Lucky did own my heart and he still does. I have scrapped these pictures before, but because they are so special to me, I wanted to scrap them in a different way. I wore contact lenses at this time and cried so hard I had burst a blood vessel in my eye. Out came the old glasses!
The journaling I've done about the four days leading up to this horrific day is very long and quite emotional. I won't bore you with it. Suffice it to say, this was one of the worst days in my life and only those who have loved a friend like Lucky can truly understand.
He was everything a friend should be without ever uttering a word of advice, gossip, or complaint. He was sweet when I was grumpy, affectionate when I was preoccupied, loving when I was too busy, patient when I was impatient, goofy when I was sad, eager when I was ambivalent, compassionate when I was sick, loyal when I was absent, and faithful to a fault. In return, I accepted him for what he was - a somewhat psychotic, OCD, often anxiety-ridden dog! We were a match made in heaven and we both mellowed (somewhat gracefully) over the years.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about Lucky and the love he brought into my life. Having a dog (or any pet) in your life makes you a better, richer human being. I'm forever grateful to this old black dog. Elizabeth Barrett Browning said of her little dog, "His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears." Shortly after these pictures were taken, we drove to the vet, and there Lucky's ears caught my tears for the last time.
The journaling reads: These photos were taken the day I took Lucky to the vet for the final time. Goodbyes are never easy. This one was devastating. March 30, 2006.
This is for two challenges:
1) Scrap Your Pet Challenge, hosted by Nati (Mrs. Tristan). Week 4, we were to scrap pictures of ourselves with our pet. The twist was to use 8 flowers and 8 hearts.
2) Use Your Supplies Challenge, hosted by Laura C. Week 4, we were to paint on the LO. I painted the edges of the scalloped paper.