Thursday, September 11, 2008


I knew that someday I would have to post this blog, but I didn't think it would be this hard. Last Saturday our 12 year old boxer, Maggie, died. We aren't quite sure how. Sun-stroke, heart-attack . . .old age. We actually had hoped she would die before we left the country. We wanted closure for ourselves and the kids. But it was extremely difficult and emotional. They have never lived without her. Saturday was an awful day. We said our good-byes, dug a deep hole together out in the woods, wrapped her in her favorite blanket, and buried her. The kids each picked something special to bury with her or wrote a note and placed it with her. It was really sad. It has been almost a week now and I still automatically go to let her in or out. We miss her but such is life. We are thankful to have had one of the BEST dogs ever in our family.