Lace's Bucket List

 
Lace’s Bucket List, originally uploaded by LubaSF.

The title is meant to be funny. The post isn’t.

Most of you know that I’m an open book.  And many of you know me as the crazy dog lady.  I love every dog, big and small, with a special place in my heart for pit bulls and pit bull mixes
 
Up until early this year, I had three beautiful pit bull mixes that made my life complete. 
 
One of my girls, Powder, passed away at the beginning of the year.  It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. 
 
And now, for the last several weeks, her sister, Lace, has been suffering with a number of different ailments.  She’s riddled with cancer and has a slipped disc and is in a lot of pain. Tomorrow, we’ll be taking her to the vet for the last time. But today – today, she got carted around at the beach in our home made bucket all terrain vehicle (that photo is of my boyfriend with her at the beach today – she’s in the “ATV”). We got her hamburgers and ice cream and every dog biscuit ever made.  We went through what we thought her bucket list might be.
 
And though the choice is heart wrenching, my boyfriend and I have made the decision to finally end her suffering. 
 
Friday afternoon, my pretty girl, Lace, will no longer be with me.  And I’ll have a giant hole in my heart that just won’t be possible to fill.  
 
So, honestly, today, I just don’t have the energy to talk “real estate.”  But please check back in a few days when the blog will be back and in full swing.  For now, I need a little break.
 
Loving a dog is easy. Letting go isn’t.

 

Luba's dog Lace

And P.S. To Jenny and your little adorable dog , Fawn (who I happened to meet at the beach today while you were jogging past) – thanks for the hug and shedding a tear with us. You might think we thought you were crazy, but we really just think you’re a kind warm hearted human being and I wish there were more people like you in the world. The hug meant a lot.  And someone who just met Lace seeing her beauty really warmed our hearts.  We thought of you many times today.  I doubt you’ll ever read this, but if you do, thank you.  And hope to see you around one day under better circumstances.

Luba