All in the Family
Zoe Phoenix Layla


English Springer Spaniel / Labrador Retriever

On July 2, 2000 I have met The Love Of My Life. It was late afternoon in NYC, and she was the last puppy of her litter being on sale all day on a side walk of Upper West Side behind the Museum of Natural Histoty. Her body was stretched on a blanket belly up, her eyes closed. I scoopped her into my hands and said: " This is my Lucy. How much?" The sales lady with exhausted face and too much makeup replied: "$100! And I cropped the tail for you for free already" I demanded my then husband to pay the puppy-miller, which he wouldn't have done if he did not make a complete a.. of himself the night before. I never put my puppy back down on the blanket. She was 6 weeks of age... 10 years later, men came and gone, my Lucy is still The Best Thing that ever happened to me. I joke with my friends and call her "The Best Marriage I Ever Had". In sickness and in health, in good times of stability and hardship of unemployment, any season, place, and situation, my Lucy has been my best friend and my guardian angel. She loves all people without discrimination of age, color, or sexual orientation. She will let any baby do anything with her and just kiss baby's hands. She can walk throughout city holding her leash in her mouth and wagg her tailless butt to everyone. She brings a toy in her mouth to anyone who rings our door bell, and our mailman adores her! She understands so many words and can do so many things on command, it is almost scary! She thinks she is a person, and I am almost convinced she is my reincarnated mother. I would like to share with you my daily prayer: " Thank you Lord for there were two best dogs in a whole world and you gave them both to me! Amen."

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Comments (15)
Aug 22, 2010 pandrews-4
Lucy is beautiful! I agree with dogs being more reliable & loving companions than most people! So glad Lucy has been with you thru the ups & downs of life! I wish her a continued happy & healthy life with her forever mom!!!
Aug 22, 2010 Debbie 57
Your story touch me.My dogs are the same way. I had a Rotweiler the was very close to me.She passed away six years ago.The neat thing is that my Rotweiler had a missing tooth and here my Sassy has the same tooth missing.Lucy,your a very beautiful girl.Such awesome markings.Lots of many happy years!!!
Aug 22, 2010 Yeta
Lucy is my favorite name & she looks ADORABLE!
Aug 22, 2010 Houndluv30
You are really cute! You also remind me of my friend's dog that passed away 2 yrs ago. Exact coloring and pattern!
Sep 27, 2010 sundayfriday
Lucy looks sooo elegant especially in this pic!!!!!!!!
Jan 1, 2011 Katlin
omg! so cute!!! what a ah-dorable gurl!!
May 30, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 11th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 31, 2011 lucyny2000
Yes, my baby is 11! I am blessed with healthy, smart, and a loving companion! As every year, her birthday gift is a trip to Central Park to Manhattan via pet friendly car service to meet her childhood friend Sasha, swim in a lake after balls, and have a breakfast in a Boat House restaurant! Bully sticks and new toys just complete the joy of feeling a puppy again! Of course, Phoenix goes along, even though he does not appreciate a 30 minute car ride, but scaring the hell out of the city squirrels is totally worth it! I just uploaded the newest picture of Lucy (it is the very 1st one in Lucy's album)taken while accepting a new toy from our friends in the restaurant. My baby is gorgeous! Every year I keep telling her: "Lucy, you don't look a day over two & half!" It is her avatar picture that was taken at that age... Just like yesterday, right?
May 30, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 12th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 31, 2012 lucyny2000
I remember as if it was yesterday, my dearest Lucy running after squirrels like a flying rain deer! Now a days, the chase for a squirrel looks like this: hop-hop, woopsy! Hey, Squirrel, stay where you are, I gotta pee, and I'll be right there!..Oh, this grass is really juicy... I Love my Lucy beyond imagination! Thank you for remembering her on her special day! Lucy and Phoenix are still going off leash to a local park every morning, and to Central Park on Lucy's Birthday. We are very traditional people!
Jun 8, 2012 pupfanatic
Happy (belated) Birthday, Miss Lucy. I love your profile and boy, did you find yourself a loving Mama!!! Love stories like those. You just need to find a squirrel that's a little slower now:) Enjoy more happy healthy years to come!!
May 30, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 13th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 31, 2013 lucyny2000
Thank you so much! My baby is 13, does not hear much, and needs assistance to go up and down stairs, but she is still my baby Lucy, The Love of My Life!
May 30, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 14th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 31, 2014 lucyny2000
My Lucy, my sweet baby, the love of my life was euthanized on her home bed on April 28, 2014. She was 3 weeks short of her 14th birthday. There are no words to describe the huge void in my broken heart. She was truly the best PERSON I ever met in my life!
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