I just received the following email from my friend, Craig about his beautiful, sweet golden retriever, Lacy.
Lacy was put to rest on December 1, 2003 after nearly 14 years on earth, 12 1/2 with me (in 5 houses!)
10 days ago she was diagnosed with cancer. In the intervening time she lost a lot of her ability to easily get up and walk.
In the final days she lost her appetite…losing 10 pounds…a sure sign that her time had come (given her voracious food issues).
She was an extraordinary companion who will be missed.
I thought you would want to know.
Everytime I stopped by his house to drop something off, Lacy would stand by the front door and bark like mad… whether or not Craig was there… she was a protective one!
Dropping by Craig’s house just won’t be the same without her.
I was supposed to have dropped by this morning, but was running late to work so I didn’t. I knew she was old, but didn’t know she had been sick.