Maggie II is here

On September 7, 2010, I had to put my beloved Border Collie (Maggie) to sleep. She was over 15 years old. Had had a wonderful life. I had been trying to “prepare” myself for the past year. I knew she could only live so long. To say I was lonely for her would be an understatement. I have another dog (Jill) but at 75 pounds, she isn’t much of a lapdog.

I KNEW it was a bad idea but I started looking on (some of the stories will break your heart. This site is like crack for an addict!) Then I discovered West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue, telling myself I’d just “look.” You know where this story is going, right? I discovered a small pure-bred border collie puppy named “Maggie.” I mean, was that a sign or what??

I started communicating about Maggie with the coordinator of the organization (without telling the husband.) Maggie’s “backstory” was that she was adopted by a guy who put her out in the backyard at 6 weeks old AND LEFT HER OUTSIDE DURING THE HEAT OF SUMMER!. Idiot. She had a “heat incidence”…maybe a heat stroke. She ended up at the vet’s office the next day. Fluids and antibiotics brought her around and she did well. When it came time to pick her up, he couldn’t afford to come get her and told the vet’s office to do whatever they wanted with her. One of the gals who works there called W. TN BC Rescue and fostered Maggie for the next 10 weeks.

Husband really wanted to go down to one dog, but I was sad sad sad. I needed to “mother” something. I talked a number of times with Maggie’s Foster Mother. Finally, I told husband that I had to get another dog and had found one. He agreed and even went to Memphis this weekend to pick her up for me.

Here are the first pictures…

Phil’s first view of her at Obedience Class

Meeting “Mom” for first time

First walk on a lead. Have some work to do!

She’s so sweet. I think she’ll be a great addition to our family.

Thanks for stopping by.


About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.

Posted on October 4, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Aw. . . I’m so happy for you, Cyndi! I don’t know what would happen if we got our two Maggie’s together!


  2. What a great face, Cyndi. I’m glad you have your puppy.


  3. Wonderful pictures. Looks like she’s fitting right in- already in your lap and looking quite cozy there. So glad to see you have a new baby. Jillian


  4. Maggie has a wonderful new Mama! Perfect baby.


  5. Lucky both of you!


  6. Donna Caubarreaux

    I want a dog!


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