Sunday, 28 February 2010

Happy Birthday Lucy!

Today is Lucy, Reg and Ricci's first birthday and we all celebrated with cake!
Tunacake for Lucy and Pippa as above, we blew out the candle for her, but she kept a close eye as you can see.
Very good at standing on her hind legs is our Lucy! She can just reach the edge of the dining tabl e and kitchen worktops... Also still very keen on ''visiting'' us on a Sunday morning when still in bed. And also continues to be nervous of going back down by herself, still.
Birthday kisses mwah mwah mwah.

Oh stretchy mirrors. ''OK , then I'm halfway down, now what? It's too steep those last 3 steps....?''
Calico dachshunds seen on Regent st on Thursday 25 February.
SEE? I thought they were cute, except the tail is a bit on the short side?
Yes OK there were other dogs also, but the dachsies were the cutest!
A few recent photos of Lucy to celebrate how MUCH she's grown since the post here and here.

How she LOVES the snow!
Once there was one and now there are two: Lucy's head is larger than her mum Pippa's.
Muddy river water is always yummier than fresh tap water at home.
'' Hi there, aren't I cute? What do you mean I'm supposed to be on the LOWER cushions of the sofa? Preferable the OTHER- doggy special- sofa???? Mummy's doing it too- oo.''

CHEERS LUCY THANKS FOR A FABULOUS YEAR and here's a toast to very many MORE of the same.
You are energetic and fun and cheerful and charming, friendly to all dogs and humans and outstandingly loyal, faithful and sociable. You have the waggiest tail/ bottom and the longest wettest, roughest tongue. You always come find us when we are sad to comfort and cheer us and you ask to play just when we need a break the most.
We don't really mind the chewed seatbelts, the wiring or the very many cushions ( >10)you have now chewed the corners off and have disembowelled, the ankle chasing or the handbag- any bag!- searching and nibbling, the stolen bread or the raiding of the log basket...
JJ luckily was not too fond of the wool tartan picnic rug which is now a lacy structure with a pile of perfect frayed wool squares right besdie it...
You have the best nose for food or drink for you come running when we open a cupboard and your brown eyes and pleading expression are so hard to resist!
I simply adore it when I talk to you and you tilt your head to one side as in concentration of my possible meaning?
And you KNOW simply KNOW the meaning of many words but one learned in just a day is: TUNACAKE!
Thank you also for being the first of our Sluijter family dachshunds to have perfect RECALL.
I call and you come FLYING along from wherever you are and gladden my heart at such devoted obedience. Ears a- flapping and long body stretched with front and back paws kicked out at full power : you get to my side as fast as you can: good girl!!!!
We all adore you totally: man's best friend and all we could ever wish for:
Ps and this comes at a very very difficult time for us when the comfort of Lucy has been very needed and extremely welcome to both JJ and myself. ( as well as the girls).

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