Welcome to the blog of a teen and her life with 9 dogs!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Goodbye Maggie

Maggie lost her battle with cancer and hemolytic anemia last Monday.
Although it was very hard to see her go, I am glad she is no longer in anymore pain. 
She is now running around up in heaven with Ruby. I'm sure they're having lot's of fun adventures together...they always did when they were here. 

We love you Maggie and Ruby!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Give Thanks...Even When Giving Thanks is the Last Thing on Your Mind

That seems to be one of the hardest things to do in life, give thanks even when it's the last thing on your mind, when times are tough.

This past month has been one of those "tough times". A couple of weeks ago my lab, Maggie, was diagnosed with cancer and hemolytic anemia. The prognosis is not good. 
We figure we have one more week with her unless things begin to improve. 

On top of that, about a week ago, Ruby was hit by a car. 

Someone once said "A dog's only fault is that he doesn't live long enough." and truer words have never been spoken. 
When you get a dog you never really think about having to say goodbye to them someday. You just expect them to be by your side forever, even though that isn't realistic thinking. 
And in a way, they are by your side forever. Even though they may leave your physical side when they pass, they still live on by your side in your memory and in your heart. 

So on the eve of the thanksgiving holiday, I want to give thanks for the time I had with Ruby and the time I have with Maggie and the rest of my dogs. They are some of my best friends and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.