Need to talk to you tonight Maggie…


Today has been one of those days, Maggie, where you are in my thoughts a lot.

Someone shared this with me tonight….very fitting indeed:

Afterlife & A Loss For Words

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep….
I could see that you were crying…you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear.
“It’s me, I haven’t left you…I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you that I am not lying there.

I walked with you toward the house, as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you. I smiled and said, “It’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over…I smile and watch you yawning
And say, “Goodnight, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we will stand, side-by-side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

-Author Unknown

This winter has really been horribly cold…but I managed to clean out your trail of the grown up bushes from over the summer.  Missed your help!!!  Think of you so often when I walk on the trails, this being the first winter without you – I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got a sign to mark “your trail”…I think you’d agree, you look damn good on the sign.

I know you know, Maggie, but I miss you dearly…you were the BEST.  I love you, Maggie, love you very much.  I wish I could hold your paw and rub your soft ears…


Author: maggie

Maggie was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma on her left knee. She had amputation done on October 20, 2009. Four days after surgery she had a low grade fever and was off her food for two weeks! Trying times.. I am grateful and so pleased with how she is progressing now.

9 thoughts on “Need to talk to you tonight Maggie…”

  1. :'( Just finished reading all your blogs on your sweet, and beautiful Maggie. What a great life you gave her. Hoping time helps heal the never-ending terrible pain in your heart.
    Bonnie & Polly

  2. I’m a teary mess reading this. Oh, I hope you can feel her. I hope you can get some presence from her when you need it. Perhaps there were signs of Maggie out on the trail with you today besides the newly manufactured (and darn good looking!) one. Dogs are amazing, how they touch our lives, enrich them, and change them forever. As painful as today was and other days have been and will be, we must try hard to convince ourselves “I am lucky to be in such pain and ache so badly.” Maggie was loved, is loved, and will never been forgotten. She was quite a pal with an extraordinary legacy. HUGS to you.

    Now…I need another tissue.
    ~ Katy & Jackson

  3. The sign looks lovely. I totally get what you are saying. Days like that for me too. I hope you can feel her close to you and whispering in your ear.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  4. Ohhh, this poem is lovely, just lovely.

    But nothing tops the sign you made for Maggie’s trail! Sooooo many of the pictures and videos you where I felt like got to kow Maggie s well were when she was on the trail with you. You were always talking sweetly to her and tellng her what a good girl she is. Sne loved pleasing you so much.

    Perhaps she will visit you in your dreams tonight. Pay attention!
    She’s nestled in your heart ha’ know. When your knd of flutters, or races for a beat or two…..that’s just Maggie getting comfy in the corner of your heart where she resides.

    Thanks for posting today and sharing the lovely poem AND the magnificent tribute to Maggie’s Trail…FOREVER MAGGIE’S TRAIL!

    Sending you love,

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  5. A tune us dog loves know all to well…..sorry it was a hard day today. The sign is wonderful! <3

  6. Ohhhhhhh Tracy! What a beautiful way to memorialize her trail, I love that.

    I know what you mean, it’s hard not to have those kinds of days when you just really feel the loss. It’s weird how it hits suddenly and without warning when you think you’ve gotten stronger.

    But you are getting there, little by little. Those beautiful memories of your life in the woods will keep her spirit close, she is never far.

  7. What a wonderful sign to honor her favorite trail!! Such a great idea and it looks just perfect. That poem is truly wonderful, thank you for sharing. I know every word of it is true, she is right there beside you always.

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