Thursday, August 24, 2017

My True Best Friend, Lucy

First I am want to let you know that Lucy was my best friend and what happened to her is the saddest thing I have experienced for a long time, but i will get to that later.

When we first got Lucy and Lola they were just pups ready to start their adventures,  when they would run to see us, they were so excited and could not stop and then they would start to slide across the tile while they tried to run to us or after us.

While they both liked being outside Lucy was the one who always tried to stay outside when Dad would call her in to come to bed. We always had to get a flash light to try and find her because she always was able to hide under the rose bushes that we had in the back yard at our old house in Harrisburg.  The reason we needed a flashlight was because she blended in with the night sky. During winter Lucy and Lola would always want to be in the snow so they would go outside and run around with snow all over their faces because they loved to wrestle. During the Summer Lucy and Lola would try and attack us while we were swinging on the tire swing that was tied to a tree, I always loved when they would try to knock me off the swing because it helped me create the bond I have with both Lucy and Lola. There were times when Lucy would chase me around the backyard it really wore both of us out because when we got back inside we both were gassed, I would also run with Lucy when I would take her on walks around the neighborhood, these were the times that I enjoyed with her and she enjoyed with me.

While we were traveling down to Florida we had one of the trailers tires pop so we pulled to the side of the highway and waited for the tow truck with a spare tire to show up. While we were waiting Lucy slipped off her collar and was high tailing it down and across the highway, we all chased her around for a good 5 minutes until she came running back to the van.  Once she got back to the van (on the drivers side where the traffic was) Dad picked her up put her in the van and gave her water. Maybe she slept the rest of the way to Florida.   She and her sister Lola also love that in our new home in Florida they could play with turtles from the lake.  They had a funny little bark that always clued us in when they were tossing a little turtle back and forth between them.

Lucy was a great house and family dog that we all loved so much, she was also the best dog that you could have ever had to cuddled with.  She truly meant the world to me. When it was time to eat she would always come running down to her bowl so we could feed her.  When she stopped eating I had a feeling something was going on.

Last Friday morning as I was getting up for school, and she was at the foot of my bed sleeping and I could see that her legs were swollen like gulf balls, so i ran downstairs and told my Mom, who is the Best Mom in the world.  When she saw Lucy,  she called the vet and had a blood test set up thats when I started to be concerned about what may be wrong with her.

Lucy brought comfort and love to all of us in the family.  When I would be crying or upset she always laid down beside me and would always put her head on my legs, she always brought a smile to my face.  Thank you Lucy for being my friend.

When I heard we had to put her down because her kidneys were failing I cried so much while I was giving her hugs and kisses for the last time.   I will never forget all the joy she brought to us and the times she helped comfort me in the rough times. We all Love and miss you baby girl. I still cry when I think about you or see you in a photo because you were my True Best Friend!  I hope your new life is full of joy and lots of good times like you had with us.

                      Run free!  We will never forget you!
 Love one of your humans,
 Joseph Lingle

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