Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Precious Girl

I just wanted to let you all know that my sweet girl is gone.
Maggie had the saddest look in her eyes yesterday and every time that I looked at her, she was staring at me with those sad tired eyes and I knew that it was time.
George and I held her close and kissed her and told her how much we loved her and that we were going to miss her so very much as the fluid was injected into her IV.   She never closed her eyes.  That's Maggie - never wanting to miss a thing!

Good-by, my precious girl.  I will always love you, forever and ever.


Wings are not only for the birds above
for God gifted you with a dog to love

He knew the love that you could give
for he knew the perfect place for that dog to live

and as you have a void that can't be filled
remember that your memories can't be killed.

The love you gave to your four legged friend
is a gift of love that will help you to mend.

Love from above will always be felt
as the wings are added your heart will melt

When you are feeling low
you will still have a place to go

for you can always talk and share
with a friend who will always be there.


Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again!

We love you, Maggie - now and forever
Mom, dad and Mitch

183 comments:

Blue said...

My heart breaks for you all.
Much love
Blue xxx

Sally said...

Hello dear friends,

we are so sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a good friend. We hope that you will have better times soon.

In love
Sally, Mani and Marlis

Noah the Airedale said...

Sue & George
I'm so sad that Maggie has gone. We will miss her.

Sending many hugs to you and cuddles to Mitch

Denise xx
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Sunshade said...

We LOVE you and MISS you forever and ever Maggie. I know you will be shining down on us with your big smiley face.

I came across this quote a while ago and saved it because I thought it was very fitting for these wonderful dales.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming

"WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"

~ Hunter S Thompson

Love and hugs to you Sue, George, and Mitchy boy who loved his sissy so much....

XOXO Elaine, Sunshade & Jaffa

FinleytheWestie said...

So sorry for your loss... sending lotsa hugs and Westie kisses from Texas...

Sally said...

Our hearts are breaking for you - we send you all our love and will light a candle tonight for her.

We will miss you you so very much , til we meet again sweet angel

Diana, Sally, Paddy and little Klaus

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We will miss you so much Maggie, you were the sweetest Aire girl. We hope there is a bountiful supply of ice cream and pizza at the Rainbow Bridge. Run free.

Hugs to you all

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Snowball said...

Maggie will always be remembered. RIP, Sweet Maggie.

Anne

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Maggie run fast and free. We will miss your wonderful spirit and handiness in the kitchen. We know you made your momma happy every day. Run free.
Love norwood

Enya said...

It's so hard to lose such a good friend! we all will miss her so much.
Enya

Ludo van Doggy said...

I is so sad to hear this. I know Maggie will be so missed. It has been such a joy and honour to know her through the blog. She will be watching over you all though, so no being naughty Mitch! How brave to be able to hear and respect Maggie's wishes and let her go with dignity. I hope when the time comes Mum and Grandpawents can do the same for Aunty Penny.
~lickies, Ludo

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

It is hard to type for all the tears flowing at the moment.....Maggie was one our very special special blog buddies and we will miss her so very very much. We know your heart must be aching so much at the moment....but please also let it be at peace...you did the right thing. It was her time and you listened (so many people don't)so thank you for letting her go with dignity she especially deserved. Much love and hugs for you and your husband and for Mitch - he is going to miss her so much too and will need some extra attention now.

Anonymous said...

My heart stopped when I read that Maggie was released from her pain... you are all in my thoughts and Scrappy and Pebbles send lots of nose licks to Mitch x

Bren, Scrappy and Pebbles x

Raising Addie said...

Many tears here... we are heart broken. BIG hugs to all of you. We know how much you are hurting right now. Maggie is in the best company at the bridge so we know she will not be lonely until you meet again.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Mojo Airedale said...

I wish I had the words, but I just have so many tears. I'm so sad for you all, and I'll miss dear Maggie so much. My love to you all and peace to Maggie

Mojo's mum, Mojo and Digger

Priscilla said...

So so sorry to hear this! We all miss beautiful Maggie so much. I know she runs happily without pain in the rainbow bridge with our Laura and Hana.

Big hug to you and Mitch who must be missing his sister so much!

Princess Patches said...

We are soooooo sorry! Run free and painless, Miss Maggie! Find Penny and Poppy and they will show you around the bridge!

Sue, George and Mitch, Patches and I hope you can take a tiny bit of comfort from knowing that you gave Maggie the best life anydoggie could have. And know that I am here for you, as are all the rest of the DWB community.

Big sad (((((Aire-hugs)))))
Lana and Patches

SissySees said...

Tears and hugs. Maybe she's found Stinger, the awesome 'dale of my childhood...

Finn said...

So sorry for your loss. We will be thinking about you today.

The Thuglets said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. Maggie was a very precious special girl who brought so much love and joy to us all.
Maggie loved you as much as you loved her. She will forever be with you in your hearts.

Maggie run free with the wind in your face forever.

Karen Alan & The Thugletsx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We love you guys so very very much. There are pairs of dogs in blogland where one can't say one name without the other. We are sending TONS of kisses to dear Mitch who one would assume is confused, but maybe he knows Maggie is at the beautiful garden side of the Bridge organizing the annuals! (We like to believe that the Bridge has sections...trails to chase rodents, fields to chase deer and lovely gardens to be among the flowers plus a warm house with a fireside and large pillows; all surrounded by those who have journeyed prior. All is PEACE except for the terrier garden where they can scrap and play to their heart's content.) Our sadness is for those left behind...accept our condolences: Maggiie was a huge part of your lives. The path to healing from grief is a journey. We will be walking beside you. So much love to you, Marilyn and the kids....

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! We are sad to hear this post. Sending Lots of Golden HUGS and LOVE. For sure you have precious memories of Maggie ... she'll be remembered forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Gus said...

Sending our love and support. We will miss Maggie- one of the dogs we never met but truly love. Her personality came through so clearly and her love for you and Mitchie was so clear in her eyes.

Our hugs to the humans and terrier nips to Mitch.

gussie and teka

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh no, Maggie.
My mom cried quietly when she read the post this morning. The title my precious girl caught her attention.
How precious you were Maggie, you were your pawrents' little beloved girl and you will always be.
I still remember the day we shared the prize popular boy& girl. You and I wore our favorite hats and we both won it. Last night when my mom gave insulin shot to my brother Ximui, she caressed his fur thinking Ximui now is 13 and then she thought of Honey, then of you. Why you?
Maggie, when my mom read about your saddest eyes, she cried again. Only a mother would know what a child silently telling her.
Hugs to Mitch and your pawrents. We'll miss you 'til we see you again, Maggie.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We a re so sorry to hear this news. We are sending soft purrs over from all of us.
-JB

HoundDogMom said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about Maggie's journey to the bridge. We our sending our hugs and will hold you in our paws extra tight tonight. Run Free Maggie. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom

Stardust said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your precious... I'm sure she was trying to tell you guys how much she loved everyone. I thank Maggie for all the joy she has brought to your lives, and letting you share them.

It's been a short while knowing you, but you'll be missed Maggie.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are so glad you listened to what her eyes were telling you -

And that you gave her the gift of supreme love -

Yep, not furever...just...fur now -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll
P.S. She'll be welcomed in The Xterra today along with Angel Bleu and Angel AMS

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Even though we knew this day was coming, we are deeply saddened to hear that Maggie has crossed. Our hearts are breaking for you as we know what a very special girl she was to you and to all of us who knew her. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you from all of us.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Asta said...

Oh, Sue,George and Mitch,

Our hearts are breaking for your loss of your precious Maggie.
I opened the computer just for a second to check mail and saw this sad sad news..the tears started streaming.
Maggie and Mitch and you were the first friends we met in pawson after joining bloggieland..we will never forget the joy of that day..the doggies bouncing and sniffing each other. We will always keep your beutiful girl in our hearts. Asta says, " please don't cwy, Maggie is wif all ouw angels and will aways be tweasoowed and loved by all ovew the bwidge , as she is hewe. This is not goodbye, just a moment in time, till we all meet again"

We pray that you find solace in all the love from friends and the knowledge that you gave Maggie all the love in the world, even at the last moment, helping her in this last journey to a beautiful , pain-free land where she is young and full of aire bounce and energy again

All our love and hugs and Asta's fuwwevew smoochie kisses

ami, George and Asta

Bogart said...

Miss Maggie will always have a special place in the hearts of people and dogs all over the world... lots and lots of love to you all, and BIG AIRE KISSES to my pal Mitch.

Love
Bogart & Lulu

Rubie said...

Maggie - you will be very much missed - pain free, now run free - sweet angel.

Rubie's mum

Mango said...

Oh Miss Maggie, we will all miss you, but none as much as your mom and dad. You were one special gal and blogland is going to be very grey without your face to brighten our days.

Mango and Dexter

Kylie & Jimmy said...

Oh dear!!! We just got up and saw this! We are heart broken to hear this news. Maggie you will be so missed, not only from your family at home who loved you so so very much, but also from your cyber blogville community who you have impacted for years bringing your joy, love and support. Run free sweet sweet girl!
Licks & Puppy Kisses,
Kylie & Jimmy and a tearful Mom

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

My heart is heavy with the loss, yet I have so much admiration for you. You gave Maggie the Ultimate Gift of Peace.
I pray that the memories she has left for you will help you over the difficult times.

Run Free and Fast Maggie, until we meet again.

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Oh no!

I am so, so sad about this - for you - knowing the terrible pain involved. Your love prevailed to the end - even in the last act of love. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel a new road.

"As I look to the sunrise,
I now know,
that you are there,
in its glorious glow..." (MAXDOG)

May the love of our incredible cyber-support group embrace you and surround you with strength.

sending all my love
Caryl

Ms. ~K said...

My heart aches for you all during this difficult time...
~K

Dawn said...

Oh no, we are so very sorry to hear that Miss Maggie had to leave you. I feel so sad for you and for Mitch. It's always been "Maggie and Mitch" and this is such a sad time. Yet you did the best thing for her and I know she's running happily now. Hugs to you all!!

Sam said...

