Maggie Langstaff, affectionately known as "Boo Boo", "Grumpy", & "Sassy Pants", passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
Maggie joined her most recent human family later in life after she was found taking refuge with a feral cat colony in southern Georgia. She was feisty, sassy, and had her own little personality until the very end. She loved to be held and sit close to her mom, Angie, but certainly didn't want anyone kissing her face. In time, Maggie finally gave mom permission to kiss her head and cuddle her closely. They bonded in a way that anyone could see a deep love for each other. In fact, Maggie knew exactly when mom was nearby or left the room despite being deaf and blind the last few years of her life. She would lift her head the moment mom got a few feet away and begin to voice her disapproval. Maggie was also very adept at navigating her surroundings with only her memory and keen sense of smell. She was frequently seen walking, mostly prancing, through the backyard or up the steps with her bold attitude. She would often demand her humans open the door at once as if they should have been awaiting her arrival. When resting in her favorite spot next to mom, her brother, Paulie the Cat, would often walk up and lay next to Maggie...and sometimes directly on her. Maggie was the recipient of Paulie's gentle head nudges or his biscuit-making sessions on Maggie's head. While initially not fond of Paulie, Maggie warmed up to him as she learned he was harmless. Maggie's other pet family members (Mellie, Marty, and Rocky) also had their own unique relationships with her as siblings always do. One of Maggie's unmistakable traits was her long tongue dangling from her toothless mouth as she greeted others. Some of her favorite foods were fresh chicken, ice cream, and anything that smelled like food her humans were enjoying. She took pleasure in sitting on mom's lap during car rides, going on short hikes while carried being carried like a queen, and sometimes going on bike rides while sitting safely in a basket while her hair (and tongue) blew freely in the wind.
The space Maggie took up with the love for her family and especially for her mom was in complete disproportion to her little size. She will be greatly missed by her humans and furry siblings. However, her humans have some comfort knowing she has joined her Creator and is bringing her joy (and sassy attitude) to all of heaven and those who have gone before her.
Best Friends Forever is privileged to care for Maggie and her family.