Monday, April 30, 2012

Not Rolex

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.

8 comments:

  1. <3 so sorry Jennifer. May i suggest a new resin? We will all miss Maggie. If only our pets lived longer! <3 lots of love!

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  2. I lost my first iguana "Twinkle" 5 years ago and it still hurts...it's funny how even a silly lizard can become like your own child. I am terribly sorry for your loss but it is nice to have had their companionship and to remember the happiness shared.

    ~Cory

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  3. Hang in there Jennifer, losing a beloved pet is never fun. Lots of hugs <3

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  4. Sending more love, Jennifer. Your posts have been an important reminder to give our pets the most love that we can, every single day.

    We have tried the beautiful rat hat on our Butters. It is a riot that she wears the hat and just goes about her business in it! We will be doing a photo shoot and sending the pictures on to you after this especially crazy week is over.

    Karen

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  5. hey, it was a lovely day and the company was awesome as usual.

    *hugs*

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  6. I can't think of anything better than to spend time outdoors with horses and a good friend on a day like that. Would definitely have kept me from being comatose on the couch. Thank you for the beautiful pictures - that level makes ME want to be an eventer, it looks like so much fun, and I'm very glad you had that outlet!

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  7. I am extremely fortunate to have good dogs AND good friends. When something goes wrong with one, the other is always there to help me through my sadness.

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