7.22.2013

MEMORIES of MY MAGGY

We've regularly posted "Maggy Monday" photos, but from now on, we'll be posting under the title of "Memories of My Maggy".  But before you think the worst, Maggy has not crossed the bridge ~ not at all. 

Though I must report, with some sadness in my heart, that she did not travel to Maryland with me last month, and remains in Florida.  Before I go further though, let me say, it was not a decision easily made ~ but a decision made of necessity.  I miss her terribly, but I knew then, and I know now, that it was the best thing to do (especially for her) and the right thing to do. 

She is in a lovely home, with someone who truly loves her very much and treats her like a queen!  There are other kitties and surprisingly to us both, though Maggy and Zoey did not get on well ~ Maggy and her "new house mates" get on very well.  She still can enjoy the Florida sunshine, and warm breezes on another porch, not unlike the one she enjoyed so much at our former home.  She can still chase gecko's and lizards and find endless sunpuddles just as she used to ... her days and nights are much the same as they had been for the many years we shared together.  In truth, though I miss her ~ I don't think she misses me all that much ~ and my heart tells me that is a good thing.  I  am forever grateful to the wonderful and loving friend who so willing took her into her heart and her home.

I have many photos of this beautiful girl, never posted, so will still post my memories of her from time to time, and perhaps even some of the new photos I receive of her as she enjoys her new home! 

Above, a favorite all time photo ~ as she is held in the loving hands of Poppy Vic.

61 comments:

  1. I must admit, I shouted out "NO!!" as I read the first sentence. I was so relived as I read on.
    I'm sorry you had to leave Maggy behind but so glad she is happy at her new home...

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  2. What a wonderful post and a wonderful and selfless thing you did by letting Maggy stay in Florida. HH says she is going to write you soon... she's been meaning to... but just hasn't gotten around to it.

    Have a great day... Love, love the picture of Maggy.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  3. It must have been hard to part, but so reassuring that she is happy in her new home. Moving cats long distance is really hard on them, so we understand your decision. We will enjoy your Monday postings! We wonder if Zoey also stayed in Florida with somebody else, or if she is with you.

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  4. Oh Ann I'm SO glad it was not the Bridge you were writing about! What a lovely girl & even if it was the right thing to do, a piece of your heart will always lie between Maggy's paws. While we are glad for her, our hearts ache for you .... I know how difficult that must have been for you ...

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  5. oh we are so sorry our furriend Maggie did not move with you, but we really unnerstand that she is so much happier not moving. WE know that she loved you lots and that she DOES miss you in her own way. {{HUGS}}

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  6. A lovely picture of Maggy being held by Poppy Vic and what a lovely memory to have of them together. We know you will miss her very much but it sounds as though she is settled with her new family in their Florida home and is happy.
    Take care.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. Bless you for doing what is best for Maggy. It must have been a very difficult decision, but if Maggy is happy and doing well, that's the important thing. My heart breaks for you, however. It's so hard to part with a furbaby that you deeply love. M is sending you a big HUG.

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  8. Thanks fur the update!

    Sometimes the bestest things are the toughest but fur a reason -

    It is nice to see woo love her enough to let her stay in Florieduh -

    Of khourse, I say Merryland is good - fur it is khloser to PAWSylvania!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  9. Ditto The Furries, Ann. Whew!

    I can well imagine the difficult decision, but am glad you put her needs ahead of yours. It's my understanding that cats (generally) are tied to their home/territory, not to the humans who care for them. So I certainly do believe you when you write that you don't think she misses you all that much. Though *your* heart aches!

    Purrs from the boys and a hug from me.

    Kim @ Fuzzy Tales

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  10. You did the best thing for her to leave her in FL and I know how hard this must have been for you to do. Surrounding you and Zoey in lots of kitty hugs!

