10/10/1999 - 6/17/2016Margie was a part of our family for 16 years. We brought her home from the Marin Humane Society on October 10th, 2000, and re-named her Marge from her shelter name of “Jenny.” It took me a long time to convince my parents to let me get a dog but I’m pretty sure everyone is glad they caved. Margie was there every day when we came home, with a wagging scruffy tail and a big smile on her face. She barked at strangers, but always let little kids pet her on her walks. She loved to play Frisbee and would dig the Frisbee into the ground until her paws and snout where dark with dirt. She would get into a “crazy” mode and run all around as fast as she could and spin on a dime to change directions – and if she went “crazy” in the house, she would jump from carpet to carpet so as to not touch the hardwood floors. She liked the beach but as she got older she only liked the harder sand near the water, so we would carry her from the deep sand to get there. She hated dog food. All dog food. So she trained us to feed her human food on top of her dog food to “jump start” her eating. Her favorites were filet mignon, pork tenderloin, and tri-tip. As Mom says, she was a terrier so she wanted more “gamey” foods – no chicken.

Margie liked to ride in the car with her head out the window and her little ears flapping in the wind. We loved her ears – they flapped up and down as she trotted down the streets of San Francisco, and although the rest of her body was covered in coarse wirey-hair, her ears were always so so soft. She liked to go on walks through Golden Gate Park, and she knew that in the Rose Garden, if her tennis ball went into one of the planters, she had to wait for me to get the ball out. She once won 5th place in an ugly dog contest, but we never really thought she was anything but adorable. And when she had a little dog smile on her face, everyone would stop to remark how cute she was and how young she looked, even when she was 13 or 14.

Margie was our girl. I told her every night that she was the best dog in the world, the cutest one. She was smart and sweet and she loved us all unconditionally. We loved her just the same. We will always miss her. Margie, thank you for all the adventures, the pleasure was ours.
Alicia YocomSan Rafael, CaliforniaJuly 18, 2016
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Marge was such a lucky girl to have a family who loved her! And I am sure you and your family are so grateful to have Marge share her life with you. I believe that when we are touched by the love of a pet, we are changed for the better, forever.Rene Butler DVM - July 18, 2016

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