We are so sorry. Sending you hugs, and lots of love.

Sam

mayziegal said...

Tears are flowing as I write this. My heart is breaking for you. Maggie was such a special, fun, spirited girl and it was obvious how much she was loved...and how much she loved you. I know how much this hurts but thank you for giving Maggie the ultimate, selfless gift of setting her free.

Sending you hugs and healing prayers,
Amber

Archie and Melissa said...

My dearest Sue and Mitch

I am so sorry for your loss of beautiful Maggie.

She is a bright light in all of our lives, hearts and minds because of all of the love you all shared with us over the years.

You have shown her the great gift of love of all today, and I am sending the biggest hugs I hope you can feel.

Please hug George and Mitch for us too.

We are always, always here for you.

Love
Melissa & Archie

Sam and Pippen said...

So sorry for your loss of Maggie. We are thinking of you today.

Sam and Pippen

kissa-bull said...

my heart breaks for you pain ....sending pibble sugars to help with the tears...the fearless five will welcome and greet maggie and show her all the fields of treats..

sad sniffles
the pittie pack

Dotty said...

So so sorry. I know Maggie will be sadly missed. Hugs to you all x

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so, so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all.
Run with the wind Maggie. Eat lots of pizza and ice cream in between those runs.
Love Ruby & Penny & Joyelle

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal - may you find peace and comfort in fond memories.

Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

We are so very sorry sweet Maggie is gone, but don't worry. Angel Butchy & Angel Snickers are so excited to finally meet her. We've known Maggie for so many years, but never had a chance to meet her. She will be dearly missed. Run free sweet girl!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

TwoSpecialWires said...

It's through tears that I read about Maggie, remember her sweet gentle soul, and realize the love that surrounded her in her home in Connecticut and, through the blessing of blogland, all around the world. Reading comments that others have left make it obvious: Maggie (and Mitch and you as an entire family) are cherished in the hearts of so many. Feelings of sadness are so overwhelming right now, but knowledge that Maggie knew of the love that she did ... right up to the very end of her life on earth ... eases the pain just a little. We are so grateful for memories that will last forever, and we feel so blessed to have shared ... even in just in a small way ... in her life with you. Give Mitch a big hug from us ... and know we carry you close in our hearts today, and always.

Much love from Sally, Jake, Fergi and NinaGirl

Roan said...

What a beautiful tribute to a sweet girl. She will be missed by all who knew her personally and those who only knew her through blogland. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Ruby Bleu said...

Sue, I'm so sorry. Maggie was such a special girl...our first blogging friend. We will miss her so. My love to you George and Mitch.

love, Michele, Ruby & Speedy

3 doxies said...

I can not even begin to tell you how sorry I am to read about Maggie. I wish I had some words to comfort you during this time but everything I want to say just seems so insignificant.
Please know we are thinking of you all and we send our love and thoughts to you.
We will never forget you Maggie!

Allison...Puddles mum

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Our hearts are breaking for all of you. What a beautiful tribute to sweet Maggie. She will be missed by all who knew her through blogland. Thinking of you and sending comforting purrs and hugs at this very sad time.

harrispen said...

I am so sorry to hear about Maggie's passing. I knew her time was getting close, but it is still a shock to see that she was gone. My love to all of you during this difficult time.

Cindy

Oskar said...

My momma has the water coming out of her eyes for the sadness that you must all feel.

Maggie was so lucky to have a family like you & we know how much your beautiful, kind Maggie will be missed.

We will be sending pawerful prayers for your healing.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

George The Lad said...

We are so upset to hear Maggie has gone to the bridge, I don't know what to say, we are thinking of you, love and hugs George, Tess and Jan xxx

Berts Blog said...

We never have words for this time. Just to tell you our thoughts are with you all.

Bert and My Vickie

Tank said...

So very sorry for your loss:(

Tank & Asst.

Minna Krebs said...

Oh, dear sweet Maggie, you will be so very, very missed...butt we will see you again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Run free beautiful girl.

Jeannie and Marvin said...

Oh my, we are soooooo sad to read this awful news.

I cannot read the poem at the moment and your grief must be so so raw.

But Grief Is The Price We Pay for Love.

And darling Maggie was worth every penny.

Dog speed dear Maggie across the Rainbow Bridge.

Your friends from Scotland, Jeannie and Marvin xxxx

Jeannie and Marvin said...

and every single dollar! You were amongst our first ever blogging friends, and although we don't blog too much nowadays, nor facebook, we always keep you in our hearts.

Jeannie, Marvin and familyxxxxx

Lorenza said...

Sweet beautiful Maggie...
Mom and Dad gave you a precious gift.
Thanks a lot for your friendship and for sharing your life with us.
You will be always in my heart.
Mitch, Mom and Dad our thoughts are with you.
Lorenza and mom

Winston said...

I will read your poem later, I commend you for being able to write it at this very sad time! My heart is breaking for you, your hubby and Mitch. I could feel your pain in the opening sentences, this is a beautiful tribute to beautiful Maggie. she will be missed by many.

Fly free Miss Maggie, until we all meet again at the bridge!

