My younger pug, Lucy, turned nine years old today! I can’t believe my sweet little girl is already nine; it seems like we just brought her home yesterday! Lucy got a big bag full of toys and treats, which of course she shared with Max. Truth be told, Lucy isn’t too big on holidays or special occasions; she doesn’t like anything that is out of her normal routine. Max, however, LOVES opening gifts, so he was actually more happy with the presents than Lucy was!
I still remember the day we first met Lucy. I had been thinking of getting a second dog so that Max would have a playmate. As I sat in the living room one afternoon, something told me to check the newspaper. I picked it up and turned to the classified’s section, where there was a small ad for a female pug. I called the number…and within an hour my dad, Max and I were at the owner’s home meeting Lucy, her sister, two brothers, and mom!
Lucy and her sister were both available; we took them outside, where Lucy immediately stole our hearts. She was scratching at our feet, wanting us to pick her up. Her sister paid us no attention whatsoever, but Lucy was all over us. We then brought Max out to meet her, and for Lucy it was love at first sight. My dad said I could get another dog if Lucy was the one we choose…and a week later, when she was barely 6-weeks-old, we brought her home!
Lucy was so scared on the car ride to our house; it was the first time she’d ever been away from her mom or litter mates, least of all ridden in a car. She shook and whined all the way home…until we got into the house where Max was waiting. All it took was seeing Max and she immediately calmed down! Max, however, wasn’t so sure about her (and quite frankly, he still isn’t, ha!).
When we first got Lucy, she only weighed four pounds. However, she was (and is) very bold and outgoing, not afraid to demand her way. A few nights after we had gotten her, she managed to open up her crate, slip through two baby gates, climb the stairs, and push the door to my bedroom open. I was awakened in the middle of the night by little Lucy barking up at me while I was in bed!
I am so grateful that I opened up the newspaper nine years ago; Lucy makes our family complete!