My Tribute To Lucy
Posted 2/28/2013 2:00:00 PM

In case you missed it here is the tribute I did today on the air for my dog Lucy.  Again, thank you for all the calls, letters, e-mails and texts.  It really means a lot to me!

Cheers,

Pierre

 

P.S.  Below are just a few of the e-mails I've received in the last few days.  The support has been asoblutely incredible!

 

Good day Pierre.  If anyone thinks you're crazy, then I must be bonkers!  I'm sitting at my desk, with a tear in my eye for a dog I never even met.

 

Sending positive energy your way,

Lance, Oaks PA

 

Good Day Good Citizen, I wanted to tell you my story. My son Sean died at the age of 19 on 6/29/09. Of course my wife and I were devestated and completly lost. As 09 became 10 i began to think about getting a pet to help us through our grief. We acquired Bennie a gorgeous Goldendoodle on 3/1/10 He has been a godsend to us.My family loves him deeply and I love him for the transformation he has achieved for us. He was not a replacement for my son , but he has restored love in our lives. I feel your loss and im so sorry for you.Greg Shaffer

 

Pierre as a dog owner lover I totally get it I'm setting here in my office with the door closed with tears and a giant lump in my throat. In my life I have owned 3 very special dogs that I've had to put down at the end of their days. I cried more for them then when my owned father passed. Thank you for the tribute not only for Lucey but all of our 4 legged best friends

 

Mark Stiegler

 

 

You are so brave.  Don't know how you are doing this.  Crying at my desk.  She was very lucky to have you and you to have her.

 

Love,

Kathy

 

Pierre:

 

It's a beautiful Wednesday afternoon while I'm sitting in my car. I eat lunch with you every day. I have to tell you... I'm listening to you talk about your Lady Lucy and you're breaking my heart. I lost my girl Bear almost 5 years ago and I still miss her every day. Bear was part Shepherd part Golden and the Best friend my kids and I have ever had.

 

I've never felt compelled to write before but I had to tell you I am so sorry for your loss.  I know I will miss Lucy stories and hear of her visits.

 

My deepest Sympathy

 

Lori

 

Village of Florence, NJ

 

 

Pierre:

 

I compose this email to you with teary eye...

 

My deepest conductance's for the lose of your Lucy.

 

Listening to your remembrance of your beloved Lucy was just brilliantly articulated. It reminds me of the times I had with my dogs that have past as well.

 

I certainly do believe as you said that they are "Angels"

 

Dave

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Pierre,

 

Our condolences in this sad time for you. I am sitting here very moved by your tribute to your best friend and companion. I get it, all dogs are "wonder dogs". We have two cardigan welsh corgis. Last May the male went down with a couple of herniated disks. Many people look at us as if we have three eyes as we told the surgeon at UofP to operate. He came through the operation fine, but could not move his back legs. It has been a long haul including hydrotherapy twice a week since June, he still goes. But, long story shortened, he can now walk, wobbly but walk. The sheer joy in his eyes and entire body this morning when he was out in the yard, running and bouncing about in his wobbly way, makes it all worth while.

 

We get it. We feel for you and know Lucy is in a good place.

 

Bill & Patty

 

P.S. I have been listening to WMMR since before you arrived here and have met you once or twice over the years.

 

 

 

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  1. gmwPJfreak posted on 02/22/2012 02:18 PM
    OMG Pierre, I'm getting all choked up listening to this. My beloved Sunny girl (a German Shepard/Rottweiler mix) will be 14 years old soon and I dread the day that she leaves us. She IS a part of the family and I just can't imagine our life without her! My condolences to you and may Lucy RIP.
  2. TraciM_6229 posted on 02/22/2012 02:19 PM
    Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole. My heart aches for you. I too have lost 2 of my very best friends in the past, both black labradors. Jake on 1-19-2006 and his best buddy Elwood last year 3-9-2011. They are not just dogs, they are our family. I totally get it Pierre. You have to have a dog to understand. My dogs have helped me through many sad times. They know how to cheer you up. Some day when you are ready, you will have another. But it has to be on your terms, when you are ready. I have 2 labs now, black lab named Roscoe 6 years and yellow lab Sampson 3 years. They are best friends and they are mine & my husbands best friends. And, one more thing, it is ok for a grown man to cry, my husband did when we lost both of our dogs as did I, for days and days. Keep Lucy memories alive. She is and was a beautiful girl!
  3. BrianO_5 posted on 02/22/2012 02:24 PM
    Pierre,

