Engaging Culture

Maggie Cooke: 2003-2010

This past week, Kathleen and I went on a “road trip” – something we haven’t done since college.  I’ll write about the trip tomorrow, but the sad news was that as we were driving home, our housesitter called to tell us that our dog Maggie had died in the night.  We don’t know what it was, especially since she was only seven.  It always sounds weird for a grown person to be blubbering about their dog, but Maggie certainly was special.  Not the smartest dog by any means, but possibly the most loving.  She was the company dog at Cooke Media Group, (see the bottom of the page), and if you’ve ever been to our office, you’ve met her, and probably wiped her hair off your pants in the process.  At home, neighbors who don’t know our name, know Maggie.  Today was the first day we woke up in the house without her, and it was tough.  Maggie will be missed.



  1. Te queremos mucho Maggie. You will be missed.
    I met her twice at your place, she was a happy dog full of enerygy.

  2. My husband and I went away over night and came home to our red poodle Kodi sick and over night he died. He was only six. My sweet husband went out the next day and bought me my little princess Dote who is a chichi. Sorry for your loss. They still your heart!

  3. She was a gentle creature. I liked the way she would meet you at the door with a toy in her mouth. I’ve always wondered if creatures like Maggie are included in the “least of these” that Christ talks about in Matt. 25. I hope so.

  4. Kathleen and Phil,
    I am so sorry to hear about Maggie. I am so glad I got to meet her when we visited your offices late last year. I know how big a part dogs play in the lives of those who love them. You will be in my prayers. Our dear friend, Spot, went to sleep on Jesus’ bed in July of 2009. He had been a part of our family for many years. But I would never trade the ache of loss for the fullness of joy he brought to us.
    May the joy Maggie brought you echo in your memories and bring a smile to your lips in the times to come.

  5. Maggie was a great dog Phil, I remember her well. Had to be hard news to hear on a road trip. It’s amazing how a dog grabs hold of your heart.

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