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 Lody Holaway

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Lody Holaway

  • Birth May 1991 Clermont, Lake County, Florida, USA
  • Death Jun 1996 Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: I have her ashes, and when I die, she will be buried with me.
  • Memorial ID 15871714

When I got Lody I had recently been divorced, after 16 years of marriage. I had never been on my own, much less been by myself at night. On top of that, I thought I had lost the 2 most important things in my life. My 2 daughters. My oldest was old enough to make the decision of living with her Dad, and my youngest, naturally wanted to be with her.
My intentions were to get an outside dog for protection. I got Lody at 6 wk. old. The second she poked that cute, little furry white face, out of that box, I fell in love with her. I became her protector! Needless to say, she was not an outside dog. She was with me, practifally 24/7. I even took her to work with me! I worked at a rental company at the time, and he had a large fenced in area, she could run and play all day.

Lody was sooo sweet! I don't think she ever even growled at anyone. I swear she understood everything I said to her. I know she did.

My daughter's would get so mad at me, because I would tell people that Lody was thier sister. (I think they were jealous of her) Especailly, my youngest, daughter, the kids next door to me were friends of her's and they teased her alot about it.

When I had music on, I'd say "C'mon, Lody, let's dance" She'd jump right up there, place her paws in my hands, and we'd dance. It was the cutest thing! She LOVED Slim Jim's. I think she could smell one, a mile away.

Lody ran into the street, was hit by a car, and it broke her back. I had to put her to sleep. I cried for 3 days straight. I still cry, that's why it has been so hard to put her page on here. I thank God my youngest daughter, Amanda, was here with me ,when it happened. She was so young, all of 15, and didn't understand then, what Lody, meant to me, but she knew I loved her. I layed in the floor and just cried, and cried. Amanda layed next to me,and held me, and I did get so much comfort from her. I hope she knows that.

Amanda wrote this 2 days ago, for me, as a boost, to get me started on this memorial. I am including it below:

"I remember when I moved in with you down here and she was with you. I honestly did sometimes get jealous of her cause she was youre baby! And she got everything even though she didn't ask for it. Its like u knew she wanted you're steak and u would give it to her!!! She was always with you hangin her big white head out the car window! haha All my friends would make fun of me about that especially when u told them all she was my SISTER!!! HAHAHA they would say - "there goes you're mom with you're sister hangin out the window"!! I hated that!!
And then when she died I blamed my self for years, but I have accepted the fact that for everything there is life and for everything there is death and there is nothing we can do to change that! She was there for u through some of the worst times of you're life and I know why you loved her so much! And now that I am older I can say "YES, LODY WAS MY SISTER" !! I love you mom and I miss you Lody, my sis."

Aawww, that is so sweet, I cried, as I read it. Bless you, dear daughter, and thank you!!

I had Lody cremated, and my family knows that it is my wishes, when I die, Lody is to be buried with me.

This photo was taken by a professional photographer. (Told you, she was my baby!) We got her to pose like that, becasue I was holding a Slim Jim in my hand, and I told her to "Stay". She wasn't about to move, she knew as soon as I said "okay" that Slim Jim was hers!

A very special Thank you, to my friend, Dee (Rusty's Mom) for sponcering Lody's page. You are one of a kind, Dee!!!

I also want to thank Denise and Helen. The tags, are so heartfelt, and appreciated!!

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  • Created by: Trish Holaway
  • Added: 24 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15871714
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lody Holaway (May 1991–Jun 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15871714, ; Maintained by Trish Holaway (contributor 46570665) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a I have her ashes, and when I die, she will be buried with me..