Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Sunshine and sad news

We have been in the country for 2 days getting some fresh air and picking these lovelies. When we returned yesterday it was to find that Lucy had become very unwell again. The daughters had taken her back to the Vet who found her to be very dehydrated. Despite syringing rehydration fluids into her she became very distressed today, with very rapid breathing. Simon and Sarah took her back to the Vet whilst Sophie and I said our goodbyes to her. The Vet said her lungs were full of fluid and on his advice we had her put to sleep. We couldn't let her suffer any more and the vet thought she had a tumour in her abdomen as well as her thyroid problems. We have buried her in one of her favourite spots under a bush, where she used to lie to cool off after her sunbathing sessions.

I know I need to thank some of you for awards but I will do later in the week.


Kari said...

Oh Mary, I'm so sorry that Lucy has passed away. How sad for all of you. My thoughts will be with you and your family. Give Hamish a little extra hug, too.

Mary said...

Mary, it's always difficult losing a pet. Sorry... Our decisions are hard to make but are usually the best ones.

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

Oh Mary,I am sorry,I know how hard it can be to loose a pet.They are such a part of the family.
At least she is not in any more pain.
I keep a photo of Murphy on my bedside table ,
Thinking of you,
Kat xx

Papoosue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about poor Lucy. I'm thinking of you. xx

Sandi McBride said...

Mary, I am so sorry about your Lucy. When I say I know how you feel, I know...my Lucy (after Lucile Ball, she was such a clown)was a victim of the recent toxic food that was sent from China. We had to have her put to sleep, she couldn't breathe on her own...how is Hamish doing? They know, you know. Give him lots of extra attention, it will be good for you both...again, God Bless...but won't Heaven be throwing a welcome home party!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm so sorry Mary - it is always such a hard decision to make but it's the last loving thing we can do for our beloved pets.

Hugs to you & yours,

Counting Your Blessings said...

Had to do something similar with one of our dogs not too long ago. So sorry for your sadness. Blessings... Polly

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

I am so sorry that your Lucy has passed away - it's heartbreaking to lose a much loved pet. Take care sweetie and I will be thinking of you.
Sandi x

Leanne said...

i am so sorry :-(

Leanne x

corry said...

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about your poor pet friend. Take care. xx

Ragged Roses said...

Oh Mary I am so sorry to hear your news. Exactly the same thing happened to our oldest cat a few years ago and we were devastated. Thinking of you
Kim x

jules said...

sorry to read about lucy, but now she isn't suffering any longer. chin up mary


Becky said...

Dear Mary ~ Poor little Lucy. I am so sorry to hear that you had to have her put down. She will be with you in your heart forever. Losing a pet is like losing a part of your heart, your world. My thoughts are with you. ((((HUGS)))) to you, Becky

Merisi said...

Dear Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear sweet Lucy.
Thinking of you,

Liz said...

I am so very sad for you, it is sometimes worse loosing a beloved pet than anything else -at my old house in Nelson, we too buried many beloved pets, including two of my mother's cats, I used to plant a special shrub for each, when we sold it was simply awful leaving them behind -but the memories never fade as each pet is a unique little being who we have loved.