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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Lucy

The Kraken, Toulouse, Disco Lucy, Stinkpot, Scumbag, Hairbag, Moosey Lucy, The Beast, Her Lucyness

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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September 28th 2005

Playing with her many toys, napping, nipping toes and elbows, wading/lying on the pool steps, combatting The Great Evil (AKA the vacuum), going for walks, playing keep away, going for rides

being separated from her people, bring separated from Stella, toys getting lost under furniture, getting her ears cleaned, The Great Evil

Favorite Toy:
Stella, balls, squeaking stuffed animals (she lives for the noise), socks, battery powered mice

Favorite Food:
anything that doesn't normally appear in her bowl

Favorite Walk:
the golf course, Falls Park

Best Tricks:
fetching, chasing her tail (and catching it), making ghost noises, creating doors where once there were none, mass destruction, and SITTING! (Praise Bob, she can do it on command!)

Lucy is finally all grown up, but she's still just a kid at heart. She may not feel the need to chew on anything that's at neck's reach, but she'll never turn down an invitation to play. She remains shy, although she loves to sniff ankles and say hello to new people. With her laid back attitude, she's the epitome of houndliness. You could drag her across the house by her ears if it didn't hurt her. The only thing we've found that irritates her is blowing puffs of air in her face. She is also spoiled rotten, no thanks to Mom and Dad. Princess used to refuse to walk to her own bed at night -- but that was when she had her own bed. Now she only sleeps with mommy and daddy. The bed is king size, and it's all hers. Everyone always comments on what a good dog she is. She's a big sweetie who just wants to play with everyone.

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The Luce is Loose

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October 16th 2006 More than 10 years!

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The Kraken Has a Playmate

August 23rd 2007 11:53 am
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Well, it has been a long, hot Summer. I don't know why they call them the dog days, because I tell ya, no one's doing nothin' in this heat, especially not me. If it weren't for the pool stairs and fresh supplies of earth (dug up by yours truly) to wallow in, I'd be more than content to just stay inside and nap until October.

So, I haven't updated in a while because, as you may have noticed, there's an *other* dog in the house now. Stella is pretty cool, although she's a little overly fond of pulling on my ears. I suspect that the food she's getting is way, way better than the food they're giving me. I steal some of hers when I can, but the bipeds keep an annoyingly close watch. The morsels I have managed to steal have been pretty standard, so they must hide the good stuff on the bottom. Except all the times that I eat her leftovers -- those days, they must've put it on the top. Those bipeds are crafty.

But it's way fun to have another dog to play with. I'm so much less bored now when my people are away. I used to be able to roll her over with the smallest flick of my nose, but now she's already at least twice as tall as I am. She likes to straddle me to rub it in. It's alright, though, because that just puts me in an even better position to nip at her elbows. She likes to think that she runs the joint, but she's still got a lot to learn. She falls for the bipeds' tricks every time. She's so naive.

But she has done me proud in the back yard. You know that I advocate creative gardening, and Stella had the ingenious idea of pulling up Celosias to cover her poo with. Together, over the course of the summer, we've managed to "enjoy" every living green thing in the yard. Now there's nothing left but dirt, but hey, more room for digging!


Gardening with the Kraken

May 3rd 2007 2:32 pm
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It's a busy life, being a Lucy. So many things to be chewed on, and so little time. That is, so little time away from the watchful presence of the bipeds. I don't know how they do it, but somehow they always know when I'm trying to have fun.

My only dominion is the back yard, and even that is slowly being taken away from me. I need to work on my snack stealing skills, because right now I'm ranking as feather weight, and Auntie Katie can pick me up and toss me a little too easily when I'm trying to enjoy her gardens. She likes to stand next to the flowers and looks at them, I like to stand *on* the flowers and look at them. Is that so wrong? It's just a difference of approach. I mean, where would art be without creative differences? We'd still be smudging stick mammoths on cave walls, that's where! Well, the bipeds would. I don't have opposable thumbs. I guess I could nose paint. I have a pretty good nose.

Anyroo, Mommy and Auntie Katie have been digging a whole bunch in the yard and putting in lots of new flowers. It really inspires me. I made some excellent progress on my primary digging hole. It's so deep now it's over my head! That is, it WAS, until Mommy went and filled it in. Why does she have to take away everything that I love??

At least I still have the flower pots. Gardening time is so great! There's dirt everywhere, and lots of holes to sniff. I have to investigate each and everyone, just so that Auntie Katie knows she won't be able to hide anything from me. If she's putting anything good down there, I'll find it!

And the bugs! Oh, the bugs! There's so much squiggly stuff in the dirt, and it's all for me! Grubs are delicious. Eating them is the one thing Katie seems to encourage me to do. She yelled at me for admiring her flowers. I can't help it I appreciate their flavor as much as their scent. I'm a connoisseur. I want the whole package.

But the best part is when they get the hose out. I bite at it and bite at it, but it doesn't slow down! It slides right through my teeth. The stuff that comes out of the hose, that is. The hose itself stays put properly when I have to show it who's boss. But that other stuff. Man, it's slippery. And it fights back.


The Kraken Journies

February 26th 2007 2:37 pm
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Gee, I'm overdue for an entry, aren't I? I'm sorry. I might be a Kraken, but I'm a lazy one. (What else do you expect from a Basset?) Winter is for hibernation, not for adventures. Actually, I'm pretty sure any season is a good season for hibernation, you just have to do it in different places. (In the sunlight in winter, underneath the bushes in summer.) But the weather is starting to warm up, so life is also starting to liven up.

Let's see. There's been plenty of the usual, I guess. Sniffing stuff. Digging at stuff. Finding stuff. Chewing up the stuff I find. Sleeping on the people. Chewing on the people. I found a dead bird on the golf course and brought back part of it to show to Mommy and Auntie Katie. I thought it was pretty cool, but they didn't react exactly like I hoped.

This weekend, Auntie Katie took me to the lake to walk around. She introduced me to these big, weird things she called "ducks". I was kind of scared of them at first, but I have to admit, they were pretty cool looking. I stared at them a lot, but they didn't do much except stand there and look back at me. When I ran after them, they jumped in the water and swam away. So I stared at them some more. How'd they float away like that? I'm pretty sure I just sink. Bassets aren't the most sea worthy vessels.

Auntie Katie also got me a new toy! It's so cool! It's almost as great as socks. It's a rope with a rubber thing on it. I love to hold it by one end and swing it around and around, like a lasso, or sometimes like a whip. I think Katie was surprised, but really, she should know better by now. I'm very creative with my toys. Especially after being hit in the head with them a few times. I also like to toss the rope up in the air and catch the rubber thing as it comes back down. That one's great for impressing house guests.

What ho! Is that an open door I spy? And the tulip bed unguarded? Gotta go bury something before they get home!

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