Lucy and I headed up island early this morning, amid sunshine, blue sky, and occasional surreal patches of fog hovering just above the water. Lucy travelled well, and once again proved her dexterity by somehow squeezing through the bars of the dog barrier to sit in the driver's seat when I popped into a store. Silly girl!
We had a nice visit with some new friends, and she met two little dogs who were both named Ginger (both rescued dogs), and once again did me proud with her nice doggy manners.
On the way home, we popped into The Village Puppy, a wonderful dog boutique owned by our friend Kelly in Qualicum Beach. Lucy even tried on a few coats in the store, said hello to customers, and showed off what a great dog she is! She has come such a long way - no longer nervous in new situations, happy to meet everyone and explore new places.
Kelly wasn't there, but a quick phone call and she came over to say hi - and brought me a wonderful gift. Kelly had arranged for an artist friend of hers, Vicki (Kelly, please email me with Vicki's full name so I can give proper credit!), to do a portrait of our dear Oliver who passed away this past June. It is absolutely beautiful and I shall treasure it. I love how Vicki captured Oliver's happy smile - he was always such happy dog, such a ray of sunshine in my life. Thank you Kelly, and thank you Vicki!
This isn't the best photo as the lighting isn't right and it is full of reflections, but I wanted to post it tonight as I'll be away all day tomorrow.
When Lucy and I arrived home, Charley and Sadie were happy to see her, and all three of them ran and played and acted goofy in the backyard - how I love to see my old girls join in the fun of zooomies with young Lucy.
It was a very good day.