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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:20 PM

My Moo



I miss my Maggie so much. Having a rough day and have been thinking of her and missing her. This is one of my favorite pics. Its hard to believe shes been gone for 10 years now.

We had 16 great years together. I got her when she was only 6 weeks old (and I was only 19). She went to college with me and we had many, many adventures. When she passed, I was devastated and still havent had the heart to raise another pup. I love dogs but their lives are so short. I absolutely adore my cats, they are my best friends, but its not the same.

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happybird Jun 15 OP
SouthernIrish Jun 15 #1
happybird Jun 15 #4
Diamond_Dog Jun 15 #2
happybird Jun 15 #5
SheltieLover Jun 15 #3
happybird Jun 15 #7
SheltieLover Jun 15 #10
orleans Jun 16 #16
Diamond_Dog Jun 16 #21
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 15 #6
tblue37 Jun 15 #8
MLAA Jun 15 #9
Skittles Jun 15 #11
littlemissmartypants Jun 15 #12
Rhiannon12866 Jun 16 #13
mountain grammy Jun 16 #14
Duppers Jun 16 #15
MiniMe Jun 16 #17
Duppers Jun 16 #18
MiniMe Jun 16 #19
LiberalLoner Jun 16 #20
Bayard Jun 16 #22

Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:23 PM

1. Beautiful pup and beautiful soul

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Response to SouthernIrish (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:29 PM

4. Thank you.

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:26 PM

2. What a beautiful pup!

So expressive. I can just feel her love for you. Gorgeous picture.

I love all dogs but am partial to Labs. You cant beat Lab Love!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:29 PM

5. Labs are the best!

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:27 PM

3. Lovely pix of your buddy!

What is your fav story about her?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:46 PM

7. There are so many! She was a character and a half, and smart as a whip

The first one that comes to mind:

She found a way to escape the backyard at our house at college. One of us (me or my boyfriend) were always out there with her, so she would wait until we popped inside for a sec to grab a drink, or were distracted by something, to make her escape. We never did figure out how she was getting out.

The first time it happened, we were frantically combing the neighborhood for her. It was very unlike her to wander off, so it was terrifying. After an hour, we went back home to call the pound, in case they had picked her up. Instead, we got a phone call. It was a guy from a frathouse several blocks over. I think we have your dog?

We rushed over and found her having the time of her life! They had discovered she knew a ton of tricks and were feeding her snacks for tricks, lol! They were a good bunch of guys. About once or twice a month she would slip out of the yard to go visit them. Theyd throw the ball for her and just enjoyed petting her and having a dog around. They kept a box biscuits for her visits and even got her some toys. Theyd call and wed give her an hour or so to hang out before going to get her. She was also allowed in the bar in town. By the time we left, everyone knew her.

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:53 PM

10. Lol

She sounds so smart & so sociable! It was nice of you to share her with your friends.

Great story! Thx for sharing!

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:12 AM

16. what wonderful stories -- the backyard escape to the frat house & then the bar!

that picture is just beautiful.

sounds like she was an amazing friend.


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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 08:48 AM

21. That sounds like a Lab, all right!

They love to escape and seek out new friends! Im glad you found her safe and happy. Those guys must have gotten such a kick out of her.

Heres one Ill bet no one has heard of before. Our former Lab, Molly, ran away ... to the vets office! Our vets office is caddy corner from our house,so she didnt have far to go. She knew there were people in there who would fawn over her and give her treats, amd were they ever surprised to see her pawing at the glass door one morning. (And how embarrassing before us when they called us and said, Weve got your dog here ...)

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:34 PM

6. My Sparkle,Vinny,Bear and Rustle

Have been gone over ten years. They were incredible cats .Not a day goes by I don't think of them .

So ten years is not all that long to miss a good friend.

Your Moo was gorgeous. And she has the sweetest face. Wish I could have met her.

When pets steal your heart it's for keeps.

There is no time limit on love.

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:47 PM

8. What a gorgeous, precious pup!

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:50 PM

9. What a sweetheart 💖💖

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:29 PM

11. they take a piece of our heart with them

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you -

I loved you so -
'twas Heaven here with you

~Isla Paschal Richardson

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:40 PM

12. She looks so sweet and beautiful. ❤ nt

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 12:30 AM

13. Awww, sweet pup and a beautiful photo

And I certainly understand. My dog just turned 15, adopted him at 5 months, he's been fine except for a persistent ear infection, but I worry.

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 12:34 AM

14. Awww she's beautiful

How lucky to get 16 years. You grew up together.

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 12:42 AM

15. I'm crying here. We lost our...

Yellow girl in Dec. I'm still heartbroken, so I can totally relate. There's nothing like them.

to you, hb.


On edit: if you live near the mid- Atlantic coast, you should contact MiniMe. She's fostering a beautiful, sweet girl in Lab Rescue who's needing a home.
Just a thought.




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Response to Duppers (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:12 AM

17. Duppers, she just had a litter of pups last night, so she won't be available for 8 weeks

But she is beautiful.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:58 AM

18. Thought HappyBird could wait.



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Response to Duppers (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 02:20 AM

19. Just want to make sure that we divulge everything

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 04:47 AM

20. What a beautiful puppy! What a beautiful loving relationship you had with her. Sometimes I

Think we are always connected with those we love and who have loved us, even after they pass. Sometimes I get this feeling they are still here with us, we just cant see them. But if we pay close attention, we might feel a moment of comfort that whispers to us, I am still here beside you.

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Response to happybird (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:25 AM

22. Gorgeous pic

Of a gorgeous pupster. Glad you have sixteen years of good memories.

I've lost so many over the years, and it never gets any easier. All 4 of our dogs are getting aged now, and I'm dreading what I know is coming......

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