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Memories of Maggie

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans"

Dear God, Thank you for sending us Maggie and for allowing her to be with us for happy 11 years. She has been such a blessing to us, and our lives have been richer because You gave us the gift of one of Your creatures. We are sad now, because our time with Maggie has come to an end. It is a real loss to us, and our world does not seem as cheery and bright as it was. Be with us in our time of grief, dear God, and accept our mourning as a form of praise for this love that has enriched our lives. Amen.

Maggie LOVED life! In spite of all her injuries, she had so much fun, loved long walks, swimming, boating, etc. as if she knew that her life was too short and she needed to fully live every single day.. (we adopted her after she had been in a serious car accident that left her limping for the rest of her short life..she was 4 months old only and so cute!) There will never be another Maggie, never... My pain of losing her is indescribable...

If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I'd walk the path to Heaven and bring Maggie home again!

'They will not go quietly, the pets who've shared our lives. In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives. Old habits still can make us think we hear them at the door or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor. Our feet still go around the place the food dish use to be, and, sometimes coming home at night, we miss them terribly. And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill, that one place in our hearts belongs to them.... and always will'. - Author Unknown

Maggie,my sweet girl, thank you for being my best friend, for 11 years of happiness. You are in my heart forever, I will always remember your beautiful soft fur, your clever eyes, your smile, the unique way you slept - always on your back, all paws up. You were so special, there will never be another Maggie!

Please forgive me for allowing you to suffer the past 2 months for my selfish reasons. I loved you so much that I couldn't bear the thought of losing you. You were so stoic in your suffering and it hurts me to no end that such an angel had to endure that kind of suffering. I did all I could, but nothing could help you. I will never forget your sad eyes looking at me with such love in spite of the sufferings you had endured. Finally I've had to make the hardest ever decision in my life to let you go to the rainbows bridge. I am sorry on your last day I was so scared and in tears... I did not want to scare you, and hope I did not. I've just never done this before, and I could accept the fact that that was the end and nothing else could be done to save you...


I am sorry, Man'ka, I am so sorry for my tears, for being afraid to look into your eyes... Meet Logan, Spot, Keshka, Tasvir and Tishka, run free and happy! I hope you eat all your favorite treats, everything you could not eat for so many days before I dumped my selfishness and let you go. My life is not the same without you. And never will be... Love you. Always.

'Dear Lord,
Please open your gates and call St. Francis to come and escort this beloved companion across the Rainbow Bridge. Assign her to a place of honor for she has been a faithful servant and has always done her best to please me.
Bless the hands that send her to you, for they are doing so in love and compassion, freeing her from pain and suffering. Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss. Help me to remember the details of her life with the love she has shown me. And grant me the courage to honor her by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember me as well and let her know that I will always love her. And when it's our time to pass over into your paradise, please allow her to accompany those who will bring me home.
Thank you Lord, for the gift of her companionship and for the time we've had together. And thank you, Lord, for granting me the strength to give her to you now. Amen.'

'Perhaps our fur babies are not the stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are HAPPY...' - Author Unknown

Sep 11, 2012 - I can't believe that just a year ago you were swimming in the ocean and spent happy weekends on the boat with us... These days I think about you a lot, maybe because it will be a year soon since you had been diagnosed with that horrible disease that turned our lives upside down? I love you and I miss you. I try not to grieve, but I can't help it... and cannot forgive myself for beeing so scared during your last moments with me... there is such a hole in my heart! I love you very much, and always will.

Sep 24, 2012 - I visited your grave and planted your favorite flowers. I love you. You are with me every every second of my life.

October 16, 2012 - your favorite time of the year.. Last year when I was cleaning leaves, you were cheerfully hiding your ball in the leaves. Only God know how much I miss that past very dear to my heart time! Love you! and miss you terribly!

October 30, 2012 - a year ago this was the last day we went for a walk into your favorite park. You were not able to walk the next day, I could not understand why this was happening. I miss walking with you,the balls all over my car and dirty windows because of yourcurious wet nose's paintings on them. It took me almost a year to go back to that park again. There are a lot of people still remembering you. You were unique, very special. People were amazed how you could fit two balls into your mouth, how gentle you were with other dogs, my shy princess!! These days the memories are so vivid... I miss you, I love you and there is a big hole in my heart without you... I hope there is a power to send you this message to the rainbow bridge, for you to know that you are not forgotten and you are loved!

