Is that a face or what? She is so cute! We are so happy to finally be home, we had the slowest escape from New York, it seemed as if everyone had the same idea as we did, head up north. There was traffic on the Major Deagan, traffic on the Sprain Parkway, traffic on the Taconic and finally no traffic on route 23, but by then we were almost home. Lulu’s cute face is a most welcome sight after the long crawl we endured. Jack and Stanley are parked in the kitchen while my husband is fixing something to eat, Lulu is sitting next to me, giving me some love, she’s a beauty lady.
Lulu is back home safe and sound after deciding to visit the neighborhood for a bit this morning, she gave us a bit of a scare, it wasn’t her fault, the gate blew open, the dogs got out, though Stanley and Jack got distracted by our next door neighbor’s dogs while Lulu gave in to her curiosity to see what was beyond our backyard. It took all of a few minutes for Lulu to get away, she didn’t get far, she was seen in the center of town and then at the fairgrounds.
What is so frustrating about trying to track your dog down is that while you go one way, the dog is running the other way and then circling around past you in another direction. That is what must have happened this morning as I was first walking to find Lulu and then in the car, as I went down every side road in Blandford, through the park, into the fairgrounds and down in the cemetary. There was no sign of her, but luckily Lulu went right up to someone at the fairgrounds and with her tags, we were called by the dog officer, alerting us that she had Lulu all set to be picked up and taken back home. Small towns are great for situations just like this, a curious dog wanting to visit for a change.
Stanley and Jack were very happy to have their Lulu back home, they definitely showed her a lot of love, sniffing her and licking her all over, making sure she was fine. I don’t think she minded too much.
Obviously we’re back home, Lulu’s newest thing is to force herself on my husband to get her back scratched, she then morphs into a cat, she arches her back and twists her head around, kind of like an owl. She is so funny, especially with her crazy Pittbull smile. We adore our Lulu, don’t worry Stanley and Jack got their hugs and scratches, but they don’t show the same ecstasy that Lulu does, she is just a bundle of love, I have become a believer that rescue animals know and really appreciate the rescue. What is so wonderful about rescue dogs is that they give you as much or even more than you give them.
Aren’t Jack and Lulu sweet together sharing Lulu’s bed? Jack loves his own bed, but he isn’t shy about commandeering the other beds, not at all. When we bought the beds, Jack went and tried them all out before he went to his own bed. He is the little boss man after all and Lulu and Stanley know it. LOL
I tried getting rid of the weird space alien eyes, but the tools only work for red-eye, not wacky space alien eyes.
I love how much Jack and Lulu love each other, they love Stanley too, but I think they are a little exhausted from the work of raising him. He can be a handful. LOL
Look how pretty Lulu is with her new Christmas sweater, she is the height of classic elegance. Lulu didn’t move a muscle when our daughter put the new sweater over her head, it was almost as if Lulu knew how pretty she was going to look with the sweater on and was excited to show it off. As soon as she had it on, she ran to the side door waiting for us to put her halter on her so she can show her new outfit to the world. My husband corralled the dogs away from the side door with the reliable distraction of treats so I can take pictures of our beautiful Lulu.
Jack and Stanley sniffed around their sister, curious why she was all decked out and they weren’t, they are attention hounds the both of them, never content to let the spotlight off either of them. Well for this post, center stage is for Lulu, our beauty little lady.
And the adventure continues. We, the humans are so in love with baby Stanley, Jack and Lulu not so much. Lulu the love muffin wants to smother him with hugs and love bites one minute and the other, bowls him over and tries to sit on him, while Mister grumpy Gus who is a curmudgeon at only 5 years of age is still unsure if he approves, though this morning he did indulge in some playtime with Stanley if only for 5 minutes. otherwise he sniffs at him and walks away.
I know that in no time the three of them will be as thick as thieves, but for now we are keeping a close eye on Stanley at least until he gets a little bigger and we don’t have to worry about him getting squished.
I have exhausted my treasure trove of France pictures and so today I am putting the focus back onto our canine babies, Jack and Lulu. They have been busy despite the fact that I wasn’t home, it isn’t as if they simply crawled under a bed, sulking, just waiting for me to come home. They were busy entertaining our children and my husband with their specific brand of shenanigans, like running and jumping around at vittle time, Jack using luggage and our shoes as his personal lounge area, and Lulu not understanding the concept of personal space whatsover either for dogs or humans. I won’t horrify you with tales of chipmunk hunting, just rest assured that Jack has taught Lulu only too well; woe the chipmunk who ventures out in the back yard, that is why they run around like crazy out in front.
When my husband and I pulled into our driveway, this is what greeted us, a bounty of beauty. Again I should have inserted a something to hold up their heavy heads, oh well, next year, if I remember. lol
The next item that welcomed us with squeals and jumping, our adorable duo Jack and Lulu:
This has been a long week away from home and we are very happy to be back amongst our loved ones.