on March 11, 2014
Last week, we welcomed a new canine family member into our home. Her name is Lucy. She is a beagle (obviously) and was housed with Saoirse in the research lab.
She was adopted last year by a lovely older couple and spent the year in their loving home. Tragically, the woman who was her main caretaker passed away recently and her husband was having difficulty taking care of her, so they sought out another home. We weren’t planning on adopting another dog so soon, but we ended up taking her in, and we are so glad we did!
She and Saoirse adore each other. Saoirse has never been particularly good at playing with other dogs (especially big dogs, like Maizy); she just doesn’t know how, and gets intimidated easily, so she ends up running in circles around the other dog. With Lucy, it’s a whole different story. They growl and wrestle and chase each other around the house wagging their tails. I wish I could get some good photos of them playing together (it’s pretty hilarious), but they have all been hopelessly blurry so far. Yesterday, there was a lot of action out on our street (cars coming and going, roadwork, the mail carrier, etc.) and at one point, they were both standing on their hind legs looking out the window with Saoirse barking and Lucy howling. It was so loud, and also so cute.
At first, Lucy was very timid and a little forlorn. But we made sure to make her feel at home on the couch and on our bed, and she settled in quickly, adapting to our routine of lots of walks and hanging out with the other dogs. Maizy has been wonderful with the transition and has been very accepting. So far, so good.
Welcome home, Lucy! We already love you so much.