All of my memories of Lily Clementine are treasures that I take out and examine everyday since she has died. She is in every nook and cranny of my house, on every path that I hike, at the barn, in my garden and even on my bed at night. Lily was a special angel of love, delivered into my hands by chance, but yet by higher design as well. All who met her, loved her, but me most of all.
I was fortunate enough to be at the right place, at the right time in November 2009. My previous Golden, Maggie, was euthanized on July 21, 2009. By November, I missed having an animal companion so much, I started to consider adopting another dog. I came across Golden Rescue, and on a Sunday evening (November 6 to be exact), through tears, I filled out an application to adopt another Golden. I received a call the next day while on a business trip to Quebec City.
The volunteer explained that they had a puppy who was to be adopted by a family, but at the last minute had tuned her down because she had a condition, often found in male dogs–hypospadia.
The family wanted a “perfect” dog and was going to go to a breeder!
The right place at the right time! When I returned home on Friday, November 11, I went straight from the airport to the foster home to pick her up! “Chloe” was renamed Lily Clementine and anyone who met her, adored her. She was a petite Golden – 50 -54 lbs. her whole life. Even with 2 TPLO surgeries, she never ever complained. She was a greeter at a lavender store and helped me with clients as I worked with grieving pet parents–each loved her calm and gentle nature.
Fly with the angels on high, my beautiful girl. Forever in my heart and stamped on my soul.
We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for pet parents missing their fur babies. APLB will be extending our hours this year to help you – we’ll get through this together.
Sun Dec 24: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun Dec 24: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Dec 25: 8 – 10 pm EST
Tues Dec 26: 8 – 10 pm EST
Wed Dec 27: 8 – 10 pm EST
Fri Dec 29: 8 – 10 pm EST
Sun Dec. 31: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun. Dec 31: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Jan 1: 8 – 10 pm EST
Sat Dec 9: 7- 9 pm EST
Sun Dec 10: 7- 8:30 EST
Sat Dec. 23: 7 – 9 pm EST