Shawn,
Winston, Chloe and Cecil

ellen said...

Sue, I've read your blog off and on for years. I've felt like i knew Maggie and Mitch. Every time we lose one of these lovely Airedales we lose a piece of our hearts.
I hope that the love and sympathy from so many others, and Mitch, help fill that void.
xoxox,
ellen

Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet maggie

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Ina in Alaska said...

We are so very sorry. When I first started blogging Maggie & Mitch were one of our first blog pals. I will miss Maggie so much & I can only imagine how much this hurts. Sending you lots & lots of love & peace.

Thank you for sharing Maggie with us xoxo

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Sue,

Sometimes the news on blogger is like a stab in the heart. Today is one of those days. Like so many others have said, Maggie was one of the Barkies' first pals when we started blogging - and seeing one of her loving messages always made our day.

She was indeed a precious girl, and we'll all miss her. I hope knowing how many people loved her helps in some small way fill the huge hole she has left in your hearts and your home.

Extra scritches and treats to Mitch, who must be feeling so confused -- as are we, as to why such a sweet girl had to leave us so soon. But it's always too soon.

Wirey sad woofs and love,
Jake, Just Harry, Joan

Sam said...

Hi Sue, George and Mitch, we can't begin to tell you how sorry we all are up here. We understand the depth of your ache and sorrow. We also know how deeply you all loved each other.

snoopydog said...

Dearest Maggie, You had a good life and a wonderful family and many , many friends around the world. We feel very privileged to have met you and shared in your life. Our love, licks and hugs go to you all, especially darling Mitch. Be strong boy and know that she is safe! Thinking of you all. Ros and Oscar x

Wyatt said...

Sue-

Our hearts break today...So sorry to hear about Maggie. She had a grand life with you and your husband and Mitch. Hugs to you all,

Wyatt, Stanzie, Sue and Paul

Puggle Preston said...

Maggie is our first blog friend. Whenever we posted an update at night, we looked forward to seeing Maggie's comment the next morning. Our life got busy with the baby and we could visit your blog often but Maggie always visited our blog and never missed a single post. It has meant SO much to us. Thanks for being a good friend, Maggie. We will miss you.
We are so very sad but we know Maggie was a much much loved girl and had a happy life. Maggie's mommy and daddy are the best parents a doggie can ask for. Mitch is the best brother. We will miss Maggie dearly. good-bye, our dear friend.
Love,
Preston, Nolan, Susan and Jeff

DJ said...

I’m so sorry, poor Maggie.
I wish you a wonderful time behind the Rainbow Bridge.
DJ and my Can-openers

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from AFSS's blog. We are truly sorry to hear that sweet Maggie has gone to the Bridge. We are sending you all lots of purrs and hugs, take care
x

Clive said...

Our hearts are breaking for you!

Although we knew this news was coming, we were so very sorry to hear it today.

Run free Maggie.

Love from us all
Murray, Clive and Fiona

Moco said...

Our hearts ache for you. We will always remember our blogging friend, Maggie.

Martha and Bailey said...

We are heart broken to hear the news of Maggie.
We know what a very hard time this is for you all. Our human is in tears just thinking of your pain.

Maggie had what all we dogs need at the end, our humans to cuddle us and love us. To feel safe and loved - death is not scary to us dogs. We know our humans will make everything alright and you did.

You are right about Goodbye, until then xxxx

Remington said...

Tears are falling as I write this....I am so sorry to hear about Maggie....she will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.... And Maggie....until we meet again, my friend....

Finn said...

This is very sad news. We're sending you lots of hugs, and thinking about Maggie.

Momo and Pinot said...

Angel Maggie, Mitch and family. We're so so sad... Our hearts are broken. Thank you for being our friend and make us smile on every post, Maggie. You will be remembered.

Momo & Pinot xoxoxo

rottrover said...

Sending hugs through tears this morning. It's amazing when they tell us it's time. We'll miss beautiful Maggie and we're sending you all strength and comfort.

Lisa, Bart and Ruby

Jill said...

Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you. So sorry for your loss.

Sue said...

We're all so sorry and our Mom is very sad today. We will look for a new bright star tonight and make a wish on it.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

the 5 Bs said...

oh, we are so sad for you. Maggie was such a wonderful and special girl. we know how much you love her. she was one of our very first friends when we started blogging many years ago.

you are very brave and wise to do what is best for your beloved Maggie. i hope you can find comfort in all of your memories and in the pages of your blog.

sending you love and hugs

peg and the 5Bs

Angus said...

We are so, so sorry . She was a great friend and adventuress. We'll be thinking of you all .

Ellen said...

I could hardly believe what I read...I am so very sorry for all of you at the loss of Maggie. I am so new to your blog I have not had the chance to get to know Mitch or she but knowing how very special our pups are created a bond as I would read your posts.

The poem you posted today so very lovely...take care, hold tight. Cry, hug, laugh, share all the special moments that Maggie brought to your life.

hugs,
Ellen, Tucker and Stewie

Joy said...

