It was almost a year ago when Murphy let us know it was her time. We were sad. Lucy never recovered. She missed her friend, more than any of us could understand. She suffered from tremendous anxiety, which ended up causing tremendous damage to our home. In the past year, Lucy's loneliness and panic attacks when left all by herself got the best of us...and two dog crates...and a locking baby gate...and our carpet...and our doors...and our door knobs...and anything left on a counter...
We knew the best thing for Lucy was a new home, with constant company. Through a rescue organization,we were able to find a wonderful family in Camp Verde with two other dogs, a cat, and a horse! It was hard to say good-bye, but knew immediately that it was the right decision.
What made our decision heart breaking was remembering how much Lucy took over as Vinny's best bud when Murphy died. She let Vinny climb all over her. Lucy was never out of a paw's reach, sharing hugs, kisses, and of course snacks! Here are a couple of my favorite pictures of the two amigos.
This was Vinny's latest show of affection for Lucy. We'd say, "give Lucy a hug," and he'd put his head on her or next to her. It was just about the sweetest thing.
We miss having a dog. The house is so quiet. And clean. I guess that's one advantage, but one I'd rather not have. Not to mention, I have to sweep up crumbs much too often for my liking. I never had to worry about stepping on dried up peas and Cheerios when there was a four legged friend to scarf them up.
But our hearts have been lightened by a couple of emails from Lucy's foster family. I had to post them here so I would always remember that Lucy is finally content.