Despite the chewing, occasional making me chase her around the neighborhood and waking me up early, she has been the best pet we could have asked for. We have seen huge improvements with Lucy since putting her through the training classes. The biggest lesson we've learning is that she needs a solid hour of exercise a day. If she hasn't had a chance to run like crazy, she is bound to chew something! It took us the better part of this year to get her trained enough, but she's finally to the point where she can sleep in the girls room. She starts the night off on her bed on the floor next to the girls bed. By the time I'm checking on them in the middle of the night, Lucy has snuggled herself in-between the girls feet on the end of their bed. I know Matthew would probably move her back to the floor, but I can't help but kiss the three of them and sneak out of the room.
The girls were adamant that we celebrate Lucy's birthday. The spent a solid chunk of time on Saturday at the pet store mulling over treats and presents until they settled on the perfect one. And there was NO way we were going to get through her birthday without balloons! I didn't point out that Lucy didn't actually like the puppy cupcakes, or notice the balloons, as far as they were concerned, it was the party of the century! I love that the girls have a pet that they can dote on and love to celebrate! It was quite a feat to get pictures of the three of them together, but I will love them forever!
I'm off to tape a segment for Studio 5 today. I love the project I did and can't wait to share more with you tomorrow!