Well, the vet called this morning (remember, this post was originally written on August 3, 2011) with the news that Lucy passed away in the middle of the night. In her memory, I thought I'd share a few photos.
A photo from the breeder, taken before we even met Lucy:
|Photo: Lucy as a young puppy, with puppy food on her face and long, black ears.|
The black face and ears changed to brown. She loved her hedgehog:
|Photo: Lucy holding her stuffed hedgehog|
She would always listen to me:
|Photo: Lucy lifts her head off the arm of the chair|
Then politely ignore my dumb request to get off the furniture:
|Photo: Lucy rests her head on the arm of the chair and looks away from the camera|
I'm still not quite sure why her stubborn naughtiness made me laugh, but it did. Someone else, who shall remain nameless, endearingly dubbed her "Lucance the Nuisance"--but I know he didn't really mean it.
She was always game for a bellyrub:
|Photo: Lucy rolls over on her back, begging for a belly rub.|
She loved to eat, and was delighted whenever she found food just ready for the picking:
|Photo: Lucy picks an apple off the tree|
She loved to play in all kinds of weather:
|Photo: Lucy anticipates catching a snowball that my youngest daughter is about to drop|
Her face lightened through the years, but she was still beautiful:
|Photo: White-faced Lucy smiles|
We had over six wonderful years together. Good dog, Lucy, good dog!
I'm thankful for Lucy. When she passed away, I found myself dog-less for the first time in almost 2 decades. That is when I became a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.