Friday, December 15, 2006

Remembering Maggie

Maggie has been Sherry's dog for as long as I can remember, for many years. I can hardly remember a visit without Maggie being there, Sherry found Maggie up in the Great Smokey Mountains, it was snowing and she was just beside the highway, She was up there camping, She stopped opened the door, and Maggie has been with her ever since, Sherry checked the campsites close by, but noone had seen her, there were no dogtags. Maggie was and is a beauty. She has the most human eyes hidden behind all the hair. It's not going to be the same at Christmas without her. Sherry would always give her a cute Christmas scarf. This is one of my favorite ones with Sherry and her although there are many. My mom just emailed me that they are putting her to sleep today at 1:00 p.m. Keep my sister in your thoughts, she's had Maggie longer than any boyfriend, or even her husband. I think she's had her for almost 14 years. We will all miss you Maggie, I'm glad I got to spend Thanksgiving that night with you on my lap on the couch.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.Maggie will be there. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent. Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your Maggie, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


mumma4evr said...

awww...Poor sherry!!!!!  Lucky Maggie to be running free!

onestrangecat said...

I am so sorry to hear about Maggie.  
How great that Sherry found Maggie and took her in.
I know what it's like to lose a pet after so many years.  It rips a part of your heart out.


sveal14 said...

I miss her horribly. However, I know that she's running like she always did in the mountains. I could never have asked for a better friend than my sweet, Maggie! I love you, Uncle Dig-It!

gabreaelinfo said...


Merry Christmas!


onestrangecat said...

Stopping by to Wish you a very merry Christmas