Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Lucy - Gratitude on day 14
She's a total lab. She looks like a stuffed animal, but I've never doubted for a minute that she would attack anyone who threatened a member of our family. She has slept in my room, frequently in the bed, nearly every night for the past 14 years. She's too old to get on the bed now (and, um, way too stinky) but she still sleeps on the floor by my side. If she's in the house, she's within a foot or two of me at all times. She's my girl.
She's also The Boy's girls. He loves our dogs and he's always got a kind word and a gentle pat for Miss Lucy, and she appreciates it. Both the kids, as babies, have had some lovely moments of sharing a snack while pre-verbal with the lovely little Lucy. She was that dog, who would wait patiently, tongue around fingers, no teeth in sight, until tiny little hands finally released the cheerio to the loving companion with a giggle. Man, that's a moment I love. The gentle dog sharing a snack with the generous baby, the baby who won't share with anyone BUT the dog.
I'm really not sure how long she's got. She gave me a scare about 2 years ago when she really started to earn the nickname "Juicy Lucy" but she's still going strong. She eats, she plays, and she gives the two younger dogs hell. She's the ultimate alpha bitch, and also our cuddly companion. I love her, and I am thankful for having spent a lifetime with her.
Posted by Emily at 4:30 PM