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Missing Maggie & Appreciating Jeep (a little story)

By Abby at 4:06 pm on Friday, August 7, 2009

Maggie's had a rough week.

When I arrived home today, I had a condolence card in my mailbox from Maggie’s regular vet. Maggie died on Saturday, June 25th. Earlier that week, she had spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday at her regular vet receiving fluids in an attempt to get her Creatinine and BUN levels back within range. Maggie was such a sweet kitty and pretty vocal when she was annoyed (although never aggressive). When she came in that second day (Wednesday) after a night at home, everyone knew her name. “Hi, Maggie!” So when I opened the card and read it, it didn’t feel trite to me. It felt like they meant it:


On the left was a little poem:

I’m usually not one for mushy sentiments, but this really touched me. As I approached my apartment, tears streaming down my face from the card, I dreaded seeing my bed through the window without Maggie waiting there for me. That was her spot, and one of the hardest parts of losing her has been that approach to the apartment. Sometimes, I actually leave the blinds closed now when I leave, since seeing that empty space really guts me. So imagine my surprise when I walked up today and saw this through my tears:

I’ve experienced so much loss this summer, and it’s reminded me again how much I have to appreciate. I’m not religious, but Jeep is my little angel, and I appreciate her so much. She’s finally feeling better after a pretty rough week, and I couldn’t be more relieved.

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Comment by Holden

August 7, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

sweet story…

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Comment by Patrick

August 8, 2009 @ 11:33 pm

I’m sorry to hear that Maggie didn’t make it. I’ve been surprised at how deeply I feel the recent loss of my own four legged friend. A loss of the intimacy and connection and company and love is never easy.

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Comment by Scott

August 9, 2009 @ 8:26 am

Hey now I’m the one with tears in my eyes.

We’re so sorry to learn about Maggie. She was a such a loving little creature and we know how much you must miss her. But she enjoyed a wonderful life and she made the lives of everyone around her brighter every day.

We miss you Maggie.

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Comment by Abby

August 9, 2009 @ 11:14 am

Thanks so much, Patrick. I didn’t realize you’d lost one, too. I knew there were issues. I’m sorry.

Oh! Is it Scott from IU and Boston? I miss you guys. Thanks so much for the comment. Yeah, she was an awesome kitty. I hope your Kitty is doing well.

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