Yesterday was a very rough day for my family. Our sweet 3-legged rescue dog, Lucky, had to be laid to rest. She became ill when I was in Detroit on Thursday when she had a seizure. She recovered from it but was just not quite herself. She had one more on Friday evening and really didn’t full recover before another very early on Saturday morning.
It was about 2am when I went outside and talked to my sweet girl who was just not responding any longer. I petted her, loved on her, and just tried to let her know I was there. Lucky stayed unresponsive.
On Saturday morning, Lucky was much worse. She was completely unresponsive and her breathing was labored. She was in obvious discomfort. It was with a very sad heart that we made the decision to let her go. I let the older kids say goodbye to her and Mike and I put her in the van. I gave her kisses and told her how much I loved her. I told her soon she would be in a better place and running on 4 legs again.
I am so very sad about losing our sweet girl. I have been in tears since I went to her outside. Making the decision to let her go was much harder than if she had passed away on her own but I know it was the best thing to do for her. I just loved her so much and my heart hurts without her. She was a very good dog and we tried to give her a good life. A dog with 3 legs can be difficult to care for at times but we love Lucky and did the best we could for her.
I will miss my Lucky dog. I hope she is running and enjoying life as she was meant to in heaven.