No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a
dog makes you rich.
-- Louis Sabin
I would like to express my immense gratitude to lab rescue for
bringing the beautiful Miss Maggie into my life. I was so fortunate to
have met and adopted this stunning Golden Retriever in the fall of
2008. She displayed a profound level of compassion and awareness that
enabled an immediate connection between her and I; only a preview to
all the lives she would later touch. Maggie was 10 when she threw a
blood clot to her spine and lost mobility in her back legs. She
endured physio therapy, hydro therapy, acupuncture and electro therapy
without complaint, and even acted like she enjoyed it from time to
time (though sometimes I felt she did this for my benefit alone). She
was nothing shy of a miracle when she got back on her feet two months
later and was able to move around again.
While enduring so much herself, Maggie was still able to guide me
through so much and bring a new love to each member of my family. She
unexpectedly fell ill last Thursday, 9 months after her blood clot.
She passed away in my home yesterday... She meant the absolute world
to me and will be in my heart forever. I am so grateful for her foster
mother, Britaney Courtney, and for Lab Rescue in bringing us together.
After some time, I look forward to fostering through Lab Rescue. I
want to extend my deepest thanks to Lab Rescue and all of its
volunteers. All of your hard work and dedication undeniably improves
the lives of both dogs and humans alike.
Maggie will be loved forever and never forgotten. Thank you"