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Maggie Thomas needs surgery to remove mammary tumors

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Charlene,

She was just so happy to see you, because she knew you WOULD take care of her, just as you have all her life. It hurts so bad precisely because you loved her so much. It's hard to say not to feel guilt, or regrets, because we all do. Just remember how much you loved her all her life, and that you did the very best you could to keep her safe. I know Maggie would not want you to feel bad. You gave her the most loving gift anyone could give.

I must caution you that this journey is not without pain. Like all paths of true love, the pain is part of loving. For as surely as the sun sets, one day your dear animal companion will follow a path you cannot yet go down. And you will have to find the strength and love to let them go. A pet's time on earth is far too short; especially for those that love them. We borrow them, really, just for awhile, and during those brief years they are generous enough to give us all of their love; every inch of their spirit and heart, until one day there is nothing left.

The cat that only yesterday was a kitten is all too soon old and frail and sleeping in the sun. The young pup of boundless energy wakes up stiff and lame, the muzzle now gray. Deep down we somehow always knew this journey would end. We knew that if we gave our hearts they would be broken. But give them we must for it is all they ask in return. When the time comes, and the road curves ahead to a place we cannot see, we give one final gift and let them run on ahead young and whole once more.

Godspeed, good friend, we say, until our journey comes full circle and our paths cross again.

Judy G.

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Charlene, you did not fail Maggie. You stood by her until the very end, and did not allow her to suffer. That's not failure, my friend... that's a loyal and loving mom.

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Charlene, you were a wonderful mom to your Maggie Mae. You did not fail her. I feel Maggie would disagree too. You showed her the much needed love after her painful past and did everything you could to help her now. If Maggie could talk to you right now, she would thank you for loving her so much and being her mom. You both continue to be in my prayers. You will see your Maggie Mae again one day. Your love will always keep you connected.

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Charlene,

I haven't been on the forum and just read your sad news. I am so so sorry. Please don't feel you failed Maggie, though. You did all you could to save her, and when her death was unavoidable, you sent her ahead peacefully to alieve her pain. It was the hardest thing for you to do, yet you did it for her out of love. I hope sometime soon, the heartache will ease and you'll cry less and smile more, remembering your time together.

Please stay with us - we've all been where you are, and even though we can't change what happened, we understand.

Godspeed, Maggie :broken_heart:

Cindy W - IMOM

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Thank you Cindy. I will NOT be leaving IMOM any time soon. This is an awsome family and I was very fortunate to find all of you. I want to do what I can to help others in the same position. :banana:

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Charlene, I am so glad to read that you feel that IMOM is a family because you are right...we are all here because we have been where you are right now and know how you are feeling...to this day I can still shed a tear over the ones that have gone to the rainbow bridge...our Kayla has been gone for many years now and it was just last year that I was able to take her photo down as my screen saver...I just liked seeing her every morning when I turned the computer on...and at night when I shut it down...she still lives on in my heart and memories and she will always be there...as Maggie will be with you...but as Cindy said...some day your tears are going to turn to a sweet smile as you think back on all the wonderful things you two did...and Maggie will know as she will be watching over you from the bridge.....hugs...

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