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How A Magpie Saved Our Cat’s Life And Brought Joy To Our Home
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How A Magpie Saved Our Cat’s Life And Brought Joy To Our Home

I’m Jane from Melbourne, Australia. A single mum with an amazing 7-year-old daughter Izzy. I dabble in nature photography and use Red Bubble for my designs. This is the amazing, inspiring story of our Maggie…

Maggie first came into our lives when we thought we were losing our beloved Cat of 18-years-old, Saskia. Sassy had thyroid cancer and had suddenly stopped being able to eat altogether – even the nearly-liquid critical care food. I noticed Maggie following me around the yard and seemingly wanting to be friends. Friends suggested I throw mince balls to her and it would help tame her. As I started going out each afternoon to throw these mince balls, Sassy would follow and started eating them too! We couldn’t believe it. So Sass started eating mince meat (not cat food, but the sort humans buy to cook with) and we got 3 more months out of our girl. Maggie went away – her job was done.

Then two weeks after Sassy’s passing (over 3 months since last seeing Maggie), Maggie came back, knowing we needed that comfort. My daughter and I were struggling so deeply with the huge loss and felt such a dark cloud over us.

Maggie is such a character, running up to me like a puppy dog, bringing me much needed smiles and giggles and deciding to be our tame backyard pet. When I’m not out playing with her, she sits on the kitchen window sill talking to me and walking up and down it following me around the kitchen as I do chores. My daughter has stopped crying herself to sleep. I feel lighter. Within a week, Maggie started sitting on me, letting me pat her and basically imprinting herself on me and becoming very clingy. She is a little miracle and we are very lucky!

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Maggie first came into our lives when we thought we were losing our beloved cat of 18-years-old, Saskia

Sassy had thyroid cancer and had suddenly stopped being able to eat

I noticed Maggie following me around the yard and seemingly wanting to be friends, so I started throwing mince balls to tame her

Sassy would follow and started eating them too! We got 3 more months out of our girl

Two weeks after Sassy’s passing, Maggie came back, knowing we needed that comfort

Maggie brought me much needed smiles and giggles, and my daughter has stopped crying herself to sleep

She is a little miracle and we are very lucky!

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0tothe9th
Community Member
7 years ago

She needed you, too.

meg
Community Member
7 years ago

Maggies are great :-) Such a nice story please check in with a vet and get advice on the best to feed her/him. native birds can get defencies that really mess them up from eating too much human food of the wrong sort. as far as i can see this is still quite a young bird, and i know you would want the best nutrition for a growing maggie :)

HelenStanford
Community Member
7 years ago

This is wonderful :) Animals are such a blessing

PpJjTreecharoenwiwat
Community Member
7 years ago

Glad that you have got Maggie after Sassy. God send her to comfort you. I lost my girl 4 months ago and shortly after that my neighbour's cat started to come around and hang out at my patio. I found that is comforting and now we are friends. Thanks God for the healing for you and me.

SuannePool
Community Member
7 years ago

What a sweet story! Sorry you lost your kitty. Sounds like she lived a full life being loved by you, and Maggie showed up just in time to help you.

Gulali
Community Member
7 years ago

You're lucky.

ConnieMay
Community Member
7 years ago

thats great

EdwinLesperance
Community Member
7 years ago

I love Magpies.

TessaKrellner
Community Member
7 years ago

bird are the best care treatment. kind of.

FlorenceGraham
Community Member
7 years ago

Heartbreakingly wonderful story.

BonnieBeechler
Community Member
7 years ago

What a charming story. I hope you have a long relationship with sweet Maggie.

KarenScott
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovely story! I have always been very afraid of Maggies as I have seen them attack people! So there You are, Not All Birds are the Same!

AudraAshtonBulut
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful and I love how your family is growing because of love! Thanks for sharing and caring!

LynnVerbelun
Community Member
7 years ago

Love it.

JudithBalint
Community Member
7 years ago

A wonderful connection between human and bird. Uplifting story!

RoseanneJames
Community Member
7 years ago

Aw I know how you feel about losing your cat as I've been there too. Breaks my heart every time one of them goes. I'm glad you found something so beautiful to take the pain away. All animals, birds, etc. are a blessing & should be treated as such. They were put here for us to look after, not for us to abuse them. <3

LindaAbbott
Community Member
7 years ago

Animals are so sensitive to the needs of others. What a wonderful bird. Cherish her. As someone else suggested, please find out what the natural diet is for Magpies and give that to her so that she doesn't get nutritionally deficient.

