Monday, March 18, 2013

Good Girl

Maggie Dog
July 20, 1998-March 18, 2013

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can overlook when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.

—Author unknown

Our family dog, loyal friend, companion in all the adventures of growing up, we couldn't have asked any more of you. Thank you for so many years of devotion.  Even when the aches and pains of old age slowed you down, you played hard to the very end.  It was such a hard decision to say goodbye. Our house and our hearts feel empty tonight. You'll always be with us. 

Safe journey, old Mags.  We love you.

1 comment:

  1. your sweet post about your precious maggie truly touched my heart, sister! <3 sending lots of love and many hugs your way right now....i know that your darling doggie was a big, important part of your family and i am so very sorry for your incredible loss. :( love you!