As you know, Maggie’s passing has been incredibly difficult to come to terms with. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have adopted this loving Great Dane two years ago when she was 8 years old. She was a gift from Heaven. Because of her, I have become a better person and have learned to celebrate the small things in life and to appreciate nature. She has taught me to just slow down and “listen” and “watch”.
I thank you so much for connecting with Maggie and letting me know that she is safe and warm and at peace. Here, it is quiet, empty and sad. But you have let me know that Maggie is doing what she loved. In connecting with her you saw her driving a red jeep without a top. What you DIDN’T know was that we have, what we refer to as the “Maggie-Mobile”. This is a red PT Cruiser with a sun roof. She LOVED riding in this car with her huge black head out the window and the wind taking her lips up on the sides. You mentioned that she was driving around a beach and then saw her running like a young dog back and forth along the water’s edge. What you DIDN’T know is that Maggie had a special little private beach at the lake in our State Park where we would take her all the time. She would run back and forth and bark at the sticks my husband would throw into the water. He always said it was her favorite place.
You mentioned that she had made it a point to convey to you how cool and clear and fresh the drinking water was for her now. What you DIDN’T know was that one of Maggie’s favorite things was a HUGE bowl of fresh, cool water. You let me know that she wants me to lift my head upward toward the sky when thinking of her instead of having my head down, and this I have begun to do.
Knowing these things from her, through you, has given me more comfort than you could possibly imagine. As you know, for people like you and me, our pets become a part of our souls. These things you have let me know about Maggie have brought a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart. What a beautiful, precious gift you have and I thank you for sharing it with me and Maggie! My sorrow has been changed into an appreciation for all of things that Maggie is and always will be.