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Maria

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I'm sorry to report that Lucy Simons has passed away on Feb 25. I'm posting this for Heidi.

My first love, Thelma, was a champagne classic. Very shortly after she passed, Lucy came to me. She was a bit chunky & her fur was coarse. Lucy was in need of a make-over. She was also a champagne classic. She quickly became friends with Louis, my little white dark-eyed boy. With a good diet & love, she became the lovely lady she was right to the end. 
She won the prize of "2nd best female" in her first ever show. When we had guests to the house who were skunk skeptics, Lucy was plopped in the arms & laps of those skeptics & won them over. 
It was known she had mitral valve disease & she was being followed by a cardiologist. She had become slower over the last year. 
Wednesday February 15, she became paralyzed in her right back leg. She had x-rays, blood tests & an echocardiogram. 
Her heart diease had worsened & she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her right femoral artery. Over the next few days, she went into heart failure. That was felt to be resolved but she was refusing to eat & labs showed her kidneys were failing. Despite the efforts of her vet, Dr Thielen with help from Dr Grootenboer, she was unable to pull out of the kidney shutdown.
She went to join Thelma & all the other fur babies who have passed before her this afternoon around 2:30p.
Those champagne girls will steal your heart.
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So sorry. The loss of a loved one is always painful.
Prayers for peace.

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Heidi, I am so sorry. I know she was in the best home and very, very loved. I know how badly it hurts you, but she had the best life possible in your care. ♡
All your babies are beauties!!
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She's was a beautiful girl with personality to match. I'm so sorry for your painful lose.
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What beautiful babies. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for loving her and giving her a wonderful life.
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Maria

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Lucy was every bit as sweet as she was beautiful. We have been lucky to have her and the rest of the Simons' skunks for summer camp every year. The first year, Jorge said he didn't want to give her back. When I reminded him that she belonged to someone else, he made a joke about sending one of the rescues home instead hoping they wouldn't notice. This last summer, I had a feeling it was her last summer camp. They really don't live as long as they should.
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Soooo Sorry Heidi, they touch our Hearts so deeply.  What a little Beauty she was!!!! I too really wished they lived alot longer than they do.  Big Huggs!!!!!
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