Pet Pride: R.I.P. Maple…



My brother called me to tell me that his family’s beloved friend, Maple, died, today. She was 13 years old and had just had surgery to remove a large cyst on her side. The vet called and told them they should take her home. Once home, she died. My brother tried mouth-to-mouth but it didn’t work. Poor Maple….

She was a Boxer/Mastiff mix. Because her tail had never been cropped, she could clear a table when she was happy which was a lot of the time. She would bully you into letting her onto the couch when she knew she wasn’t supposed to be there. I used to warm my toes after swimming by tucking them into her soft, warm underbelly. She never seemed to mind.

She will be greatly missed….


  1. zeusiswatching said,

    August 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

    The passing of a family pet is really hard. We all felt the loss when our family’s cat of some 14 years finally died.

    This dog looks like a content, happy family member.

    • mudhooks said,

      August 2, 2009 at 8:17 am

      She was, indeed. My brother was beside himself when he called to tell us.

  2. azahar said,

    July 31, 2009 at 10:23 am

    What a happy face!

    And what sad news. 😦

  3. bozo said,

    July 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

    may maple’s soul rest in peace and may she have a great time in doggie heaven. my heartfelt condolences to all bereaved..


    Pet Pride

    • mudhooks said,

      July 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

      Thanks… She was a wonderful girl. My brother and his wife were devastated. I know the kids were, as well. Maple had been around them for nearly their whole lives.

  4. July 30, 2009 at 6:33 am

    She’s so beautiful…

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