Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Maggie

We sent Maggie to Heaven last month.  She had been sick for about a week.  In typical cat fashion, she hid the extent of her illness ... that's okay, because we did all that we could.



Maggie was our miracle kitty, the world's most expensive PetsMart cat, surviving two life-threatening conditions (Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia and Hodgkin's Lymphoma), and living an incredible life in the process.

Lounging on the screened porch, as a kitten.


Helping with laundry.


She ruled the other critters in our household with a velvet paw, gently (or not-so-gently) showing each cat and dog who was the boss.

Sleeping on Daniel's bed.


Taking over Ruby's crate.


"Excuse me, this is MY windowsill!"


Even Winnie little wasn't exempt.


She probably would have been happier as an only cat, since she was so people oriented, but she coexisted relatively peacefully with Alice and Dorothy (and with Cindy and Amy before them.)

Sharing space.


Poor Maggie wasn't used to Dorothy's type of snuggling.


Maggie loved her people most of all.  She was in the middle of everything, and a constant fixture in my or my husband's lap every evening.





I have come to accept that she's gone, no longer napping somewhere in a sunshine spot.





My favorite photo of her, with her personality on full display and her neck fur barely growing back after cancer surgery.


The last photo I took of her, on the way to the vet a few days before she died.


It's weird to be here without Maggie ... she was a huge presence in our family for 15 years.

Maggie.  2001 - 2016


Godspeed, Maggie.  Mama loves you.

18 comments:

  1. Oh Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Maggie was a beautiful girl and I know the loss of a big personality like hers in your life. Sending you big hugs my friend!

    Linda

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  2. I'm so very sorry, Connie. What a beauty she was and such a special presence in your lives for so many years! They always leave us too soon though. Big hugs to you and your whole family!

    Shirley

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  3. Condolences and a gentle hug, brave lady.

    Lynn

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  4. So sorry, such a lovely lady kitty. The pictures are gorgeous! Wow, 15 years is a wonderful long time to love a kitty or a doggie...

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  5. She was a beautiful, loved kitty and blessed to have you for her family.... run free Maggie.

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  6. Maggie was beautiful and such a blessing; my sincere condolences.

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  7. God bless your beautiful girl. You must miss her terribly. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. My heart is with you.

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  8. So sorry. It's so difficult to lose a beloved pet.

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  9. Maggie certainly ruled the roost. You just have to love such a strong personality and it makes a huge impact when they leave us. She looks to have had a very content life with you. So sorry.

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  10. The loss of our beloved pets is so difficult, my heart hurts just thinking about it. Your Maggie was so beautiful with the sweetest face that would disarm anyone. No wonder she usurped fav spots to sleep with acceptance by the others. She was lucky to spend 15 wonderful years with you, as you were to have her in return. I'm sorry for your loss. (hugs)

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  11. Such a loving, sweet girl...I am so very sorry for your loss...xoxo

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sorry for you loss.

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  13. It is so hard to lose one of your "babies"...As one of yours, she obviously had a beloved life. You have some beautiful photos of her! Hugs....

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  14. I'm so sorry Connie. I know Maggie will live on in your hearts. She was lucky she found you.

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  15. I'm so sorry she is gone from all of the sunshiney spots of your home. She looked very content being your kitty cat. xo, Diane

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  16. I have to pink a tear away. I know what it is to say goodbye forever to something you loved so much.
    I wish you all the best to get over your lost.

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  17. I'm so sorry; it's always hard letting them go, even when we know it's their time.

    Rest in peace, Maggie. May Bast and Sekhmet welcome you with honor into the Field of Reeds!

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  18. Sorry for your loss. My Maine Coon Loki passed in March. Still missing him.

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