LUCY DAVIS May 15, 1999 – May 14, 2021
Lucy Davis was born May 15 (or thereabouts), 1999 in a barn in Monroe County, Indiana. She, along with her feline mother and siblings, were brought to City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control where she was adopted by and moved in with her human family. She later moved to Massachusetts in 2001, living first in Amherst, then South Hadley, until the family moved to Texas in 2003. Even though most of her life was spent in Texas, she considered herself a Hoosier at heart. Due to family moves, Lucy traveled quite a bit, seeing thirteen states from New England, the Midwest and South. She loved car rides and would run to her carrier when Mom asked, “Wanna go for a ride?” She even took a couple of plane rides, although she wasn\’t particularly fond of going through security or take-off. For the majority of her life, Lucy was extremely active and enjoyed interactive games with her humans, her favourites being hide-and-seek and “sink” – a game where a human would fill a cup with water and she’d try to either smack or drink every drop before it went down the drain. She had several lovies she liked to nurture by dropping them in her food bowl so they could eat. She was especially fond of high places and would spend a lot of time on top of kitchen cabinets and other precarious spots. Lucy was extremely attentive to humans and greeted every visitor who came into her home as a friend. She was always at the door to greet Mom when she came home. She enjoyed conversations with her mom, especially while Mom cooked dinner. In her later years, she enjoyed their time outside on the porch during the early morning hours. She was constantly by her mom’s side, most remarkably in 2005 when Mom went into labour at 1am with her first human child. Lucy earned her name Doula Kitty for the hours she spent pushing her head into Mom’s arm as counterpressure during contractions. She was excited to welcome both Emma and Peyton as her babies and sat vigil next to their cribs while they slept. And Mom never needed a baby monitor as Lucy was the first to announce an issue with a child. Lucy was a great comfort to her family in all times, sensing when someone was sick or sad and staying close by, offering a paw and a purr of consolation. She took all crises in stride, even enjoying an impromptu 8-hour evacuation drive to San Antonio during hurricane Rita. She was extremely observant and intelligent and handled these situations gracefully and without complaint. Lucy passed away peacefully at home after suffering a stroke. Lucy is survived by her human Mom, human siblings Emma and Peyton and feline siblings Bacardi and Misty. She touched so many lives and we will all miss her terribly.