Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lucy The Beagle
My son Johnny's sweet beagle Lucy is not doing too well. She is 11 years old and has slowed down recently, beagles don't have quite as long a life expectancy as some dogs. We adopted her when Johnny turned 10 years old and she's a big part of the family. She has always been timid and sweet in nature, the Humane Society told us when we adopted her that the previous owner gave her up because she was gun shy and wouldn't hunt, they also thought he had possibly mistreated her. My husband likes to joke that the only thing Lucy hunts is bologna and hot dogs!
We adopted this sweet little beagle shortly after my husband had a bad construction accident, he couldn't work for about a year and Lucy became his companion while I was at work and Johnny was at school. She is very smart and was easy to housetrain. When we take her for a walk we don't have to use a leash, she never runs off. We can also let her outside to run because she stays out of trouble and always comes home. And of course she's very good with our little Josh. Lucy will jump in your lap and cuddle. Because of the blog I get packages all the time from FedEx and UPS, the FedEx guy carries treats in his truck for Lucy and the UPS guy always has to pet her before he leaves.
Johnny took Lucy to the Vet yesterday and the news isn't great. She has several lumps, very bad teeth, arthritis in her legs and either a bladder infection or kidney disease. We have to take her back Wednesday for more testing. I am not a huge animal or for that matter dog lover but Lucy is very important to all of us here. I was afraid that she wasn't go to come back home this morning when Johnny took her to the Vet, I thought they might want to put her down. I am hoping that Wednesday brings good news for this sweet beagle that loves everyone.