Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today was a sad day. We had to make a really tough decision. Today we said goodbye to Lacy, our beloved Brittany Spaniel. She was a part of our family for the last 9 years. She was a great dog! She started life as a "hunting dog, a Flusher." She was our best friend, Rick's dog first. Rick gave her to us when she was 3 because he knew she'd be a great gentle family dog!
He knew we would give her a good home.

She loved to go camping with us. She loved to be close by us at all times. She was a "mother" to Sydney ( a lab and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever mix!)
when we got her almost 5 years ago as a puppy.
Sydney and Lacy played and had fun together all the time, until Lacy went blind 3 years ago. Lacy loved to go for walks. Then their roles reversed some, and Sydney always looked out for Lacy, helping out of the pool or helping to guide Lacy when we called the dogs into the house. We didn't want Lacy to suffer or be in pain. So we made the only decision we could make when the vet told us her eyes were degrading, a painful process for a dog. We tried to convince ourselves that she was acting better and that she might not be in pain. But in the end we knew what had to be done so that she wouldn't suffer anymore.

Lacy will be missed by our whole family.
We loved her so much and she loved us back.
Now Sydney keeps walking all over the house looking for her friend and sad.
Saying goodbye to a best friend like Lacy is always hard.


Shorty said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that was such a hard decision to make, but it was the right one. Wishing you and your family all the best.

Mandy said...

We said goodbye to our cat Squirt on Tuesday. He was only 7 but he had gotten dirty and was fretting. We still don't know why. Our other 2 cats look for him relentlessly and we miss him too. But we know he's clean and healthy now and much happier.

Michelle said...

Sorry for your loss.

Mama Bear said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dog Lacy. Losing a beloved pet makes your heart ache. Cherish the memories you had with her and know that she is in a good place.