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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.


As winter sets in I am thinking of you Maggie….

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

It’s been a while since I have blogged on your blog, Maggie.  Today is a good day to do it.  It has been snowing all day..and it’s really piling up after several days of it.  This weather really makes me think of you…  How tough winters were for you but yet you still did love the […]

Three Years, 7 Months and 24 Days….

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Almost…she almost made it to her 4th Year Ampuversary.  3 Years, 7 Months and 24 Days… October 20th was her ampuversary date.  I remember when I first started her blog in December 2009, I was so paranoid about starting it, fearing it would jinx her and she wouldn’t be long on this Earth after amputation. […]

The Final Step…

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

….to saying goodbye to Maggie… Today was a beautiful day, weatherwise…so we buried Maggie’s ashes under her pine trees.  She spent a lot of time under those pine trees through the years…  From her younger days of breaking off dead branches and playing with the sticks and breaking them into tiny little pieces, to just […]

Maggie – January 2000 – August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Sharing Alone but together, we walked this trail, To you there was nothing I could not tell Walking in silence engulfed in nature’s song We shared so much as we went along. Kindred spirits, friends for all time…. You and I, we’re two of a kind. Today, I put my girl down to rest her […]

My constant education with Maggie…

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Wow…I have to say the education Maggie has taught me with first cancer and now kidney disease is mind boggling to me. Just a few things to blog about today…. A month or so ago, Maggie refused her food(again) – I had added a supplement in hopes to help her gurgly stomach. I have read […]

A quick update on Maggie…

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Just a quick update on Maggie as my sister, Gina, came to see her yesterday.  I think it’s been over a month since she saw her.  She said she was better than what she thought she would be in the “mental” department and “with it”.  Physically, she is weaker but if she didn’t know she […]

Practicing being a wanna-be Vet…

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I’d always wanted to be a vet when I was a kid. My dream to be one when I was a kid has sort of become reality with Maggie’s cancer, then amputation and now dealing with her kidney failure. Recently, Maggie didn’t like one of the supplements I put in her food…refusing to eat it. […]

It’s a hot one for Maggie…

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

From constant rain and cool temperatures to now high 80’s and humid and Maggie is NOT impressed with the heat. Never has liked it but really hard on her now. I haven’t done any recent blood work on her – there really isn’t much point in doing any more IMO. I’m doing the best that […]

An update to Maggie’s kidney disease….

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Last blood work I had done on Maggie was May 3rd.  At that time, she’d been on prednisone for 1 week, with the “maybe” she had atypical Addison’s.  Her BUN didn’t improve(got worse) but her eating improved DRAMATICALLY(I can safely say she wouldn’t still be here if not for Prednisone to help with her appetite), […]

Update on Maggie the Wonder Dog!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Just a little update on how Maggie is doing…last update was that her kidney values were getting worse and we were keeping her on Prednisone even though it appears as though she doesn’t have “Atypical Addisons”…two reasons…and the biggest she has improved DRAMATICALLY in her appetite since being on it. The other reason is […]