"She was a great girl and I miss her still."
Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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May 15th 1994
FOOD, belly scratches, riding in the car, licking dinner plates, bossing the two younger male goldens, swimming, patrolling the property
Not being fed NOW and not getting to go in the car!
Lucy does not "do" toys. She thinks she's too mature for such nonsense!
Cheese, MORE cheese and rawhide chewies.
Anywhere there is water you can play in big time!
She was too dignified she felt for performing tricks. Lucy was a serious girl.
When we found out she had been named "Fuzzette" after the owner's nickname "Fuzz", we KNEW she needed another home. He had no time for her any longer as he was busy with his girlfriend (who was probably named Fuzzy-Wuzzy!) and by word-of-mouth, we found her. She was only a year and a half old and I claim she was rescued from an inattentive, non-caring person.
Lucy is the only female we've had (out of severn dogs) and is the most independent of all of them. She has a dignity and bearing that says I will assess you on my terms, I will probably like you because I like everyone, but let me come to you. She's the only one who takes the patrolling of "her" thirteen acres seriously - you never know who was there last night and who might cause trouble today! She's barks for her breakfast and dinner and for tennis balls. She runs like a rabbit and doesn't have great stamina any longer, but she's been known to haul logs from swift rivers in her day. She's an absolute delight and I admire her spirit. I missed her so, I brought home an almost look-alike from the shelter - Zoe Noel. She has her own page on Dogster. No, she is not Lucy - you don't replace - you just have more love to give away and need another furry creature to bestow it on. And so you add..............and appreciate the unique personality of the addition.
I wanna go in the car with Mom.
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May 31st 2008 1:59 pm
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No one will probably read this, I imagine, but you know how things can affect you even after a lot of time has passedn't con. My Lucy Girl visited me today in the form of a book I just finished: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I was not particularly thinking of Lucy - after all, I've lost five dogs over the years and each has his/her own story to tell. But by the end of the book, it was Lucy who was "there" for me. The experiences were so similar. NOW don't get me wrong - this is a story that is not so sad you can't or shouldn't read it........it is inspiring and with a twist at the end, it is practically impossible not to ENJOY Enzo's story and appreciate Stein's skills as a storyteller. Viva, Enzo! He gives us dog lovers a whole 'nother perspective on leaving this earth - one you can embrace and that gives comfort - something most of us need from time to time. And he does it from such a deep felt heart and with profound observations of human and dog lives and how they are intertwined and yet each has its limitations. Oh, for having opposable thumbs, thinks Enzo. Oh, for having your outlook and depth of caring think we humans.
Oh, for the love of a good, really good book.
Lucy "tells" me her newest hero is Enzo and she's adding him to her list of "GREAT DOGS FOR ME TO LOVE AND BE FRIENDS WITH WHEREVER THEY ARE." She's off and running to find Enzo, right now, across the green fields and will report back at some point in time. ENJOY YOUR RUN, LUCY GIRL and when you find him, let me know.
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