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Mercy, Our Angel in Disguise
Mercy loved the boat at Lake Arrowhead
We welcomed Mercy into our home over 13 years ago - she had been hit by a car and left for abandonment - someone found her and took her in for emergency surgery. we were the lucky adoptive parents a few weeks following her surgery where they put a metal rod and eight screws in her right paw. This disability never slowed her down. She was fearless.
Mercy was my best friend, my soul dog. She loved every one in our family and touched many lives along her journey. She had a “sister”, Lexi, for 10 years and recently another “sister”, Addie for the last year and a half—which we believe were the happiest days of her life. Addie and Mercy were instant best friends. Mercy loved football (she was the best Rams cheerleader), boat rides, cart rides, paddle boarding, shopping, Hobby Lobby, car rides, pack walks, grandma and grandpa’s cabin in Lake Arrowhead, teasing grandpa, baking with grandma, and bones. She was a wild and free spirit. We called her our Gypsy Girl. She was smart, sassy, sweet, beautiful, gentle—she never aged a day and never acted her age—Tinker Bell. She was perpetually two years old until the morning of Christmas Eve when her spleen burst from a tumor. She passed during emergency surgery and our hearts are broken.
Mercy saved us in so many ways and was our therapy over the last several years through family member passings, job changes, home changes, and life changes—she helped us get through them all. Heaven must have needed an Angel, though I would say we still needed her more.
Mercy was pure love and pure joy—she loved life—she taught us about grit, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, resiliency, joy.
We are so blessed to have been entrusted with her for so many years—she was a gift to us all, and we are grateful to have loved and to have been loved so deeply.
As we are still grieving, we only hope we are able to experience this love again.
She made our family whole, and took a piece of our hearts with her.