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Can’t breathe…

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

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“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” C.S. Lewis

I will always love you and I may never recover from losing you, my sweet, sweet Lucy girl.

My comfort is that we were there with you, you were never once alone.  We were holding you and helping you and reassuring you.  We knew for absolute certain that you were not in pain.  You were still a puppy at heart in spite of your 14 years…always up for a game, right up until that awful day when it all fell apart.  Always together, to love and be loved.

You left us gently and peacefully.  Such tenderness and care…surely such a loving and peaceful passing must count for something?

I must have been really, really happy with you because I am completely crushed under the pain of losing you.  Oh…Lucy…my life was forever changed when you came into it and I will take you with me wherever I go for all of my life.  I will see you again.  I cannot believe that a God who is overflowing with love, goodness, and beauty and who is ready to give over everything to those he loves would suddenly stop loving and caring for the creatures he had put into existence with so much care, especially the selfless, loyal, unconditionally loving dog.

Dog – the perfect reflection of God.

Billy Graham once said, “I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there (in Heaven), I believe he’ll be there.”

Do Dogs Go to Heaven? A Christian Perspective

Yes, Lucy…you and I will see each other again. Until then, thank you.  Thank you for loving us so sweetly and so completely.  You were never “just a dog” to us. You are and always will be the best part of our family, a much loved and agonizingly missed person who touched all of us so deeply.  I’m proud to wear your paw prints on my heart.

Rest easy, dear Lucy…until we meet again, because then we’ll being playing an epic game of ball and then neither of us will be resting!  Just running and laughing and playing…

lucy

 

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Haiku: Dog Love

January 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Lucy

“How do I love thee?

The ways are numberless as

my hairs on your rug.”

~Anonymous

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Goin’ for a drive!

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

There are few things in this world that Lucy loves better than “ball”.  One of them is going for a ride, which is serious business!  Wanna know how I know?  Take a look at her ears; see how they’re all plastered back and stuck to her head? We call those her “business ears” because whenever she’s wearing them like that, she means business!

However, since we have typical Oregon weather 11 months out of the year when it is more or less any one of 23 types of raining outside, we felt it was high time to get the girl some decent eye protection so she could stick her nose into the wind like a proper dog ought to be able to…even when the rain is pelting her in the face at 52 mph (which is about as fast as our 1994 Suburban gas-hog can run these days, lol).

Fortunately for Lucy, today is filled with sunshine.  Good thing her “doggles” are also sunglasses.  *heart*

Does your dog need Doggles?  Get’em here:  Doggles.com

Categories: Lucy, My Photos

Hello again.

May 9, 2011 Leave a comment

So. How's it goin'?

Just testing something here…let’s see how badly technology can confound me. *grin*

ETA: Yeah! It worked!!! I have won the battle of “new-device” vs “old-human”! I feel strangely triumphant…and maybe a tad bit overconfident! Good times. Good times. ;)

Clearly Lucy has views about my abilities.  More likely she’s probably thinking “Would you stop with the damn camera already? Sheesh!” but how can I stop?  SHE’S SO FREAKING CUTE!  I mean just look at that face!  I just know she’s got views on politics.  It’s not all about Squirrel and Ball and Food. She’s got concerns man. SERIOUS. CON. CERNS.  Mostly centered around when her next trip to the park will be…but still, concerns.  Also, and you may not know this about Lucy, she is an intrepid snail-hunter (I will be subjecting you to a video proving this soon).

That’s all for now.  Seems my hiatus may be coming to an end.

Categories: Lucy, My Photos

Lucy + fireworks = 50lbs of shaking puppy.

July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Like many dogs, Lucy is terrified of fireworks.  When she hears the crack/crackle/boom starting…well, she turns into a quivering, terrified, little wreck because clearly the world is ending! Poor girl.  The stupid rednecks in the area have been lighting them off for the last couple of weeks!  Lucy is just a mess. :(

Don’t worry, Lucy…I’ve got your “drugs” all ready to go for tonight’s “grand finale”.  Hopefully you won’t even be aware of what’s happening.

Here’s a good resource on how to help your dog through the worst night of their lives: “Dogs and Fireworks – Fear & Anxiety”

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Some days you wish you could just stay in bed…

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

…today is one of those days. That is all.

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There is no joy…

February 16, 2010 2 comments

…quite like the joy of a dog.  :)

Oh…to be so carefree and full of abandon.  I think I’m totally jealous!!! LOL! :D

Too much fun… *grin*

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