We are so sad to hear that Maggie ist gone :(
Lots of love vom Joy

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

Tears rolled down our face as we read she was gone. Our hearts are broken.
Love to you and prayers to get you through the hard times that lay ahead missing her.
Falcon & Jasper
Faye

julandmatt said...

Oh Miss Maggie, you will be missed. Have fun in Doggie Heaven!

Sue and George and Mitch, we will be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts of peace.

Love
Julie, Matt, Violet and the kitties.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

*hugs* We'll light a candle for you, Miss Maggie. We're all so sorry for your loss.

-Dr. Liz and Family

scotsmad said...

Having recently gone through that with Kendra, we feel your pain. That decision is the most difficult. But Maggie knew you were there and that she was and is loved.

We're sending you hugs and love,

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Ginger Jasper said...

I was so sad to hear you had lost your darling Maggie and I know how much you will be hurting. You gave her the ultimate last gift of love and she will now be running free at the bridge. Sending you purrs and love.. Hugs GJ xx

Stewey said...

So sorry to hear about Maggie. Sending warm thoughts to you today.
Stewey

Bassetmomma said...

So sorry to hear about Maggie. My thoughts are with you all!

The Life of Riley said...

We are so very sorry. We are going to miss Maggie too.

Sending you love (and a big hug for Mitch),

Riley and his mum (from New Zealand)

Jazzi said...

We are so sorry about Maggie. We are writing through tears and our hearts go out to you and your family. We had to do this with our poodle Sprint before we got Jazzi so I understand your pain. You have great memories and Maggie was and is still loved. You did what was best for Maggie. We will keep you all in our prayers and give Mitch some extra hugs!!

Love
Diana, Jazzi and Addy

Muffin and Arnold said...

Dear all,

it's so sad to hear, that she is gone. But she is not really gone, she is only in another place and you will see her again....
A big hug from munich, germany
Muffin, Arnold an family

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart us crying with you. Maggie and Mitch were among my very first friends.
Maggie talked to you and told you that it was time. You unselfishly listened to what her heart was telling you. And even though you knew the sadness and pain that you come- you gave the kindest gift possible.
Maggie will neve be forgotten- not ever.
Maggie will be loved forever.
Bloggy land is circling all of you now with their love.
We love you all.
love
tweedles and moms

chicamom85 said...

I am so sorry, I feel your pain and I will say a prayer for all of you.

Anne and Sasha

The Peppertree Collection said...

Dear Sue and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the tears we shed will lighten the pain in your hearts. Maggie has been one of our first blogging pals and she will be sadly missed. She will remain an icon and we will always remember her. We send you lots of warm fuzzy wuzzies - cherish the memories of this beautiful angel! Be strong...

The Peppertree Collection said...

from all of us - Inky, Molly, Elfi & Tim

Agatha and Archie said...

We write with very heavy hearts Gid speed darling girl and run free Until we all meet again Archie Agarha abd Pl2

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh no. We are so sorry for your loss of such a sweetheart. Dear sweet Maggie has a special place in our hearts. You showed the ultimate love by helping her cross to the Rainbow Bridge. She would have been met with open paws by all our loved ones. Our hearts are filled with love and sympathy for you at this time.

We know she had the best ever life with a family who loved and cherished her. What more can we wish for. Extra love, Carol, Stella and Rory x

Daisy Dog said...

Our hearts are breaking for you, our deepest sympawthies. Run Free Maggie! You will meet again some day.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so very sorry to hear this news. We wish we had known Maggie better. As we said on Mango's blog, we know Maggie was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Jed & Abby

Ellen said...

Oh darling Maggie, I didn't know you long, but I fell in love with you and Mitch. I'm so sorry for your loss. Maggie was certainly loved by so many people. Such a special lady.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We did not know Maggie,but we understand what a loss this.
It is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved friend.We send our most comforting purrs at this sad time.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Bocci said...

Oh, our hearts our breaking for you. Our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your dear girl, Maggie.
What a wonderful life she had thanks to you!

Your friends,

Bocci, Bella and Joan

Nellie with Nancy said...

Nellie with Nancy said...
I am very sad that Maggie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge I know that Mitch will miss her terribly. My 2 legged Mum, Nancy was crying this morning while reading your blog--this something that she LOVES to do first thing every morning. We are sending BIG Aire Love to you all and we will be thinking of Maggie running free with our Emma and Dale who are waiting for our time to join them. <3

Maggie Mae said...

I arrived back home a short time ago, so I am just reading about the passing of Maggie. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and I am in tears as I type this. Sweet Maggie will be missed so much by so many. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please hug Mitch for me tonight.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

wooliedales said...

I can't even begin to imagine you without Maggie! You immortalized her for us all with all your thoughtful, beautiful blogs!
Carol

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is just so heartbreaking but Maggie knew she was needed at the Bridge and had to listen to the call. She is now free of pain but will always watch over you from above. She will be safe in your heart until you meet again.

Tanner and Beth said...

Sending you a loving hug! Our heart breaks for you too!

Doggy Kisses,
Tanner & Beth

Moondance Huskies said...

So very sorry for your loss. Maggie was lucky to have such wonderful pawrents. She will watch over you until you see her again at the Bridge.