    This was a great and very Heartfelt tribute you have done, I know she is up there awaiting your arrival at the rainbow bridge, hopefully along side of my late best friend Tyler, also a golden retriever. The loss of a pet, as so many refer to them as is difficult, to us who are their friends (not owners) we get to form a bond with them as we walk together through life's journey. Sleep Well Lucy...and run in the fields of dreams with Tyler until we all meet again.
  4. JanaiceL posted on 02/22/2012 02:25 PM
    Dear Pierre: I sent you a fax requesting your shelter of choice. I want to donate $100 to that shelter in Lucy's memory. My Norwegian Elkhound, Cheyenne, passed away almost 3 years ago. She is forever in my heart and mind, true love never dies. She will forever be my beloved little girl. Until we are reunited again, I live you Cheyenne.
  5. SallyT posted on 02/22/2012 02:26 PM
    Just breathe brought me to tears, it was popular at the time of my Mother's death 2 years ago, I am glad she shares that with Lucy. She loved dogs, as do i
  6. AprilZ posted on 02/22/2012 02:34 PM
    Beautiful! So sorry for your loss. We lost our Oreo in November after 13 yrs. She was a German Short hair Pointer and a beloved family member.
  7. Pat posted on 02/22/2012 02:49 PM
    Tearing up listening to this. I remember when I was an intern at WMMR in 2009-10 and I got to meet Lucy. She came right up and sat next to me to let me pet her. Such an awesome dog! My heart goes out to you, Pierre!
  8. SassyLady22 posted on 02/22/2012 03:14 PM
    Greetings Citizen. My heart broke for you when I heard about Lucy. I'm so glad you decided to include "Just Breathe" in this tribute block for Lucy. My husband & I met you outside of the Aaron Lewis concert in October 2010 at Ishkabibbles & exactly a week later, my father passed away from cancer. That song has gotten me through some of the hardest times in my life & I don't think a day will pass when it doesn't bring tears to my eyes. Farewell, Lucy & may you find peace, Pierre.
  9. LaurenC_52 posted on 02/22/2012 03:18 PM
    Dear Pierre, We lost our dog Sassy a year and a half ago and she is still missed to this day. WIth the weather getting nicer, its even more that we miss her. Our cat has taken up some of Sassy's responsiblites, making sure my Dad was up for work (even when its his day off) and sunggling with those who need a little little extra loving. Still doesn't replace her but we swear she told him, he now needs to take care of us. Your tribute was very moving. People without pets don't understand that they are "people" just in a different form and when they leave us it just as hard. Here's to Sassy and Lucy and raised cup of coffee.
  10. TerriD_2 posted on 02/22/2012 03:24 PM
    Pierre, great tribute to your dog, Lucy. I lost my best friend, Buddy, earlier this month. He was 15 years old and I was lucky enough to have him in my life for about 13 1/2 years. I know we will all see of four legged friends again someday. My condolences to you. RIP Lucy.
  11. JesseM_20 posted on 02/22/2012 03:49 PM
    Let us lift our eyes skyward and say, "God Bless Lucille Robert." I can see Jerry Garcia taking good care of Lucy for you, Pierre. She will be missed but never forgotten.
  12. VictoriaG_3 posted on 02/22/2012 03:57 PM
    Sorry again on the passing of your beloved Lucy. I just caught this tribute since I was on my lunch break at the time of the original airing. I've lost close people in my life, but never a pet, b/c I never really had a pet of my own. I now have a bat-shyte crazy dog named Bella. We found her at our local SPCA in February 2006. She was only 8 months old. I still believe she was a "present" that wasn't wanted. She has the BIGGEST eyes and the cutest face only I could love. My now husband wasn't sold on her, but we asked to see her, the staff took her out and she playing Tug O War with the leash, actually getting out of the leash, but still tugging on the leash - never noticed that she got out. I knew right then that this was going to be our dog.
    She will be with us 6 yrs on the 26th of this month & her 7th birthday will be in June. I also dread the day that I'll have to let her go, but I made her a promise that I would be there at the end. She is the 1st dog I've ever had. She's my 1st "baby". She's now becoming my 2 year old daughter's best buddy. What you said today about your Lucy, makes me hope that I can love my Bella even as half as much as you did with Lucy.

