It has been our dream for a long time to add a dog to our family. We waited till we were lucky enough to have a larger yard as we felt it was unfair on the animal to be cooped up in a small courtyard.
So to add just another element to the chaos that we are currently in, with trying to finish renovating while living in our home, I came across this little girl.
Meet Lucy. She a labrador X.
We adopted her from a foster family who rescued her from certain death from a pound in Mildura.
She is 12 months old and was found malnourished about 8kg's under weight, but at her vet visit today she is now only about 2kg's under weight. She also has a few other small ailments that we are attending to. We believe she had a rough start to life from a male, as she was very timid upon meeting Andy and unsure of other males she has met so far. He has been showering her with lots of love and understanding and within one week she has come around and now enjoys his company. We are so glad to be able to give this beautiful girl a home as she is the most lovable, sweet, loyal dog I have ever come across. She has hardly left my side and sleeps on the floor at the end of our bed.
We brought her home last Friday without telling the girls, as I didn't want them too get excited, just in case our meeting with her didn't work out. That afternoon I walked her to school and met the girls, they couldn't believe their eyes. Since then, they get lots of lovely doggy kisses, even Miss Pixie was well behaved. I wasn't sure what her reaction would be, but without any hissing she walked right up to Lucy and they touched noses. I had a tear in my eye as it was so special to watch Pixie welcoming her into our home. It was like she was telling her she is safe now, I also was recently adopted. They now play together although Lucy sometimes forgets how big she is and Pixie gives her a gentle box to remind her to play nice.