Usually Mondays are a day where I blog about the bunnies but as our family dog peacefully went to the Rainbow Bridge this past Friday, I wanted to dedicate today’s post to her.
Maggie was a lovely miniature schnauzer who came in to my life when I was 13 years old. We have had an amazing 15 years together that’s included numerous hikes, vacations at the cottage, snuggles, laughter and tears.
In her later years she lost most of her ability to see and hear as well as many of her teeth. Although this may have slowed her down Maggie still had her bursts of playfulness where she’d chase my sister’s dog, throw a bone in the air or just start bouncing around giddily.
Maggie suffered from what the vets believe was a stroke Friday morning that left the back half of her body paralyzed. Although she seemed alert and free of pain we decided this was her body’s way of saying that it was time.
I feel so blessed to have had such a lovely dog in my life and Maggie, know that your family loves you and will always have you in our hearts.