Saying good-bye to a dear friend
|April 25, 2013||Posted by Ruth under Guest bloggers, Inspirational & motivational, Lifestyle|
I’m happy to warmly welcome Madi (“MJ”) P.W. as The Soulful Pet’s first guest blogger.
Recently, MJ had to say good-bye to her beloved BFF boxer girl, Maggie, aka Maggie Roo. (Maggie had suffered from idiopathic epilepsy.) With grace, wit & humor, 10-year-old MJ wrote her thoughts on this experience in a letter to her sweet Maggie. I’m honored to share that letter with you all, as written by MJ. You’ll cry, laugh & learn…..
“Maggie Roo” by MJ:
“My pet Maggie was not only my pet, she’s my Best Friend. The moment I will cherish forever is when we put her down she layed in my lap, I always told her, “It’s fine, I’ll be ok.” When ever I see a rainbow from a reflection, I will know she is with us. Every night when I go to bed, I always hold her collar up to my heart saying a little pray. Maggie was the only one who could make me smile when my parents got divorced. I will never forget the moment when she took her last fart in the doctors face! I would like to thank Derek for helping us through the times with her. We’ll meet again someday Roo 🙂 I never will forget you, I love you too the moon and back Roo! RIP Maggie Roo!!
Love, Mj <3″
Thank you for sharing your Maggie memories, MJ. They are precious. I know that you will help folks remember to cherish time with the pets & people they love. Loss is hard, but memories that make you laugh (boxer farts 🙂 ) are priceless.
Readers: If you’d like to honor your pet (past or present) with a story, note and/or pics, just let me know.
If you’d like to respond to MJ’s letter-from-the-heart, please do in the comments. I’m sure she’d love to hear from you. Let’s pay it forward: Share MJ’s lovely story to help others heal from loss & grief. xxoo ~Ruth~
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