by Dennis & Alex Groundsell

Monday the 3rd April 2017 was without doubt the worst day of my life. It was the day we had to say goodbye to our beloved Lucy. Saying goodbye to her was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, but we couldn’t let her go on suffering and in pain. We have both been devastated by our loss and the house just isn’t the same anymore. Lucy was the centre of our world and our whole lives revolved around her. Coming home to an empty house is awful. When we had been out we always looked forward to coming home and seeing Lucy again. The pleasure we got from getting down on the floor, giving her a kiss and saying hello was more than words can say as she always gave a loving welcome in return. The love she gave to us was immeasurable. I know we couldn’t have loved her any more than we did, and although she had a bad start in life we like to think that we more than made up for that with the happy and loving life we gave her. Whenever we went away or even just out shopping we always wanted to get home to see Lucy and I always worried about her and if she was alright when we were out or away. When she got older and the pain in her joints was bad she decided that she wanted to start to sleep on the bed between us and we spent many hours lying on the very edge of the bed with our legs stopping you from rolling off onto the floor but we didn’t mind. We would do anything to keep her safe and comfortable. Every time I saw her struggling and in pain it broke my heart and I felt so helpless. I just wanted to ease her pain and suffering. Towards the end she would stand in the middle of the room or in the garden just looking at me as if saying cant you make the pain stop.

Your pain has gone now my sweetheart but ours is stronger than ever. Our pain will never leave us but hopefully will become easier to deal with in time.

You will never be forgotten my sweetheart. We will always love you and cherish the memories. You have left a lasting impression on our hearts forever.

Thank you my darling for the 14 wonderful years you spent with us.

We look forward to seeing you again at the rainbow bridge.

Love you, miss you and remember you forever. XXXXXX
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