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Lacy was born on March 5, 1988. On April 30, 1988, I spent the best $100.00 ever when I bought her. She was a full-bred cocker spaniel.

Lacy was my soulmate. She was "Mommy's Feet-Heart."

Since I am a vegetarian, everyone claimed I turned Lacy into one. She loved fresh fruits and vegetables. Her absolute favorite was tomatoes. She even turned down meat for tomatoes, and she would get into the garden and eat them right off the plant.

Lacy followed me every step I made. One time I was in the shower, and my husband told me to please call Lacy because she was going nuts trying to find me. I called her and when she found me, she had such a look of relief on her face.

I have a million stories about Lacy, but I can't tell them all.

Lacy and I went through all her medical problems together. At age 10, she developed a heart murmur. As she got older, she got arthritis, her left eye produced no tears, she had urinary infections, and several surgeries for various ailments. She always got whatever medicine she needed, and her medical bills ran in the thousands. But, she was worth every penny spent!

Her last ailment could not be corrected. She went into kidney failure and would not eat or drink. I took her to her doctor, he checked her out, and he asked me if it was time. Lacy looked at me and told me, "Mom, I'm tired and I'm sick. I am ready to go."

I would not and could not let her suffer. She had no quality of life at all. So, I nodded to her doctor. He left us in his exam room because I wanted to hold her for a while. I told her how much I loved her, how much I would miss her, and that I was doing this for her. I was willing to do all the suffering so that she would not have to.

As days go by, I still miss her terribly. I look for her around the house, and I find myself whistling or calling for her. I have pictures of her everywhere in the house. I have written my memories of her (for myself), and I have a photo album full of her pictures.

She gave such unconditional love and devotion. She taught me patience and understanding. She gave so much to me. I am thankful for the years I had with her. I was truly blessed to have such a friend.

Lacy, this is for you, my beloved. I will meet you on the Bridge.




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In memorium of Lacy: March 5, 1988 - November 15, 2003

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