Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Tribute to Mama's Best Friend, Maguiness

Today I lost a long time friend........a co-pilot, a playmate, a greeter at the door, a drool maker, a pillow for my kids, a watch guard of our home and everyone in it, a member of our family that was with me before this family was even dog, Maguiess.   

Things are pretty raw for me today.  It is a sad day.  I can't even bear that feeling of coming home again and not seeing her waiting for me at the door.....tail wagging.  Oh that little stump of a tail.....I loved that little tail.

I wanted to share with you all a look at some of our memories of her.  She was a crazy dog.  A silly girl who was ALWAYS in some sort of trouble.  The stories we will have about her are plentiful and full of happiness.  She was an angel around the kids and full of patience even in times that I had none left in me.  She was stubborn and determined and a love.  We did have our struggles with her and her health has been on the decline slowly.  I am just glad that she isn't suffering and that she can rest easy now.  

She was given to me as a gift by my husband (who was my boyfriend then) 9 years ago for Valentine's Day.  She pounced in the door with a red balloon tied around her tummy.  Her big eyes, and soft droopy ears will be remembered forever.  Her gentleness.....

Good bye, my "Maggie Mae" as I like to call you.  Rest in Peace.

 Here are some memories, in no particular order but in our hearts for sure.




  1. I am so sorry :-( She was a beautiful boxer. I can still feel the ache from losing our boxer shepherd mix (he was 16) and my aussie. It's been 3 years since our Aussie has been gone and we recently added a new member- a 3 year old mini schnauzer (who new we would like small dogs?) to our family. I feel Oscar, our aussie's presence even more now. It feels right- it feels good. But I completely empathize with how raw the loss, the absence feels. Sending you wishes of peace and comfort. xoxo

    1. Thanks for reading and for your support. It is helpful to hear others experiences with the love and loss of their beloved pets. My heart is pretty shattered right now. I feel lost but as usual......I will continue to find my path and am comforted with knowing she isn't in pain.

  2. What a beautiful tribute post! Sorry for your loss. My daughter went through the loss of her long time faithful friend....she is expecting her first baby in 5 weeks and just got another dog. He's 4 years old, and HUGE. I'm fearful of it being around the baby and to see how sweet your pets and kids are together I realize that maybe I shouldn't worry! HA! Me not worry?!?!?! have a beautiful family

    1. Thanks, Judy. That means a lot. Congrats on your daughter! How exciting! We were always cautious of their interactions but she never gave us reason to be. In fact she had the patience and gentleness of a saint around any child. A gentle giant. When the baby would be in her swing and even if I just left the room for a moment, I would come back to find Maguiness sitting next to the swing....guarding and watching over her. Don't let the big size of a dog be your fear. Big dogs often have the biggest hearts! Well......thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Best of luck!