Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Sweetest Girl

This is Maggie and Mitch's mom today. I'm missing my furkids and wondering how my sweetest girl is doing. Yes, George does write and it all sounds great but it's not the same as being there. Mitch is daddy's boy and he's a happy boy who idolizes his dad so I don't worry much about him. I know he's having fun and doing just fine.

But I do worry about my precious girl. I didn't post about it but Maggie had to visit her vet a couple of weeks ago because she was refusing to eat and losing interest in everyday living. Tests were run and although she didn't have Lyme, she did have a tick-born disease and she is on doxy. The doxy has been wonderful for her and she's pretty much back to her normal self. I pray her dad is remembering to give her the meds she needs twice a day.

Our favorite artist, Miss Barbara, painted this for me a couple of months ago. The photo was taken around Easter of this year.
The painting is so very special to me. I just adore my Maggie girl and the older she gets, the sweeter she gets! Seniors rock!

I miss you, Maggie! I hope daddy and Mitch are watching out for you and not over-doing it. I can't wait to come home and give you a big hug and kisses on your furry head. You first and then Mitch!



Niamh said...

Of course you miss your sweet Maggie. I am sure that the guys are taking good care of her. Thank goodness the medicine is making her feel better. Ticks are nasty. Have a safe trip home.

Your friend,

Mack said...

I think M & M have just about the sweetest momma ever! We are so glad Miss Maggie responded well to her meds.

I know Maggie is literally gonna jump for joy when she sees you walk through the front door!

Andrea said...

Praying maggie continues to recover, well. I know how it is to worry about your furry child.

You have an award on arise 2 write.
Blessings and prayers,
andrea (Sitka's mom)

Mango said...

Those tick diseases are nasty. I hope Miss Maggie is feeling better again soon. You must miss her a lot. She might be bored being stuck doing just guy stuff.


Reilly and Bree said...

Miss Maggie will be soooo happy when you are home and glad to hand over keeping those two boys in line - back to you. It is so hard to leave our furbabies and makes us realise even more - just how special they are.

MAX said...

Hey there's hard to be apart from our owners! Our mom has just got back and its WONDERFUL! Im sure you'll get a huge welcome when you get home.
By the way, that painting is truly beautiful...we absolutely love the colours.

Raising Addie said...

We bet Maggie is missing you just as much!

We are very happy to hear that her meds are helping her! Illnesses are so scary for us pups.

Give Maggie and extra big hug from us when you get home.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Persephone and Buster said...

ohoh..alert alert.... aireedale withdrawal spotted in florida!!! ms. maggie's mom needs a slurp from her gurl....
ok.. this is where the blue zen comes in.. i've got ms. blue<-- zen-lady extraordiaire and her daughter Ms.Persephone <--she's a goddess -- and me, the best slurper in the world all standing here to send you a virtual zen slurp and butt bopp from your girl to you.
trust me this works!...well sometimes works... maybe 99.9% of the time works. stand still now -- close your eyes.
didya feel the zen? it's an aHAH moment.
there ya go..
theBUSTER, MS.Persephone & Ms.Blue
pee ess:
hey, not as good as the real thing but its the thought that counts

Gus said...

We know Maggie is missing you too. We are sure her dad is remembering to give her meds AND kisses, but she will be super glad to see you when she gets back.

Gussie n teka

Sophie Brador said...

I have missed so much! I didn't even realize you were on a trip. I am sure Maggie is being very well cared for. Sorry to hear about the tick-borne disease, but it is definitely a relief that it is not Lyme.

She is such a sweet girl. I often think about her trying to get Sophie to play. How adorable was that? Now that Sophie has a brother and seems to be a happier girl overall, I think she would actually give in and play with Mags. Maybe I will have to drive her down again in the spring.

One thing I've noticed about Sophie, since getting Graham, is how resilient she is. She might be a senior, but she is tough as nails compared to this guy. I have a feeling Maggie is the same.

Give big hugs to both the Dales.


P.S. Beautiful painting

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

I'm sure Maggie can't wait to see you! It'll be tail wags galore!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

WE are absolutely pawsitive that Maggie is receiving her medication and it will be proven when she leaps towards you when you arrive home and gives you a great big kiss.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Josie said...

It's hard to be apart from the furry family, but I'm sure Dad is on top of the meds and hugs. My Labrador brother had Lymes and wow the doxy is a miracle, isn't it? Sending doggy hugs to you all. Love, Josie..The Red Heeler in Mn

Martha and Bailey said...

What a wonderful painting! I do understand that you are missing Maggie and, of course, Mitch.
The best thing for me about the dog blogs is that it has introduced me to people I can completely empathise with.
I have a lot of friends who I love dearly but they do not understand the bit about the dogs!
I know that your husband will remember the medication - they can do it when they have too.
I also know he will be giving both dogs lots of extra cuddles and treats.
You will be home soon - enjoy what is left of your holiday.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a sweet post - I know how you miss that Maggiegirl! I felt the same way when Lilly was at the other breeders - I love the others but she is just my special girl.

