A tribute to Maggie!
We're letting Mom have the keyboard today. Here she goes!
This is a client that got a coat from me several years ago. I got this note a while back and it absolutely made my day!!!
I actually posted about this a few months ago on my other blog. This was really special to me, so I'm posting again.
I just wanted to send you a note about the hot pink jacket you made for my beloved Lab/Pit mix, Maggie, back in December of 2011. I had just moved to Bend, Oregon with my dog pack, and poor Maggie was freezing to death, so I ordered a jacket from you.
She LOVED that jacket so much! During the cold weather, she would wait by the door to have me put it on before going out. She wore it everywhere, and she loved all the attention she got while wearing it -- everyone would ooh and ahh over her, and crack up laughing about how pleased she seemed with herself in that jacket. It really was like a security blanket for her -- she just seemed to be so confident when she wore it, and so cozy warm.
I lost Maggie recently, at the age of 16, and then her much-loved companion a month later. When I took her to the vet to have her put to sleep, she wore her pink jacket -- and she was wearing it when she was cremated. It was so hard to let her go, but she was ready, and I could tell that wearing her jacket helped to calm her in those last difficult moments.
I never got to meet Maggie and hadn't really though of her in quite a while. But something like this?....................This is what makes what I do worthwhile. I have to admit, I read the note with tears in my eyes.
These are the kind of memories that keep you warm when the world feels just a little cold.