and long walks. She loved visiting the elderly neighbor across the street and he looked forward to Maggie's visits.
It's ironic how the neighbor died before Christmas and then Maggie left me just two weeks later. Maybe they are in heaven and having a a blast together.
Here is to you, Maggie, for making my life a little sweeter.