Monday, September 16, 2013


I had to let my sweet Lucy go this weekend.  I can not tell you how heartbroken I was when I found her under my dining room table unresponsive but breathing heavily.  I've done my very best ugly crier act, modeled after Laura Dern's performance in Blue Velvet, all weekend.  What else can I say? I haven't been this sad since my Mother's passing in 1998.


behrmark said...

You have my deepest sympathies, Rick. Be comforted in knowing that as she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge she was met by old and new friends where there is an abundance of treats, bones, rubber balls, and open fields for frolicking.

Howard in CT said...

There is no way to prepare for this, even when you know it's coming. You gave her the best life any creature could ever have. I am so sorry, Rick.

Anonymous said...

I understand your pain. It will take time but memories of Lucy will certainly bring smiles instead of tears.
I'm sending along the poem entitled Rainbow Bridge. I hope this brings some comfort.

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

God bless...JB

Mark in DE said...

Our pets are 4-legged family members so it should be no surprise that we deeply grieve their passing. Certainly Lucy had a wonderful life with you and memories of her will make you smile in years to come. Sending you my love and peace.