“We have a brand new baby!” With one joyful photograph, Lisa Wilkinson has announced that her family is once again complete.
Meet Maggie, the eight-week-old, doe-eyed Boxer already “filling an enormous hole” in the lives of five grieving people.
There was only ever going to be one choice of breed for Wilkinson’s new furry friend. The Today Show host’s deep affection for Boxers began when she was just a child with a dog named Heidi.
“I was 17 when we lost her and I thought my world had ended,” Wilkinson recently wrote in The Huffington Post. “So I was always sure that when I had kids of my own, I wanted to replicate that beautiful experience for them. And yes, okay, for me too.” It was a role Scout filled beautifully.
Little Lisa with her childhood dog Heidi. via Instagram. Named after Wilkinson's favourite character in To Kill a Mockingbird, the beloved Boxer had battled numerous bouts of cancer, a heart attack, escape attempts and even a life-threatening fall to make it to the ripe old age of 12.