3+ years ago lucy entered our lives in the form of a puppy.
see exhibit 1
then a name
see exhibit 2

here she is today with jude..a bid thee farewell photo.
oh how we love her...she stole our hearts.
exhibit a
she was exceedingly loyal (too loyal), faithful, and fun.
the most wonderful companion a family could wish for

she loved and was loved and will love again.
our hearts are so heavy
oh, so heavy.
in fact, i never knew one could cry so much over a dog.
i had no idea.

yesterday, lucy did something out character, she bit a child.
today we surrendered her to animal services.
the hardest decisions are often the right decisions.
as someone wisely wrote to me earlier today:
"God's eye is on the sparrow and on the dog and the humans too."

please note that the child is doing fine...the skin was not broken.
for which we are so grateful.


  1. I am so sorry! I will pray that your family is comforted.

  2. Aww, I am so sorry you guys. Will be praying for you all too :(

  3. Oh Nicole, my heart goes out to you. This is tough and I will be praying extra for your family. I'm not even a "dog person" and i cried buckets over our dog. So sorry to hear what happened Love, aunt kitty

  4. I'm so so sorry. I'm thinking of you and your lovies - all of them!

  5. Awww this made me cry just a little bit :(
    Praying for your family tonight <3

  6. Oh Nicole, I am SO sorry for you all. Our dogs are such special parts of our lives and Lucy had the friendliest "smile" I had ever seen this summer!
    Am sending big "hold-on-and just-feel-the love" hugs and prayers

  7. Oh, Nicole, I cannot even imagine how much this broke your heart. Sending you so much love. So much.

  8. So sorry to hear about your Lucy. ♥


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