Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Remembering Maggie

Lady Margaret Fortune -- Maggie  -- 
July 8, 2001 - January 29, 2013 

You came into our lives as a bouncing ball of fur
And captured each of our hearts.
For many years you gave us joy and laughter,
But most of all you gave us love.

You loved us through good times and bad,
Through happy and sad.
And that love was unconditional,
A love that knew no bounds.

You were there for Ally, as she went through her pre-teen years
And as she grew into a young woman.
You watched her dress for proms and outings with friends
And then sat and watched as she packed for college.

A greeter for everyone who came to visit.
You always thought they came to see you.
With the wagging of your tail and twirls of delight,
You made everyone feel welcome -- morning, noon, or night.

Your coat held the tears of a family finding their way
Through the ups and downs of life.
And as you got older and didn't want to play,
You could snuggle with each of us in your on special way.

During the day you rested up while the house was quite,
Only to spend the rest of the day in our presence.
In our laps, sharing a spot in the recliner, a corner of the couch,
Or at our feet  -- if we were at home, you were right with us.

You loved each one of us and had unique things you did with each.
From snuggling with Daddy to rocking with Ally or sitting in the chair with me looking over my computer . . .

You made each of us feel special  . . .

In red bows for Christmas, orange for football season,
Pastels for Spring, or purple, yellow, or green . . .
We thought you were the cutest thing
We had ever seen.

Ally had your bow colors planned for the year,
We didn't know your time was near,
That we would have to say goodbye to our furry bundle of love,
But only with the help from our Father above.

It was so hard to say goodbye
No time to plan or prepare.
But know you will always affectionally be . . .
The Baby of our family.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to this little lost friend, Beth. I'll remember it as long as I'll remember your presentation at CCC, when you told about your Dad. You have a special gift to bless! Thank you.

    1. Thanks Verna,
      Yes, she was, and still is, loved very much :)
      Hope all is well with you.
      Blessings my sweet friend

  2. A beautiful tribute to a loving family member.
    May your memories continue to warm your heart as tears slip down your cheeks.

    1. Thanks Carolyn. We do have wonderful memories to warm our hearts!!! She was such a great pet!

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, Beth. Now that we have little Chloe, I have more of an understanding of the love a precious pet can bring. What breed was sweet Maggie? She was beautiful.

    1. So glad you have little Chloe. She looks as precious as I'm sure she is. Maggie was a shih-tzu and so are the two puppies we got after she passed away. Yes, it has taken two puppies to replace ONE of Maggie. She was very, very special. Thanks Vonda!

  4. Aw Beth, I feel your pain. One of our cats passed away a few weeks ago. I'm sorry.