    Thank you Pierre for sharing your heartache & love for the one and only Lucille Magillicutty Ricardo Robert :)
  13. Kali's Mom posted on 02/22/2012 04:00 PM
    Hey Pierre - my deepest sympathy to you in your loss. It will be one year ago next Tuesday that I had to say goodbye to my dear rottie Olivia, who was 10 years old. She became sick from chronic kidney failure, and watched her fade away before our eyes in less than 2 weeks. In that 2 weeks, I loved her as best I could and let her know how important she was to me - the day we put her down was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and let me tell ya - I've been through alot. Dogs do show us that unconditional love that no human could ever compare to. I smile alot when I think of my Olivia (as I'm sure you do with Lucy), but also still have alot of tears. Take care, and know that my puppy was in Puppy Heaven waiting to greet Lucy! Carol Ulrich (Property Mgr of the Goldenberg Group at The Metroplex's Camp Out for Hunger location).
  14. MikeP_82 posted on 02/22/2012 04:13 PM
    Very Very sorry for your loss Pierre, As a huge animal lover my heart goes out to you.. So glad i got to meet her at the Monster pets grand opening in NJ. All my prayers..
  15. PatriciaC_8732 posted on 02/22/2012 04:28 PM
    Dear Pierre, As I listen to you heartfelt dedication to you Lucy, I cried. I also did not take my eyes of my beautiful 12 year old Westie, Sparky. He is my world. I like what you said about how our pets make us live in the moment that my friend is so true. I think knowing my baby is now a senior citizen I stare at him sometimes knowing that He to will someday romp in the meadows of Rainbow Bridge. Our pets are a gift from God and I treasure my gift every moment of every day. God bless Lucy and may She run through Rainbow Bridge until you meet again. Your forever fan, Patty
  16. EnosO_6149 posted on 02/22/2012 04:45 PM
    Very nice tribute to a family member and best friend. Heartfelt condolences my friend. Rush has a song dedicated to dogs, called "Dog Years", ......I"ll think of Lucy, as well as my own dogs of the past, each time I hear it.
    Dogs make the best of friends.
  17. AnthonyM_83 posted on 02/22/2012 04:47 PM
    Pierre,
    Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful friend. Such a warm and beautiful, and heartfelt speech. I've experienced this loss, and will unfortunately experience it again, as I curently have two more friends with my family. I couldn't agree more with all that you stated in this tribute. And I have never subscribed to the phrase, "it's only a dog", or "it's only a cat", or whatever the beloved friend it is. They may not be human beings, but they truly become a member of your family, and as such, when they pass you grieve as you would when a family member passes, perhaps even more so for the very reasons you stated in this tribute, unconditional love. You were blessed with 13 + years with Lucy, and may those memories comfort you in this time. You're a good person, Pierre, with a great heart, and when the time is right, Lucy will send to you a new friend to love and care for, just as Watson sent you Lucy.
    Peace, and God bless both you and Lucy.

