Monday, August 10, 2009
It's been ages since I have written anything about Lucy but she is a full-time job and between that and my knitting, I have all I can handle. DH has been taking Lucy to puppy charm school and this past Saturday she graduated. There was a lot of fanfare but enough to make all the dogs (3) in her class act up just a tad.
Lucy was bouncing off the walls but the trainer, Teresa got her under control by talking to her in low soft tones with a treat in her hand waved in front of Lucy's nose. Lucy gave Teresa her total attention.
Everyone was very wiggly so getting something in focus to document the occasion was impossible. I did however manage to get one good in focus picture of our graduate because of Teresa's low calm voice of reason.
We are so proud of Lucy for doing her best. It's been 8 weeks of bribes for good behavior and we are pleased with the end result. Lucy is still a work in progress but at least she is headed down the right path.
Here are some blurry pictures of the rest of the class. I hate they are blurry but at least you can sort of tell who was in the class.
This is Sam and his mom. He sat much better than Lucy did! And here is Avery. Avery is a very special girl. She is a rescue. Avery is an Argentine Dogo and was one of 10 dogs up for adoption. Avery's mom said that all the dogs were neglected and seemed about the same age so she thinks they were litter mates. When Avery was adopted she didn't have very much muscle ton in her back legs so sitting or laying down was most comfortable for her. She didn't get much exercise so she wasn't strong enough to hold up her own weight. Despite Avery's 105 pounds, she seems like such a good girl. Lucy loved her and didn't care that Avery was 2, she just wanted to play.
There is an intermediate class but our trainer is moving to a different department and we are trying to decide what the next step will be for Lucy. Meanwhile we will continue to work with her making her behave.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
When you have little dogs whose bodies are long you learn all the different positions they can assume. Larger dogs are no different but since this is our first large dog in 12 years, we had forgotten what they are like. I watch Lucy and am amazed at how she is all legs and curl up her body in such a small little circle. Then there are other times like these...
Lucy drapes herself on anyone of the doxies who are in her way. Below hose long legs are three other dogs. The black dog in the front is Sadie then the reddish brown dog under her legs is Eddy, but the one you will really have to strain to see is Moose. He is the one at her back. you can see a very small part of him (look for the two black bumps on Lucy's back). She doesn't mind laying on anyone or anything as long as she can stretch out. Then there is this position...
Lucy has gotten so big that she really isn't fitting into my lap as well as she used to. That does not stop her from finding some way to sit where the doxies sleep. As long as she is with her buds, she will fold up like a folding table to fit in.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Our dear sweet Lucy has been to the vet every three weeks since we got her. Shots seem to take forever. Every three weeks for nine weeks. Two weeks after the last set of shots Lucy will be going under the knife. Yes, the knife. We have decided to make sure that the population will not be expanding at our house. Five dogs is enough!
The last visit to the vet proved that we are being eaten out of house and home. When we first got Lucy she weighed seven pounds. At three weeks with us she weighed 14 pounds. We are about to make an appointment for our last set of shots and I can't wait to see how much she weighs. I can see that she has at least doubled physically in size since we got her back in Feb. My lap in not big enough for her anymore! Lucy is growing by leaps and bounds. She can't squeeze herself into this sweater anymore either... Our baby is growing up!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here is the oldest of the herd, Eddy and Lucy have an afternoon snooze. I really never thought that Eddy would be a problem but it sure is nice to see them being together. They were asleep in the chair just like that for an hour. The moment they heard me with the camera, it was over. Lucky for me there are lots more naps to be had...
Lucy and Sadie having a nap together until I moved to reach for the camera and Sadie hopped up. She hates having her picture taken. I don't blame her but she's a dog. How does she know it will make her look ten pounds heavier??
Monday, March 23, 2009
We only pick the best toys for our new love. Wanna guess what this expensive toy this is??
Sorry about the darkness of the picture. It's hard to chase a puppy to catch the perfect picture. Do you have a better idea of what the perfect toy is?? Lowes here I come!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Lucy is a fawn Boxer with a black muzzle. She has a tad of white on her nose just like her father. Her father weighs about 55 pounds and her mother about 65. So we are not sure what Lucy will weigh since she was the runt. Her feet are getting noticeably larger even in the last two weeks she has been here. I am almost afraid to know how large she is going to get or how much she will eat!
We are very excited to have Lucy join our family and hope that you will stay with us while we watch Lucy grow up. I know it will be like people babies-they just grow up way too fast!