Friday, July 26, 2013

Goodbye to My Best Girl

C-Myste Sweet Dreams CDX RAE AJP MXP
June 23, 1999 - July 26, 2013

Today we had to say goodbye to Maggie.  

She was the first dog that was mine alone, my first Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and my first performance dog.  

Maggie was with me when I was single, then married, then a mother.  She and I lived together in 4 different states, 3 different time zones, and through many transitions. 

She was gorgeous, funny, smart, and picky about who she loved.

Maggie taught me the joy of training dogs, taught The Small Human how to sleep through barking, and taught Ziggy how to retrieve a dumbbell.

Her greatest joys in life were rolling (preferably in stink), working (preferably for food), and barking with happiness.

We all miss our Best Girl.  Rest in peace.


  1. So sorry. It's never long enough. Rest well sweet Maggie.

  2. So sorry Lani. This never gets easier. Goodbye Maggie aka Rita Ridgenose....I never forget my favorite puppies and thier litternames.

  3. I am so sorry to hear this :( What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful dog.

  4. You gave her everything a dog could want in life. She gave you all she could. She's just gone on ahead.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Maggie. I had the pleasure of watching you in obedience with her a long time ago and you really had a bond. Hugs to the family.

  6. People always say "she'll live on in your heart...", and I always thought that was kind of simplistic. Then I lost my "heart dog" and - believe me when I say "she WILL always live on in your heart!" I'm so sorry for your loss.

  7. Oh! This came as a unhappy surprise so soon after her birthday.... I am so very, very sorry. There really aren't any words that will make today easier. Just know that we understand your pain and loss and our hearts are with you.

    Godspeed Maggie.

  8. So sorry for your loss! I echo all that has been said and really can't add to it except to say that today is my cardi girl's 13th birthday and I'm still at work but have already decided that on the way home I will buy some chicken livers and a birthday hat and get some good pictures cuz we never know. Each day with them is precious and because they teach us to open and deepen our hearts there is always more available for the next dog or for the ones they leave behind. Its their legacy. Big Hugs. Keep calm and Corgi On. Our hearts are with you,
    Regina, Butter and Henry

  9. I am so so sorry to hear about your Best Girl... :( You're in my thoughts and prayers....

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Maggie.


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