Monday, March 23, 2009

Who Needs Pet Toys?

Who Needs Pet Toys?

It's been a busy few weeks since Lucy came into our household. We miss sleep, quiet times sleeping in front of the TV and papertowels. I have to say though, she certainly has kept us on our toes. We are so committed to helping this dog stay healthy and fit that we have even been walking her. We try to do it everyday. This past weekend we took Lucy to the park and walked her for 45 mintues around a dirt path. I had thought we would be more exhausted than her but as it turned out, she slept off the fresh air and excercise most of the day. I really wish I had the time everyday to take her out like that. It would get me going and she would get the excercise they say her breed needs.

I know that having a puppy has very sharp teeth and a driving desire to use them on everything it can. Lucy is no exception. Everything has to be "mouthed" just like a human infant. We have spent a fortune at two different pet stores buying up different toys that we think would appeal to Lucy.

Lucy has other thoughts...

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

The Lucy Brown Chronicles

Welcome to The Lucy Brown Chronicles. My family and I have always loved dogs and I have been accused of getting carried away, being nuts and just plain silly for having so many dogs. Our family (currently consisting of DH and son #2) take care of four doxies and one brand new baby boxer. After a very scary event outside one of living room windows a few weeks ago, we decided a much larger dog was needed in this household. We nearly adopted one of my co-workers bloodhound but he decided that he really wanted to hang on to him so we started looking for another large dog.

We have been watching this show and this show so that we would be more prepared for a larger

breed of dog. DH wanted a short haired dog so we checked out tons of breeds via the net and books from book stores. We talked about four or five breeds we thought we would be compatible with. The Boxer breed won. They are active dogs and we need to be more active so we got ourselves a boxer.

The doxies have been adjusting as well as they can. We have been adjusting but I think the dogs are doing much better than us. They have not lost best we can tell. One doxie impaticularly, Moose has taken a shying to Lucy and it's been fun watching the relationship develop. Moose thinks Lucy is a chew toy and she loves his attention. So here is our the newest addition to our family...

Lucy Brown

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!