Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In Memoriam: Lucy the Basset

I am sad to report that yesterday our Bassett Hound Lucy finally lost her battle with cancer. She had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer in her spine last January and was only given a few weeks. However, stubborn dog that she was, she held on for almost 10 months. But yesterday it became clear that she was in too much pain and could not really walk any more.

We don't know precisely how old Lucy was but we think she was somewhere around ten years old.

Forrest, who also has inoperable cancer, seems to be doing OK, although it's hard to tell.

We miss Lucy very much--she was a very cuddly dog. She always thought she was a lap dog even though she weighed over 50 pounds.

This picture was one of the six that went into our adoption dossier. We've often wondered if this picture influenced the assignment to us of a child whose profile included the notation "likes to be held".