Last week was a hard week. Last week, we said goodbye to Lucy. In Nell’s words, she was “the goodest dog of ours.” There is never a good time or an easy time to go through a loss like that, but it was especially heartbreaking to lose her only days before the summer began. Summer was her favorite season. She loved sitting in the sun and swimming in the water.
Before the weekend, I took Nell to the nursery to pick out yellow roses to remember Lucy. She chose her favorite four rose bushes along with a little memorial sign. G planted the roses yesterday, and I hope that our front garden will one day be full of yellow roses and reminders of the goodest dog.
I took a lot of pictures of Lucy in her last few days–she gave us time to prepare for the goodbye–but those last images of her are not how I want to remember her, so I’ll save those in a folder, but I wont post them here. Instead, I’ll post my favorite Lucy pictures–the ones attached to wonderful memories of a really good dog.
In absolutely no particular order except the order in which their file names are saved, here are some wonderful memories of Lucy, Lucy Goose, the Goose, Goober: