This morning, April 11th Lucilles 9th
birthday, Lucille passed away about 10 o'clock in the morning. Lucille had
been ill and in & out of the vet all weekend. Lucille died peacefully
in her mothers arms from a brain tumor.
Lucille was born to an AKC registered Boston Terrier in California. Her
human mother passed away when Lucille was a tiny baby and no papers were ever
filled. Lucille spent the next four years of her life from home to home
four in all. In these homes sadly, Lucille was abused, neglected, beaten
and somewhere along the line her spine was broken and left to heal as best it
could. During these years it was Lucilles spunky spirit and deep faith
that God would help her that kept her going and gave her the courage to keep
Finally, at the age of four Lucille came forever home. We had been praying
for months that God would find us a little dog to love. Lucille was wild,
frightened, malnourished and underdeveloped. She came bounding into our
hearts. Lucille always had the heart of a lion. The first day she just ran
on the white carpet until her little feet bled. When I finally caught her
I could feel her little heart pounding like a drum. I would swaddle her in
baby blankets and rock her in the rocking chair, telling her over and over how
beautiful and special she was and that God made her just for me. She
finished third in her Obedience class. This really boosted her confidence.
As the days went by her head grew and she began to fill out. She learned
to trust and soon was my little shadow. Lucille was always a very special
child. She never left my side. Her favorite position was to be
carried with her head on my shoulder like a human baby. She always
listened to me and never told anyone my secrets!
Lucille is survived by her oldest and dearest friend who has mothered and
nurtured her, Champion Brandys Million Dollar Baby. Baby taught Lucille
what it meant to love and trust. Baby was the mama dog that Lucille so
longed for and needed. Through tea parties and long talks Baby taught Lucy
to be a lady.
Lucille met Mickey and was asked to be a member of a think tank on the internet
for dogs http://www.bostonsworld.com/thinktank.html
Lucille has tried to share her story to help people care more for canines
everywhere. Through the think tank Lucille made some very special friends
who became her pen pals. Lucille looked forward to their little chats each
day and would sometimes share the funny jokes they told but more often than not
she kept her stories private. Lucille is survived by her boyfriend Mr.
Winston Dreyfus of Canada and her dear friend, Miss Vita Whittome.
Lucille often volunteered with Pat Clarke for Pacific Coast Boston Terrier
Rescue. She attended events and made many crafts to benefit BTR. For
a time Lucille even made crafts and sold them on the internet for Boston Terrier
In August Lucille got a baby sister. ElBo Black Eyed Susan or Sweet Suzy
as Lucille called her. The girls loved to walk together with Lucille
pulling baby sister along and calling out encouraging words to her. Suzy
and Lucy would wake up and chase one another, scatter all the toys and have such
a lovely time together. The girls liked to cuddle together on the little
velvet couch. Poor little Suzy is lost without Lucy.
Lucille enjoyed painting, writing letters, crochet, working in clay, gardening
and quilting. She loved to ride in the car and we would often take her
just around the block to give her a thrill. Every time we left the house
she was ready to go! She even jumped in the mail truck and begged the
mailman for a ride. (He started carrying cookies!) Lucille enjoyed
swimming off the boat and traveling in an RV. She was just as comfortable
in a fancy hotel.
Thank you for taking the time to read this long story. I am heartbroken,
devastated and lost without my Lucille. Thank you to everyone of you for
showing Lucille kindness and surrounding her with love.