An Owner’s Special Request Gives Dying Dog, Maggie, One Last Snow Bank To Roll In
Published: September 28, 2021 at 10:43 AM Author: Penny Eims
A story out of Salt Lake County, Utah, has touched the hearts of dog lovers. According to Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, in late September, a resident reached out to the Salt Lake County Ice Center with a special request for their dying dog, Maggie.
Maggie, a St. Bernard, had cancer and her owners wanted to give her one final gift before their final good-bye; that gift was a snow bank for her to roll in.
The request was granted by the county recreation department, who wrote:
Today, our staff shaved some extra ice, loaded it into bins and buckets, and the owner took the snow home, to Maggie’s backyard, where she enjoyed it with her family.
Saying good-bye is never easy, but Maggie’s people found a beautiful way to give her a special experience in her last moments, while creating a lasting memory. The story has resonated with dog lovers who understand just how hard it is to go through that final farewell.
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation shared their condolences:
Sending our love and condolences to Maggie’s family. We appreciate the unique privilege of providing her a little heaven on earth.
Those of us with Animal Victory share ours as well. Rest easy Maggie.