RIP Maggie, Laura’s lovely guide dog

maggieToday is a sad day, but also one filled with happy memories. Laura’s much loved guide dog, friend and companion passed away today, at the ripe old age of 14. She was a friend of all the family and accompanied us to many events and special occasions. Like all of us, she lived a full life; one of joy and so many special moments. She is one of the few dogs who has walked through the fields of the Glastonbury Festival, and walked across the stage at a graduation ceremony. She will be within our thoughts and hearts forever.

We wrote a story about Maggie’s adventures at Glastonbury; for a local magazine. You can see it below.

Maggie The Guide Dog’s Glastonbury Diary

maggieglastoHi. I am Maggie. I am a working dog, and I help my owner Laura, to get around. In 2011 she took me along to Glastonbury. I didn’t enjoy the long journey in the camper-van, but I had a great time when we got there. I didn’t see many of the bands, but I enjoyed listening to the music from my spot in the campsite. I particularly enjoyed Paul Simon; here I am listening to him. The mud was a bit of a problem for me, so I decided I would let Laura go without me in 2013. Laura will be here again in 2014, but I’ve arranged to stay at home with a friend. I don’t have a website, but Laura’s dad Peter keeps a daily blog of the concerts he has been to. You might like to have a look at it:
https://vintagerock.wordpress.com/
Enjoy the festival
Maggie Dog

 

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Les on August 16, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Always very sad to lose a beloved dog. RIP Maggie.

    Reply

  2. Posted by John Johnstone on August 16, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Sad to hear, working dogs are the best. RIP Maggie

    Reply

  3. Posted by Bill Aitken on August 17, 2020 at 6:57 am

    What a lovely post Peter. Dogs are part of the family, too, and it’s always heartbreaking when you lose a beloved family member.

    Reply

  4. Posted by N.W.jones on September 13, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Sweet little Maggie ! R.I.P. Happy memories ! Norm

    Reply

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