My Gorgeous Megan!

by Annie

This is my beautiful girl Megan who left me far too soon at the age of 12.5 years on Boxing Day 2008. Meggie was diagnosed with splenic cancer in September 2008 and, sadly, on Christmas Day she became unwell. The cancer had travelled to her lungs. The vet thought she may have a chest infection so we tried steroids and antibiotics to see if it would boost her. She told me on Boxing Day she was ready to leave me. I was heartbroken.

Meggie died peacefully in my arms. That is my memory. I did the only thing we can do when our beloved friends are suffering.... She's always in my thoughts. As I write this I am crying, remembering her cheeky ways. She was such a character.

Megan came from Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home after being found as a stray. I had sadly lost an old dog I had adopted for Dogs Trust (then NCDL). The little dog had acquired an infection while in the kennels and her time with me was very short. I was devastated! I took lots of food, blankets, toys to the Dog & Cat Home that I had bought. Although I was in no way looking for more heartache, I decided to have a little look around. Megan was No. 23...9 months old collie cross. She was lovely...her little ears went back when she saw me; she had a smile on her face.

I left to go home but couldn't stop thinking about her. A day later I called them up to see if she was still there. She'd been taken to be spayed. I went to visit her 2 days later and decided to adopt her. I visited her every day for the week she was recuperating and when she came home with me, we were like old friends. We were never parted after that. She came everywhere with me and when she couldn't she would stay with my parents.

A lifetime of joy this little dog brought me...and I'd like to think she felt the same. She always had a laughing face...full of happiness. I hope it shows just how cheeky she was in the pics.


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Mar 05, 2012
by: Paul

What a great tribute to Megan with some lovely pics. Thanks Annie.

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