November 6, 2012 - these days are so depressing... Memories of your last days suffering in pain do not allow me to live in peace.. I think of you a lot and I hope you can feel the warmth of my love to you. I hope you know that I had prolonged your sufferings only because of my unmeasurable love to you, I really could not bear a thought of losing you (soooo selfish!!!). My life is empty without you. I wish I can adopt another dog, but I am not ready. Although I do take care of other dogs (free of charge in memory of you!!) But none of them is the same, you were extraordinarly special, you know this? I love you always. Hope one day I will not be so sad and will cherish good memories only. Rest in peace, my beautiful Maggie! Your beautiful face cannot be forgotten, you took my heart,i am afraid forever...

November 12, 2012 - You are my beautiful girl forever! I miss you so much. The memories from a year ago are with me every second these days. I wish you haven't left me so soon. Love you very much!!

November 16, 2012 - thinking of you, my beautiful girl... Love you and miss you much!

November 23, 2012 - Thanksgiving day was so empty without you... I am thankful for the love we shared, but still cannot accept the loss. Love you!!!

December 14th, 2012 - this day was one of the darkest days in my life. We picked you up from the Cape hospital with the news the your life expectancy was no more than a week. You lived 12 days.. You were such a fighter, my beautiful girl! You were hungry to live, and hungry for food... I hope now you are in a warm nice place eating all your favorite food that you were not able to eat for more than a month before you departed me. Please give me a sign than you are ok.. that you know all I have done was just to save you. This coming Christmas will be sad reminding us the events of the last year.. I love you, Maggie. I never knew I could love a dog this much! My Love to you is HUGE, there is a HUGE hole in my heart without you. One day we will be happy again - just wait for me.. Love you. Think of you every day.

December 26th, 2012 - A yesr ago we ended your pain, my sweet girl. Mine started on that day and it does not lessen. I love you. I could not sleep this night remembering every single moment of December 26, 2011. I love you. You are in my heart and I hope you, my Angel, will help me with the pain of losing you. Be happy, run free of pain, and I will be here, cherishing sweet memories of you. Love you very much. Always!

January 9,2013 - Another year started without you. Your pictures are all around the house. You always liked so much the Christmas Tree and Holiday spirit in the house! I did have the tree this year. But with no YOU around there was no holiday spirit.. Nobody was sneaking into the living room to check the packages under the tree and to steal the soft Santa Claus which you liked to play with forgetting all other toys, you just needed him! I miss you, my sweet big girl. Please know you are not forgotten and you are very loved!

January 28, 2013 - how are you, baby? I am getting ready for my vacation and miss planning who will watch you while I will be away.. this is such a weird feeling.. Miss you every day!

January 16, 2013 - It has been snowing all night and it is wintry beautiful outside... You loved snow so much! Do you remember how you would climb on the hill in Arboretum and then on your back with head foward you would slide down the hill, and then again up and down, and again and again until your were completely exausted and wanted back home... I miss those times so much. I hope one day I will be as happy as I used to be with you, my love Maggie.

Jan 17, 2032 - not sure why these days I keep thinking of you and why I feel so lonely these days... Maybe the snow.. you loved it so much, Manechka - that's how I loved to call you. I love you, Maggie-Manechka. You are in my heart, there is a very special place there for you...

Jan 28, 2012 - getting ready for vacation.. What a weird feeling to not plan who will watch you while I am away! I miss you every day, Manechka.

March 27, 2013 - Manechka, it's getting warm outside.. This is the secong spring without you and I am still in that deep disbelief that you are gone. They say time cures, but no, the pain is the same and not going away.. Next week it should be warm, I'll plant your favourite flowers on your grave. I miss you my Manechka, please know I love you very much - till my last breath you will be in my heart.

April 29, 2013 - seems this pain will never be less.. I miss you, my girl, especially on nice sunny days when I realize that you are not here to enjoy them. I love you and miss you

July 1, 2013 - I did not forget you, I visited your grave and brought you your favourite flowers.. I just gave myself some time to not visit this page and to try to ease the pain. They say, "time cures.." No way!! There is still a huge hole in my heart, empty... No other dog is like you, nobody can replace you, my Man'ka.. Not sure why God gives dogs so few years to live, it is so hard to lose you and your love! Love you..

October 28, 2013

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.

I LOVE you so very much, always you will be in my heart!

Dec 21, 2013 - Love you, Baby!.. You are in my memories, sweet memories. So hard without you during this holiday season, it will never be the same. Love you........

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