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  11. I know how much you love Maggy and always will ~ and I know in my hearts that you made this choice for her happiness, regardless of the pain it would cause you.
    Sometimes things are not how we would choose them to be ~ but they are the best they can be.
    Many years ago I had to make a similar heartbreaking choice. I had to let a beloved cat, whom I adored, be re-homed. It was in the days before anyone had even conceived of the idea of indoor cats ~ and my beautiful boy Merak was hit by a car ~ and although he made a full recovery he was much slower and more at risk from another accident as he grew older. A dear friend came to the rescue (Merak already knew her from visits) ~ she lived in the countryside and she offered to care for him for the rest of his days. It broke my heart to let him go, but like you, I made the decision that was best for Merak. He lived to be a ripe old age in her care. I never stopped missing him.
    Sometimes we have to do what we have to do.
    Bless you Ann. You have lost so very much in recent years ~ may your life settle down and may contentment and happiness accompany the changes.

    Love Jan. (with purrs from Milo and Alfie) xxx

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  12. Only your deep love of Maggy would let you make the decision to leave her where she is happiest. Glad to hear she is okay and in a wonderful home. We send you warmest hugs and head bumps, because we know this is hardest on you.

    Love the photo!!

    Purrs,
    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  13. Sometimes what is right, is hardest of all.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  14. beautiful photo
    you did the right thing, she is so happy and settled and someplace you know she will continue to have a happy life with a lot of love

    Best wishes to all of you that made the move to Maryland

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  15. It sounds like Maggy is truly loving her new home. Mom Peggy can't imagine how hard it was to make that decision but you just have to do what you have to do. We're happy we'll be seeing your beautiful girl on Mondays! (((hugs))) to you all.

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  16. So very sorry that Maggy wasn't able to make the move with you but very happy that she is happy in her new home. Sometimes in life we are forced to make some very uncomfortable decisions and this sounds like one of those for you.

    Hoping that Maryland is all you had hoped it would be for your family.

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  17. That is a lovely post about Maggie. WE are so glad she has such a good home and we sure understand why Maggie got to have a new home. We just feel for you Ann having to make so many changes in your life and we have high hopes that you will make lots of new memories. Lots of good thoughts coming your way Ann. Take care.

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  18. We are glad Maggy has a wonderful home and gets along with her new housemates, we know you miss her. But it is good that she is happy.

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  19. You have had to make a lot of hard decisions over the past year. I know this was one of the hardest. She is happy and loved by so many. We will enjoy your memories posts.

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  20. We're so relieved that Maggy is okay. We also got scared when we read that first line.

    Our Mom is such a loser....she had hoped to have lunch with you one more time before the move. We're glad you're getting settled.

    The Florida Furkids

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  21. I know it was heart breaking to realize you could only move one kitty...I am sure your new home would not accommodate both girls...life indeed does happen and not always as we wish and I know you made sure Maggie would be happy and have the love you have given her. Be well in your new home Miss Ann

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  22. We admit that we knew about Maggy, but reading about it was still hard. We know that you loved Maggy and she will always be in your heart and that love is what allowed you to do what was best for her. How wonderful she is living in a place where she is feeling at home and getting along with the other kitties. Our thoughts and purrs are with you as you move forward to make new memories with Zoey.

    Love and purrs,
    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

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  23. Goldie Goodwin7/22/2013

    I knew something was up. Maggy was absent in the new posts and header so I feared the worst. Though she is not with you, I am so happy that you had a trusted friend who could offer her what she needed. It takes a lot of courage, selflessness and an abundance of understanding and love to let go when you know it's best for your loved one. I am glad she is happy in her new home.
    It's been a tough couple of years, lots of changes, lots of letting go. My heart goes out to you. My wish for you is that this opens your path to new blessings and happiness

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  24. We are so happy that Maggy is adjusting well to her new housemates and her new guardian. We're sending lots of love to you, Ann, for your decision couldn't have been easy.
    QUINN and Carol

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  25. Oh goodness! We are so glad that Maggie is in a home with kitties that she gets along with! We are very sad that she didn't make the travel to Maryland with you and Zoey. But it is for the best that she is in a loving home with friendly kitties, and is in the land of sunshine and geckos and lizards.

