Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday Flashback - Maggie
We were only privileged to share our lives with Maggie for 2 1/2 years, but we made the most of our short time together.
She came to us at age 9 after being given up by her second home. She was deaf and they said she snapped if startled. I guess they couldn't take the time to try not to startle her.
She was one very angry girl after being displaced and finding herself in yet another new home. It took nearly a year with us for her to truly come out of her shell and blossom into the wonderful girl we knew she was. But once she did, she made us laugh everyday. Maggie definitely marched to the beat of a different drummer. When you're deaf, you can't hear the same drummer everyone else is marching to, so you make up your own beat. She would bark and poke her nose at inanimate objects. Her favorite thing to "do battle" with was a large stand-up cardboard cut out of the Hushpuppies logo dog. She would bark at it and poke it with her nose until it finally fell over, usually on her, then she would run away, then return, sniff it as if to check to see if it was 'dead', then walk away quite pleased with herself.
Our smooshie girl, developed renal cancer and had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge shortly after diagnosis, but her light still burns bright in our hearts.