Maggie #24 aka Maggie Moo, The Mags, Moo Moo or just Moo. Senior GRRAND Rescue with no known birth date – August 7, 2017. It is with a very heavy heart that I must share that sweet Moo crossed to the Rainbow Bridge today. Recently diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy, she developed a limp in one of her front paws. Turns out the limp was unrelated to DM. Xray of her shoulder showed a large tumor in the bone. She could barely walk today, obviously in much pain. Options were surgery (out), chemo and radiation (not for my old girl, not gonna add misery to your last days), much heavier medication for palliative care (but might not work, much more sleepy, no smiling Maggie) or release her from pain, which I did today. She is pain free and the pain went right to my broken heart.

Always a happy girl who made people smile just looking at that sweet sugar face! A pup who loved everyone so much that she clearly told me, “I am a therapy dog!” so we got certified as a therapy team.  We visited nursing homes, high schools. colleges and read with some awesome kids at JF Burns Elementary School every Friday at “Reading With Maggie” and at our local library. She was rescued from a hoarding situation and joined our family where she was treated like a queen. She loved to roll over into her upward facing dog pose for a belly rub, and I could never ignore that request!  She also did this crazy thing when she got excited…rubbing her head on the carpet and wagging her bum around in the air!  That was always a hit with kids at school! A dear friend said that dogs live in the moment so to her, time with us was a full and happy life. Run pain free sweet girl, chase ducks and bunnies, and I don’t know if there is gross stuff in heaven, but if there is, roll away! Always in my heart. My broken heart.

I am so grateful to GRRAND for blessing me with this pup for the past 3 years. And to Pet Partners for giving me the venue to share her love with others.  Always in my heart, Moo.

Jamie Stewart