Sweet, sweet Maggie


Oct 30, 2014
Greenville, SC
Teeko, GCC [Baby Amazon ETA: August 25th]
It breaks my heart to be writing this, and I don't even know why I am as this is a bird forum. Our beloved family dog passed today. Technically, she passed last night but we didn't even know until this afternoon. She got out (as usual) when my mom accidentally left the deck gate open last night. Nobody noticed that she was missing, we had company over.
This morning we went driving to see if we could find her, and not 200 feet from our house my mom interrupted me with a little "Ohh..".
There she was. I couldn't look, I was shocked and so overwhelmed. Mom went out to look as I sobbed, cursed and cried to God. Someone (Not the person who hit her) had left a note describing how her last moments were and how they held her as she passed, and said they were so sorry for our loss as she was clearly a loved pet. There was no blood or obvious injury, it appeared that someone had knocked their headlight out as they hit her right on the crest of the hill.
I just can't believe this happened. I want to binge on ice cream and replace her with another rescue dog but I know that won't help anything.
The worst part of this all is how mean I was to her. The last thing I said to her was something along the lines of "Stupid dog". Sure, she didn't understand, but I feel awful. All those times I called her fat, ugly, idiotic. Why'd this have to happen? I'm so sorry. I'm so, so sorry and I feel ashamed.

My personal dog seems so lost. He and Maggie were like velcro.
For now, I'm going to do everything in my ability to make his life wonderful.
I know I can never make up for how I treated Maggie but at least I can try and keep Brody happy.

Rest in peace pretty girl.
2006 - 2015
I'm so sorry about Maggie. How kind of the note writter being their for her. We've ALL said unkind things to our pets, please don't feel badly. Maggie had 8 happy years with her family. The end may not have been what we all hope for our pets, but she knew she was loved.
I couldn't read all of this because I lost my dog two years ago basically the same story, and it still kills me to think about it. I just wanted to say I'm so so so sorry. I know that feeling the moment you find them. It never stops hurting, but it gets a little easier. At least she didn't die alone. :'(
I'm so sorry to hear about Maggie and how it happened. As others have said, it was very kind of someone to be there with her as she passed. Don't beat yourself up or feel guilty. Life happens the way it happens sometimes. Hugs...
We all have moments of frustration with our family, friends, and even our beloved pets. We're human beings with feelings and emotions. I've said the same thing to my dog when I caught her dumping the trash or chewing something of mine up. What's more important are the moments (and there are a hundred thousand times more of them) where we love them, care for them, cherish them, and call them our babies. Feed them things they really love and shouldn't have, share our sofa space with them, hug them with not just our arms but also our whole hearts. They know we love them, or else they wouldn't love us back. And oh yes, animals can love. I don't care what anyone says. Please take comfort in knowing it was most likely fast so she wasn't in pain and that she knew she was loved. So sorry Roanoke. Hugs to you. And also to you Ann, so sorry.
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