It's been about a month and a half since I said goodbye to the love of my life, Luccianna. She was a 14 year old beagle mix, so sweet she loved people,kids,dogs.. she was very spry always active and always came back off leash. On one of our last trips to the beach, she made so many b&b beach goers smile.
she saw me thru cancer and a stroke, from not being able to walk her to hiking with her. she always showed me love and acceptance when others didn't.
I was torn about putting her to sleep, but her bad days, out numbered her good days and she was unable to walk. It was a life she would not want. We chose to have her lay on the patio, outside on her favorite bed. The mobile vet came and guided us thru that day. We waited a week to get her ashes and pawprint backl. It lays on a table in our living room with an orchid next to it! I
went to our favorite hiking trails and marked the trees with purple ribbon. I've started dog walking at a local humane society, in her honor.
It's been a tough road, in between mourning and grief and acceptance. I find myself missing her on my walks and have put her collar on my hiking pole, carrying her with me. People at work some have been understanding,others not.
I wish for more time with her just one last kiss, but I know her memory are kisses I carry with me.