2007/08/12– Goodbye, Sweet, Sweet, Lucydog

Today my Lucydog passed away in her sleep. She was a great dog– the first one that was mine and not the whole family’s. She was rescued in 1996 at about 4 years old. I’ll never know how old she was for sure, but if she wasn’t already 15, she was close.

She and I had a lot of good times together. She helped out with a lot of foster puppies and taught them how to be good dogs. She was my first Catahoula (even if it was only one half–Catahoula X Australian Cattle Dog), my first 4-H dog, my first obedience dog, first titled dog, also the dog that started hiking with me. She never did any overnights, just day hikes and tent camping, but she taught me how to do things so Beau’s training went a lot more smoothly.

She was loved by all who knew her, and will be missed. The house is a lot bigger without her in it.

I can’t say much else about her that hasn’t been said here.

Keep an eye on things for me girl, I’ll see you in a bit.

Submitted by Kari (not verified) on Sat, 2007-12-15 21:16.
I’m so sorry to hear about Lucy’s passing. I remember all of the good times you shared with her even back when we were in high school. You always had a new Lucy story to share with me. It is so hard to lose a pet… well, they become more like family. We lost our retired greyhound Chris a in April 2006.
Submitted by Cassy (not verified) on Thu, 2007-09-13 10:56.
i miss her like noone’s business. i dreamt of her recently. she was her normal, happy self flying across the yard all falcor-like:) hope beau is holding up alright. gonna miss you when you move away. love ya sis.
Submitted by Ken (not verified) on Tue, 2007-08-21 17:21.
Sorry to hear about lucydog. I’ve been adopting or rescuing older dogs from ‘the pound’ (either the local shelter or the spca) for aboput 10 years now. I’m with rescue number 7 now, Mika, a younger pitt bull-rottie cross. My husky/shepard cross died a year ago now, and I waited several months to adopt Mika. In my rather limited experience (I’ve cared for 12 dogs over my lifetime, and I’m 55 now) the rewards are many and the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful older dogs far outweights the sadness of losing them. Each one has taught me so much, and each one has made me a better companion to my dogs. perhaps thats why I think each dog I care for may be the best dog I’ve ever worked with. Its not that I adopt ‘better’ dogs, but rather that I’m better equiped to care for each new dog that joins the family. I just returned from a 60 k back packing trip into the Itchas/Ulgatchos wilderness area in central British Columbia with my daughter and my “new” dog. Mika carried her food, water, bed and bowl. She warned me about bears and other beasts, watched over my daughter when she left camp, and was a real asset and I honestly believe she increased both our enjoyment of the wildeness and our saftey. she may have prevented us from several ‘wildlife viewing opportunities’, but this is big grizzly country, so I don’t really mind. she’s at my feet as I write this, and she makes it much easier to think about all the good friends waiting for me on the other side. Quite a kennel I’ll have if i make it to heaven. Keep working on yours. You won’t regret it.
I am so sorry to hear about
Submitted by riley (not verified) on Sun, 2007-08-19 23:28.
I am so sorry to hear about Lucydog. I can’t imagine how hard it is for you – my two 4 yo labs are “my” first dogs and I can’t even think about it. PS – I found your website when doing a search for camping gear reviews.
Submitted by designer dog collar (not verified) on Mon, 2007-09-24 22:21.
my condolences. i’m so sorry to hear about lucydog. god bless! -andrei