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Lucy & Dory's Mom
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I know I'm late doing this, but we've been a little busy.

Saturday, Bart and I drove up to Merriam, KS and adopted a sweet, little golden retriever/ lab mix puppy given the overly serious sounding name of Rachel.

She's between 10 & 12 weeks old, we're saying 11 weeks old. Some people were giving away golden / lab mix puppies at the local Walmart and couldn't give away two of the girls, our puppy and a more lab-ish looking, chocolate sister, so they were dumped next to a known puppy-mill.

The people at Second Chance Pet Adoptions came to their rescue though, and the rest is sort of history. I was perusing petfinder.com like I've been known to do almost since we got Lucy and found a puppy who looked almost exactly like her, but black. I sent Bart the link, and he actually said, OK. Then we hit a snag because we wanted to adopt her that coming weekend, but she wasn't scheduled to be spayed until the following Monday. Well, we couldn't make the drive the next weekend because of a prior engagement, and the rescue wouldn't adopt her out without spaying her. Then I got a call Thursday morning, and they decided to get her spayed on Friday.

I called Bart, who was in Beaumont, TX for the day for work and told him that we would be driving to KC on Saturday.

It was love at first site for both of us. We filled out the necessary paper work and paid the adoption fee. Then the three of us were on our way home, and we were trying to think of a name.

Finally we came up with Dorothy Gale, like in the Wizard of Oz, because we got her in Kansas. We're calling her Dory for short.

Then we got home, and it was time for introductions. At first Lucy didn't really care for Dory, but that didn't last long.

Lucy is having to learn how to really play with another dog, because when she plays at camp, all the dogs just bark at each other. That gets really loud, and she's teaching the little one to bark back at her.

Now, they're already pretty good friends, though Lucy still likes her own special hugging time with Mom and Dad and really doesn't like for Dory to cuddle up next to her yet. She's getting better about it all though.

Dory adores Lucy, and tries to do everything Lucy does. She pee pees when Lucy pee pees, They poop together, and Dory even tries to use Lucy as shelter from the rain, LOL. Lucy is a little protective of Dory and tries to make sure she's ok most of the time.












 

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Oh, she is so pretty! She looks like a Dory.

It will be a lot of fun to watch Lucy and Dory's relationship blossom.
 

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Dory is very cute! It looks like Lucy really likes Dory too. :D I can't wait to see pictures of her growing up. I love black doggies. :)
 

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Lucy & Dory's Mom
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Lucy does like, she just needs breaks every once in a while. She'll bring toys and balls over to Dory while Dory's sleeping, trying to get her to play with her. It's funny.
 

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Thank you for rescuing. Dory looks like a little sweet heart. It looks like Lucy likes having a baby sister to play with.
 

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Dory is just adorable. It is great that her and Lucy are becoming the best of friends. I cant wait to see how much she looks like Nellie when she grows up. Congratulations on your pretty little baby girl.
 

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What a cutie!
 

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Dory is adorable and, of course, Lucy is beautiful. They looked so cute running around playing--I love the way puppies run, sort of like a little lamb. I noticed the "DoryLu Productions" at the end of your video....that's funny!!
 

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What a cutie ! Love the name Dory. I have a Dory at home BUT she's a kitty and got her name from finding nemo. Can't wait for more pics of the little one !
 

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Awww she's such a cutie! And from one Dorothy to another :wave:, thank goodness you've got a nickname (mine is Doro)! Those ruby-slipper jokes get old!! :doh:

Congrats on the beautiful addition!
 
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