Lucy is a 2-year-old (we think) rescue dog. We think she is mainly yellow lab, but we are pretty sure there is some other breed in her mix as well. Lucy showed up with 3 of her puppies at Bret’s Aunt Sheila’s house outside of Oxford, Mississippi last year in bad shape. Sheila worked hard to have the puppies and their mom spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well fed. Each puppy found a good home in early 2012, but Lucy still did not have a home.
As much energy as Charlie has, Bret and I felt like he needed a playmate and friend to keep him company while we were gone to work or away from home. Charlie needed a “brother” or “sister” to help us wear him out, but we knew we had no time to train a new puppy. When Sheila mentioned Lucy needing a home, we jumped at the opportunity to have a “play date” at our house to see how the two would get along. The “play date” went perfectly. Charlie and Lucy were instant friends!
So…here we are. Lucy has been part of our family since late November. We chose her name in an attempt to continue our “Charlie Brown” theme…plus, we just liked the name “Lucy!” She is such a sweet, happy, gentle dog. Just look at her, and her tail will always wag. She plays hard with Charlie, howls in her sleep, jumps up and down (wiggling in mid-air with her webbed toes spread wide) when we get home from work, and inhales her food. She also loves to chase shadows and laser pointers, and she just discovered the reflection of our knives onto the ceiling when we eat dinner each night…so goofy!
Although Lucy is unfortunately battling some very expensive skin issues for which she is all drugged up and eating $100 dog food, we are officially attached and so glad to have her as part of our family!