Maggie Bombeck
10/20/2004 - 2/23/2021My dearest Maggie Mae
I know you couldn’t see or hear me but I hope the angels that guide you home can share this letter with you. And that you get to see the most beautiful sunset that we shared when you passed tonight.
You came into this world so sick and those first few months no one thought you would survive. I was so afraid to give you a name and get so attached but from that day forward you put up a good fight.
My most memorable New Years Eve was just a week after getting you and sitting at the stroke of midnight in a steamy bathroom trying to get you able to breath since you had double pneumonia. I could feel with each “Huffa Huffa Huffa Kack” you had such a will to live. Your grandpop named you and you lit up when you heard your name.
You were such a sassy pup and had the courage of a dog 20 times your size. You amazed me with your fierce determination in a fluffy little package. Every day for the past five years you navigated your way without being able to hear me call your name or see me and often got startled by my touch when I tried to rescue you from the maze of furniture legs.
I want you to know little dog that you have such a large piece of my heart. You came into my life and I needed you more that you needed me. You gave such great kisses and little bubbly snorts when you snuggled. You even had a little pink heart on the tip of your nose, that has faded over the years but that pure love certainly remained.
This past year I have been with you 24/7 and I saw your fear and anxiety during your waking moments and how peaceful you were in your doggie dreams. Your tail only wagged in your sleep my Waggie Maggie and then only occasionally. I wanted you to be free of this body that was failing you even though until your last breath I wanted you to stay and held you in my arms until you were free.
We wanted you to be surrounded by love with familiar smells and to be with your family both human and K9 at home and Dr. Brad from Lap of Love came to our home to help you pass in comfort.
I am hoping there is a doggie heaven and that you get to see Kody dog and Zoey girl and get to play, see, hear and smell all the good smells and that you feel the loving touch of your Aunt Mary and PopPop Bill. At the end of a full day of play I hope that there is a comfy bed in the sun where you can curl up and sleep a great sleep. Have wonderful dreams Maggie Mae. Until we meet again
Kimberly BombeckHolmes, PennsylvaniaFebruary 25, 2021
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