Monday, August 16, 2010

Little Lucy Muggins

Today was Lucy's last day.
She loved a good pillow.


I've had her for over 14 years.  I had dogs when I was little, but Lucy was the first pet that was officially mine.  Unfortunately, that means she's the first pet I've had to put to sleep. 
It was a hard decision to make, but her health had been deteriorating over the last year.  The other day she stopped eating, and even today she didn't finish her treat....so I knew it was time.  I did not want to stand by and watch her go further down hill. 
So, today I had the day off work.  Lucy and I slept in.  I skipped her ear drops because she hates getting them.  We went for a little walk around the drive way.  We sat outside.  We cuddled on the couch. All in all it was a nice last day together. Then, at about 4 o'clock I lost it and cried until my mom came around 4:40 to take us to the vet.
It was a long day.  I'm glad it's over.
I know tomorrow when I walk in the door from work and don't hear her jump off the couch to greet me my heart will break all over again, but I know I made the right decision.
She was an excellent napper.
Who doesn't love the smell of fresh, clean laundry?
She was always dressed for the occaision.

See her lovely pear necklace?
Her tongue was always out

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry. I know it was a hard decision to make. Looks and sounds like Lucy had a wonderful and long life. I love the pictures of her sleeping in the laundry. Saying a prayer for you today.
    -FringeGirl

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  2. A very sweet tribute to a great little lady.
    Love and Hugs,
    Mum

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  3. Aw, so sorry you had to make that decision. It must have been really hard for you. Looks like she was a really sweet dog.

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  4. I congratulate you on making such a good decision for Lucy. It is the hardest thing, I know, from personal experience, but a decision that you should be proud of, having done the best that you could for a loyal, loving friend.

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  5. Dear Share my Garden,
    Thank you for your kind words. I felt horrible for taking her to the appointment but I knew in my heart it was the kinder thing to do. I just could not watch her suffer.

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