Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Introducing Lucy the Labrador!

I wrote in March about the death of our beloved Sadie. The weeks since have been very sad and lonesome. We haven't been without a dog in our lives since 1973. I began looking around for a pup and found a breeder of Labrador Retrievers less than an hour away, and she had one little yellow male pup available for July. We sent a deposit and looked forward happily to next month. And then a couple days later, the breeder posted on Facebook that someone had returned an 8-month old spayed female yellow Lab because of a change in their work situation, and she was available right now! Well, you probably can guess what we did. Yup. Drove over on Saturday and picked up this adorable, sweet-natured girl.


Her name is Lucy, which pleases us because we used to have a Belgian Sheepdog named Lucy when the kids were little. She is working out very well and is great with Hazel Nina.


I think Tom's laughter in this picture expresses the happiness we feel.


And here she is, laying at my feet under the computer desk as I write.

24 comments:

  1. Awww! Welcome to the blog, Lucy!

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  2. Nan,

    So happy for the new addition to your family. I went through the same loss last year and searched for months to find another English setter rescue. Finally she joined us in March and is a love bug...it's just not whole when there is no doggie in the fam. Huzzah to you and Lucy!

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  3. Welcome Lucy! My parents gave me a black lab/newfoundland mix my senior year in high school. Needless to say, he filled their empty nest when I headed to college and gave my parents and their visiting grandchildren many years of joy.

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  4. Nan, she's gorgeous! I'm so jealous. We've been dog less for 2 years now and I'm starting to think it might be time!

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  5. How nice for all of you! Welcome, Lucy!

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  6. Lucy looks pretty happy, too.........A dog is a wonderful person in a family.

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  7. That's a lovely lab you have got there, Nan! She is already a part of your family.

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  8. She looks like such a friendly, good-natured dog! You did the right thing, giving a home to an animal that was not welcome anymore with its former owners. I am sure she will give you all much joy, just like the picture with Tom shows!

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  9. Lucky you and lucky Lucy. Your are obviously made for each other. Jenny

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  10. Yea for new family members!!! Welcome Lucy! :)

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  11. So endearing. Love the way Lucy has become a member of the family.

    Sue

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  12. Welcome, Lucy! She's a beautiful dog and you can tell how sweet she is just by looking at her face.

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  13. She looks like a love and I'm sure you and your family will have years of happiness with Lucy.

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  14. I've always heard that labradors have a great disposition and It looks like she doesa

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  15. Saw she's gorgeous. I'm very jealous. I would love a dog just like yours Nan. I hope she will live for many years and give you much pleasure.

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  16. This is wonderful for you! She is beautiful. We've had a couple of yellow Labs over our life, and they are marvelous dogs - so stable and loving.

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  17. Lucky Lucy - and lucky you. She is beautiful and she looks as happy to be with you as Tom looks.

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  18. What a cutie Nan = wishing u all much happiness and long lives.

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  19. Oh, she is beautiful, Nan. I know she is going to bring your family many years of joy. Lucy looks as if she's fitting right in. It's so hard to be without a dog. I haven't been since 1987. I'm getting old now so my boy Rocky is probably my last dog, but who knows.

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  20. What a lovely (and lucky) dog. She's gorgeous.

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  21. Who is luckier?
    You or Lucy?
    Congratulations to all.
    xo

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  22. She looks so happy and friendly I wish I could pet her through the photos :)

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