Monday, July 14, 2008

A New Family Member - and Chocolate!

The dog picture is just a facsimile of our new pet, Lucy, the chocolate lab. Lucy has not stood still long enough to take anything but a fuzzy picture. I'll work on that today so I can post one of the real Lucy. We brought her home on Saturday. She's a four year old "rescued lab" who needed a good home and lots of attention. She'll get some of each. She is very quiet and extremely well behaved and most importantly, housebroken. She's a bit thin at about 60 lbs, but that may just be how she is. She needs her shots and she has not been neutered, so we'll be making some appointments with the vet. She looks healthy, has a good shiny coat and a very sweet nature. She may be the proud owner of a flea or two, but we are treating her with Advantage.

Lucy already has a favorite toy - much to Layla the dog's distress. It's a little stuffed gingerbread boy "woobie" that Layla has had since Christmas. Lucy has it in her mouth all of the time except when she is eating. If I give her a treat she takes the treat in her mouth without letting the woobie go. Layla has tried taking her toy back several times. She did not ask politely. She became air born in her attempt and quickly found out that was not a safe or painless thing to do with a dog 3 times her size. She nursed her wounds (very minor) and her pride(very major) and decided to let Lucy keep it for the time being. Layla wants to be the only dog in the house. She also wants her woobie back. She was used to getting her way with our Carley, the chocolate lab, who died in 2004. Lucy prefers not to be trifled with, and Layla is starting to see that. At least until she completes the Woobie Retrieval plan she has mapped out:

She asked if we could go to the Army Surplus store today. I think not.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Cynthia, I didn't konw you wanted another! I can't wait to see her...and you named her Lucy, wow, great name. Enjoy!!!

MuseSwings said...

Thanks! It was the farthest thing from our minds, but things happen and she needed a home. Thank you! We will enjoy!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

We have several labs and love them dearly. We have a chocolate lab named Daisy. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I am getting way too sleepy so I must sign off for tonight. Take care and have a great week. Love ya, Trish

steviewren said...

Getting to know a new dog is always fun. Enjoy, and post a picture when you get her to pose.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

X marks the spot I see. All the best with the newest member of the family. Definitely --- step away from the army surplus store---- and if you hear any mysterious ticking sounds in the house, I'd call the dog bomb squad!