    Luf, Us

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  26. What a hard and brave decision you made.
    Maggy is a beautiful cat. I'm sure you made the best choice for her.

    xxoo

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  27. I know you made the choice because you love Maggy so much and knew deep down it was the right choice. Your beloved girl is happy and is loved and that is all you could have wished for. Please take comfort from that and cherish the memories you have. Especially cherished memories like todays photo. Precious indeed. Sending you much love and many hugs. Carol and GJ xx

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  28. ((hugs)) sometimes change brings about things we never expected.... and while they are hard, we are glad to know Maggy is somewhere safe and enjoying life...even if it has to be without you.

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  29. Me and the mom-person are sorry you had to leave Maggy behind :(
    But furry glad she is happy at her new home :)

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  30. Oh, sweet Ann I know you must miss Maggy so much but what a huge act of love. You did what you knew was best for Maggy that is unconditional love at its best sweet friend. It is hard to uproot and move to a much different area and climate so we know this move has not been an easy one for you. Praying for you sweet Ann. Big warm hugs!

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  31. As Nerissa said, sometimes doing the right thing is the hardest thing of all, but we know that you have what is best for Maggy in your mind and in your heart.
    We love you and the Zoolatry Girls, and am glad you could share this story with us.

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  32. When I saw of picture of you with Zoey on your trip north on FB, I asked where is Maggy and someone commented, She's in the car! I didn't believe it then because she would have been with you, but reading this was still a shock. It never occurred to me she'd stay behind. That had to be so very hard! I'm sorry, as I know she was a big part of your life.

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  33. As long as Maggie is happy I feel certain you as momma are content,

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  34. is this the epitome of "if you love someone set them free?" Our eyes are leaky with sad and glad because it sounds like the best decisions were made for all. We will look forward to the new adventures life brings. With all our purrs and love,
    the gang at Cherry City Kitties

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  35. Oh my!! Lots of things have happened in your move!! We are glad and excited that Maggy has a new home and gets along well with the other Cats!! And we know she understands and misses you to!!
    Lots of hugs,
    Your TX furiends,

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  36. Maggy's mom....ther bee no greater gift than that oh love N compassion, N ewe gived Maggy both; setting aside yur wishes for her happiness N well being....N ewe noe her loves ewe bak, all de mor for it...

    plus, now when de wind chill iz -40 and de outside temper a chure iz 2, therez 3 feetz oh snow on de ground N ya wanna say ta hell with winter, ya haz all de mor reeezon ta visit florida

    welcome ta de north !!XOXO

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  37. I am glad (and relieved!) to hear that Maggie is happy in her new home, but SO sad for you that you had to leave her behind. Purrs to you.

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  38. Hugs for you! That can not have been an easy decision for you. I'm glad she's so happy in her new home and I hope you get updates often!

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  39. We know that this must have been a very hard decision for you but are so glad that it worked out so well for everyone involved- we look forward to seeing Zoey's future posts and remembering Maggy on Mondays

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  40. We know how much this hurt your heart, but we also know you did the best thing for your gorgeous, precious Maggy...hugs, dear friend...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  41. That must have been a very difficult decision for you to make Ann.We are so happy to hear that Maggy is doing well in her new home. We hope you get many updates and photos about her over time. We know the love you showed her is felt by her and always will be with her despite the distance between you.

    We send you hugs and love and wish the best for you as always.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

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  42. We've been away and when I wead yoow fiwst line, I gots so scawed, but as I wead on I saw yoow genewoos heawt in letting Maggie stay whewe she is comfowtabull and loved and can enjoy all the things she has leawned to love, plus sum new family membews..i hope youw heawt doesn't huwt and you know that you aways did what was bestest fow hew..smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  43. That was a truly selfless thing you did, Ann. I am glad she is well and happy :)

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  44. We hope to see lots of pictures of Maggy. We're glad she has a wonderful new home.

