She was a hobo when we first met. Being out on her own for some length of time, she was wary and felt she could fend for herself. On first sight, she appeared more spider monkey than dog. So thin, it made her legs look long, her bright eyes in a bushy face, and sparce pig hair on the rest of her body. But Bob fell in love with her and she came home with us. After getting her fattened up and a good grooming, it was apparent that she was a schnauzer. Then she told us her name – LuLu.
We were fortunate to have had this wonderful creature in our home and hearts for over 12 years. She was lively and spunky with an intelligence that made her an extraordinary dog to be around. She would shake her head and talk – not bark – and fuss at Bob every day when he came home, as if to say, ‘Where have you been – I have been waiting – now come love on me and then give me a frozen blueberry!”
Yes, frozen blueberries were her treats and she would chase after the little frozen marbles of goodness as they skittered across the kitchen floor.
Now, we are bereft and alone for the first time since our second year of marriage. We will mourn and miss this precious little soul. And, yes, we will have another dog. But, truly, LuLu was one of a kind!
I know with all my heart, that she will be at the door of heaven when Bob arrives, shaking her head and fussing at him – ” I have been waiting -I love you – now wheres my blueberry!”
So sorry, Kathleen.
Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this. Understanding your pain after having gone through the loss of my very beloved JP years ago is of little consolation for you to hear, but please know you are in my heart and prayers during this very difficult time. For many of us, our animals are our family, our children. I grieve for you in your pain as you grieve your loss of LuLu. But she’s crossed over the Rainbow Bridge into love, happiness and is running and playing in God’s garden now. Blueberry treats for ever and ever!
Thank you so much, Theda. We appreciate your kind words. K & B
Dear Kathleen, Love to you and Bob. I too believe Lulu is in Heaven. What a beautiful story, about her being a hobo when you all met, and then your many years together. Ellen
Thanks, dear friend. Your kind words mean so much. K
Sorry to hear of your loss. An empty place I know.
Thank you for your kindness. K
Ah Kathleen, I’m so sorry to hear about it. We all know it’s going to happen, but it always seems too soon. All three of my Siamese cats are gone, the last one two years ago. I still miss them all. You will love again, but you’ll never forget LuLu.
Thanks, Nancy. I appreciate your thoughtful words. K
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved LuLu. It’s such a wrenching thing to lose a friend and companion – truly they are as much family as if they were born to it. I believe you’re right – she’ll be waiting for you both with just as much love in her heart as ever. Be well.
Thank you, Sarah. I appreciate your kindness. K