Goodbye Maggie

You were a wonderful companion.  A gentle soul.  Loving to the end.

Despite having had a stroke she spent her final day on her bed in the garden before we took her back to the vet to say goodbye.

Sunshine and a light breeze whispered as my beautiful old girl soaked in her final hours.

She was affectionately known as Maggs,  Moo Moo, and Barbie Barrel. She’s achieved companion dog obedience level,  loved frolicking in muddy dams and rolling around on her back likea brumby doing the “clown”.

At 14 years 9 months she was an old lady.  We all have many fond memories of her.

Surrounded by her furry friends. They will miss her.

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Cute as

Something incredibly heartwarming about arriving home and Miss Bee running up to hug the cat.  Then Bronson runs in so happy to see her and sits waiting for his cuddles. 

She wrapped her arms around him and said “I love you Bronson” enthusiastically. 

Jog the dog

When Miss Bee walks the dog it’s more like a jog. I let her hold the lead as he doesn’t run off and it’s a quiet street. Naturally I’m listening for traffic. 

“I am jogging SO fast. Come on Bronson”.

Bronson is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. You seriously couldn’t ask for a more tolerant or gentle dog. He’s got energy when needed but happy to lie about too.  Content to be cuddled by an enthusiastic toddler.  

My cuties running joyously up the street.

Vacuuming the Dog

Yes,  you read that correctly. 

I have this attachment I bought for my Dyson. Brilliant idea… It’s a pet brush with a hole… You hold the handle,  brush,  let go of the handle when it’s full of fur. 

Sure saves getting hair everywhere.

Sometimes I use a short tooth metal comb at the same time to get any stubborn undercoat out. Put the hair filled comb next to the vacuum brush and the hair is whisked out.

Maggie has always been fine with it. A more timid dog might be scared.  You could trial by using a comb with the regular nozzle to see if your dog is comfortable with the noise.