In Memory of Maggie….

One whole year since I put Maggie to rest….it all seems so unreal to me.  It’s been such an “odd” year without her.  I would say I am NOT back to normal.   I am not used to her being gone AT ALL.  Will I ever be?  I highly doubt it.  The saying “time heals all wounds”….not true.  Time hasn’t healed my loss of Maggie…

A little picture video I made of  Maggie’s incredible life…

And some photo’s tonight, sitting with Maggie, watching the sun go down….






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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.

10 thoughts on “In Memory of Maggie….”

  1. Ohhhhh my gosh I can’t believe a whole year has passed. Wow Tracy, I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart the way that time just goes on so quickly, making it so hard to be strong despite the distance that grows between the physical times we had with our beloved pups. It seems impossible that time can go on when we had such a powerful presence for so many years, that is now no more, at least in physical form.

    And I guess in the end that’s what we hold onto; the spiritual essence of these amazing animals of ours, of Maggie’s brilliant strength and agility and sense of purpose. For that kind of energy just never goes away, and we can use it to help our hearts heal and go on without crying, in time.

    I LOVE the tribute Tracy, the care that you put into it really shows. It’s an honor to have the Tripawds Flag, and the special Maggie bracelet included in there, thank you so much.

    She is always and forever our SuperStar, and will always be a big influence in this community. Thank you for all you’ve done to raise our awareness of what is possible on three legs.


    P.S. Last night I saw two rainbows! It had to have been Maggie and Jerry don’t you think? 🙂

  2. Tracy,
    I totally understand the not normal. I guess we have to adjust to our new normal like our babies did when they lost their leg. It sucks to have that normal though without them. I will always miss Sassy like you miss Maggie.

    I love the tribute of Maggie’s. The song was absolutely fitting and all the pictures beautiful. She definitely was a SuperStar.

    Rip Maggie. Thinking of you today & always Tracy.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  3. Tracy,
    What a lovely tribute to your beautiful Maggie……and I completely agree with you, time will NEVER heal all things……like you, I will grieve my Polly till the end of time… loss of her has only been 6 months, but not a day, or even a minute goes by without thinking of her, and I still cry frequently over her loss…..and time will never change that either.

    Thinking of you, and your sweet Angel Maggie today…..hoping that you find peace in your heart, and precious memories of Maggie ease your pain eventually……

    Bonnie & Angel Polly

  4. Tracy,

    What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Maggie. Even though it’s been 4 months for us, there really isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss and grieve for Shelby… I have Jasper now and she makes me laugh (which Shelby would want) but it is 100% NOT the same. So I do get it. We will go on… as our dogs would want us to but it will never be the same. As the others said, we get used to the new normal.

    I hope this video montage brings many smiles and joy seeing how much you did… agility as a Tripawd! She was such a shining star and now she shines down on all of us.

    Many hugs and love,
    Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too)

  5. Okay Tracy, I was kind of doing “muffled tears” until I saw of light of the sun surrounding you with its rays.

    It’s a reminder that Maggie’s light will never be dimmed and she IS lights…she IS love.and she IS a Divine Grace.that will your heart.forever.

    The pictures.were.just.beautiful Tracy, just beautiful. The connectio it shows betseen the two of you when you are running courses…so very, very powerful! And gos, Maggie the Agile Cow Dog is a Sled Dog too!! Who knew!!

    I loved seeing all her ribbons and awards…especially the one for “backing up”!!!

    MAGGIE DEFINES .CHAMPION and will always hold first place in our hearts! I cannot begin to imagines the time the spent together honing your skills and the gift.of.the.most.incredible bond that union gave you. And then to add being a tripawd on top of that…OMD!!!

    And she really, really is a beautiful dog…quite uniquely marked and always sooooo happy! “Good girl Maggie,, good girl!”

    Oh, and I love that Rene saw two rainbows. I recall you plsting a picture of a rainbow being right over the place you and Maggie used to spend time just gazing into nature. Yeah, nice sign..

    Your tribute to Maggie is so full of love…you and Maggie, an inseparable team. Thank you so much for the privilege to continue to be part of your life.and Maggie’s life. Ie a real honor to know such magnificent souls.

    Surrounding you with Maggie’s eternal light

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

    PS..A hello to Gina….and that Cousin Gus is a cutie pie!

  6. I’m sure Maggie is smiling down on you after seeing that tribute. They never leave, just sleep in a corner of our heart waiting to see us again. Thank you for sharing Maggie and your memories with us.

    Luanne and Spirit Shooter

  7. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and for watching Maggie’s video tribute. I love you all!!! I love my Tripawd family! You all are the BEST! And Rene…OMD about the double rainbow…yes, that would be Jerry and Maggie! I DO have an incredible good feeling that Maggie would ADORE Jerry…they were very, very similar to me… She loved the ‘boys’ too 🙂

    To all our tripawds…they are some kinda special!!!

    Tracy & Spirit Maggie

  8. I think of all our dogs that have gone on before us. Not many days go by without thinking of Zip our wonderful border collie, who has been gone nearly 3 year. No, time doesn’t heal the wounds , they only scar over somewhat, ever there to remember the gift we were entrusted with for such a short time. Thinking of you,

  9. Hello,
    This past Monday, August 25, 2014 I had to put down my dear golden retriever mix, Roxie, a tripawd for only a month, after her osteosarcoma spread to her lungs. We were told she may have until Christmas at best but I was not prepared to lose her so quickly.
    I had elected to have her hind leg removed but I didn’t do chemo afterwards. I ofcourse kept asking for advise but now I’ll never know if I made the right call.
    At my age, 60’s, not sure if I’m strong enough to go this loss of a pet again. Any advise?

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