Lucy, my first doodle, is also known as Satan’s Spawn, Devil Dog and The Force To Be Reckoned With, but I’m so glad that I didn’t miss having this magnificent dog in my life. She started off as a replacement dog for Rosie who had died 5 weeks earlier and in hindsight, maybe I should have waited a little longer, but the house felt so empty. I found Lucy on the Internet and she is probably a puppy mill dog. I really thought she was coming from a reputable breeder but I’d “ordered” a mini-doodle, we took one look at her giant paws and knew she wasn’t a mini. So much for 35 pounds! She weighs 60 pounds, I’ve never had a big dog before so I am thankful to her for giving me this experience. I love big dogs!
Since we really didn’t know how big she was going to be, we made her into a lap dog and at 60 pounds she still wants to crawl into our laps and cuddle. Yeah! She is the most loving dog that I’ve ever had.
But she was a handful so we decided to get her a “friend.” Enter stage right Mozart. We rescued him from Arkansas and he had definitely been abused. Even now after 3 years he’s still my fragile little boy. We give him extra love because he needs it.
Thanksgiving 2010. I turned 65, I went on Medicare, I have two wonderful Doodles and oh yeah, a great husband. How lucky can I get?