My Babba Lou
by Tom Emmerson
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.