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Lucy - Canine Companion and an Important Part of our Family

January 10, 2012

 

A couple of years ago out for cocktails in a new friend’s home after a strategic planning  meeting in Traverse City Michigan, I was surprised to see she had 10 cats and four dogs – along with other assorted animals – living with her.  She had rescued these animals, and was working to place them in loving homes.  One of the dogs – Lucy – caught my attention, and I caught hers. She was really cute - part Miniature Pinscher and part Manchester Terrier – but I initially said no to taking her to my home.  Traveling quite a bit for work, I didn’t think I would be able to give her the care she would need. My co-worker Daidre (who was also at the party) offered to take Lucy overnight when needed, and that clinched it.  She has added so many good things to our household its hard now to imagine life without her. 

 

She helps put in place a nice routine for me and my daughter, and Lucy is a great companion.  We have had so many laughs with her; one time in particular was hysterical.  We had taken her out on our boat, and were headed into shore for some beach and dune time.  After carefully loading everything on an inner tube – cooler, blankets, and towels - I set Lucy on top and pushed everything towards shore.   Evidently the tube was a bit overloaded, because the front edge dipped into the water, and Lucy launched forward.  She sailed through the air and landed with a splash.  She had her life jacket on, and simply paddled her way to dry land, but it took the rest of us a minute to recover. That vision of her airborne still cracks me up! 

 

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912

 

         Lucy-and Lucy with my daughter

If you have any interest in adopting a pet, I’d totally recommend it. The American Humane Association is a great place to start. The American Kennel Club also has some great information, there is even a test that you can take to help you identify what breed of dog might be a great fit for your family.

 

 

 

        



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Sizes are approximate.

*Customer feedback suggests that Mustard Pie runs large, whereas Giggle Moon runs small.

 SIZE WEIGHT HEIGHT CHEST WAIST HIPS
Newborn Up to 10 lbs. Up to 21" --- --- ---
3 Months 10-12 lbs. 22"-23" --- --- ---
6 Months 12-15 lbs. 23"-25" --- --- ---
9 Months 15-17 lbs. 25"-27" --- --- ---
12 Months 17-20 lbs. 27"-30" --- --- ---
18 Months 20-24 lbs. 30"-32" --- --- ---
24 Monts 24-28 lbs. 32"-35" --- --- ---
2T 28-30 lbs. 33"-35.5" 20.5" 21" 21"
3T 30-33 lbs. 36"-38.5" 21" 21.5" 22"
4T 34-36 lbs. 39"-40.5" 22" 22" 23"
4 37-39 lbs. 41"-42" 22.5" 22.5" 23"
5 40-43 lbs. 43"-44.5" 23" 22.5" 24"
6 44-48 lbs. 45"-47" 24" 23" 25"
6x 49-51 lbs. 48"-49" 25" 23.5" 26.5"
7 52-58 lbs. 50"-51.5" 26" 23.5" 27.5"
8 61-68 lbs. 52"-53.5" 27" 24.5" 28.5"
10 71-87 lbs. 54"-56.4" 28.5" 25" 30"
12 85-95 lbs. 57"-60" 30" 26" 32"
14 90-112 lbs. 58"-63" 30"-32" 25"-27" 34"
16 100-125 lbs. 60"-66" 32"-34" 26"-28" 36"