The bond between a dog and their humans is a strange and wonderful thing. They work their way into our hearts and become part of the fabric of our everyday existence, enriching it to an extent that is difficult at best to quantify. Their antics entertain us. Their achievements (be they as simple as learning a new trick) fill us with overflowing pride. Their mistakes can frustrate us to exponential degrees. At the end of a long, frustrating day, no other being (short of beloved human family) helps us to decompress quite like a dog - with acts as simple as waiting for us by the door - tail wagging a mile-a-mintue, as if they were meeting us for the first time; or curling up into a ball in our laps, at our sides, or by our feet. Such is the power that our dogs exert over us - an influence so great that when it is lost, the void it leaves is nearly as unbearable as the loss of a human relative.
So it always with great sorrow that we read about the passing of any of our doxie brethren - Jeeves earlier this year, and now Maggie. We didn't know them personally, but feel as if we did through virtual interactions - we had been fans of several doxie blogs even before Ramsay took ownership of us, and "The Long and Short of it All" has always been near the top of our list. Indeed Joey & Maggie's blog, as well as that of our buddy Baxter, were (and continue to be) huge influences in starting (and maintaining) our own blog. That being said, we would now like to observe a moment of silence for Maggie, Jeeves, and any other doxie friends who have passed on.
|sleep well, miss maggie...i'll miss you.|
We offer Maggie's family our deepest, most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We will miss our "The Long and Short of it All" hostess, and look forward to a time when the blog is once again up and running. Take your time - we'll be here when you return!
- docsdox, NewMama, and Ramsay