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My Maggie has her angel wings . . . . 

Angel Maggie

Rainbow Bridge on October 24, 2007 


Maggie came into our life when we were not even thinking about having a pet. My dad died and my Mom was very ill and I gave up my job to take care of her, my husband was right by my side mind you he was never a pet person but that was soon to change.  My brother Marty had been working for his friend in a pet store when Maggie arrived and she was soon sold but 2 weeks later the people brought her back and said she was way to active for them. My brother took a liking to her and thought maybe this is what my Mom needed to give her back her will to live so we worked out a plan and my brother worked for 6 weeks for no pay but we ended up with the biggest pay off because we got Maggie on Oct12th,1995 and almost overnight my Mom perked up and my husband and I literally sold our house and moved in with Mom both to take care of her and be with this new little love bug.  On Dec12th, my Mom passed away, 2 months to the day that Maggie made her arrival but for 2 months my Mom was so very happy, so life went on and we became the proud parents of this very very smart little girl. 

We soon realized she was a little spitfire!  We had a soccer ball in the yard and Maggie would run after that ball from one end of the yard to the other and she would run and jump in the air trying to play with butterflies but her favorite activity was going to the park. She was in her element the very 1st day at the park. We were walking by the duck pond and as we stood on the edge watching the ducks swimming around in circles maggie took a flying leap in after them I guess she did not realized she was attached to a leash at the time. Everyone at the park was pointing and laughing .. it was quite a sight as I waded into the pond to get her out.  Everything at the park was a wonderment for her!  She chased many a squirrel and chipmunk at least as far as her leash would let her.  She never caught anything but she sure had fun on our daily routine.  We would run into the same folks walking their dogs and we made friends that we still have today.  Everyone knew Maggie...she was a legend at the park and her swimming continued for many years until they outlawed it.

Maggie got diagnosed at 7 years old with diabetes.  I noticed her drinking immense amounts of water and took her right to the vet , they tested her and gave us the news. I was devastated!   I thought it was a death sentence but it wasn't, even though she had diabetes and cushings and  was also blind, until the last 3 months you would have never known except for her eyes. She still ate well and went outside to potty and came back in with no assistance at all. She went down and up 6 steps and she walked through this house like she could see where see was going.

Maggie lost her battle on Oct the 24th. It would have been my daughter Kelly's 37th birthday but she passed away Feb 16th of last year. On that Wednesday after 3days of taking her back and forth to the vets for IV's and antibiotics I just knew it was time for me to let her go.  The look on her face told me what needed to be done.  I loved her too much to see her suffer and there was a tumor on her pancreas which we knew was giving her pain  so as I sat in the room with her I told her that it was a privilege to be her mommy and that she was a joy and blessing straight from God.  I asked her to send me a butterfly so I would know she was ok and happy and  she did.  I was walking across the street from lettings my friend's dogs out for her and this past Thursday a beautiful yellow butterfly flew right over my shoulder.  How many times do you see a butterfly in Nov. I stopped, I cried and I thanked God as I watched her fly all over this yard on every blade of grass.

Maybe I should have went and got the soccer ball out, her dad and I and her 2 sisters.. Molly Silky age 6 and Zoe Silky age 3 are trying to carry on but you all know this hurt just doesn't go away.  I know in time it will lessen. God bless all you guys on this website. I learned so much from each and everyone one of you and thank you just doesn't  cover my gratitude to you all.
Maggie's Mommy Faith 



WITH ANGELS THEY PLAY

They haven't really been taken away.
They have only gone with the Angels to play.
They have been given wings with which to fly.
All their troubles have passed them by.

Their life in heaven now must start.
But we'll hold their memory in our hearts.
Nothing about them will be forgotten.
But now they sleep on billowy clouds of cotton.



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