Here's hoping that she is getting her meds and doing well - I know George is taking extra good care of her.


Jazzi said...

I am sure Maggie misses you just as much as you miss her. I know I miss my mom when she goes away. Although the guys are there, I am sure she is being taken care of. Us girls know to make sure that we get what we want!!


tula said...

it would be furry hard to be w/o a maggie girl:) i'm sure you'll be covered in smoochie kisses when you're both together again.

take your medicine maggie. there's pizza to be eaten..

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is leaking again -

She keeps doing that as she reads the blogs ovFUR my shoulder today -

I think I'll have to dry her eyes AGAIN -

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Inky and Molly said...

Awwww, we are sure Maggie misses you two. When our Pinkie goes, we miss her terribly, too, so the same thing would go for Maggie.
But we are sure she is in the best hands with the boys, so do not worry Mama Bear!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

what a sweet sweet post dear M&M Mommy.....
sure your boys are taking good care of your baby....
Don't worried for her....she's in good hands and paws!!!!!
And poor Maggie.....we didn't know about her disease...but we're very glad to hear the medicine are working well!!!!
Have a safe trip to home....take care of you and give to your furry babies tons of hugs from us when you'll meet them again!!!!
You're a wonderful mommy!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Clive said...

Dear Maggie & Mitch's Mom

We're sure that Maggie is getting her medicines and our paws are crossed that she is getting better all the time.

Have a safe trip home and we're sure both Maggie & Mitch will be so excited to see you.

love and woofs

Lorenza said...

I hope those meds are helping Maggie to get better!
I am sure she misses you a lot too!
I know Mitch and Dad are taking good care of her but... Mom is the best!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Lorenza said...

The painting is beautiful!

The Army of Four said...

This brought tears to our mom's eyes! The painting is so beautiful - as is the love you and Maggie share! Mom has to go to Virginia this coming week and even though Dad will be here to take care of us, she's scared about leaving us. Something about me being 14 and pretty dependent on her. Rooooo. I"ll be OK - and so will Maggie! We'll say prayers for her!
Tail wags,

The OP Pack said...

Oh, what a beautiful post. it is always obvious how much you love M & M, and all good moms worry about whether the dad will do it all the right way. We are sure he is and M & M will give you a huge welcome home when you get there. That is an absolutely beautiful painting, one that you will cherish forever.

Hugs, the OP Pack and their Mom

Peanut said...

Oh we are glad Maggie is feeling better and the meds are working.

Sonic said...

I hate my meds, but I hope Maggie's taking hers and feeling better and better every day.

That's such an awesome painting of her too!


Anonymous said...

I will check on her tomorrow

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Those words are truly from a momma. We expect that the boys are serving maggies every need and whim. Maggie probably misses you just as much as you miss her. Be prepared for a slobbery welcome home. We've had a really bad tick infestation this year. Fortunately none of us have gotten sick. Dad goes over all of us every night when he gets home from work.

Southbay Girl said...

M & M...yucky ticks! Mom and I hate yucky ticks!! We're so happy Maggie is better and that the meds are making her feel better! Yucky ticks!!

Mom understands how you feel-she hates to be away from me!!! But we're sure maggie is fine!!



Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear mom
your sweet letter made mama and me cry. Mama knows how you are missing little Miss Maggie. But we are sure she is being well taken care of. Mitch is a great brother and will give her lots of attention and dad will of course make sure she is getting plenty of food and her medicine.
There is nothing like this kind of love on the face of the planet. Only another mom who loves her dog can understand.
Your Maggie will be so excited to see you- I can just see her now..
The painting is beautiful.

What a loving mom you are

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww I'm sorry to hear Maggie has been unwell. I'm sure she is being very well looked after but I do understand how you're feeling. I think when they start to get older they are constantly on our minds.

Hope you're enjoying your time in Florida.

Denise x

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We're sure "the boyz" are taking great care of Maggie, but we also understand how much you miss her!

We just love your new painting! We've seen the photo on Facebook. Miss Barbara does such a pawsome job!

Have fun in Flor-i-duh, but hurry home to your furkids!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
The comment is mysterious.
I also examine, and will E-mail later.
A beautiful picture shows wonderful friendship.
Of course, embrace with worship. :)

from loved ume tyan

Jeannie said...

Hello Sue!

I have been such a bad, bad, dog blogger just lately.

However, this morning, there was some lovely free computer time, so I happened upon your post.

I think Maggie is the same age as Marvin, and like you, I cannot bear the thought.........well you know.

I am sure George is looking after her fine, we always worry about stuff, then find out we should have actually been worrying about something else entirely! Well, this is how I find things.

It is such a worry when they are sick, Marv had a tick born problem a few months back. Because of the problem, he scratched himself raw to be honest, we walk in such tick infested places here, it was quite alarming. He is fine now, but upsetting at the time. He had some excellent meds, and made a good recovery, but it really laid him low.

