An update on the story of a dog who laid by her deceased owner for hours waiting for help, and how Maggie is adapting to a new home in the country.
It all began Sunday, March 1st. Mt. Juliet's Theodore Sibert must have been having car problems, when he pulled into the parking lot of Rite-Aide Pharmacy in Smyrna. They were closed and no one was around, so Sibert jacked his car up and started to make the repairs.
Evidently, the jack slipped and the car fell and killed Sibert. Maggie, his dog, waited for hours beside her deceased master. A passerby discovered the tragedy and called Smyrna Police.
Maggie was taken to the Rutherford County PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Service). Through a series of problems that came-up, the family was unable to quickly get the dog and find Maggie a new home.
As you heard, the family contacted WGNS and asked for help. CLICK for earlier story. Within a short time Maggie was released.
Theodore's sister, Susan Hughes from Missouri, was very successful in locating a new home for Maggie. She found a farm home in the country. Maggie seems to have taken to country living well (see photo below).
Maggie's best new friend is Lori Montgomery.
She told WGNS News, "Thank You for helping break Maggie out of Rutherford County PAWS. The run around we received concerning her was ridiculous and I am positive without your help she would still be there scared to death. She is adjusting well at my house, it will take her some time to recover from losing her best friend. She responds to me (I think she is just tolerating me) she will not however have anything to do with any other family member yet. She is not sure what to think of my 3 labs who just want to play with her but each trip outside she perks up a little more. She loves being outside! I think I have walked 3 miles on our property with her this morning alone!"
As for Ted Siebert, Hughes told WGNS that her brother will be remembered as a very quiet and gentle man.