After 11-year-old Maggie was diagnosed with cancer, her fur parents Elijah Saltzgaber and Marianna Wilson made sure that every second of her remaining time before she goes to dog heaven was enjoyable. The couple took her on many adventures like camping, paddle boarding, and many more. And they saved Maggie’s most favorite activity for last to make things even more memorable.
Maggie always loved winter and rolling in the snow but unfortunately, she wouldn’t make it through that long. So, Elijah and Marianna decided to take on the challenge and make it come true for Maggie. They scoured around their community in Salt Lake City, Utah for gallons of ice or any source of fake snow so that Maggie could have her one last playtime on the snow.
They also posted Maggie’s story on the internet with calls for help for anyone who owned a shaving machine so that they could make a mound big enough for her even if it was just September. They also added that they were more than willing to pay for it and pick it up. Then they received a suggestion to approach skating rinks and thankfully it worked.
The Salt Lake County Ice Center was willing to help Maggie tick off the last item on her bucket list. The staff immediately gathered ice shavings produced by the ice rink’s re-surfacer and once they were all done, they delivered it to Elijah and Marianna’s garden. In a photo, Maggie was sitting comfortably on top of her custom-built snowbank.
The couple was definitely thankful to the community who worked with them in bringing Maggie’s last wish to reality. And to think that even in her last moments Maggie was able to touch people’s lives was more than just amazing. And it was the best way for her memory to live on.
Maggie passed away at noon just a few hours after her last playtime and we hope she enjoyed it a lot.
Source: Facebook via Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation