Missing My Sweet Lucy my Springer Spaniel
Today marks six months since we lost Lucy. We only had her a short time, but she is still missed so very much.
When my family and I went to look at the springer spaniel puppies, she looked at me with those sweet, brown eyes and I just knew she was meant for us. We brought her home when she was just eight weeks old. Oh, how we loved her!! She was such a joy and I loved how she would sit on my feet every chance she could get.
Sadly, when she was just 16 weeks old, she ate a long piece of yarn from one of our blankets. At the time, we didn't know that she ate the string. She got sick on New Year's Eve and I took her to our emergency vet service. They did surgery on her tiny body twice--once to remove the string and a second time to try and repair the damage the string did to her internal organs. Tragically, when she ate the string, it somehow got caught on her tongue and couldn't pass through her system and caused massive damage to her intestines. On January 4th at 4 AM, I had to make the terrible to choice to let her go. I had to bring her home and tell my children that she was gone. Such a dark, sad day.
In a strange twist of fate, the family that had Lucy's mother and father still had one puppy left from the litter--a boy--and generously gave him to us. It was difficult to mourn Lucy and adjust to the new puppy, but we are so thankful Cooper is in our lives. We love him deeply, yet not a day goes by that I don't think of Lucy and wonder what she would have been like. Today has been especially difficult and I am so thankful that Cooper has been by my side. It's as if he knows what today means and he hasn't let me out of his sight.
My daughter calls Cooper our "angel dog" not only because he brought joy to us at such a dark time, but also because has a white patch on his back that looks like angel wings. I Iike to think that Lucy is our angel in heaven and Cooper is our angel on earth.Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage