Obituary section - Doggie News - Animal Wednesday section - August 2011.
Maggie (full name - Magnolia) was 11 years old when she passed away this weekend, at her home in Central Coast California after struggling with breathing issues for many years. She'd actually died a few times this past year, but got revived with slaps and massages - but this time her poor little heart just couldn't take it anymore and she passed away surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her human parents, Jon and Kelly, her human siblings, Jody and Andrew and a canine sister - the funny looking and rather standoffish Airedale, Lulu. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted for the "Breath for Pugs Association" which has it's headquarters in Brooklyn, NY
So yes...poor little Maggie died this past week - she really had serious breathing issues and they were getting worse and worse. She's had surgery on her "nose" area in the past and that helped for awhile, but over the past year we've been expecting her to just keel over...and that's what happened. I loved this little dog - not only cause she was a pug and we had a pug as kids, but because she was so loving! She was the type of dog that was so happy to see you when you came to the house that she couldn't walk straight - she had wrapped herself into a comma shape with happiness and kept going in circles. She had a funny little bark, and made herself known to all with her tiny yet determined "woof". She loved her food, just like all pugs, and was never happier than when dinner was done, and she could hang out with her people. She swam like a stone, and it was scary to see her go into the water knowing that you'd probably have to drag her out.
She also wasn't very bright - or maybe it was just funny vision. Once she got a new bed with a tiger stripe on it and she was terrified of it - kept barking at it, and acting like it was going to eat her. So we banned her from watching Animal Planet - obviously she had been traumatized by some tiger eating show.
I was very sad to hear that she had died this week, I'll miss her. My brother has another dog - Lulu the Airedale - who he adores, but that dog has eyes for him only and that's it. Other people come in the house and she barely gets up. No happy greeting, no "I love you even tho I don't know you" - nothing, nada from that dog. Ah well....
RIP Maggie, you are a great little dog and we all loved you.