She was one of sixteen pups but the minute I saw her she was the one for me. Now some people would scoff at my devotion to a dog but I don't care I loved her to pieces.
She made us laugh.
She made us shout.
She made us cry.
But most of all she made our life better.
An expert at snooker potting the balls better than I could. My two children grew up with her and she was involved in everything we did, Lou was part of our family..
However her life wasn't easy. In 2009 she became paralyzed with two slipped discs. Her back legs would not work at all. I made her a harness so that she could get around. She became adept in using her two front legs. We even considered buying her wheels so that she could have some independence. But off course as responsible pet owners we as a family had to decide whether her quality of life was what it should be.
Then we were introduced to a new vet because we were told she'd gone blind. The great thing was this vet had a small hydrotherapy pool for domestic animals. So then it began week after week of intensive swimming for my baby and she hated it, but guess what her back legs started to work. Everyone was amazed...I was elated. She could walk, albeit a little unsteady but she was independent again.
She adapted very well to her blindness and for a while she was happy. But then she had a mouth infection and it was all downhill from then on. *Sigh* We as a family had to make a decision that no animal owner wants to make...it was time to let her go.
I sit here in my office crying like a baby. Lou Lou fell asleep in my arms with her favourite cover wrapped around her and the words of comfort I whispered in her ear as I felt the life leave her.
Damn but I miss you Lou Lou...
R.I.P Lou Lou 2004-2015