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The passing of our dear old dog, Lucy

Lucy, our dear old dog, died of natural causes late last night.  She died at home and was buried in the garden, where she was born and lived for nearly 13 years.

We inherited Lucy nearly two years ago when we moved into the house we currently live in, here in Mwanza, Tanzania.

She was a bit mangy and smelly, ok, that is the understatement of the century, she stank – we even gave her the nickname of cheese dog.

But she was an excellent guard dog, snuffled and trotted happily around the garden and was always wagging her tail, so we decided to keep her.

Lucy, or Lulu as we called her, became a well-loved member of our family and this morning before school we all went outside to where she lay dead under her blanket and said goodbye.

Frida, my five-year-old, said: “It’s ok mum, Lulu’s in doggy heaven now. She’ll be happy there.”

I hope she is – Rest In Peace Lulu.

This sketch was done while Lucy was sleeping and it is how I will remember her best.


Lulu Sleeping

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  1. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso April 29, 2016

    I’m sure she had wonderful years with you… Sorry for your loss.

    • alidunnell April 30, 2016

      Thank you. We only knew her for the last two years of her life, but she was a well-loved member of our family. x

  2. Selectively Curious January 11, 2017

    It’s the hardest to lose a pet and I’m so sorry for you loss (I’m a bit late I just realised)

    • alidunnell January 12, 2017

      Thanks. Only just the other day my daughter was sat looking sad and when I asked what was wrong she said: “I still miss Lucy”. So it’s never to late to say sorry for your loss. Ali

  3. Shikha Chandel January 18, 2017

    The hardest of the pains to recover when you lose a pet 😞. Because over the time its not just a pet, but a family indeed.

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