My story with Lilly begins 14 years ago one of my patient's from the clinic where I worked was selling her dachshund puppies. Well one thing lead to another and Lilly came to live with us at 6 weeks old. At the time both of my daughter's were expecting my first grandchildren, Lucus was born in September and Alivia came in October. Lilly and the babies were raised with one another.
One day as we were going to the store Lucus was crying like he did in those days sometimes non-stop until he went to sleep or we finally just got in the car and drove around for hours. My daughter Jennifer decided to put Lilly in the car seat with him. He was still crying for about a mile then there was silence except for a sucking sound. Jennifer said to me Finally, wow he really likes his pacifier. We both laughed as Jennifer looked back at him. Jennifer in what seemed like a calm voice asked me to pull over and look. I could see something in her eyes, it looked like disgust, fear, or shock I really couldn't tell. Well I pulled over and looked, there with my experienced mother's eyes saw that Lucus was asleep while holding onto Lilly's ear and sucking it!
I laughed and laughed about that all that day and to this day we still tell that story!
Lilly was many things to all of us and she has shared in our lives from grandbabies, furbabies, weddings and the death of a grandbaby who she mourned right along with us.
Everyone loved Lilly and Lilly truly loved everyone and every animal on the farm. All the animals knew she was grandma and she was in charge.
Those of you that have or had animals that have passed know the sadness we feel. She will be missed, and loved everyday. There will never be another Lilly......there just won't.