Friday, June 8, 2012

My Buddy, My Pal.

I have had one or two pictures of one of my best buddies on this blog but never really introduced her. This is Lucy. I got her when she was just a pup and she is now 10 this spring. Some times she is a royal pain but for the most part she is one of the best dogs, friend, and helper I have ever had. She wasn't always that way and in fact when she was about a year old I was seriously thinking of getting rid of her. She chased the chickens, chased the kids and nipped them, harassed the goats, peed on the carpet and would take off to see her "boy friend" Booker or her other human friend, Felix, down the road when I let her out the front door. I would get the phone call that she was visiting and they would bring her back in an hour or so. Today she is a watch dog that lets me know when someone has driven on the property, or when there is a bird fight or fright in the yard. She chases the hawks and breaks up squabbles between the geese and the chickens and keeps a watch on the whole yard. In case you didn't notice Lucy is getting a little white around the eyes and muzzle.

She is 10 years old this spring and I can't help but wonder what I am going to do without her someday. In fact thinking about it is something I can't do for very long. I have thought about getting another dog so she would have a buddy or maybe teach it to do what she does but I just can't go there. She is the princess and that's all there is to it.

I will end this post with a stranger than fiction item. Name this thing. I told the kids it was a chicken ovary.



Modern Day Redneck said...

I don't have a clue. Maybe a undeveloped egg?

Izzy said...

I love Lucy! Nice story. Miss Izzy is our one and only too. I would only be disappointed with another dog.

That gross thing, looks like an egg that went totally wrong! Pass through too quickly or too slowly?

Leigh said...

So glad to hear how Lucy grew out of her wild puppiness. That means there's hope for my Kody too!

I agree that the gross thing looks like an egg, plus. Maybe and alien lifeform waiting to hatch?