Monday, April 16, 2012

A Sad Goodbye

In the early morning hours this past Saturday our precious little dog Lucy got very sick. A few short hours later she died at the emergency pet hospital. This sudden, rapid decline took us by complete surprise and has left a huge void in our family. We've spent the weekend mourning the loss, telling stories about her and just laying around in a combination of grief and shock.

She was such a big part of our lives. She wanted nothing more then for all of us to be together, all the time. Nothing was ever quite right unless the family was together - and nobody else was around. She wasn't crazy about others.
This is Lucy with our first rabbit, Mr. Miranda. She absolutely loved being around him. She would get so excited when Mr Miranda would approach her that she would freeze and have to look away.
Wherever Mr Miranda was, Lucy was never far behind.
And when he would lay down for a reset, she would too.
She loved being comfortable and often found comfort in the oddest positions.
She has been with me day and night since I had to stop working. She followed me around, comforted me was feeling particularly bad, she would lay with me when I needed to lay down, sit with me when I was working on a project...
She was always very protective of me. It was as if she knew how delicate I am and took it upon herself to make sure I was okay.
She was also quite a looker.
I like to think we gave her a great life. After all she had her own person with her all the time. She had two little rabbit brothers, 3 walks a day, regular meals, good health and plenty of comfy spots to sleep.
We loved her - enormously - and we'll always miss her. 


  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. She was truly lucky to have such a loving family.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of Lucy. She was an awesome member of the family who will truly be missed.

  3. So so very sorry you lost Lucy! I'm near tears myself feeling your loss. She was so beautiful! It sucks to lose your best friend and companion. Do they know what caused it? She was happy with you, and you gave her a good life.

  4. Thank you all for your kind words of support.

  5. Oh no! I'm so very sorry for your loss.

  6. I am so sorry to read about the loss of Lucy. Indeed losing our beloved pets is so hard on many of us. She was such a beautiful dog and I am sure brought you many moments of love and comfort. Thanks for sharing all those great pics above of Lucy.

    I hope you are doing as best as can be during this difficult time.

    Sending you warm sunshine on your face and a great big hug!

  7. Your tribute to Lucy is beautiful. What a wonderful way to celebrate her life and the love you have for her. I have three dogs and they are my constant companions and my heart so my heart goes out to you. Losing a member of your family is so hard.

    I am sending you a gentle hug and my three dogs are sending you comfort cuddles. May you find some rest from the grief.

    Lucy has earned her wings. <3

  8. My yellow lab, Bimbo, was also taken to doggy emergency hospital and nearly died this past weekend. The Vets managed to save her but we don't think she's got much more time. So I really understand how you feel. They're such a comfort aren't they. Really sorry for your sudden loss x

  9. I am very sorry for your unexpected loss; losing a dog is one of life's sadder events.