Maggie, Tony Kornheiser's dog, Has Died
Maggie, a female Brittany Spaniel who for many years was the muse of her owner, Tony Kornheiser, died Aug. 18 at a veterinary hospital in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She was 15.5 and euthanized after suffering injuries during a fall.
Ms. Maggie, whose occupation was eating, took particular delight in consuming chicken and rice, custard doughnuts, toothpaste, Kleenexes, and large denominations of American money.
On one occasion, Kornheiser said Aug. 19 on his ESPN radio show, Ms. Maggie ate such a large sum of his money that it was necessary for him to stalk his backyard in search of the lost cash.
Duchess Maggie Pauline Kornheiser was born in 1995.
As a puppy, she became adept at lifting trash can lids and climbing onto kitchen tables, and even learned to open the Kornheiser family refrigerator door. To keep the fridge closed, the family had to seal the door with duct tape.
In her eventful life, she was hit by a car, attacked by a vicious neighborhood Pit Bull, and "worst of all, she had to live with me," Kornheiser said.
Besides her owner, Tony, of Washington, survivors include Karril Kornheiser, Elizabeth Kornheiser, and Michael Kornheiser, all of Washington.
T. Rees Shapiro
August 20, 2010; 1:49 PM ET
Categories: T. Rees Shapiro , Washington DC-area people | Tags: Brittany Spaniel, ESPN, Maggie, Pardon the Interuption, Tony Kornheiser
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