Friday, January 14, 2011

The Look

I'm probably an over-sensitive person. As a matter of fact, I'm sure that I am. I wonder constantly if Lucy is getting enough love, affection, exercise, and eating the right food.

This morning, I was running a little bit behind schedule. I've been having a hard time dragging myself out of bed, and frankly, Lucy and her Daddy both have been too. It seems that every morning, we get up later and later. At 8:00 AM, Lucy woke up and realized that she needed to be closer to her human, so she walked to the head of the bed, and settled herself in right next to me. She put her head right under my cheek. This is one of my favorite things, so you can bet I wasn't going anywhere.

At 8:15, the realization hit me that getting out of bed and getting ready for work was starting to become an emergency! Lucy wasn't in a big hurry, and she stayed in bed for about 5 minutes before joining me in the morning rituals.

Anyway, I let Lucy outside, made coffee, and got her breakfast ready. By that time, she was ready to come inside. I fed Lucy and went to jump in the shower after taking Rob a cup of coffee. 10 minutes after getting out of the shower, I could hear Rob in the bedroom trying to coax Lucy back out of bed...

I was getting ready to curl my hair when I heard a commotion downstairs. I peeked out the bathroom door and Lucy was sitting at the bottom of the stairs holding her big yellow and black rope toy and looking at me longingly. "Comes play wit me, Ma!"


Oh boy! I felt guilty! I instantly dropped the curling iron, and sat down on the floor at the top of the stairs. Lucy did a little wiggle, and came running up the stairs with the rope toy in her mouth. We played for about 10 minutes, me pulling the toy away from her (tug o war!) and tossing it down the stairs and her chasing it. I know it wasn't long enough, but what's a girl to do?

We'll have to play when I get home! I still feel guilty!


  1. Aww this is so sweet, you're such a good momma :) Lucy's lucky to have you. And I so know that "look"!

  2. ah yes, the guilts. i get that with my cats too.

  3. My pups do the same thing. I'm home with them all day every day but when the pouting starts my heart just melts. Just remember dogs live in the moment. By the time you get home she will have forgotten.

  4. We practice those pouts all day
    Benny & Lily

  5. I use that look on my momma every day! Doesn't always work though... I think maybe I've over used it!

  6. Oh yes the look will get you every time! I'm sure that Lucy knows how to use it. I'm also sure that you give her tons of love all the time!

  7. I often feel guilty about my little boys too. I want to make sure I'm doing the best thing for them.

    I saw a pure white boxer today. She was so pretty!

  8. Where dogs lack a voice God made up for it with soulful eyes to speak for them!