BrianStedman
Community Member
7 years ago

A wonderful, truly moving story. Thank you - and may Maggie continue to bring you joy for the many, many years birds live.

chachkimooch
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh darn! I went to the up arrow to 'like' this, and I'd already liked it!!! lol Beautiful story!

KristinKavannah
Community Member
7 years ago

its a lovely story

Marina Smith
Community Member
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss of sassy. Corvids like crows magpies, jays, Ravens etc are highly intelligent birds! Magpies and other cor ids get a lot of negative media it's nice to read a good story.

Kevin McCabe
Community Member
6 years ago

I think your bird isnt even a magpie

MelodyLanzatella
Community Member
6 years ago

Wild birds dont usually imprint on people unless they have done so from day one! This makes me believe the Buddhists may be correct. It seems like a wise old caring soul is inhabiting that birds body!

GenevieveBoadiceaJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Friendship with a wild creature is such an honour bestowed... :) well done

FayLister
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely story animal!Al's are awonderous gift of nature we would be sad without tyhemxxxx

DebCee
Community Member
6 years ago

We need some in NW Ohio ( states ) can you send me some eggs ??

DebCee
Community Member
6 years ago

I would love to see some maggies around here...can you send some eggs ??

Magnolia
Community Member
6 years ago

It's so hard when we lose one of our fur babies. Not everybody understands it. How wonderful your new companion knew just what you needed.

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

What a lovely story. Maggie's are amazing birds.. Go on FB and check out a lady called "The Magpie Whisperer", she has a backyard full of them, they are such clowns..

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

What a lovely story, glad she came into your lives.. Go on FB and check out a lady who has a backyard of baggies, she calls herself "The Magpie Whisperer. These birds are amazing and real clowns..

RobertBanning
Community Member
6 years ago

What a wonderful creature! Sorry for your loss of Saskia, Maggie seems to be a great help!

RobSteen
Community Member
6 years ago

'Two weeks after Sassy’s passing, Maggie came back, knowing we needed that comfort.' - Either that or she wanted more mince balls...?

LauraLeeBaker
Community Member
6 years ago

I love this bird, and her family. Heaven bless. and RIP Saskia...

Michelle
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad story, beautiful outcome

JoB.VenturaGurule
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this!!

Karin(Cassidy)Taylor
Community Member
6 years ago

Such a beautiful story xxx

MiaSuggs
Community Member
7 years ago

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LynneFindley
Community Member
7 years ago

This bird was raised by a human. Glad she's found a nice home. Maybe she has two homes....?

EllieMarshall
Community Member
7 years ago

AN INSPIRING AND MOVING STORY OF THE BONDS BETWEEN FUR-PERSONS, FEATHERED PERSONS AND HUMANS. We ALL need each other.

FifineBrightman
Community Member
7 years ago

LOVE!

SquirrelLuvr
Community Member
7 years ago

No pic of the cat?

Community Member
7 years ago

I realise I should have added one. Can't seem to find an edit for the article to add things I forgot!

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0tothe9th
Community Member
7 years ago

She needed you, too.

meg
Community Member
7 years ago

Maggies are great :-) Such a nice story please check in with a vet and get advice on the best to feed her/him. native birds can get defencies that really mess them up from eating too much human food of the wrong sort. as far as i can see this is still quite a young bird, and i know you would want the best nutrition for a growing maggie :)

HelenStanford
Community Member
7 years ago

This is wonderful :) Animals are such a blessing

PpJjTreecharoenwiwat
Community Member
7 years ago

Glad that you have got Maggie after Sassy. God send her to comfort you. I lost my girl 4 months ago and shortly after that my neighbour's cat started to come around and hang out at my patio. I found that is comforting and now we are friends. Thanks God for the healing for you and me.

SuannePool
Community Member
7 years ago

What a sweet story! Sorry you lost your kitty. Sounds like she lived a full life being loved by you, and Maggie showed up just in time to help you.

Gulali
Community Member
7 years ago

You're lucky.

ConnieMay
Community Member
7 years ago

thats great

EdwinLesperance
Community Member
7 years ago

I love Magpies.

