Thursday, April 17, 2008

I Love Lucy

My two adult children always make fun and tease me. However, behind that teasing is a lot of love. I think that their humor is their way of saying that they care. They both knew how sad I was when I had to have my Ellie dog put to sleep in November. We were all absolutely heartbroken about our little Blanca. So they did something for me that means so much. They didn't want me to be without that unconditional love, especially these last several weeks of the school year. They know how rough it can be. So Patrick found another little black girl pug and they got her for me. I felt a bit guilty at first because it was so quick. I was looking at different websites and I found something that I really like. It says "Don't think of the new pet as a "replacement" for your previous pet. You don't replace relationships; you build new ones. Your new pet will be a companion with whom you build an entirely new set of memories and experiences." And that has already happened!

I really wanted to name her something meaningful and I found a great name. It is "Lucia" which in
Spanish means Light Bringer. This girl dog chases away the darkness. And she already has done this. She actually has papers. I have never had a dog with papers. So I guess when/if I send them in, she will have to have a formal name. I think Lucia is fairly formal, but I may try to add some more names just because she has PAPERS!! I am calling her Lucy. She has a little white spot on her chest and she is absolutely darling. We have already bonded and "I LOVE LUCY!"

3 remarks:

velvet brick said...

Oh Sheila,
I just stopped by and had to laugh at your post title! Lucy IS such a bright spot...and as I see it...the fact that you have her only emphasizes the love that you had for Blanca and Ellie. She is such a little sweetie and I love Kerri and Patrick for taking such good care of their mom. Give everyone in that beautiful family of yours a hug for me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheila,
What a precious little pug!! I am sure she will warm your heart and bring you much joy!! Welcome Little Lucia!
Enjoyed your gallery of Ireland pictures. Some of the places looked very familiar....other not! Thank you for sharing!
Love and Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Sheila, I am in San Diego with Scott's family for spring break. I just showed Lucas your pictures of the pugs and he said, "awwww, they're cute!"