Some of us in this house are a little infatuated by our dog.
Each morning as we get ready for work, Kacey and I will often make comments to one another about Lucy.
“Too bad for everyone else that we got the best dog in the world,” I’ll say.
“I know,” Kacey will say. “She is the cutest dog ever.”
“I know,” I’ll say.
She really is seriously cute.
She lets us know when she wants some attention and play time.
Lucy is not supposed to be on the living room furniture, but lately, she’s begun a new trick. If I’m sitting in a chair, she puts one paw up on the cushion.
“What,” I will ask her? “Whatcha want, LuLu?”
And then the other paw comes up. And then a hind foot. And then the other. Before you know it, she’s in my lap. She’ll turn her head and look at me as if to say, “Oops! Wouldja look at that? I accidentally climbed up in the chair and onto your lap!”
Sometimes we’ll marvel at the fact that we have the smartest dog in the world. She knows how to secure the comfiest spot in the bed at night. She knows how to ring a bell to let us know she wants to go outside. And she knows how to play catch…
And when Rock Chef showed his dog’s favorite toy on his blog recently, I was reminded of some of Lucy’s favorite toys. These are those dog toys that come with no stuffing. We quickly learned that Lucy feels that anything with stuffing in it must be unstuffed promptly. These did have squeakers in them, but as you might guess, Lucy made it her mission to first destroy the squeakers and then remove them. Now that they’ve been sufficiently de-squeakered, Lucy is quite happy with them.
Oh! What are they? They are a fox and a raccoon!
Maybe they don’t look so much like a fox and a raccoon because Lucy tore enough of a hole in each in the de-squeakering process to allow her to turn them inside out! See what I mean? Smart! They are supposed to look like this.
Yeah, she really is cute and cuddly, loving and energetic.
We’re not quite as confident about her intelligence, though. It’s sporadic. Yesterday we found her licking the walls. And she eats a lot of grass. And leaves. And the Irises. No matter how many times she throws up, she keeps eating all the greens she can find in the back yard.
But quirks and all, we’ll keep her because she really is the best dog in the world!