Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Goodbye to Lucy

Took poor old Lucy on her final journey to the vet yesterday. She was diagnosed with cancer about six weeks ago and has been on a course of steroids since. Her breathing, though, has grown more and more difficult and by yesterday she could barely stand.
Many, many thanks to Juliet, Jim and everyone at the Bixter surgery for being so kind and caring. Her sister Lulu is in a state of high agitation. We're all very sad.


Unknown said...

Tom, I'm really sorry about Lucy. Honestly I think the hardest thing I ever had to do was sign that consent form at the vets. You really have my profound sympathy. Jacqui x

Susan said...

Someone sent this to me today...

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.


Oily Muggie said...

Oh I didn't realise.. very sorry to hear about Lucy. Nick did wonder whether both dogs were around. It was a sad moment when we had to do it for our black lab Ben some years ago so we know what it's like.