Wednesday, June 12, 2013

lucy

Our little Lu died this morning.  I hate making such a sad post here, but Lucy was such a part of our (mine and Andy's) lives, and I mention her in my blog bio, my shop bio, she's all over my Instagram feed...I figured I might as well let those of you who probably never met her, but certainly knew of her, know about her passing.

She died very peacefully and quickly, here at home, for which I am so grateful.  It wasn't a total surprise.  She was (we think) about 15 years old, and had started having seizures in December.  However, she was in mostly very good health over the last several months, enjoying her kibble and snuggling up with The Boy (what we imagined she would call Andy if she could speak human words) for afternoon naps right up until the end.  

If there is an afterlife, I hope the other dogs there understand Lucy's standoffish-ness.  She never was very sociable with other dogs.  However, there had better be plenty of cats, as Lucy found cats utterly fascinating.  (She was a very independent minded little dog, not a needy "pet me" type.  That and her love of napping in the sun had me convinced she thought she was a cat.)  I also hope that the afterlife is full of an unending supply of dog and human treats--Lucy loved to eat absolutely everything, but most especially the scraps of whatever The Boy was cooking us for dinner that night.

She was simply the very best dog ever.  I'll love you always little Lu, and I don't think I'll ever stop missing you.

xo
k

13 comments:

  1. Oh, how sad. I've loved Lucy from afar for many years, so I can just imagine what she means to you. You were lucky to have such a good little friend, and she was certainly lucky to have you and Andy.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a luck little lady to have a great person like you in her life.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucy, K :-(

    May she rest in peace xx

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  4. Karen, i'm so sorry. she always looked and sounded like such a sweet pup. our dogs are such a part of our life too! thank you for sharing this.

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  5. Oh, Karen. I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you as I know how hard it is to lose such loving furry friends. Lucy will be missed. She was one lucky lady to have such wonderful parents like you and Andy.
    *hugs*
    xo

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  6. Karen,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for the photos of her, her beautiful spirit shows in them.
    Juliet

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  7. Oh Karen. It is clear that Lucy was such a special girl. I am sorry that you lost her. I know these next few weeks will be rough for you and Andy, as you adjust to a routine without her. I am thinking of you.

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  8. Karen, I am so, so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to you and Boy - I know how hard it is to lose a much-loved dog. Take care.

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  9. Oh Karen I am *so* sorry. There are never the right words for this but I know how hard it is when our furry family members leave this world before we do. I hope you and Andy are doing okay.

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  10. I am so very sorry about Lucy, Karen. How lovely that that she loved cats - now that takes a very special dog indeed. Thinking of you and Lucy.

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  11. I am so very sorry about Lucy, Karen. How lovely that that she loved cats - now that takes a very special dog indeed. Thinking of you and Lucy.

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  12. Oh gosh, I'm just so sorry to hear about your beautiful little Lucy. I'm glad to know that she could pass at home with you where she could feel comforted however. You can bet that her afterlife world is all of that and more. She'll come bounding at you one day when you get there and it will be like not a single day has passed. Love to you and Andy during this sad time.

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