Today, very suddenly, I lost one of my best friends. Maggie had an accident while running around one of her favourite places, Mystic Vale in Victoria, falling suddenly from a height and dying nearly instantly.
Maggie was my mother’s dog, a golden retriever who I met for the first time in 2004. We quickly formed a strong bond, although I lived far away in Florida. Every time I would come home she would greet me with excitement, knowing that soon we would go adventuring together. Maggie loved the outdoors, and luckily enough, she lived in a great place where she could go running freely on outings with my mother once or twice a day.
We had some great fun exploring the wild lands around Victoria, swimming at the beach, or just curling up by the fire together after a long day. She was a great companion and a true friend.
I am completely devastated by her sudden passing, but there is consolation in knowing she died out there running around the forest, doing what she loved. Good bye my dear friend, I will miss you.
Sorry to hear about this, Sean. My condolences to you.
Thanks Adrian. I guess it is a good reminder to cherish what time we have.
So sorry for your loss. A piece of us goes with them when they leave us. Sounds like you have some wonderful memories of a wonderful friend that will always be with you.
Thanks for your kind words.
A beautiful tribute. Condolences.
Yes Maggie will be missed by all who knew her as I did; She was always so excited when ever I went there . She would always know I was there before I even got to the door. And always greet me with one of her toys in her mouth and wanting me to play with her . Yes Maggie will be remembered as a great friend.
Thanks Garret. It will be tough to adjust, and we will all miss her.
Sorry to hear about this Sean. I’m glad it was over quickly without any suffering for Maggie. Please give our condolences to Mom.
Dad and Gabriela
Thanks Dad and Gabriela.
I’m sad to hear about this. I take my dog out hiking often and always, in the back of my mind, worry about him falling from one of the many cliffs that make the landscape at once dangerous and beautiful.
The odd thing was it was not a great height, my mom estimates 3 feet or so. We had an autopsy done, and it was inconclusive. Very mysterious.
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