Many of you have come to know and love our dog Miss Maddie from following our blog all these years. She is certainly a high pollutant member of our family. Although we refer to Maddie as our puppy dog, truth is that we have had her for 12-1/2 years. Even though it feels like just yesterday that Steven and I jumped in the car to go pick her up off the puppy bus in Fort Collins Colorado, it was a long time ago.
She has been through so much with us. When we first got her, I remember saying to Steven … if we do get married down the road we could have her through the birth of all of our children. As usual, he felt I was putting the cart WAY before the horse (tee hee). It was a distant dream at the time, but I always knew she would be with us for a long time. Who knew, that she would stand by our side through so much more than the birth babies. We have watch as her sweet face has grayed over the years, and her loyalty and friendship has been just priceless.
So why am I writing you about Miss Maddie today. Because our time is coming near when we say goodbye to the greatest dog I have ever known. Maddie has stage 4 Lymphoma Cancer. Besides being very lethargic, she has no pain and no big issues. So we are giving her extra treats, dowsing her food with eggs and treating her like queen.
Thank you for the thousands of walks.
Thank you for keeping me safe, when we lived alone.
Thank you for ALWAYS greeting me with a wagging tail at the door.
Thank you for being so well mannered.
Thank you for the howling chats and longs “stories”.
Thank you for always sharing my popcorn with me.
Thanks for mopping my floors with your tongue.
Thank you for letting me cry into your fur at times I felt the pain was too great to turn to anyone else.
Thank you for the snuggles.
Thank you for always lending an ear weather it was to whisper a secrete I was not yet ready to share with anyone else, or an angry story about your dad’s attitude that day.
Thank you for the swims.
Thank you for never telling my dreams were too big.
Thank you for showing such loyalty and love for Wylder.
College, 4 condos, a home, lots of remodel projects, 2 states, a marriage, 2 pregnancies, an impossible goodbye and everything in between. Thank you for the memories Maddie.
I know that everyone claims that they have the best dog ever, but we really do have the BEST dog ever!!
As we prepare to bring home another little baby VERY soon, we feel grateful Maddie will meet him and snuggle him … just as she always did with Wylder. And has her time approaches we remember that all dogs go to Heaven, and Maddie will see her sweet Wylder again.
So for now we are giving her lots of love and snuggles. We are not sweating the heavy breathing, drips of water across the freshly moped floors … they don’t matter! We are cherishing the best dog in the all the World.
We love and miss you Wylder James. Your brother will be here soon, keep him safe. Oh, and maybe you could help me (momma) get over this horrible cold so Bruiser does not meet a zombie mom. Gosh we miss you … did I say that already. We will see you in our dreams little one. xoxo
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