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Maggie Mae

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Last Sunday after a wonderful weekend with our hounds at Grapehounds Virginia, we had to say goodbye to our sweet Maggie. Our first greyhound and my heart dog. Her passing was sudden and unexpected. She is missed incredibly and will always have a big piece of my heart. She and I had an amazing bond that I know is a once in a lifetime experience. I still can’t believe she is gone and I am still numb. Cueball and Pippi are grieving also. Time will heal our pain. I am thankful to have had 6 1/2 wonderful years with such an amazing hound. We will forever be grateful to VAGA for bringing this beautiful creature into our lives. A special thanks to our friend Debbie who drove to Orlando to pick up Maggie and bring her to VA to us. We will always remember the story you told us about meeting Maggie in the GPA-GO kennel. That story, among others, is dear to our hearts.

Below are some of my favorite pictures of Maggie that capture her personality. I have so many wonderful memories of my special girl. She was the most alpha female I have ever known, at only 51 lbs, that could not be an only dog. She was the boss in our home and all the hounds who have come after respected her authority. 🙂

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Her favorite toy, the Cuz toy. Her pink one will be placed in her shadowbox.

Love this picture of her sweet face as she slept. Bottom part of her tiny mouth was usually open showing those grinded down lower teeth.

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She was a hound that was happy to be where ever we were and did not mind traveling to new places so long as we stayed close to her.

This is such a sweet photo of her and my special boy Booyah.
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She was a hound who taught the ropes to the others in my pack. She and Pippi were always close.
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Very early pics of her. 2007 and 2008. She was always inquisitive. Always happy to be by my side.
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Maggie 2008

2009 investigating snow on the trees.
Inquisitive Mags 2007

ETS.
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Love of the water. Always enjoyed her pool, but wasn’t a fan of bathtime. Maggie pool time

A pure love of toys. She had to “kill” her a toy before each meal every day. I have some videos on my blog at ridlontails.blogspot.com. I enjoyed watching these again. She had such personality.

Maggie toy 2009

A rule breaker. 2007. No dogs allowed on the furniture. That rule did not last long with her.
2006 Mags daddy's chair

A love of the water. BBH 2009.
BBH 2009 Mags loves water

I have so many pictures and wonderful memories of Maggie. I am so thankful she was my dog and that I got to share so many adventures with her. She is so loved and will be missed every day, always.

Some do not believe that spirits can remain, but I already feel her around me already. It has been a comfort during this very difficult time. Last Wednesday Mitch let the pups out for their potty break before breakfast. Cueball went right outside and right over to Pippi and pee’d on her. I was sound asleep and heard commotion in the kitchen. I came running in to find Mitch cleaning Pippi with a warm soapy washcloth. I asked what had happened and when he told me what Cueball had done, I smiled, grabbed Cueball and said to him “Maggie told you to do that, didn’t she?”. Cueball has never done that before and has not done that since. However, the queen, Miss Maggie, would cock her leg and pee on Pippi every day. In my heart, I feel it was her way of telling us that she is still here and will always be here with us.

We loved our Maggie Mae so much and she will always hold a very special place in my heart. My one and only heart dog.

Run, pain free my sweet girl (9/27/00 – 5/12/13).
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