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Maggie is my first beardie. I got her while I was still living in San Diego and going to grad school. I was very lucky to find a great breeder in Beth White who was willing to take a chance on me and entrusted me with Maggie. I wasn’t your typical beardie home at that time. I was a full time grad student who lived in an apartment and had never owned a beardie before. I will never forget when Beth handed me Maggie; she told me she was about my age when she got her first beardie and someone took a chance on her too. I am SO thankful she did, as Maggie has opened me up to a whole new world. She loves everyone and every dog she has ever met. She has the darkest brown eyes that I have seen in a beardie and they just draw you in and steal a piece of your heart!

Labor day weekend of 2005 was a very scary one for me with Maggie. She started acting really sluggish and started to refuse to eat. She then started vomiting. As the weekend wore on things got worse and by monday, Labor Day, we were at the emergency vets. Maggie was diagnosed with Addison’s disease that day. I of course was very scared not knowing anything about this disease. You can visit my page on Addison’s Disease for more information. I am hoping that this will help others who may have a dog diagnosed and will need the kind of support I needed.

The great news is Maggie recovered fairly quickly and was back to her normal self in no time. She was able to compete in agility and go herding for years after her diagnosis. Due to other reasons she has been retired from agility trials, but still gets to play in the back yard and still gets to play with sheep every once in a while too. Hard to believe she will be 10 next month!

I said my last good byes to Maggie on 08/31/15.  It was harder than I could have ever imagined and I miss her ever day.  I am so thankful this girl came into my life, because of her my life will never be the same.

To see Maggie’s page on the BAD website, look here.