MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wasn't It Yesterday?

How did it happen? Wasn't it just yesterday we adopted her at 10 months old from the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter? She is clearly the most agile dog we have ever had. Now, my girl, Maddie is 8 1/2 years old. Still vital and lively, still joyful and loving life. Smart and understanding so much. (She benefited from what Maggie taught me about how much dogs tune in and understand what we are saying and what we want).

But I see the changes. The expanding white hair under her chin and between her paws. The limp when she gets up at times, not going as far on hikes, tiring more quickly when she plays. So I want to honor you, my Maddie girl, by sharing these photos of you with the world. I am grateful for you and hoping we have, oh, so many more years together. 

2011 or 2012? 

My beautiful girl doing her favorite thing, 2012

Ball fun, 2012

Throw the stick! Lake Havasu, January 2014

With Tigger on way to AZ in truck, December 2013

Camper contentment, December, 2013

Sun snooze in Catalina State Park, December 2013

 Thank you, Maddie girl, for being in my life. Love you, Poo.

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Anonymous said...

What a way to honor your beautiful black dog. The memories in these photos tell many stories that only you and her may know but others see the care and love she is given. You have a good heart and it will forever be filled with black dog love.

Dawn Kairns said...

Your lovely comment warms me. Thank you for your caring thoughts and time.