We had to say good bye to our sweet beagle, Maggie, this month. She was with us for 12 wonderful years. It’s impossible to say just how much joy she brought to our life and how much both Tony, Katherine, Will and I miss her. She never failed to meet us at the door with her tail wagging; she could always bring a smile to our face; she was grateful for any chance to ride in the car and sniff the wind; and so so much more! I’m including the following article in her honor!
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you then, through no fault of yours,
something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all of these things……Then you are probably the family dog!