As most dogs, Lucy loved to go for walks.  It did not take long to discover that Lucy did not require a leash.  She stayed very close to me. (Remember, ‘Me and My Shadow’ from last week?)   When she did venture a little ways ahead she’d always look back to make sure I was within sight.  Now, before you go shaking your head, let me add, that the leash would always be attached when crossing the street or when we were amongst people.

Our neighborhood is a very dog-friendly one and many new dog friendships were made at our local park.  It’s funny, I remember every single dog’s name, but I can’t for the life of me remember any of their owner’s names.  All of you dog people out there know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you?  

I thought Lucy had everything she needed in life, but I was soon to discover that what she was missing was a best dog friend. This, she found in a big blonde male Labrador named Casey!  Oh, what comical pair they made.

Sweet moments (including a mama skunk story) of the Casey and Lucy duo coming soon!