Lucy came to live with us when she was 12 weeks old. She was born February 15, 1999. I remember when her plane landed, from Illinois, and I took her out of her crate. It was a hard day for me, the beginning of my divorce, but Lucy was a joy that brought many smiles to my life as I went through that hard time.
I bought Lucy as my first conformation collie. When I found that collies came in smooth, and in blue merle, I decided I wanted one. Lucy was my first collie. I did show her in conformation for a while, but she actually has pretty bad conformation. She managed 2 points before I retired her.
Lucy has her CGC, and she is a very good canine citizen. Often I wish I would have done more with her. I tried agility, but she had no desire to go fast anywhere and prefers slow walks in the shade. She loves food, and will do anything for a treat or two. She also lover her pig ears.
Now Lucy has arthritis and doesn’t walk much, but still likes to get out and have fun. She growls when we try to move her off the bed, and we just laugh at her. She brings me toys when she wants a pig ear, and has me trained quite well about that. She gets along good with our foster dogs, and is just a loving, happy girl.
As of summer 2008 Lucy has developed megaesophagus. She now has to eat a liquid diet and be set up in her Bailey’s Chair because her esophagus no longer pushes the food down. But she’s still happy and seems to be doing well otherwise!
–Lucy died on August 3, 2011. She didn’t die due to her megaesophagus… but because her body gave out on her. We had to take her in and let her go. I miss Lucy so much. She was my first collie, and will always play in my heart.