Dudley is described by his Mum as “the best dog ever! He carries his own leash and knows all his toys by name, he knows exactly what to do to cheer me up. When a growth appeared on his neck, he was still a big beautiful happy go lucky dog. I can’t lose him..he is my everything. I have nothing without him in my life.”
Dudley, was originally diagnosed with a neck mass/abscess, the prognosis was good to excellent after surgery. However, the mass was growing and beginning to restrict his breathing. We stepped in to help Dudley and his Mum. He was all set for surgery and we were all looking forward to success and a healthy future for Dudley. But, moments before surgery, it was cancelled, the pre-surgery tests revealed cancer throughout his body. There was nothing they could do. Dudley went home with medications to keep him comfortable.
We were all devastated when we got the news. We spoke with Dudley’s Mum daily during this time, providing support and encouragement, we knew she would know when the right time would come to let him go. A week later Dudley crossed the Rainbow Ridge, forever loved and never ever forgotten.
We haven’t faced this before at IMOMM, but we have all experienced loss, time does heal, we all grieve in our own way, at our own pace, and we truly understand the heartbreak. Our hearts go out to Dudley’s Mum, and although Dudley is no longer with us, he will always be a part of the Maggie May Family.
RIP Dudley, July 2019
A custom creation for Brodie, with the prints specially selected by his Aunt, his one of kind MM Blanket arrived on Friday. Brodie says thank you Aunt Carmen and Uncle Chris for his blanket, and we thank you for supporting the Maggie May Fund.
His Mum writes, “as you can see in the picture he took immediate possession. We are very familiar with the Boundary Bay Specialty Hospital as our two previous dogs Desmond and Tessa received help from the Dr’s there. We love the work you do and the donations to the hospital and SPCA” 💞
This is a story of people working together to get a sweet boy named Bruiser and his Mum the help they needed.
Bruiser is a senior who needed major dental surgery to lengthen his life, but you see, they, for the first time in their lives have been homeless, with no place to go and financially no way of paying for the surgery. The outreach worker stepped in to find them help and a home. The veterinarian felt compelled to help in whatever way they could, and when we were approached for assistance, there was no question we would help too.
Bruiser, has been by his Mum’s side all his life, he is the main reason she keeps fighting every day and she doesn’t know where she would be without him. After being homeless for 3 months, the outreach worker found them a home, and a few weeks ago Bruiser had his surgery! Bruiser and his Mum are doing well, Bruiser is healing and a happy boy again. His Mum is so very appreciative of all the help they received and sent us all beautiful cards of thanks.
His Mum wanted us to share a bit of her story to help spread awareness about homelessness. No matter what anyone’s situation is, a pet brings so much more to us humans than words can ever explain! Every life matters!
Your support enables us to help those like Bruiser and his Mum and we all thank you!
One of our most treasured events is Maggie’s Birthday Blanket Contest, we celebrate her special day with a gift of course! We had amazing entries this year and one of our winners was Terry, from Winnipeg! The draw was on Valentines Day!
He chose a red print to compliment his handsomeness and Canadian hat, and with a special request to incorporate his photo.
It took us a bit to get it to him, because of our machine breakdown, but it turned out great and this past week it finally arrived! He and his Mum loved it and wrote “the blanket is so beautiful and worth the wait”.
Penny has been waiting patiently for her special Maggie May Blanket! She was the lucky winner of a custom blanket we donated to the PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society) raffle while at the Pet Lover Show in February! They do great work, and we our proud to support their organization in our special way.
Looking Adorable Penny!
With our “BEAST” back in service, we are now catching up on our orders! First up, is a custom crate pad, XLL, for Meri & Sam. They picked a sweet pawprint fabric that we selected coordinating colours for. It arrived in the mail a few days ago, and they love it!
“Theodore is a dog that in his short 3.5 years of life has brought so much love to not only our family but people he meets everyday” writes his Mum.
Sadly, Theodore was diagnosed with a nerve sheath sarcoma (a cancerous tumor), and required life saving surgery, amputation of his left front leg. The prognosis is good, he is young and strong and animals are amazing at adapting! “He will be the best 3 legged dog he can be” says his Mum.
Theodore had his surgery on the 2nd of April, it went very well, and luckily the tumor had not reached the spine. The waiting game begins for biopsy results, and hopefully it will report that they were able to remove 100% of the tumor.
Mum reports that Theodore is recovering at hospital, he is eating and drinking. He has stood and peed out side with assistance and can sit up all on his own. Way to go Theodore!
We love our pets so much, they are family members, and you do what you can for them, which is the very best, sometimes with a lending hand. Theodore is no exception, he is loved and his family are thankful to have him in their lives. “He truly is very special and gives so much”. We will be following Theodore on his recovery and will share with you!
The family is very grateful to the Maggie May fund, but we couldn’t be there for Theodore without your support, we thank you!