Jennie F. and her family used to visit the pet store to play with the doggies because they felt sorry for them. One fateful day in 2008, a beautiful tri-color Corgi pup arrived at the shop. “I’d wanted a Corgi ever since I was a little girl, and this was the first time I’d seen one up close.”
“I fell in love!”
“Because we already had an elderly beagle (Libby) and a mixed-breed rescue (Hootie), we decided against adding another dog to the family, and definitely didn’t feel right about buying a puppy from a pet store. Dogs usually found their way into our family through friends or the pound.”
“Several weeks later we made another trip to the pet store, and that sweet little Corgi was still there, this time with a 40% off sticker on her window. Marked down?! Didn’t they realize what that would do to her Corgi self-respect? It bothered me so much. I told my husband we were taking her home, my youngest daughter and I gazed at the tri and simultaneously said Lucy!, and THAT was that.”
“Lucy was such a sweet baby … plenty of puppy kisses and snuggles.”
“She loved our cat Milo, who seemed to think Lucy was some sort of wild game he was supposed to hunt. He’d follow her all around the house, leaping on her back and wrapping his paws around her neck. Lucy would give him some kisses and then go on to something else, completely ignoring him.”
“When Milo passed, she kept searching the house for him. I think there was a little love there, too.”
“Lucy was great with our other fur babies, too … very gentle with Libby, who let her know in no uncertain terms who was top dog. When we eventually lost Libby, Lucy tried her best to cheer Hootie out of his depression, following him everywhere and snuggling up with him when he’d let her.”
“Lucy is three years old now and has lots of “work” to do: keeping our yard safe from squirrels, bunnies and birds; protecting her food dish (full or empty) from invaders; keeping her bigger brothers Hootie and Buddy (another mixed-breed rescue) in line, and practicing her aaaarrrroooos, so I can be serenaded every day when I get home from work.”
“She’s learned to howl too, just a little bit, by listening to Hootie’s answer to the ice cream truck music.”
“When it’s hot, Lucy enjoys a dip in the puppy pool, and she’s taught Buddy how to hop in and splash around.”
“When she’s being obstinate, we call her Lucy-fur (like Lucifer); other times it’s Lucy Lou, Lucy Girl, or Girlie. When she lays on her belly, we call her Chicken Butt.”
“It’s definitely “I Love Lucy” for me. I can’t imagine our family without her in it.”
“We dream of someday having a small goat farm, with a pack of feisty Corgis herding them. But Lucy will always be my first.”
“From her melodic aaarrrooos to her big brown eyes to her sloppy kisses, she has me completely wrapped around her little white paw — and I love it!”
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A big high five-biscuit rating, Lucy!
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What a great post! Lucy has found a wonderful family who obviously loves her a lot.
Judy & Max
I love Lucy's look! she is one happy dog!
Sorry to hear of the passing of your other puppies, but I'm glad you and Lucy rescued each other. She looks like she is loving her life!