Sad woos,
Skye, the Moondance Huskies,kitties and mom Joan

dw said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Maggie, but came here after hearing about her passing at Benny and Lily's blog. I know your little girl will be watching over you and that you'll see her once again, and she'll be waiting at the bridge. *hugs*

Two French Bulldogs said...

we are so sad...run free sweet Maggie
Benny & Lily

Mr. Pip said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Run free sweet Maggie ...

Barbara said...

Oh we are so terribly sad! Godspeed, Maggie. We will miss you so very much. Hugs to your mom and dad. Bless your heart.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

As I type this I sit with huge tears welled up in my eyes. I could hardly read your post to my husband.

I am so very, very sorry to read that your beloved Maggie has crossed the rainbow bridge. Heaven now has a precious Airdale to grace the green hills and streets of gold. Yes, earth is temporary and Heaven holds the promise of eternity...never, never having to say goodbye. We just lost our kitty, Miss Socks, on 1-16. I prayed for her to die at home that morning and God answered my prayer.

God bless you. Mitch is going to miss his sister.

Tears for you...

Becky, Duhgall and Fiona Roberts

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of sweet Maggie. They do tell us when it is their time to fly free. We can take comfort in the fact that our God has a place for our furry friends: "He preserves both man and beast." Psalm 36:6

Lean on each other to get through this tough time. And prayers for the Lords peace and comfort to be yours as you grieve. Maggie was a special girl, with a special spirit. She will be missed.

Blessings,
Michelle & Savannah

Feronia said...

So sorry to read of your loss of dear Maggie.

KB said...

I am crying right along with you. I am so sorry for the grief that you are feeling right now. But, I know that you made the hardest decision that love can lead a person to make by letting your sweet girl go. She shall be watching from above forever more.

I am thinking of you, George, and Mitch.

Miss HoneyBuzz and Momma Maureen said...

Even though I did not know Miss Maggie, I wanted to lets you knows that I bow my head at her passing.

Until you meet again at the bridge, hold tight to the loves she left her your heart.

Sending you love, The HB & Momma

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no, we are so terribly sad to read this news. We know you miss your Maggie and will love her forever. Pawhugs!

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, sweet friends, we are so sorry to hear about your precious Maggie. Tears are flowing right now. Cherish every moment and hug each other tight. We're sending lots of love and hugs.

Love,
Mimi, Teddy Bear & Sierra

Raymond and Busby said...

We read this really good thing by Dr Suess: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Thank you for the smiles, Maggie.

bichonpawz said...

Every single time I read a post like this, it brings me to tears. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories bring you some comfort. Hold each other and love each other through it. Many, many hugs and prayers coming your way from all of us. Rest in Peace dear, sweet Maggie. Love, Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Suzuki said...

Dear Miss Maggie... We will miss you furry much. We are furry sorry that we didn't get to talk to you furry much ovfur the last 18 months :( Love and kisses to your Mum and Dad and too Mitch xxx
Big licks to you
Suzuki & Scooby

Cassie said...

Dear Sue,George & Mitch,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Maggie has been an inspiration to all of us. We'll never forget her. Tears here in Phoenix since we've found out. Our deep sympathy.
Love,
Cassie & Patrick
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

hero said...
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hero said...

We will always remember Maggie... run free over the bridge, Maggie, run free. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Licks, hero and family

Sapphire said...

We are so sorry. Many hugs. Maggie is special and we will miss her for a very long time. Take care all.

ocmist said...

We came over to say we are so sorry for your loss. We know Mango has counted you all as very dear friends for a long time, as have so many of your blogging friends.

The Rainbow Bridge has seen a lot of traffic lately of our friends, but at least we know they are no longer in pain, and can play with lots of friends while they wait for the rest of their loved ones to arrive. Know that the dog blogging world is holding you up with their thoughts and prayers at this time. The Country Corgis

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Run free dear Maggie. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We hope they know that they are not alone.

Essex & Sherman

tubby3pug said...

We are so very sorry for your loss

Sweepy said...

Woof!
I have not visited for a long time and now Maggie is gone! MM is now only M. Be strong for your hoomans, Mitch. Maggie is in a pain-free place now.

We love you lots.

Sweepy, my Popsy Sumo and Keeper

parlance said...

Oh, it's so hard to type with tears trickling down my cheeks. You gave Maggie such a full, loved life. And you gave her the gift of a release from life when it had become too difficult for her.

My thoughts are with you.

(I was so upset I accidentally put this comment on the wrong post, so that's why there's a deleted comment on a previous post.)

Chris said...

So sorry for your loss.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending lots of purrrrs to all of you.

pawhugs, Max

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

My heart is breaking. We just heard about Maggie's passing. Another shining star in the heavens. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

God Bless....Sarah, the Mommy

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Mitchie....we saw Maggie's STAR last night and we barked and barked and barked and it WINKED at us...well, technically, maybe it TWINKLED, but we knew it's Maggie!!!

Please tell your mom and dad to get through a day at a time and if they can't do a day, maybe just an hour at a time. Know that we are thinking of you with love!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

haopee said...

