Maggie Pinilla was one of the world’s sweetest dogs. She loved everyone and made everyone love her. Maggie came into our lives unexpectedly. Chris was working at a veterinarian’s office when he first met Maggie. She was abandoned by the tree in the front by her previous owner’s family who left a note saying their mother was going into a nursing home and could no longer keep Maggie. Chris asked me that night if I would like to have a dog and he remembered my mom had a Cocker Spaniel when I was a child. We weren’t sure if it would be a good idea to have a dog in a small apartment, but our hearts went out to this poor 6 year old dog who needed a secure home. On my lunch break on Valentine’s Day, Chris brought her to me with a Valentine’s Bow around her neck…that was the day Maggie became our first dog! We did not know what her name was because the note did not tell her name. We spent the first few days with her trying different names to see which name she responded to. She finally seemed to perk up when we said Maggie, so Maggie it was! She became our first child in a way. She would sleep on the bed and keep our feet toasty and she loved to snuggle up with us any chance she got! She would go most everywhere we could take her and almost everyone smiled at her presence. She made us laugh a lot and we always had fun playing with her and hugging her. She loved little animals like mice and gerbals. She would get so excited and lick them until they were drenched! She had the most beautiful hair and the proudest, yet modest look on her face. Her favorite time of the year was Jazz Fest downtown San Antonio where she could mingle with other dogs and eat as much ‘people’ food as she wanted; her favorite was the shrimp kabob! Her favorite treats were denta-bones, and special dog chocolate. She loved to eat more than any dog we’ve ever met. We loved our Maggie like a child until her last breath. She became very ill a few months ago with severe ear infections. She fought them well and never once let on that she may be in any pain until she could not go on any longer. She lived a long, happy life of 14 years. Every day of the 8 years we had her we loved her. I know that she is happy now with all the animals we loved in the past and she is in no more pain. There will never be another dog like our Mags.

Funeral Home:
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX
US 78220

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