TessaKrellner
Community Member
7 years ago

bird are the best care treatment. kind of.

FlorenceGraham
Community Member
7 years ago

Heartbreakingly wonderful story.

BonnieBeechler
Community Member
7 years ago

What a charming story. I hope you have a long relationship with sweet Maggie.

KarenScott
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovely story! I have always been very afraid of Maggies as I have seen them attack people! So there You are, Not All Birds are the Same!

AudraAshtonBulut
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful and I love how your family is growing because of love! Thanks for sharing and caring!

LynnVerbelun
Community Member
7 years ago

Love it.

JudithBalint
Community Member
7 years ago

A wonderful connection between human and bird. Uplifting story!

RoseanneJames
Community Member
7 years ago

Aw I know how you feel about losing your cat as I've been there too. Breaks my heart every time one of them goes. I'm glad you found something so beautiful to take the pain away. All animals, birds, etc. are a blessing & should be treated as such. They were put here for us to look after, not for us to abuse them. <3

LindaAbbott
Community Member
7 years ago

Animals are so sensitive to the needs of others. What a wonderful bird. Cherish her. As someone else suggested, please find out what the natural diet is for Magpies and give that to her so that she doesn't get nutritionally deficient.

BrianStedman
Community Member
7 years ago

A wonderful, truly moving story. Thank you - and may Maggie continue to bring you joy for the many, many years birds live.

chachkimooch
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh darn! I went to the up arrow to 'like' this, and I'd already liked it!!! lol Beautiful story!

KristinKavannah
Community Member
7 years ago

its a lovely story

Marina Smith
Community Member
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss of sassy. Corvids like crows magpies, jays, Ravens etc are highly intelligent birds! Magpies and other cor ids get a lot of negative media it's nice to read a good story.

Kevin McCabe
Community Member
6 years ago

I think your bird isnt even a magpie

MelodyLanzatella
Community Member
6 years ago

Wild birds dont usually imprint on people unless they have done so from day one! This makes me believe the Buddhists may be correct. It seems like a wise old caring soul is inhabiting that birds body!

GenevieveBoadiceaJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Friendship with a wild creature is such an honour bestowed... :) well done

FayLister
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely story animal!Al's are awonderous gift of nature we would be sad without tyhemxxxx

DebCee
Community Member
6 years ago

We need some in NW Ohio ( states ) can you send me some eggs ??

DebCee
Community Member
6 years ago

I would love to see some maggies around here...can you send some eggs ??

Magnolia
Community Member
6 years ago

It's so hard when we lose one of our fur babies. Not everybody understands it. How wonderful your new companion knew just what you needed.

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

What a lovely story. Maggie's are amazing birds.. Go on FB and check out a lady called "The Magpie Whisperer", she has a backyard full of them, they are such clowns..

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

What a lovely story, glad she came into your lives.. Go on FB and check out a lady who has a backyard of baggies, she calls herself "The Magpie Whisperer. These birds are amazing and real clowns..

RobertBanning
Community Member
6 years ago

What a wonderful creature! Sorry for your loss of Saskia, Maggie seems to be a great help!

RobSteen
Community Member
6 years ago

'Two weeks after Sassy’s passing, Maggie came back, knowing we needed that comfort.' - Either that or she wanted more mince balls...?

LauraLeeBaker
Community Member
6 years ago

I love this bird, and her family. Heaven bless. and RIP Saskia...

Michelle
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad story, beautiful outcome

JoB.VenturaGurule
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this!!

Karin(Cassidy)Taylor
Community Member
6 years ago

Such a beautiful story xxx

MiaSuggs
Community Member
7 years ago

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LynneFindley
Community Member
7 years ago

This bird was raised by a human. Glad she's found a nice home. Maybe she has two homes....?

EllieMarshall
Community Member
7 years ago

AN INSPIRING AND MOVING STORY OF THE BONDS BETWEEN FUR-PERSONS, FEATHERED PERSONS AND HUMANS. We ALL need each other.

FifineBrightman
Community Member
7 years ago

LOVE!

SquirrelLuvr
Community Member
7 years ago

No pic of the cat?

Community Member
7 years ago

I realise I should have added one. Can't seem to find an edit for the article to add things I forgot!

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