Lucia tolerated dogs, but really preferred to be by herself, with me. According to your surrender form there was another dog living in your home. I wonder if she got along with him.
I never had to use a leash for your dog. She stayed at my side always and if I was ever out of sight she would panic and search for me. Did you teach her to stay by you? If so, it worked.
Lucia loved to rub her face and roll around on her dog bed. She would go belly up and wiggle around to scratch her back. Did she have a favorite dog bed at your home?
As many posts read that are similar to mine, from people who rescued an abandoned animal, you can't have your dog back, for two reasons. First, because she and I had a bond like I've never experienced. She loved me with all that she had and I loved her back just as much. And second, because Lucia, your dog Luscious, passed away September 29, 2013.
I did what you were unable to do. I lay on the blanket next to your dog and put my face directly in front of hers. After keeping her comfortable and happy for three months, I looked into her eyes and thanked her for being in my life. I told her how loved she was...by me, my family, the thousands of people who followed her journey, and even by you.