6/5/90 - 6/13/05
My little Maggie began her journey to Rainbow Bridge on June 13, 2005, just 8
days after her 15th birthday. We always thought her heart condition would take her
to the Bridge, but instead liver failure ended her life here on Earth. Rest in Peace,
my baby. Your memory will always be alive in our hearts until we meet again.
I first met Maggie in the fall of 1990 when Mom,
Shelly, and I went on vacation to Daytona Beach,
Florida. As normal tourists visiting Florida, we
spent the days at the beach and the evenings in the
mall. It was in a small strip mall that I saw her -- a
very small Chihuahua with big sad eyes. She cowered
in the back of her cage and was terribly frightened
of everything and everybody who came near. She
was very obviously a puppy mill pup who had a very
hard beginning to her life.
I couldn't get her out of my mind that night and the
next day. The following evening I returned to the
shop to visit her again. She was still trying to hide
from everyone. This time I asked to hold her. She
trembled the entire time and refused to interact
with anyone. I made up my mind that I had to rescue
On the drive back home to Michigan, Maggie kept to
herself. In the motel room she tried to hide under
the sink. I knew it would take a while to win her
confidence and show her we meant her no harm.
After being in our home for a few days and meeting
Sabrina, Ginger, Tiffany, and Bart, Maggie started
to show signs of accepting her new home and
discovering that life wasn't so bad after all. We
tried to spend a lot of time with her to get her
socialized and introduce her to the good things in
life. Maggie decided the best thing in life was food.
As she got older, she became very much overweight.
As time went on, she discovered that playing wasn't
too bad either. She had finally overcome her fear of
life and started being a real part of the family.
Maggie was born with a partial cleft palate that
made a funny noise when she breathed. She sounded
very much like a little pig snorting. We always knew
when she was coming.
In 2001 Maggie was diagnosed with a bad mitral
valve in her heart. We were told it could be a
serious problem because this type of surgery wasn't
being performed on dogs yet. Maggie was placed on
the same heart medication that Mom took for her
mitral valve problems.
I am thankful that Maggie was with us for a long
time after being diagnosed with congestive heart
failure. She was definitely not the shy little girl
that she once was.
|THANK YOU, MARIE, FOR
THE BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO
|THANK YOU, SALLY.
MAGGIE IS TRULY WITH
THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN
|MAGGIE, BART, TIFFANY, AND
|MAGGIE, BART, TIFFANY
|MAGGIE AND TIFFANY
|MAGGIE, BART, TIFFANY &
|MAGGIE AND TIFFANY
|IS IT SUPPER TIME YET?
|MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE
|MAGGIE, BART, GINGER,
TIFFANY, SANDY, AND SABRINA
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