Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - I Miss My Dog

Thirteen Things I miss about Lucy the Basset Hound

1. Puppy Power - doing laps full speed around the back yard

2 Sideways Head - She would stand on her hind legs with her front paws on the top of the baby gate and look at us with her head tilted.

3. Engine Noise - Amy could scratch/pull her ears and she would make a noise like an engine trying to turn over and not making it.

4. Big Sad Puppy Dog Eyes - If we were eating ANYTHING, she would sit and stare at us hoping we would share.

5. The Adventures of Lucy and Pixel - Amy always said she should write a children's book based on the play of Lucy and Pixel the cat.

6. Doggie Daycare - About twice a month we would take her to Man's Best Friend for doggie daycare. She loved to play all day with the other dogs and when we got home with her she would be the best-behaved, quiet dog.

7. Rides - She loved to go for rides and enjoyed sticking her head out the window and greeting anyone who saw her.

8. Ears - Well, she's a basset, so she had these big soft floppy ears.

9. Naptime - When it was time to rest, a blanket was all you needed to have a friend in your lap for hours.

10. Warm blankets - Amy spoiled this dog. Every night she got a blanket or towel that had been run in the dryer for a few minutes. It was an excellent way to get her to go into her kennel for the night.

11. Walks - She loved to take walks and I enjoyed taking her. I was proud of our dog.

12. Hunting - Lucy was a basset hound and they are bred to hunt small mammals. One morning around 5:30 I let her out and she started an alarm bark. I went out with a flashlight to find she had cornered an opossum. Another day she cornered a chipmunk in the drainpipe, and a few months later she and Pixel found the chipmunk burrow.

13. Kids - Lucy was great with kids. Oour neighbor has a daughter who was 3 when they moved in. Natalie loved to come up to the fence and reach through to pet the puppy.

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chronicles of mommy said...

bassets have really cute ears.

Laura said...

Sounds like she was a great dog!

Carol said...

Awww...She looks like such a sweetheart. I'm sure she's greatly missed.

~Just Me~ said...

Aww...what a nice tribute. I love bassets.

KentuckyGal said... cute. :) I had a dog, Sneakers, for 17 years when I was growing up. Now we have a border collie with 9 pups.

siteseer said...

I love the ears

Qtpies7 said...

What a sweet post.

Debbie said...

Great memories of her...

Betty said...

I'm sorry you don't have Lucy any longer.

Ann Bruce said...

I love his ears. So cute.