Still Beating The Odds

When we moved to Michigan in July,  three of our four Black Labs moved with us and  one stayed back in Aiken with our daughter, Kelliann.  Maggie, aged 13, stayed behind as Snickers, Big Red and Mackenzie made the move to Michigan’s Great Southwest. Maggie, like me, has some arthritis issues and we were sure that she would not be able to navigate the many steps she would need to if she came with us.  Frankly, we thought the end was getting near for her. I even posted a story about her almost a year ago. Another Last Christmas.

One thing we didn’t take into account was that she was going to be pampered and doted on by family and friends.  She no longer had to share the attention with her three siblings and continues to be the sweet, 70 pound dog she has always been.  image-2

This picture  was taken the other day while she was wading in a pond in our old neighborhood in Aiken, SC, temperature in the mid 60’s. In my opinion, it is one of the best pictures ever taken of her and really captures her personality.

She goes for rides in the car, hangs out at Starbucks, enjoys “pup-cups”  and gets to visit with  lots of people who shower her with love and attention..

Meanwhile, her siblings were walking around in the rainy, mid-30’s weather of Michigan.

Here comes another Christmas Maggie.  Hang in there.

Photo by Megan Visotski


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Still Beating The Odds

  1. P & J says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from Hilton Head. Yes, this is one of best pics ever of sweet Maggie! 🙂

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  2. Pictures like this make me happy, especially as our Freckles, a lab mix, just turned 11 and we’re hoping for several more b-days to celebrate!

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  3. shelie27 says:

    Great photo, of the scenery too!

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  4. Ann Koplow says:

    Beautiful!!! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. emjayandthem says:

    Look at that sweet face! LOVE~!~! MJ


  6. Claudia says:

    We have one lab, adopted one from our son, and occasionally take in his other lab. My 12 year old Dickens is noticeably different when the other two aren’t around. The stiffness in her legs is less, she runs and prances more — it’s that triple dog thing. Here’s to many more years to our four legged friends.


  7. Morguie says:

    I must say
    that truly is a beautiful, Lab-tastic photo of her…wow!


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