May 5, 2010 — January 2, 2017
Our sweet potato head Miss Lucy pants. We will never know when Lucy was born, but her adoption date and better half of life began on May 5th of 2010. It was clear that she had suffered before being left in a Staten Island park, luckily alive; winding up in a veterinarian’s office that chose to care for her. His prognosis was that she had been used for breeding, her ears cut manually, her teeth filed (which is why her age was a guess of 5 or 6), and had a few scars from injuries healed.
Lucy came home to Brooklyn with us and immediately became part of our family. She loved the snow, hated the rain, fell in love with the beach, was emphatic about car rides, tolerated our cats, enjoyed playing fetch only bringing the ball back half way when tiring, adored absolutely everyone that wasn’t scared of her being a Pitbull, and took an extreme liking to the children of our friends, going so far as to attack a swing that she deemed dangerous. She had a sensitive belly which we catered to, but feasted on boiled chicken, roast beef for dinner and eggs for breakfast while “vacationing” with our cousins, while we were away. We, rather me, called her a sweet potato head for how large of a head she had, and Miss Lucy pants for her legs with her fancy feet. The children on our block referred to her as a seal, and as long as she was being pet, sure she didn’t mind.
Lucy left us on January 2nd of 2017. It was one of the lousiest and hardest days of our lives; but she departed this life knowing love, cuddling, care and kisses. She knew warm blankets, comfortable pillows and had numerous spots to call her own, including our bed. I pray and hope that we gave her everything she could have imagined a good life to be. Her passing has left us heartbroken and missing her dog breath, my tears seem endless, but our memories of her are all so sweet and good. Our times together were filled with happiness and laughter. She brought us an immeasurable amount of joy.
No goodbyes to my sweet potato head Miss Lucy pants, only a heart filled with gratitude to her, for sharing her life with us. Know that we love you Lu, and always will.