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  45. We cannot imagine the anguish you must have felt in making this decision.
    We hope it was made easier by the good friend who is taking Maddie into her home and giving her love too.
    We are happy to hear she likes the other kitties :)
    We wish you and Zoey all the best as you settle into your new home and state!
    Purrs to you all :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  46. Queen Maggy. That has a wonderful ring to it! We're happy to hear she is continuing to enjoy her Florida weather and all that comes with that. Yippee for Maggy! Purrs...

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  47. What a difficult thing for you to do, but we're glad that Maggy is in a home where she is happy and with other cats she feels comfortable with. Knowing it was a decision for the best doesn't necessarily make it easy. Many purrs to you and Zoey.

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  48. Dearest Ann...The price we pay for the privledge to love those we want in our lives is often heavy on our hearts. Once again you are faced with such a time in your life...thank you for making the right one in giving Maggie what you both needed. The best chance for the future...I hold you close in my heart dear Ann...no matter where life takes us, we in the CB will always be a supportive family and walk paw in paw and hand in hand with each other over the years of rain or sunshine....
    all our love from the cozy cottage

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  49. You are very brave and selfless Ann. I know how hard it must have been for you to leave Maggy behind, but it's beautiful you did it for Maggy's sake. I pray you are doing well and getting settled in your new place. I will be looking forward to seeing pictures that you will be posting of Maggy. Give Zoey a hug and pet for me. God Bless

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  50. You gave us kind of a scare with that title. So glad Maggy is still alive and well and living like a queen. Sometimes, that is the best decision, no matter how much it hurts.

    Heatbumps to you all. We're hoping for at least an occasional "Maggy today" photo from her new home.

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  51. Oh Ann!! My heart stopped for a moment when I read your first sentence and was overjoyed when I read that she hadn't left for the bridge. She still loves you even thought you are apart. This is the best thing for her and you were very brave to make the decision.

    God Bless..........Sarah, the Mommy

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  52. We don't understand why Maggie didn't go with you and we are sad to think we're never going to see her again. But everything changes and it is what it is. xxoo

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  53. We we so scared for a moment....oh so glad our dear furriend Maggy is alive and well and loved in her new home.

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  54. Oh Ann, that must have been so extremely difficult for you...huge purrs to you from us, and our hearts go out to you. We are happy that it has worked out that Maggy is happy in her new home. Thinking of you and Zoey and wishing you the best as you settle in to your new home and life.

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  55. So relieved she did not cross the bridge! And so glad you could do what was right for her. Sometimes love means letting go, but you already know that.

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  56. When I first started reading my heart was in my throat. I them had relief as I learned that sweet Maggy is still here enjoying a great life with a loving family. I know that was not an easy decision for you to make but you loved her enough to make the right decision. You will be able to stay in touch and know what she is up do. I will look forward to seeing and hearing more on Maggy.

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  57. A very tough, very loving decision. As long as Maggy is happy, that's the most important thing. Maybe Zoey will find a new heart-sibling in MD when the time is right.

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  58. Such a horrible year for you, things have to start looking up!!! You did the right thing with Maggy, so good she found a good home. Hugs and lots of love.......Toni

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  59. Ann, we can only imagine how difficult your decision to leave Maggy in Florida was. Bless you for your selfless and loving decision. WE are glad to hear she is doing so well, and enjoying her new life. And we are glad you are settling in there in Maryland. Hugs to you, dear friend.

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  60. What a heart-wrenching decision you had to make...I admire you for choosing what was best for Maggie and am happy to learn that she's doing so well

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  61. Zoe, we are relieved that you and Ann are settled down in Merryland somewhere and that Maggy is happy in Florida. Since we are in Merryland too, is there annythin you can tell us about what part of the state?

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