We have been sad this week, missing our best friend.
Maggie was 13 and has been in failing health for a few years. She had congestive heart failure and on our last visit with her lifelong vet, he told us what to look out for so we would know when it was time.
We spent a couple of days, tears flowing freely, remembering her entire life. And what a life she had! We brought her home for Ben's 5th birthday...
she came from field champion hunting stock and the outdoors was in her blood. She loved the water and the forest. I'm so happy that we took her on camping trips with us, and have wonderful memories of her running through the woods and sleeping under the stars.
We once rented a cabin because it was right next to a flowing stream so she could play in the water, which was a big hit. Maggie enjoyed walking, hiking and, most of all, swimming.
She was an only dog for a few years but bonded instantly with Snoopy when he joined the family, and they were best buddies until the end.
What is there to say about the love of a dog? If you've experienced it, then you know.
These last few days I have been so struck by how much love she brought into our home.
Maggie loved us with a big, open heart that gave and gave and gave, day in and day out. We were so lucky to have her in our lives.
And we will miss her forever.