6/25/08

goodbye to our little lucy



i wanted to let everyone know that last night our wonderful and very loved dog, lucy, died. she ran away from the bus while i was inside a building when someone accidentally let her out. she was an incredibly fast runner, no one could catch her and she was hit by a car. chris and i are devastated. we spent every day with her and feel a deep hole in our lives. we miss her so much already. i wish i could cuddle her and make her feel safe.

when someone dies it's appropriate for things to stop for a while but that doesn't feel appropriate when a pet dies, like we're being overemotional or something... but i want everything to stop.

if you knew her you know that she was such a frightened little thing. in the last year of her living with us she calmed so much and, i believe, she felt safe and loved. i'm thankful for that but i'm even more angry with the people who abused her before she came to us. they made her scared. which is why she ran. i hate so much knowing that she was afraid in the last minutes of her life. i don't know what to do with that.

the tour must go on. but we steal moments of tears and sadness when we can.
more pictures to come.

11 comments:

Mike said...

So, so sorry, Cassie and Chris. Farewell, Lucy.

joshua said...

cassie...

i am so sorry for this. i just got to meet lucy at papa, and i know how much she meant to you guys. chris would talk about her when he was down here in st. pete.

hang in there...

MeesheMama said...

Hugs to you both, and to everyone who loved Lucy.

bottomland said...

Cassie and Chris,
The Swansons are all so very sad to hear of your news! I'm not a dog lover, but I loved Lucy, and everyone knows how much Clara loved Lucy! I don't think she understood when I tried to explain that Lucy had died. Don't feel bad about being so upset about a pet. They are truly part of our families, and their loss is so sad.

We love you guys and are thinking about you!

sarah said...

Hey, just wanted you to know that we've had many moments of grief here over Lucy. She was a special dog. We loved her, and we love you guys. I'm sure Metta will miss her as well...
Will call you later about picking up the tour. Sorry I haven't called earlier, but I thought it might be too much under the circumstances.

Cheryl said...

Cassie and Chris, I continue to grieve with you and can't help but cry every time I think about Lucy and memories with her - all her little mannerisms, jumping up to be petted, how she was finally learning to "play", her tearing around the yard and the house in circles and the sound it made on the hardwood. I'm sorry that we can't be around you to help give the pause and space to mourn for her. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that you gave her a safe and loving home for the last year of her life and were someone she fully trusted and loved.

wendy said...

Your mom called to tell me about Lucy - I feel so sad for you both. Pets are family, God's little gifts to us to love and care for. I still cry missing Sparky, and Angie and Elsie, too. I only wish I'd gotten to meet Lucy in person...
Thinking of you both and sending lots of love your way...

maria said...

We're so sorry. Our love and prayers to you both.

Linda said...

oh cassie, i'm so sorry to hear about lucy! i don't know what my thoughts are aboutheaven either but i do know that when we love, it makes a diffrence; for lucy to be loved by you abd chris has made a diffreence, if only to have more love in the world!

peace.

Nomadic Farmer said...

Mel told me the sotry on the phone last night. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucy. RIP dear friend

adiaspeer said...

awww Cass... i read this when you first posted it and was so sad to hear the news. i'm sorry it's taken me this long to write something but i've been thinking about you guys on the road. poor girl, but like you said, she's not afraid anymore and that is good.