Posts Tagged ‘dog

02
May
08

Worried Mama…

This morning Lucy and I went on our daily “walkie”. When we got to her favorite part where the trail opens up and there’s a nice sized meadow where she can sprint around and around, I noted that the grass had gotten quite dry and tall.

About an hour after we returned home, Lucy started sneezing uncontrollably, clearly she was in agony. It wasn’t subsiding so Pete took her to the vet.

Apparently she got a foxtail up her nose and they would need to sedate her and use forceps to get it out. Poor baby! She’s at the vet now and the house seems so empty without her.

Oh, I must mention the pricetag for the vet visit: $420! Ouch. Ayelet told me, “you could stay at a five star hotel for that price!” Double ouch. Oh well, my Lucy is worth 5 stars!

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02
Apr
08

Haters

There is a mean man on a bike who yells at Lucy every morning. It makes me furious as you can imagine.

This man does not like the fact that Lucy is off leash, never mind it is 5:30am and there is nobody around.

What a bully! She’s 2o pounds to his 200 pounds (I’m guessing). He rides his bike without a headlight and feels like it is his right to yell at dogs. A dog who does not make the decision as to whether or not it should be off leash.

I would feel better if he yelled at me. You’d think he’d feel like a complete nincompoop for yelling at such a small dog.

Every morning, this man scares me as he comes out of nowhere, barrelling down the trail. With my headphones on, I usually don’t hear him until he is whizzing by screaming at Lucy to get out of the way. NOTE: Lucy is never ever ON the paved trail, instead she’s off trail, sniffing other dog smells, chasing squirrels and exploring.

For the most part, the folks we meet on our trail take one look at Lucy and quite simply, fall in love. There are exceptions.

Bike Bully is the worst…. but there are others who do not embrace the sweetness, cuteness and eager-to-please-ness that is Lucy.

There is the chubby Cub’s fan who yells at ME (thank you) because Lucy “aggravates” her two pit bulls (!!) — personally I think she’s just mad cause she’s struggling so hard to jog. There is the group of little old silver haired ladies who took one look at Lucy and decided they just did not like her.

I used to either yell back or put on my stoniest face and forge on, but I’m getting better. When I see these haters, I’ll now put Lucy on her leash. Unfortunately, the bike bully is probably going to have to continue to yell, as I never have enough advance notice to do anything about it.

All I can say is Karma, people. Watch out.

19
Mar
08

Lucy gets SKUNKED

Middle of the night… 1/2 asleep I sniff. P.U.! What is that? Oh no….. SKUNK. My peaceful dreams ruined by putridity. Pete had let Lucy out to “do her business” and the crazy dog managed to get skunked. Not so much fun at 1:00 am. 1 hour later after madly researching “how to get rid of skunk smell”, a 1/2 hour bath I try to get back to sleep. Unfortunately the smell of skunk lingers…. Life with Lucy. Never dull.

17
Mar
08

Lucy for Mayor

Why can’t Lucy run for mayor? I have never known anyone who has more popularity amongst a wide array of people from all walks of life. She certainly does not discriminate based on race, sex, financial status or any other criteria.

Like most politicians, Lucy is quite happy to accept bribes and gifts from the public.

Lucy is committed to the cause to eliminate squirrels from the town of Alamo. Unfortunately, she has yet to actually catch one (she would have no idea what to do if she actually caught one) but she sure ain’t gonna stop trying.

Lucy is also committed to doing her part to keep the trails clean. With her nose to the ground, she’ll find that last piece of garbage or scrap of food and make sure it is “disposed” of.

Lucy can work a crowd. If presented with a group of people to greet, she is quite adept at ensuring everyone gets a “kiss”.

Lucy for Mayor!