Thanks Charlie ...... you can be a real good bloke, SOMETIMES!! I thought I'd share some of Lucy's tales with you. She and our Harri shared our home way back before Charlie's days. They were NEVER real good mates but they tolerated each other. They were ALWAYS in competition with each other and Lucy's tales tend to dwell on this feature of their relationship. The following is a short bit of a diary I did of Lucy and Harri's life together.
Lucy … October 2006. What a beautiful day we had yesterday. We spent the day at the beach and it was the best fun. It wasn't just any beach it was Rainbow beach. To get there you have to drive for over an hour but the BEST part is you are driving ON THE BEACH. How good is that?? When we got there Mum and Dad played Frisbee and ball with me and Harri and we went for big long walks. It was just great ... but ... Stupid Harri. He had to go off in the bushes exploring, didn't he?? And what did he find?? A goanna. Not just any goanna. A giant, mean looking thing with teeth like razors and toe nails like talons.. Well ... stupid Harri had to go and chase it, aye?? Does he ever THINK? I don't think so! Mum and Dad were really panicking. Harri was in "oblivious to the world mode". Poor Mum and Dad!! I think they were imagining getting Harri (bloody and maybe dismembered) back to the VETS which was at least an hour and a half drive back along the beach. Thank goodness ... the goanna had some sense ... something that cannot be said for Harri ... and decided to head up a big tall tree. So what does Harri do?? Stands under the tree, for ages and ages, barking his head off and I don't know if you have heard an Irish terrier bark when they have a critter cornered but CRIKEY ... how loud can a bark be?? Fair dinkum .... what an idiot.
Lucy ... October 2006. Crikey! Harri's such a wuss. We had to go to the Vets today and you should have seen him. He had to have a blood test for his thyroid problem and you would have thought they were pulling his nails out one by one. If he thought he had problems he should have been in my position. Not only did I have to have my yearly shots but the Vet said my anal glands had an infection and not only did he squeeze the life out of my rear end he also got the nurse to help him and while she squeezed he stuck a needle up there. Now I had something to complain about and complain I did. Very LOUDLY!! Would you believe that Vet tried to butter me up by giving me a liver treat afterwards. What was he thinking?? I'm not that easily bought. Harri peed on the floor!! How disgusting is he??
Harri … October 2006. Oh my goodness!! I'm soooo proud of Lucy. We went to dog park today and there was a whole bunch of little kids playing soccer on one of the fields. Now that's ok we can share. Plenty of room for all. We went to another field and had the best time running around with the other dogs and then ... on our way back to the car we went past all the kids school bags and stuff and guess what Lucy did?? Would you believe little Miss Lucy, goody two shoes, went up to one bag that was open a bit and grabbed some poor little kid's lunch right out of that old bag. Miss perfect, never does anything wrong, Lucy!! Would you believe it? I was so proud of her. She was quick too .... Mum didn't even see it happen ... just saw Lucy with a vegemite sandwich in her mouth! How good is that?? If it was me no-one would have been surprised ... but Lucy! Well done old girl!
And now just for Bertie ... some photos!!
|Ok so the grooming's not great but Mum did it herself and never had her sheared. She pulled those hairs out one by one. Lu didn't like it.
|She LOVED that frisbee!!
|How to be popular at the dog park!!
|Hmmmmm!! Not too fond of dress up. Dad called her Miss Beady eyes. This was the beady eye look, aye?? He also said she had eyes just like George Bush. I won't say what he ALWAYS said after that. It might offend someone.
|Mum and Lu. They did a photo shoot for a glossy magazine. This is one of the shots.
|At flyball. Lu wouldn't get a ball out of the box if another dog had slobbered on it. She had her very own balls. They were PINK!!
|Not a real good cross over, aye??
|Always eager to go??
Alright Mum ..... that's enough!!! Crikey just cause she likes looking at photos of our Lu she thinks EVERY one does. Sorry to bore you but she'll probably feel better now. AND I'm not even go to insist that there be a photo of me here.
Wanna run .... Love, Charlie.