In Memoriam

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write now to tell you that Paul and I lost our beloved, cherished, naughty little furbaby monster Lucy today.

Things started to go south for her on Friday evening. We took her to the ER and all signs pointed to a slipped disc. By Saturday evening, she was starting to lose control of her hind quarters altogether. She spent the night in the ER last night and at 5am this morning, she became paralyzed in her back legs (basically, from the middle of her back down).

After her CT scan earlier this morning, we learned that it wasn’t a slipped disc and there was nothing operable about her situation.  The doctors believe she had a very rare, autoimmune disease that caused her to deteriorate so fast within 48 hours.

Just before 5pm local time today, Paul and I cuddled, sang and whispered sweet nothings to our girl as she left this world and went to doggie heaven.  We are so very grateful for the love she showed us and for the love we didn’t know we were capable of giving.

Our hearts are broken into a million pieces on the ground. Our loss is deep and profound.

Lucy, my love, you were by my side throughout cancer and beyond. You were my best bud. I will miss you more than anything.  You taught me about love and joy. I will do my best to honor you, and the lessons of life you taught to me, for my remaining days on this earth. You were the best friend/animal/baby/daughter a gal could’ve ever asked for. Just remember, “13” and we’ll be at your side. We are always with you my love.

I’m so happy you got to spend 4 our of 5 of your years in our home. Go run, play and eat poo to your heart’s content in heaven.

With love,
Mommy & Daddy

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10 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Oh Andrea my heart aches for you both. We made that most difficult decision for our dog Zeke and it was just soul wrenching. Even knowing it was the right thing, it was horrible. God bless Lucy and both of you – peace to all of you my friend.

  2. I’m devastated for you and Paul. I never expected for you to receive this kin of news after first reporting Lucy was sick. I’m so sorry you are having to experience personal loss of an animal. God gave her to you to help get you through your own battle. The memories you have of Lucy will never be forgotten. Hugs to you and Paul. When you cross the Rainbow Bridge she will be excitedly waiting for you!

  3. As friends of Paul’s mother, we have been in prayer for you man times in the last 18 months…today is no exception. Those of us with our own version of Lucy know full well of your grievous agony…again, we lift you to our Lord for peace. God bless and comfort you.

  4. Andrea and Paul, So, so sorry for the loss of your dear furry Lucy. Our pets are a part of our family and this loss runs deep. Know that she is watching from “doggie heaven” and thanking you both for the years spent with you. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love ya, MK

  5. Sorry for your loss of Lucy. Thank God He gave us pets to love us unconditionally especially on our worst days. No other can match her. Diane Koller

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