I think I'm through the worst of it now.The crying jags have lessened, and I'm gradually coming to terms with the fact that Maggie is gone.
I really want to thank everyone for their kind words here and on Facebook.
Also, special thanks to whoever helped "Maggie" send flowers today. It's a beautiful arrangement, and my whole family was touched by the kind gesture.
More than anything, though, I want to thank my good friend Teresa for once again being my shoulder to cry on.
My original plans for Saturday included a trip to the Colorado Horse Park Eventing Derby.
One of Teresa's friends was competing on his young horse. We'd planned to cheer him on and take lots of pictures.
When Maggie's condition took a turn for the worse, I texted Teresa and told her I couldn't make it. She called to offer sympathy and distraction.
Even though we missed Michael's trip, we still made it to the Eventing Derby.
I suspect I wasn't good company, but Teresa didn't hold that against me. We walked and talked and watched horses. It was a good way to spend a day, even if it was a really sad day.
Thank you, Teresa and everyone. Your support is appreciated more than you will ever know.