    Anthony Mariani
  18. GailE_4 posted on 02/22/2012 04:59 PM
    I lost my best friend Elijah 5 weeks ago. We had to put him down after 16 years! He was my angel for sure and got me through some of the hardest times in my life. He might not ever have met a rock star like Lucy did, but he was my rock star :). I loved your tribute to Lucy my face was totally went while sitting in my car.
  19. TimP_28 posted on 02/22/2012 05:25 PM
    Hey Pierre, so sorry for your loss. I had to put my best friend Zeppelin down 2 years ago. He was a month shy of 15. he helped me throught bad times and made the good times even better. I know that Lucy and Zeppelin are romping around somewhere better now and we'll see them again at some point. Take care.
  20. AnthonyD_5439 posted on 02/22/2012 05:40 PM
    Thanks for saying what so much of us are feeling when we lose a loved one. Especially one that gave love unconditionally. She lives in our hearts now too.
  21. LisaL_25 posted on 02/22/2012 06:21 PM
    Big hugs Pierre. You can feel good that Lucy had a wonderful life with you, she looks so happy and so loved in all the pictures.
  22. PaulaT_2 posted on 02/22/2012 06:44 PM
    Pierre, I'm sitting here in tears listening to this. The first time I ever went into the studio to listen to Preston and Steve, Lucy came right up to me and I gave her so many kisses and hugs. I know what this pain is like, I lost my dog around this time last year. I got a tattoo of her. You're right in everything you said. RIP, beautiful.
  23. stevenr_5616 posted on 02/22/2012 06:53 PM
    How about a walk ? I'm in ...........love it ! God bless
  24. MarlaC_1727 posted on 02/22/2012 07:27 PM
    Pierre, I am listening to the rest of the tribute now. Had to hop out of the car during the touching story today. (Sorry!). I love my dog as much as you loved Lucy. They are a family member, your friend, for some, the love of your life! I know how much you loved Lucy. I hope your great memories of her eventually replace the feeling of loss you have right now. It is a beautiful tribute!
  25. MonicaL_9096 posted on 02/22/2012 07:30 PM
    I write this with tears in my eyes. I do understand; I've had dogs most of my life and I don't think there is anything harder than to have to put one down. We have a black lab who will be 12 this year, so we know we are on borrowed time, and are grateful for every day we have with him. I love the tribute you did to Lucy; every song played as if it were coming straight from your heart. I cried for you and your Lucy. My condolences to you. Your Angel will live forever in your heart as the healthy free spirited sweet Lucy.
  26. GinaM_6973 posted on 02/22/2012 08:05 PM
    Pierre, I was so moved to hear your tribute to Lucy today. I cried my eyes out in my car while listening. All that any of us can ask is to be so loved. My best friend is a 6.5lb Kitty Cat who brightens my every day. She is now 14, and has recently been diagnosed with kidney disease. I am greatful for every moment I get to spend in her presence. Thank you for your kindness. One of the reasons I always listened to you is Lucy. God Bless You, and Godspeed to Lucy!
  27. JeffreyV_6 posted on 02/22/2012 08:06 PM
    So sorry, better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, a large pool of tears collecting from all of your friends
  28. BobP_2182 posted on 02/22/2012 08:54 PM
    Beautiful tribute my friend, nobody on this earth gives us unconditional love and asks nothing in return like our pets!!! I remember the day I got to play with Lucy by your pool when she was a young pup. My thoughts are with you,
    Bobo
  29. TomN_37 posted on 02/22/2012 09:54 PM
    Great tribute Pierre, It's the hardest ting to let go of love as pure as a dog gives. It makes us selfish in a way that we can't bear the thought of being with out them ,but deep in our hearts we know it has to be done. I know when my beloved JRT Axl passed away suddenly ,it hit me so hard I felt like my heart would never heal. But I thought to myself that I couldn't not be without a dog or as we call them our kids. For those of us without human children they are as close we we'll ever get. I decided to get another and we adopted Posi from a animal rescue. One of my few great decisions . He'll never replace Axl ,but stand alongside him and help fill the hole that his passing left. I hope you too will in time , have another best friend come into your life.
  30. Jcbbenita posted on 02/22/2012 10:04 PM
    Pierre
    What a beautifull tribute to a friend. I admire your strength to do such a touching show about her.

    Take care and thank you for sharing with us

    Jerry
  31. AlL_9 posted on 02/22/2012 10:18 PM
    Wow Pierre, that was beautiful tribute to you buddy, your baby girl, your Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Your words hit a cord with me and I am very thankful for how you expressed yourself too. Cheers, Al
  32. DavidS_217 posted on 02/22/2012 10:30 PM
    My heart goes out to you. I have had a dog all my life and every time i have to let one go it tears me apart. Growing up every time my dad got asked how many children he had he always said 2 four legged hairies and 2 two legged hairless. It true your pets are so much more then pets they are your children.
  33. SteveB_181 posted on 02/23/2012 08:57 AM
    Hey Pierre,

    I'm crying like a baby. What a great tribute. We lost our LuLu, a black lab mix last November. She came to us 14 years ago from Freinds of Animals. It was a match made in heaven. We had a saying: "Everybody loves the Lu". Even non animal lovers loved her. Just like Lucy, she was our sweet angle.

