Pet Corner: The University of Lucy
In the University of Lucy, I am but a humble student. The lessons are pure and simple and as powerful as anything I've learned from the likes of Ghandi, even Oprah. At U of L, every day is an opportunity for a new insight, a life-changing concept and especially, a nap.
Lucy and I found each other through a local rescue group. A corgie/doxie mix, she’s a little dog with a huge heart who surely knows what life is all about.
- Get up early, crash by 10.
- Spend as much time as possible with the humans you love.
- Take happy, aimless walks.
- Be curious about the world around you.
- Treats are welcome after a job well done
- Shake it off.
Mackie and Lucy
Lucy and I have been buddies for 8 years. I have to say that she has been the most consistent being in my life. Not that I don't have lots of human friends and family - I swear I'm not the crazy dog lady - but Lucy is just special. I do have another dog, Mackie, who will be the subject of another post altogether one day. Suffice it to say that he is a
real character and well loved, but between you and me, Lucy is my favorite. Wow, I've never said that out loud before.
One day my daughter noticed a strange-looking mole on Lucy's belly. I took her to the vet and sure enough it was cancer. Luckily, we caught it very early and a simple surgery was all that was required, but it was scary. That's the problem with inviting a dog into your life -- chances are she'll leave this world before you do. But what's life without risk? What’s a day without those cute little eyes, a butt that won't stop wagging and a personality that could solve world peace? Not my kind of life, not my kind of day.