I just wanna cry. Maggie's lost has affected us all... and this the first time I've visited your blog.

My heartfelt condolences. She is in a better place.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Lovable Lily said...

A safe journey home to Heaven my friend.

May the beautiful memories of Maggie help you through the rough weeks ahead.

Doxie Hugs,
Lily Belle

Deetz said...

My little Maggie. Oh how I cried with your family when I heard the news. I have missed you and always was one of my favorites to come and visit. It was way too long for me to be gone and while you were so worried about me, you were crossing the bridge to go home. Mitch, it is okay for boy's to hug and you have no idea the hugs I am sending your way. My prayers are with you and you are never far from my heart. Love you all.

Bailey said...

Nala and I are so, so sorry to hear the news. We're sending lotsa extra hugs your way. :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Douglas said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Run fast and free Maggie. You will be greatly missed by your family and all of Blogville.

Jaime, Travis, and Douglas

euthymic said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Maggie was a loved dog and you gave her a good life. She was lucky to have you as her people. Take care...

Kyla said...

My first visit because I read the news on another blog. The loss of any terrier makes the world poorer.

Anne said...

So terribly sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. Much love, Anne

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Sweet Sue,
My heart brakes when a dog dies .
My heart broke for Maggie too!!!!
But I know SHE is happy now!!!
Love you forever sweet Maggie!!!!
Love you to Sue, Fern

DianeTaylor said...

Hi there - I came here from Mango's blog. Oh my - I had tears in my eyes reading about Maggie's sad eyes. I'm so very sorry for your deep loss. The grief is all consuming at times. I do not know you or your sweet pups - but I know that on the other side of that bridge is a GREAT place for dogs/kitties - Maggie no longer has sad eyes, she is happy and free and loving you from heaven.

Hugs to you all......The Taylors from Baltimore MD

Piappies World said...

We are so sorry to hear about Maggie crossing over the rainbow bridge. Our thoughts are with you and Mitch.

Thank you for sharing her and fun stories with the Piappies. She really lived a great life being loved by you and your family.

Run free, Maggie! Let your star shine brightly in the sky and constantly watch over your Mom.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

We are so sorry to hear about Maggie, our thoughts are with you.

The Furry Kids said...

We're furriends of Khyra's. We're so sorry for your loss. We're keeping you in our thoughts and purrayers.

Titus, Tazo, & EG

Cyber-sibes said...

Sad woos to you all from our pack. we were so sorry to hear of Maggie's passing, but know she'll be watching over woo forever from the Bridge. Love never ends.

Godspeed, Maggie

jack, moo & our mom & dad

Noodles About said...

So terribly sad to lose one of our oldest blogging friends. Maggie will be sorely missed by her pals in the blogosphere.

J1, J2, Noodles (and our beloved Jackson) xxx

AiredaleGirl said...

I am so very sorry. She is in good company with many, many stout-hearted Airedales who wait at the Bridge.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your sweet Maggie. We send you many purrs and hugs. Yor Dad's tribute was beautiful

Tucker said...

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. When Momma had to say goodbye to kitteh brudder Troubles, she said he was still purring. I think that let her know he was ok with the decision. I think Maggie was looking to you to tell you she was ok too.

Dane kisses,
Tucker

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

So sorry to hear. Sounds like she went out peacefully and with love, but doesn't make it any easier for you. Hugs and warmth as you remember her and know that she is at peace and had an absolutely wonderful life with you.

Happy Serendipity said...

Hi Sue, George and Mitch. We've been away and rushed over the moment we picked up your message. We're so sorry and sad to hear this. Maggie always had a special place in our heart. We're really fond of her sweet face.

Hope you'll find comfort in the loving memories of her. The poem is very apt, isn't it?

Hugs to all of you,
Happy & LS

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Our deepest condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Truly, a life well lived.
Tootsie & her humans.

William Tell said...

I haven't been keeping up with the blogs like I used to, so I was very saddened to hear of Maggie's passing. Just breaks my heart, because I know what a special girl she was not only to her family, but to hundreds of friends around the world. Rest in peace, sweet Maggie. You will be greatly missed by all.

Pamela Jenkins,
William Tell and Glynn

Corbin said...

Dear Mitch and family... I'm so sorry to hear about Maggie's trip to the bridge. I did read about this the other day, but wasn't able to comment on my moms cell phone. I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your beautiful gal... she'll always be watching over you!
-Corbin

Winnie said...

Very very sorry to hear this sad news.

Much love to you all from Winnie and all the People Of The House.

Sagira said...

Just wanted to tell you that I am very sorry to hear about your girl. Our thoughts are with you.

Eric said...

We cannot tell you how truly upset we are to learn of such sad news, our hearts truly break for you all. We send this with much love and comforting hugs to help you through your heartbreak. B + Eric

Huskee and Hershey said...

Maggie was one of Huskee's very first friends when we started blogging and she will always be a special pup to us. She will be missed!
Run free, dear Maggie. Till we meet again, dear friend..

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Wwe are so sorry. Run with the wind Maggie. your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Southbaygirl said...

