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September 30, 2007

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Lucy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lucy
Age: Deceased, six years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Dutch Rabbit
Home: Palm City, Florida, USA
   I had "lucy" since July 4 1999 and she passed away on June 17 2007. She was a very lovable dutch rabbit with a larger than life personality, she was very special to me. She was a domestic rabbit who had her own room. I have no children and I considered her my daughter. My family and my friends all loved her, she was such a good girl. She is deeply missed. Her support was there for me when my mom passed away in '02.

    She was very special. I adopted her in July of 1999 and I had her travel cage next to my bed with a towel folded on top and she would jump up on top of it and every morning she would wake me up by putting her nose to my nose - it was startling but she was so cool. Yes, she was very affectionate - everybody loved her, she was the queen. My sister said she wanted to come back as Lucy because she had the "life of reilly." She was somewhat independent in character.

    A few years ago she had some lumps on her ovaries and they were cancerous. She had a great vet, Dr. Michael Coughlan, and he basically gave her a hysterectomy (he neutered her), and after that she was doing handsprings. She had a loving and long life. I love her very much and will miss her. She died in my arms on Father's Day June 17 2007. I'm having a hard time with her death, because I was with my mom in the E.R. when she passed way. And now I was with my Lucy... I held her for over four hours. I couldn't let go, she was my first pet. I'm just so heartbroken, but I have great friends and family with pets that have given me a lot of support and love. I'm very thankful and blessed for my family and friends, and most of all for having Lucy as my friend.

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