Not easy letting go of my sweet Maggie yesterday.  She’s been a constant presence in my life for nearly 16 years.  

Those final moments with her were gut wrenching. Lots of tears all around. To say that I struggled with the whole process, as gentle and humane as it was, is an understatement.

Thankfully, a dear friend really helped put everything in perspective for me with these simple words:  

My last gift to her.  I read those words and knew instantly he was right.  Maggie could no longer see or hear or even  stand on her own. Things had gotten that bad.  I take comfort in knowing that she is finally at peace.

I will remember her always as a joy, a bright spot, a friend till the end.

Until we meet again, sweet Maggie. Until we meet again.