"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Saturday, February 28, 2009

For the love of Lulu

(me with Lulu during my most recent visit to Atlanta last year)

I don't usually ask for such personal things as this on my blog, but my dear friend Judith's dog Lulu is very sick. Lulu is 12 years old, and is about the sweetest most perfect dog I have ever known.

Judith is like family to me, I have known her now for 13 years, having met her when I lived in Atlanta.

I would often stay at Judith's house when their family had to travel, and I would babysit Lulu. At one point, I lived just around the corner from Judith's house, and I would go and "borrow" Lulu many afternoons to walk her. Lulu has always had a piece of my heart. I would always find it amazing that after I moved from Atlanta to California and elsewhere, when I would go to Atlanta for a visit, Lulu remembered me.

Judith is still waiting for news, and may have to make some hard decisions--to do what's best for Lulu no matter how heartbreaking it is for the family.

All of us animal lovers know this type of inevitability all too well, and I am sure so many of you can relate. Please send your thoughts, prayers, wishes, and whatever else you can think of Judith and Lulu's way.


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