Yes, I got a new dog, the one I posted about a few weeks ago, and yes, I named her Lucy! Thanks for all of your name ideas. A few I was thinking might be good, but nothing really seemed to fit her; a day after getting her, I just needed to give her some name. I for the first time looked at one piece of paperwork that came with her adoption papers, and this piece of paper was her surrender form. She was surrendered to a Georgia high-kill shelter on 1/30/09, a guess of one year of age, no reason given for surrendering her. The name on the form was Lucy. I tried it on her to make sure she didn’t hate it (i.e. hadn’t been abused or anything), and she seemed nonchalant, really didn’t even seem to know the name! So I decided that Lucy it was!
She has gotten along fine with Jart – playing with him the instant she arrived, pretty much. The neat thing is that Buddy does not hate her! At times, in fact, he seems to almost like her, which is really rare for him. He put her in her place a few times the first week as she learned what was and wasn’t allowed, and about Buddy’s preferred spots and habits. Every time he growled or nipped at her she backed away and sat down about 10 feet away, waiting for things to calm down.
She has a lot of energy, never seems to get tired. She pretty much stays out of trouble, although she did get into some food in the pantry one night and relentlessly chews apart the soft and rubber chew toys. She is still a little underweight, but I think she’s been getting into food a bit because of boredom, not hunger.
She is super-smart, as has shown from the little bit of training I’ve done with her. So now I have to get on the stick and keep her mind busy!