Celebrating Lucy – 2016

We are celebrating our 18-year-old family member, Lucy. Sadly we needed to put her down today as she has been progressively struggling.

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What a great dog. And don’t feel bad for her or us! She lived a pretty damn good life (at least after leaving the pound!). If there really is reincarnation I want to come back as a Roberts’ pet.

She was skinny as a rail when we first got her – you could count her ribs. We seemed to have cured her of that malady.

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Lucy probably traveled to more places than most of us; has hiked hundreds if not (probably) thousands of miles, been canoeing and chased countless cats, squirrels and chipmunks.

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She knew instinctively when a camping trip was being planned. One time I was loading the Excursion and the trailer and had left the door to the Excursion open. Suddenly we were ready to go but couldn’t find Lucy. I look in the back of the Excursion and there she is sitting all nice and pretty, ready to go!

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Of course, she probably didn’t understand everything we did. One time we ended up at a campground that we realized too late did not allow dogs. So as we were driving by the ranger, the kids dressed her up in sunglasses and a shawl – I swear to God she looked like Jackie Onassis. Good girl. No ticket.

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We celebrated her 18th birthday this past year. Karen put together invitations to the neighborhood dogs, had party favors, doggie ice cream, games, and a photo booth for pictures (https://travelwiththeslowskys.com/2015/06/11/lucys-18th-birthday-june-2015/). What a howl!

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And this Halloween she (grudgingly) dressed up as a sheep as part of our barnyard of animals for a FarmersOnly.com themed venue. (Note: Yes that is Rosie dressed up as a cow).

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LICK – SNIFF – POOP – DROOL. Lucy was loved and will most certainly be missed, but like I said don’t feel bad for her or us; it was a life well lived, and our lives were only made better by having her in our world.

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2 responses to “Celebrating Lucy – 2016

  1. I am so happy to read of all her adventures and how she was part of your family.
    My heart still goes out to you all as it is so hard to lose a best friend.

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