Saturday, January 19, 2013
Lucy is a black lab mix. My youngest son, Paul, rescued her from the animal shelter. He got her 1 month before he joined the Marines. He had just got married, and he didn't want his wife to be lonely. They lived in an apartment that was too small for Lucy, so she went to Paul's in law's house. They house trained her, but she liked to dig. They had a manicured lawn and didn't like Lucy's gardening expertise! So, Paul asked if Lucy could stay with me until he got stationed. I said alright. In the mean time Paul and his wife, Katie, were divorced. Paul was sent to Japan for 2 years, and I was stuck with Lucy. I say stuck, but she has become part of the family. Who could turn down those sad brown lab eyes?
Ella is a husky. Ella belonged to my oldest son & his wife, David & Angie. Angie saw her in a neighbors yard with some other puppies. Ella looked to be neglected and malnourished. Angie rescued her from this bad situation. Angie always had a soft spot for puppies, but when they grew up , she didn't want to fool with them. They have a miniature schnauzer, and when Ella grew up , she would fight with it. David wanted to keep Ella, so he asked if Ella could stay here until they found a good home for her. He said he would buy her dog food and take her to the vet. That was 1 year ago. He took her to the vet to have her fixed. (We had some unwelcome visitors). The past two months, he hasn't bought dog food for her. So we told him we would feed her Lucy's dog food. He agreed to buy every other month, but that didn't happen either.
My wife, who was against this idea from the beginning, has warmed up to them. She would make fun of me when I bought them dog toys and treats. Now she buys them dog toys and treats! It appears they have weaved us around their furry little tails.