We just heard the sad sad sad news that Maggie went to the rainbow bridge. There are no words we can say..... We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much you loved Maggie- she knew you loved her and you were with her when she needed you the most! Rest in Peace sweet Maggie. You will never be forgotten!

{{hugs}} prayers, woofs and purrs from all of us to all of you!

All our love,

Penny, Velcro, Ceilidh, Jack Sparrow, Blossom and Skye

Sweet Z and D said...

Our hearts are broken for you. We send you much love, support for one another and time to remember and heal. We're so very, very sorry. But, we're so glad you could be there for her with such a kind gift of love. Love is letting go--for the sake of the one leaving us. Her spirit is at peace until you meet again. Only our hearts that are left behind are the ones that hurt.

Maggie will never be forgotten. Thanks for sharing her with us--you have no idea the hours of joy you brought us and how much your sweet girl came to mean to us.

Warm hugs and doggie snuggles to you three,
Patti, Zita and Dudley

Sammie and Avalon said...

We've been away for the past couple of days and was so sad to read about Maggie this morning. We ache for you both and Mitch; Maggie was indeed a wonderfully special girl.
Huge Hugs xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Miche

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD Mom and I are so fury sorry to learn that Maggie has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

What a wonderful beautiful girl.

I know that you will miss her lots Mitch. We all will.

wooooos, Tessa

Koobuss said...

Dear Maggie's Family,

We are so sorry to hear this. My mom was in the hospital & we didn't know until now.

Maggie was special.. She was a real beauty in all ways. And, yes, she is an angel. We are so sorry for your loss.

It is heartbreaking to lose a best friend. We know you will never forget her.


Love and lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie's Family

sophie...^5 said...

I am so sorry to hear this, you guys...I've been so wrapped up in my burfday that I neglected to go to your bloggy....you did the right thing for sure. My Dads had a doggy before me and they told me that hey went through the very same process...so difficult but so right and needed. I guess we are able to tell our parents when it's time. Sweet dreams, my sweet!

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

my heart is breaking for you right now. i only just learned of this on the FB DWB. i know how hard it is to make that decision...i've been there a few times. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Hugs & Love,

L & The Girls

Keiko said...

Maggie was one of our first bloggy furiends and we will forever miss her.... until we see her again across the rainbow bridge... our prayers are with you through this tough time....


wags and licks
keiko

The Strawberry Mallard said...

We are all so very sorry to read this......we had no idea, being away from blogging for so very long. It saddens our hearts so very much....we do know that sweet Maggie, is with Bonnie, and Ryan and all the wonderful 4 footed angels who have gone before her.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers tonight.
With love and sympathy,
Becky, ANgus and their peeps.

kmp said...

we have come this news a little late and we are so sorry for you loss...words don't ever seem adequate.

edgar and his mum

Dianne said...

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the three of you. It is the hardest decision in the world, and the best thing you could ever do for your sweet Maggie.

Lots of hugs...

Persephone and Buster said...

For ms.Sue & theGeorge & theMitch... we are so sad to hear of ms.Maggie's passing to the rainbow bridge...and very sorry it has taken us this long to send you all, our, "gentle hugs and butt bopps". We have read your beautiful tributes to your cinnamon aireegirl, so much has happened in you lives together, it always feels way to soon -- they are with us for such a short time, but leave us knowing they'll be waiting just over the r.b. Hug your boy...and we will light a candle for Ms.Maggie, what a pretty gurlie she was.
your buddies not to far away, theBUSTER, Ms.Bailey Blue, Ms.Persephone and ms.Grrracie the Great send their buddy Mitch butt bopps ...the gentle hugs are from the humans, victoria and john..in connecticut

violett said...

Dear Sue
I start to live normally again, after the shock by Hoover's death and wanted to see how it goes ..... Maggie and Mitch
I can not believe it. I am very, very scared and I'm lost for words.

Such a wonderful girl. She had a beautiful life with you, and I think she will run at Hoover behind the rainbow bridge through lush green meadows.
And I go back the tears ....
sad greetings
Violett, Mishka and small Gianni

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

OH dear. I'm so sorry. I haven't been in the blogs for ages and the first thing I did was look for Maggie, we are still willing Ailsa to stay as we still greave for Brodie but I know it can't be for much longer, I keep wishing they would stay with us for so so much longer but could it ever be long enough. Hug Mitch for us.

Dylan the Dog said...

Thanks for coming to the blog today to wish a happy birthday to Dylan - we are so sorry to hear of Maggie's passing which we only heard about today. Know that she had the best best life and was loved every day with you. Lots of love you you all -x-

Patience Renzulli said...

I didn't know. I sit here now with tears flowing. What a blessed life you gave your Maggie. What a blessed life.
hugs-
Patience

Amy the Airedale said...

We are so happy for you to see Mitch's new little sister! Thank you for your kind comment on our blog yesterday. It's been ages since we've checked up on our airefriends so we are devastated to learn of Maggie's journey to the Rainbow Bridge. We are celebrating her fabulous life today with pizza and ice cream :)
love,
~Amy, Anna Lee, David and Kate H. in Toronto