Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Honoring Lucy

This is very difficult for me. My heart is broken.

Lucy came back to our rescue with infections in both of her eyes. She was still on eye meds 3x a day for her sight but that seemed to bring even more discomfort and after an ophthalmologist appointment, more medication would have had to be administered. Lucy had regressed and was not the same girl as when she left me. Her fears, pain, and trauma led her to do what a dog will do to protect itself. She began to use her teeth, even though the gentlest hands and tastiest food rewards were being used.

After talking with the vet and having him exam her, he said it was the right thing to do. As difficult as the decision was, we decided to free her of her physical and emotional pain. Angela posted a beautiful tribute to her on her blog today.

I wish I had more, but I am still feeling a little numb about all of this.

Rest in peace my sweet girl.


  1. Those eyes in this photo are the ones to be remembered, that picture captured her so beautifully. That's the Lucy we learned to love.

  2. What a shame. I'm so sorry, Denise and Angela...

  3. I am so sorry to hear this. I know how much you worked with Lucy. Denise, you are doing god's work. You are doing all you can. Sometimes, the bad stuff others did, cannot be undone. I knkow that Lucy was one of Astro's mates. Please know, the boy is doing great. And that would NOT have happened without you. Thank you.


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