Our long, dog-less drought finally ended with a puppy.
I knew it was time.
B&R were independent and ready to help care for another creature. I tried to find another Vermont farm dog like Pumpkin, but when that didn’t work, I followed a lead to a breeder in Maine.
We 1st met Lucy in southern Quebec. Her mother was appearing in a Sheep Dog trial and we drove up to see a tiny, 8 week old pup. Then we waited and waited for a month until she was 12 weeks old.
I wanted my boys to have the experience of raising a baby; chewed shoes, baseballs, flowerpots and all.
It’ll be fun to watch as Lucy grows up and become a book character in her own right.