This morning we said a very tearful goodbye to our beloved Maggie dog. She’s been a faithful and loving part of our family for 10 years. When Scott and I brought her home in March of 2003, she was the center of our little family. Then she lovingly welcomed, one child after another to the circus fam. She stood guard under their bassinets and cribs. She gave them something to look at during tummy time. She cleaned up the food they threw out of their high chairs. And she slobbered them with kisses when they pulled, tugged, sat on and squeezed her to death. I never, not once, worried about her with the kids, though I often worried about the kids with her because I knew she would patiently take whatever they dished out to her.
She loved to sit in the sun on the back deck. She also loved to run in the snow and in the fields at my parents house. You never had to worry about her running away. At our new house, one of her favorite things to do, was sit in the front yard and watch the kids ride their bikes in the street. She would contently sit in the yard and watch them go back and forth.
Thanks Maggie for helping us raise our kids. Thanks for teaching them to love dogs and not fear them. Thanks for not begrudging them of the attention and love we poured out on them. A more patient, easy going, low maintenance dog could never be found.
You were absolutely, the best baby/toddler dog on the planet. And we will surely miss you.
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