Back when I was in university my boyfriend at the time and I were on vacation in Kelowna. On the day we were supposed to leave I got a call from my dad at the B&B that we were staying at. I assumed he wanted to know when we’d be home (this being before I had a cellphone). Instead, he was calling to let me know that he and my mom were heading up our way to meet some Scottish Terrier puppies.
I fell in love with Maggie instantaneously. When you held her she made the cutest grunts and groans.
It was hard to believe she was once that little.
Maggie has a ton of personality. She’d snort like a pig (and sometimes act like a little piggy too).
And she was very protective of her older brother Mackintosh.
Several years later Mackintosh had passed away, I was living in Texas and my parents were overseas in Indonesia. Their stay abroad looked like it was going to be a long one so we agreed that Maggie would come live with me. When she arrived in San Antonio she seemed a little shocked after travel, but she walked in the door of my home and Finlay knew she was in charge.
Perhaps because she took all the toys.
They quickly became very good friends though.
She definitely gave us a few scares in her life, like the time she spent an entire night throwing up and had to go to the emergency vet, or the time she got into some leftover Halloween candy and had to go to the emergency vet to get her stomach pumped, or the time she ate the squeakers out of a toy and had to have surgery to remove them. Life with Maggie was never dull.
Maggie turned 14 in May and it has been pretty obvious that she was now an old lady with more grey hair and cataracts. When I saw her last at Easter she still had so much spark though and we spent a lot of time playing ball. It was awesome.
Sadly this week she took a turn for the worse and tomorrow it is time to say good-bye. Even though she’s 14 and it isn’t that much of a surprise it still hurts. Our pets become such a part of our lives and they are like our children. I’m just thankful that I got to spend so much time with her. I’ll miss you Maggie, you are one cool and classy lady.
Nikki Scott says
So sorry to hear the news Leana, it’s always so hard to say good bye to a pet. They really become a part of the family.
Awwww, all these photos! Westies + Scotties 4eva.
I’m sorry to hear about Maggie, I know how these little guys can become family. Love the rolling in the grass photo.
Susan W says
That’s heartbreaking Leana. She’s adorable.
That is so hard. Sorry to read this. Good luck with the goodbye.
So sorry you had to say goodbye to a member of the family. Pets truly are members of the family. However, I know you have PEAT to cuddle with still.
A beautiful tribute. Hugs.
what a beautiful pup! never easy to say goodbye to our 4-legged family members. hopefully peat won’t read about these stomach-issues maggie had and get any ideas 🙂 big hug to you!
Krys K says
She’s a beauty. At least she had a great life and left some great memories 🙂