Thursday, September 06, 2018

Story of Lucy continues

I've spent most of the day writing.  This morning after lunch, I got a text from the local rescue group. It was good news. My neighbor's dog Lucy that ran away a while back is now back at the shelter. 

A guy that lives across the road from the church where she's been staying has been trying to get his hands on her for the last few days.  But he had patience and yesterday, he had the time.  He coaxed her close enough to catch her. 

Today, after I finished writing, I needed to run to the post office, and I wanted to get my truck washed. It was getting sad. 

Someone on the Facebook thread about Lucy suggested that someone get something that belonged to her dad and take it to her. 

That sounded like a good idea to me, so I ran over to her house and got one of her dad's old tee shirts and a pair of his cloth work gloves.

On the way to the shelter, I stopped by the gas station and picked up a fat Slim Jim. When I stepped into the shelter, the woman behind the counter greeted me. "Did you come to visit Lucy?" I asked if I could leave the tee shirt with her. She said of course.

When I stepped back to her cage, she was sitting in the corner. She recognized me. She made the most pitiful sound I'd ever heard from a dog. That sound and the look in her eyes put a lump in my throat. 

I stooped over and offered the shirt and gloves. Lucy wagged in recognition.  I petted her and fed her the Slim Jim. 

As I stood to leave, she was sniffing the clothes I'd left.

The forever home they had for her fell through during the time she was missing. The search goes on. I plan to write an appeal on Facebook for help finding her a good home. 

While the story still doesn't have a happy ending, I have to believe that it will end well for Lucy.


  1. A step in the right direction. Some one out there will make a home for Lucy. I'm thinking positively.

  2. Thanks for the follow up. I was hoping you would continue to post about Lucy.

  3. Could old hook ans caiou use another friend? I suspect you are a soft touch, hopefully someone will come along.

    1. I would like to keep Lucy, but she’s had it rough. I really don’t want her to have to struggle with acceptance here.
      She will make someone a great companion.

    2. Anonymous1:47 PM

      I was SO hoping you could keep her!!

  4. Thanks for sharing more of Lucy's story Rick.

  5. Fingers and toes crossed.
    And thank you for updating the story.

  6. So sad that there are many like your friend Lucy. I once got a dog from a shelter and it just made my heart break to see how happy they were to see you. They were all wagging their tails and saying, please take me home. I could only take one and had him for 13 wonderful years. At least you made Lucy happy for a short while. Hopefully a forever home will come her way soon.

  7. Lucy is such a sweet dog. I hope some family chooses her.

  8. That was a wonderful idea, retrieving 'her' human's personal effects. I hope they bring Lucy great comfort until her forever family steps up.

  9. I hope to hear about the happy ending soon.

  10. great idea about the owners belongings. Good entry!

  11. Hope Lucy finds a loving home soon. If not, I have have a feeling you will be visiting with slim jims on a regular basis.

  12. great. I like the way you write the story.
    have a wonderful day


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