The lead up to our departure was always going to be overshadowed by the health concerns of our lovely Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy Lu. She was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma (bladder cancer) about 7 months ago – a diagnosis that usually comes with a 4-6 month prognosis. So we were on borrowed time and needed to accept that a goodbye was imminent and most likely going to occur before we left.
Alas that time came last Tuesday when the vet’s latest report was that Lucy was in extreme discomfort. Her quality of life was pretty poor so we had to say goodbye 😦
We have had Lucy since she was a tiny puppy, 12 years ago. We travelled to Tasmania to collect her and she’s been an integral part of our family ever since. She will be sadly missed. She’s no longer in pain, that has been left behind for us to bare.
We miss you, dear sweet Lucy.