Updates & uplifting tales
Lucy & Penny Lane: getting better all the time
I adopted my beagle, Lucy, in April 2017. I had been wanting to get another dog but didn’t spend much time looking at shelters or rescue groups. On April 4, shortly after waking up, I just happened to look at the Dumb Friends League website, and when I saw the picture of Lucy, I jumped in my car in my sweat pants and drove there in the inclement weather. Not only did I think she was the cutest dog ever, but her name was Lucy, and my Aussie is named Penny Lane after the Beatles, so Lucy already had the perfect name!
I fell in love with Lucy when I saw her, and the person working with us offered to put her on hold while I went to get my other dog to see how they got along. It went great, and we went home with Lucy.
The first few days while she was recovering from her spay surgery and dental extractions and on some heavy pain medicine, she slept mostly. But after the third day, she was attached to me at the hip. Since then, every night she sleeps in my lap or tightly close to my chest, and when she’s awake she loves to play with Penny.
I am so grateful for the Dumb Friends League, not only for what they do for so many animals, but specifically what they had done for Lucy. When she came to them, she had parvo, had just had puppies, needed 10-plus teeth removed, had an ear infection and needed heartworm preventive medication since she came from an area that sees a lot of that. As we were leaving, there was a group of people who had rescued Lucy from Texas and brought her to the shelter. I was able to thank them for what they had done, and they all got to say goodbye to her, which I thought was truly incredible.
She is the most loving, sweetest and stubborn dog I have ever met in my life. I love that she is a part of my family and I get to spend every day with her, and now I can’t imagine my life without her!
—Lexi H., Highlands Ranch, Colo.