    It still hurts bad but its a great feeling having that in our lives.
  34. LilyH posted on 02/23/2012 10:45 AM
    What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl. Run free dear Lucy.
    Lily - Louisiana
  35. MilenaW posted on 02/23/2012 11:37 AM
    My heart is with you Pierre! Till years ago I would not understand most what you say about dogs because I was a cat person then I got 2 little doggies that are my buddies and i understand love a little better now because them! Can't imagine life without them! Beautiful tribute! Love your way. Milena
  36. ChrissyD_7485 posted on 02/23/2012 12:33 PM
    I am sorry your story with Lucy is over and thank you for her tribute. It was beautiful and for me came at a perfect time. Every now and then in life something magical happens. Yesterday for me, it was tuning into your show during your tribute to Lucy. We sadly had to put down our golden, Chewie this past Friday because he was suddenly sick with an acute leukemia. He was only with us 5 years, he was not even originally my dog (someone else couldn’t keep him) but he was as much a part of our family as any of us. My son was 4 and had been diagnosed with autism about a year before Chewie came into our lives. Chewie had some definite doggie ADHD, so they had a lot of things in common. But after listening to you talk about dogs being angels it became even clearer to me. I know he lived a great, full, though short life. He helped us understand our son better, and he helped draw him out of himself. Autistic kids have trouble bonding with humans, but not animals as much. Now my son is doing very well, he communicates, he speaks, and he loves more. Thank you for being you and sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences with us. The sadness of death is mostly only so because of the magnitude of our love, so in some ways the sadder we feel the more love we had.
  37. JohnM_0397 posted on 02/23/2012 12:57 PM
    Dear Pierre,
    I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your sweet heart Lucy. As a life long dog lover I have been through the heart wrenching loss a number of times and each time I swore would be the last but it never seems to fail another beautiful soul will come along and help open up my heart again. May you find peace and comfort during this very sad time and hopefully another beautiful soul will find you whn the time is right.
  38. PeggyK_7468 posted on 02/23/2012 01:02 PM
    Pierre, I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost 2 Goldens through the years each leaving our family with such an emptiness. Your tribute to your Lucy was so heart warming once again bringing back memories of my best friends from my past. It seems that you and my family have had goldens around the same times in our lives, when you got Jackson we brought home Brandy, with your Lucy we had Lindsay. We lost our Lindsay a little over a year ago, she was 2 wks shy of 12yrs. We then found Jackson, our first male and our first light clored golden (after hearing you named your male Jackson all those years ago I always said if I ever had a male dog that would be his name, of course my love for Jackson Browne played a small part in it too) Anyway my heart goes out to you! You were very lucky to have had Lucy in your life your long time fan!
  39. SandraB posted on 02/23/2012 01:27 PM
    My heart goes out to you Pierre - as time goes so slowly for those who grieve, I truly hope it time heals you quickly. Still crying for the passing of your precious girl Lucy - what a beautiful life you both enjoyed together and may the memories help fill your void & mend your broken heart.
  40. JackJ_3 posted on 02/23/2012 03:08 PM
    Pierre, you have always had such a great way to speak, so touching in many different ways throughout my listening to you. This was just amazing, so thoughtful & touching, the way you talk about what it means to have a pet. It’s been many, many years since I lost my golden and it hasn’t been the same since as I’ve never been able to get another dog at all. Hopefully soon I will be able to do so. Thanks for putting into such clear perspective what true pet owners know deep in their hearts, that pets are family. It’s really as simple as that. For those that don’t understand that, the meaning of life is very different from ours.
  41. EdP_5330 posted on 02/23/2012 06:04 PM
    Pierre, Thank you for letting us share Lucy with us. So sorry for your loss! I miss my choclate lab Hershey so much, she's been gone for 5 years now. Great memories with her and 100% unconditional love!
  42. SandyB_8 posted on 02/24/2012 09:16 AM
    Pierre what a beautiful tribute for a beautiful furchild. I have had furchildren for many years and each one is so unique and special. It is so hard when they have to leave us. You are so right that they keep us in the present moment. <3
  43. JeanN_7055 posted on 02/28/2012 12:01 PM
    My Deepest sypathies to you on the loss of Lucy. She was a beautiful dog and animals have beautiful souls. May she rest in peace across the rainbow bridge and God grant you strength and comfort.

    Jean
  44. JeanN_7055 posted on 02/28/2012 12:02 PM
    As I've been listening to this I sit and cry.
  45. NashvilleVetNurse posted on 03/13/2012 01:43 AM
    Pierre, I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my warmest regards and heartfelt condolences. I spent my teen years listening to you on WMMR until my family moved away from the Philadelphia area in 1985, not long after my 16th birthday. It was an odd and unexpected surprise to see your name mentioned on a veterinary nursing webpage this evening. I think it's been 25 years since I last heard you on the radio, and yet when I read your name, I felt like I was hearing about a dear old friend. Your tribute is a beautiful testament to the depth of your bond with your dear friend. Thank you for sharing that. I'll offer a toast tonight to Ms. Lucy. All my best, Laura Culbertson
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