My Babba Lou

by Tom Emmerson
(Wrexham UK)

She died on the 9 th of october 2012 and all of our family are suffering deeply with this loss. Lucy was a black lab collie mix and was the most loving and extraordinary dog I will ever know, she was up to loads of things at the beginning of her life and was a ruddy bugger but all the best dogs are she made the whole family laugh on a daily basis the way she begged for food, her facial expressions, the way she played with her toys. This dog was truly special she was a childhood pet, a daddy's girl a mummys girl and brought joy to us at every second of her 13 and a half years. She loved rugby on the tv and adored fruit pastilles and always tried to get human food by her devilish baby face and we all laughed at that it was in a dogs nature and we cried with tears every time she tried to get food. I had the privilege to know her since the age of 9 and ever since I was diagnosed with anxiety 6 months before she died she was my rock my baba Lou, every time I felt down a hug and a kiss with her gave me renewed hope and happiness of a care free life. She died of intestine and liver cancer which towards the end made her poo all day diarrhoea and she ruined the carpets but none of us minded she was ill we loved her. At first we thought she had an infection but it would not clear then suddenly taking her back to the vets one morning they said it was bad and it was better for her to be put down on that day. The quickness of it all knocked back the whole family who are mourning this like family daughter and I have never heard my dad cry so much. One day in the house is harrowing and so empty I miss my baba Lou so much and thank her for the special times she gave us she is a cog in the family that has been wrenched out and the machine is in meltdown at the moment. I am a 22 year old male student and I am embarrassed at my grief cause people don't understand but I want to grieve because I loved her so very much she has been me with ever since we moved in to this house. R.I.P Lucy the dog 26th December 1998. - 9th october 2012. Thank you so very much for the memories I will never forget you.

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Oct 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

I'm feeling sorry on Lucy's demise. She was indeed lucky to have lived a life receiving your family's love and affection throughout. Only such people can realize how painful it is to part with ones pet. You need not feel ashamed over the fact that you being a man is grieving over the loss of your beloved pet who was with you since you were 9 years of age . Don't bother about what other people ( They do not know what true affection is about ) think. I am still grieving the loss of my pet kitten Poochie girl whom I lost seven months ago. May God bless you and you family to bear the loss of Lucy.

Oct 12, 2012
babba lou
by: Laura

Don't ever feel embarassed. We lost our boxer to a stroke two and a half months ago, and not a day goes by where I don't cry. They are a big part of our lives, and we have routines. I see my baby everywhere, and I think about him all the time. Zeus was my rock, also. I would tell him things I wouldn't tell anyone, and I am not embarrassed to say that. He was my strength.
I hope you heal soon. I know what you are going through. Take care. Laura

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