Oct. 13, 2000 – Feb 2, 2010
With a very heavy heart I am sorry to tell you of the passing of our beloved bulldog Lucy Lou. She passed away Monday night February 1st at 7:15 with the help of Dr. Kathleen Cooney from “Home to Heaven”, a home euthanasia vet.
In Lucy’s short 9 ½ years of life she was the kind of dog that stole the hearts of many people. She made you laugh and made you cry. She showed you how tough she could be in her every day activities. She gave it her all, all the time! She was very warm and loving and she always was there to greet you with so much excitement she would almost knock you off your feet, and she would shower you with kisses!
Even thou she had the run of the house she loved the outside. The warm sunny days she would be outside lying warming her belly. She loved to chase rabbits, all you had to say is “outside” and she would beat you to the back door! If there was any water she was in it! Her swimming pool had water in it even if there was ice in it! We would take her camping with us usually by a lake and she would use the lake as her restroom! I had never seen a dog do that before. She couldn’t swim, but she would wade out as far as she was comfortable with and then run like hell to get the water splashing!
Although Lucy never had puppies of her own she was always so sweet and gentle to all ten of the puppies that our family members brought into the household.
With her friend Harley always by her side and trying to keep her in line, she was never alone. Harley is the very opposite of Lucy in that she is apprehensive about everything. Lucy was her rock, her stability.
Lucy suffered almost all her life with hip dysphasia, but she never ever showed any signs of pain! She would chase ATV’s, or tractors all day long, biting at their tires. She even broke off a K9 tooth doing it. She would make frequent trips to her swim pool for a quick refresher and then back at it she would go! She was tough!!!
She was so smart that I swear that she could read my mind, and in some instances I knew what she was thinking. We had a connection that I will not ever find in another dog again. She defiantly was very special!
Harley and I are working to help each other through the sorrow of this painful time. But we know that it will take time, and lots of it!
Just knowing that she is in an Urn on the shelf makes me feel that she is still at home and with us and resting pain free. I can see her running in a grassy, sunny place full of water and playing with Dozer. That was her buddy that she adored and he had to be put down cause of a spinal disorder at a young age. They are together now and enjoying the after life!
Lucy Lou you will always have a place in our hearts forever! We all miss you very much!
Special Thanks to my daughter Angela how was there with me and helped me on Feb.1st.
I thank Dr. Kathleen Cooney, DVM for her sensitivity and sweet kindness she showed Lucy, Angela and myself. And for her staff for being so helpful and devoted to helping animals in need. You are definitely a wonder group of people. Thank You!
And also Thank to “Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium” for taking care of Lucy with dignity and such sympathetic compassion.