Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lucki's Mani

Last week Thursday my mother-in-law had to make the terrible decision to put their beloved family dog, Lucki, to sleep. That was harder to type than I thought. I have known Lucki since I first met my husband's family in 2005. She was found abandoned by a dumpster and rescued by Mama G (this is how I think of my mother-in-law in my head). As with most rescues, Lucki rescued her family right back. She was what I call a "dog dog" which I guess means she was all the things a great dog should be--loyal, affectionate, playful, intelligent, protective, loving, silly... I could go on and on. Everyone, especially Mama G,  is devastated. Lucki was 13 years old and still the happy-go-lucky (no pun intended) wonderful dog she was right up to the appointment last Saturday morning.
Maybe some people would think it's weird to do a tribute mani. I know you nail gals will understand.  

Lucki's Mani
Holiday Hoopla was a perfect girly glitter for Lucki
Lucki enjoying on of her favorite activities,
sleeping on the couch

Base color: Colors by Llarowe Tequila IV
Pinky: HARE polish Holiday Hoopla
Ring: Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-y 
Middle: Vivid Lacquer paw image stamped with Mentality Scoundrel
Index: Mentality Scoundrel tgradient

Lucki's Mani
Yes, the prints may not be dog prints, but you understand the sentiment

Lucki a couple months ago. She was very sick but not in pain.

Lucki loved being the center of attention, walks, and treats. Whenever you came in the house you had to give her a treat. If two people came in she expected two treats, but it was okay if they came from the same person. I remember her barking when I was hugging my husband (then boyfriend) and she barked like crazy! Maybe she knew I was stealing him away. 

Lucki's Mani
The index finger is reminiscent of Lucki's black nose

Lucki as a happy and healthy girl

You are loved and missed Lucki. I hope you have a football to tear apart, bunnies to chase, and a comfy couch in Heaven. 

Have you loved your pet today?


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a cutie Lucki was - that last photo is just adorable! Your tribute mani is perfect. :)

  2. I am sorry you lost this adorable friend. I'm a huge dog lover. I think your beautiful mani does his justice.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss- I'm a total bleeding heart for pets and my heart just breaks for you & your family reading this. This is a wonderful tribute to a beautiful pup.

  4. Thank you, ladies, for your thoughts and kind words. Mama G and my husband loved it, too.


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