This holiday season seems specially hard for so many. Another hardship has befallen my home, we are saying goodbye to our 16 year old dog Lucky today.
For the past year we have been trying so hard to get him to eat, having been making food from scratch to get him to gain his weight back and begging him to eat. It has been very hard. On a walk today he simply fell over and would not get back up. Our 13 year old daughter taking him on the walk had to carry him home and even under weight he is not a small dog. When he was home he was laying down and peed all over himself. He looked so sad. He does not going to the bathroom in the house, on the rare times he does it, he always looks so ashamed.
We got Lucky some 12 years ago from a rescue in Georgia. He was a grown dog then and a vet told us about 4-5 years old. That would make him about 16 now. He had gone through a few homes before ours the rescue had told us. We couldn’t figure out why though, he was such a great dog. We spent a long time trying to teach him how to fetch, he never did learn. He never chewed things up, hardly barked, and loved everyone. He was not a guard dog, though he did growl at someone he thought made our daughter cry.
He has moved 7 times with us and traveled all over the country. He is really great on car trips. We had planned on taking him with us up north this holiday but that was not in the stars for him.
Today he will go to the vets and not come home. Star dust to star dust…. We will miss him dearly.
Thank for loving us all these years Lucky. You have been a blessing in our lives.
We love you. Always.