After her owners made a snowbank, Maggie, their dying dog who loved winter, was able to spend her final days contented.
Last Friday, Maggie’s owners, Elijah Lee Saltzgaber and Marianna Wilson of Salt Lake City, Utah, shared on social media that they’re looking for a shaved ice machine. They said it was for their pet dog, who was sick, and that they wanted to make one last snowbank for her. The two wanted to make 10 to 20 gallons of snow.
And, much to their surprise, they received lots of positive responses, with some even volunteering to help shred ice brick to make snow. That is, until their local ice rink, Salt Lake Country Ice Center, contacted them and offered to lend them their snow machine. They arrived at the ice center the next morning to collect the snow. They immediately saw the snow neatly piled outdoors, along with a giant sign stating “Maggie’s Snow.”
The couple immediately prepared a snowbank and surprised Maggie with a relaxing camping vacation in their backyard. According to Saltzgaber, the dog sat down in the snow and stayed there for the rest of the morning. Maggie, who’s dealing with the pain of her illness, was so comfortable that she fell asleep. The couple uploaded pictures of their dog enjoying the snow in her final moments.
The post went viral and many people conveyed their condolences and sympathized with them. The Salt Lake Country Ice Center also expressed its sympathies and gratitude to the couple for allowing them to be a part of Maggie’s final moments. The dog’s owner eventually shared that the dog peacefully died at a veterinary hospital called “Lap of Love.” Saying goodbye to someone you’ve cared for a long time is never easy. Nonetheless, we just have to believe that they are now in a better place.
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