Lola affectionately nicknamed "Lola Girl" passed peacefully Friday afternoon, September 9th, 2022, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She returned from the hospital Friday morning to spend her last day at home with her family. Thirty minutes before her passing, she mustered her remaining strength; sat up, wagged her tail and smiled as if to say, “I love you”. She passed peacefully in her loft apartment above Boxwoods Antique Market in Waynesboro’s Historic Goldberg Building, on her own without doctor's assistance.
Born outside of Birmingham Alabama on November 29th, 2011, in a large white columned antebellum home, she was adopted by Tony at 12 weeks old and joined him and her new sister Lucy in a large log cabin hunting lodge high on a hill outside Atlanta. Sweet, shy and mischievous, she'd often sneak down the hill and run around a neighbor's pond and harass the ducks.
Lucy and Lola bonded quickly and enjoyed a comfortable and happy life; doggie day camp 2x a week, camping, road trips, swimming in the pool. She had a love, or obsession rather for tennis balls and squirrels, the latter of which she never caught. Eventually Tux was added to the family and Lola now had a big brother. Lola made it quite clear from day one that she was in charge and if Tux fell out of line, she would swiftly correct him. He learned quickly.
A second brother, Joey, later joined the family and then there were four! They enjoyed a calm and peaceful home life together for many years.
Lola LOVED spending time in "the shop", the family's furniture stores in Atlanta and later in Waynesboro at Boxwoods Antiques Market. She was well known to the customers who regularly shopped there. She spent many hours curiously following people around while they shopped and to their amusement would often lounge on comfy furniture around the store. She was a Queen.
Lola was affectionate and loving and devoted to her dad, sleeping every night of her eleven years next to his pillow. She never outgrew the constant desire to be hugged and cuddled. And thought nothing of walking up to her dad and crawling her 50 lbs up into his lap. Lola will be lovingly remembered and will live in our hearts always.
Arrangements under the care of Paws 'n Reflect Pet Cremation, Statesboro, GA