Couple more thoughts to add to the Proud Lucy post - everyone warned us about how much our little lab would chew things up. We marveled at how little she actually did. Oh, she was certainly a paper shredder and chewed up a few books but we learned quickly to keep them off the floor and she eventually stopped. But shoes, furniture, etc. didn't seem to interest her. Sly little thing. We were so impressed we even bragged about it a little bit. "Oh, no Lucy doesn't chew things up. We're just lucky she's such a good girl." Yeah. So we start getting ready to sell the house and start finding all kinds of little surprises. Like the dry wall she annihilated in the laundry room. It was behind the door which we very rarely close. But when we first got her, that's where her kennel was. And, apparently, the wall that served as her teething toy. A few days later Paul and Rosie came by to pick up the pressure washer we'd borrowed ages ago. Sure, we'll have that ready for ya. Matt went outside and started wrapping up the cord only to find that it, too, was completely chewed up. Um. How about a replacement check instead?
And then, back to the Houndini situation- while in Walla Walla, we left her with her doggy cousin Daisy while we went to the radio. Daisy's got some digs to envy. Big ol' Kennel with lots of room to run. We get back to their house around 11 and there's our little Lucy. In the front yard panting her head off. Daisy, however, is still in her kennel. What in the hell? Lucy doesn't look the slightest bit worried, in fact she seems quite pleased with herself. She is also soaking wet. Not just maybe she ran through a sprinkler wet. No, she is took a dip in someone's pool wet. And I swear she's grinning at us like "Look guys! I found water!" Matt's cousin teased me that it'll be worse when I go to pick up my kid and he isn't where I dropped him off. Which is true. But my kid damn well better be able to explain a) why he's dripping wet, b) how he snuck out and c) where he really was. With Lucy, I was thankful she found her way back in new territory and I lost some sleep worrying that the next day we'd get a call that she destroyed someone's pool in an effort to get to her precious water.