The end of last week I received a lovely update email. It was for Lucy who is now nearly 9 years old. We re-homed Lucy nearly three years ago. Lucy is on The Girls page, under 'The Old Girls.' We got her as an adult dog, as someone was advertising her to re-home. She settled right in with us and produced two lovely litters of Cavapoos easily and just as we started to do her health tests to bred her third and last litter Judith and Tony contacted us about having a puppy from her. They visited us and meet Lucy and Reggie, but Lucy on having her annual heart examination over 5 years old by a cardiologist vet was heard to have a murmur. I contacted Judith and Tony to tell them we would not breed from her again and what snowballed from that was they would be very interested in having Lucy. They had Cavaliers before and understood the heart issues. My main reason for re-homing Lucy was that she had spent the early part of her life not living in a pack and although she fitted in well I thought she would probably be better suited to living out her adult into old age life in a home with less dogs. So nearly three years ago Lucy started her life with Judith and Tony.
"Hi Jane and the family
It is time to give you an update on dear Lucy. She is just fine, full of beans - she will be 9 years old in June and has now been with us for 3 years. She loves her toys, as you well know, and continues to sneak off with them and pile them all together but never puts them back!! No amount of training will persuade her, just like a child.
Unfortunately, we think she is deaf and we are not sure that it is selective hearing as we have carried out our little tests on her and the vet thinks the same. However, Lucy keeps an eye on us most of the time just in case there is food about as she cannot hear the kitchen noises anymore or the cake and biscuit tins being opened!!
Now Tony is retired she does not get that 7.00 am walk before work as Tony sleeps in a bit later (why not?) but unfortunately we have a new alarm - Lucy continually barking just to let us know it is time to get up. At least I still get to have an early cuppa in bed
Thanks Judith and Tony. Really great to hear from you and that Lucy is so well. The parcel arrived yesterday and thank you for seeing the tea towel and thinking of us and then so kindly taking the time to post it to us. It certainly will see a lot of use.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!