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14 June 2017 - 2:54 pm
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Sweet! Done!

And thanks for enlightening me about postimg.org, I've never run across that photo storage site. Looks a lot less ad-heavy than Photobucket.

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17 June 2017 - 6:03 pm
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Lucy decided to hang out in the yard for a while. 

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17 June 2017 - 7:17 pm
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Awwh sweet Lucy you look so pretty. I hope you had a wonderful time hanging out in the grass and soaking up the sun. I hope you continue to feel better every day. Lovely to see your pretty face tonight. Thanks for the pic. Love, Amy & Rusty

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17 June 2017 - 9:18 pm
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And every day it gets better and better!

Clearly Licy loves being oitdoors and enjoying all the scents of nature floating on the breeze 🙂

Give her an extra tummy rub for us, okay?

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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18 June 2017 - 11:13 am
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YAAY! The fresh air and sunshine is good medicine for healing Tripawds. I'm happy she's soaking it up!

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26 June 2017 - 4:41 pm
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Lucy got her stitches out a couple days ago. She's pretty happy about that! 

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26 June 2017 - 5:53 pm
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Happy might be a tad understated!  She looks thrilled!  Looking good there pretty Lucy!

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26 June 2017 - 6:32 pm
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Yeah, I agree with Linda! This isn't just a HAPPY dog, this is an ELATED, OVER THE MOON, THRILLED, DELIGHTED, ESTATIC, JOYOUS BEYOND WORDS!!! 🙂 🙂

These pictures make us happy too Lucy!!! 🙂 Thank you for spreading the joy!! 🙂 Huge grin on my face! 🙂 🙂

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26 June 2017 - 7:46 pm
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Yeah Lucy!! I'm with Sally and Linda - these pictures made me smile. What a happy precious baby. You are doing so well and living large. Love it heartI can't stop looking at them, she just embodies JOY.

Love, Amy & Rusty

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27 June 2017 - 9:26 am
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OMD I love the Lucy-in-Action shots! Makes me want to roll around in the grass too 🙂

Go Lucy!

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6 November 2017 - 8:43 am
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I haven't updated an a few months. But just letting you all know that Lucy passed away on Sunday 10/29/2017.

She was the best dog in the world for my family and I and left us way too early at only 10 years of age.

We are guessing she had a tumor in her brain that was undiagnosed and it finally grew to a point that had her slowly decline over a few months, with a very acute event taking her down within 3 days time. She may have also had a stroke within that time frame.

This was definitely not the long life after amputation we had hoped for. She actually died within the 3-6 month life expectancy the Vet gave us if we chose not to amputate. It's funny how things like this make you second guess all of the choices you make, and what we put her through.

5.5 months after amputation, the amputation that was supposed to give her another 2 years+, and she's gone. That's a hard pill to swallow for me at the moment. She was so good to us when she was here! Unmatched, unending love, even at the end.

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I am so very sorry to hear about Lucy. What a happy, beautiful, bright girl she was and so lucky to be LOVED. I am sorry you are struggling with your decisions, I know how that feels. If only life came with a crystal ball and we could always make all the perfect decisions. I have had to learn to forgive myself and I hope you will too. We can only make the best decision we can with the information we are given. Your decisions were made out of LOVE and in my mind, they can't be wrong. 

I am so happy that Lucy had those 5.5 months with you to make you smile and to live it up rolling in the grass and just living life. I wish you had a million months together but I am thankful that the time she had was so special. Lucy was loved, appreciated, honored, treasured, and will be truly missed. Thank you for letting us know. I am so sorry that you lost your brave girl and I am sending love and hugs. Please continue to share your pictures and your memories of Lucy as they come to mind. 

With so much Love-

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6 November 2017 - 10:59 am
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My heart goes out to you, I'm so very sorry. We all are. It's never easy when our fur kids get their wings but when you are anticipating a much longer survival time, it hurts even more. 

As you come to terms with Lucy's passing, try to keep in mind that these last few months do not sum up her entire life with you. She had more good times than bad, and you gave her a chance at even more when she was diagnosed with the first tumor. Lucy had 5.5 pain-free months with you after amputation. She basked in the sun, went on walks, and loved being around her favorite people. Had you not amputated, she likely would have spent those months is a pain drug-induced fog, barely able to cope with the excruciating pain she was in. Instead, you gave her a chance to be with her people and enjoy more good memories together. You did your absolute best and she knew that until her last breath.

I know this hurts, I'm so sorry. Please feel free to share the good times of her life with us, we would love to hear more about her, she was such a sweetie.

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"Had you not amputated, she likely would have spent those months is a pain drug-induced fog, barely able to cope with the excruciating pain she was in. Instead, you gave her a chance to be with her people and enjoy more good memories together."

What a great point, thank you for sharing that. 

I really think you did right by your girl. I know when I lost my Lucy dog that at first it was impossible to think of her without feeling the pain of the loss and second guessing everything that happened but with time came perspective and peace. I am now able to remember her and just feel happy and remember the years we had together. 

Thinking of you tonight.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your Lucy.

It is easy to second guess ourselves, but you made your decision based on love.  Please remember that and remember that Lucy knew you loved her and gave love in return.  The pictures show a happy dog basking in the sun; I know it is so difficult, but try to remember her that way.

Wishing you peace and comfort.

Tracey & Tai

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