My thoughts are with you.

Jeannie xxxxxxxxxx

Ina in Alaska said...

So hard to be away from our furbabies! Maggie will be so happy to see you. Soon. PS thank you so much for your kind comments regarding my mom. I am NOT going to say this on my blog because family members read it... but... I am going to to to NJ later in December to spend Christmas with the family as a surprise, and also to help my sister who has a lot on her plate right now. My three pups will go to their loyal caregiver (who is also the lady who rescued them) xoxoxo

Thor said...

You´re a sweet mommy for Maggie & Mitch!
I´m sure they´re missing you so much too!
I´m so glad the meds are making Maggie feel better!

TwoSpecialWires said...

NOW is when we get SO frustrated when Moma lets us fall behind in our reading! (And we are FAR behind.) We totally understand your missing your Girl. And we hope that all the support you've gotten from everyone before us has made it easier.

We read somewhere that you must be coming home soon ... and we're hoping the snow holds off. Maybe we are already home, with your arms wrapped around sweet Maggie. What a wonderful homecoming to imagine.

We're glad she is responding the meds and TLC. But the arms of Moma are going to make all the difference.

We'll watch carefully for an update, and until then, imagine the BEST!
Jake and Fergi and family xxxxoooo

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Asta said...

Deaw Auntie Sue

It must be hawd to be away fwom youw pwecious giwl..I'm so happy that the meds awe stawting to wowk..I can't imagine sweet maggie not being well..that painting is lovely as they all awe that youw sweet fwiend miss Bawbawa does.
I'm suwe that unkel Geowge is taking soopew good cawe of bof maggie and mitchy
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Puggle Preston said...

aww...maggie's mom, you have made my mommy all teary eyed. You and Maggie are both the sweetest ladies. Sorry to hear about Maggie's illness. glad she is doing better with the medicine. The painting is so beautiful. It is perfect for you and maggie.

snoopydog said...

Oh dear! I hope you are bearing up and just think how happy you will be when you get back home to see your little girl again. She'll be so pleaded to see you too. Ros

Jake of Florida said...

Our mom gets all misty-eyed when we're not with her -- so she sure knows what you mean!!!

You'll have one wonderful reunion when you get home.

We hope the meds are working and Maggie is feeling better!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Samantha said...

Thank dogness Maggie is responding well to doxy. We know you're missing the doggies, but certain that dad's taking pawesome care of Mitch and Maggie!
Huggers xo

Bae Bae said...

You're one of the sweetest mom we know.
I know Maggie and Mitch can't wait for you to get home. ;)

~ Bae

Cocorue said...

awwwww you ARE such a great mumster and i KNOW they are missing you too.....we dawgs know and miss our loved ones esp our mumster


Pearl said...

Sweet Maggie's Momma,

I am late in reading this, which means you are probably home with Maggie, or close to it!

But I wanted to say what has already been said- your love for your furbabies is so obvious, and we all feel the same way. My momma knows my daddy takes care of me when she is gone... but just not QUITE as well as she does. A mother's love...

Hugs to you and Maggie Girl.


Putter said...

Maggie's Mom! Maggie's Mom!

It is ME PUTTER ... I have been writing to Maggie's Dad every single day to make sure he is doing what he needs to DO! HE says he is! Maggie will let you know today when you get home! :)

Love, Putter ...:)

Hollie and Janie said...

I know they will be so happy when you are back home, Miss Sue! I am so happy to hear that Maggie is feeling better! How scary that must have been!!! We airegirls do have such a special place in our mama's hearts!!

Fred said...

We are sending Bichon thoughts and prayers your way! Hope sweet Maggie is 100% again soon!

Hector and Lola said...

We hope Maggie is feeling better! When our Mom goes away for the weekend, she misses us terribly! -Hec and Lola

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Maggie & Mitch's mum:

That painting is beautiful.
We hope you have a safe trip home. Think of all those *we missed you mum* snuggly cuddles you will get. :-)

Holly & Zac

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...
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Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We forgot to add, we hope Maggie is better soon.

Holly & Zac

Ruby and Penny said...

What a beatiful painting. We can see why it is so special.
Hope Maggie is getting her med.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - We bet Maggie is being the mother of the house and keeping everything is tip top shape.

Isis said...

Doxy is a wonderful antibiotic! I'm sure she'll do just fine with it!!!! :) Don't worry there mom! I bet maggie can't wait to see you either!

Agatha and Archie said...

MAN we hate ticks..they stink..We are sure the boys are taking care of her(in fact she called me on my cell and said they were doing a good job) Love a million kisses A+A

Stardust said...


I'm a little stunned by the news but as soon as I've gathered the details, I've said a prayer for Maggie, & that your guy gives the doses timely. Praying that all things be good and you'll be home soon to cuddle your kids.

We've survived the move (read:nightmare), but, all's good. Be checking on your kids later. Meanwhile, take care wherever you are.