Lucy and Dude, Sitting in a Tree…

Since Tuesday I’ve been on my own with Lucy. Marty left to work at an annual running camp in the Poconos and won’t be back until this weekend. Unfortunately for Lucy, her favorite owner (Marty) is the one who left and she’s stuck with her least favorite owner (me) for the week.

I could tell she was a bit sad this week and since the weather yesterday and today has been on the cooler side, at least as far as August goes, I thought I’d take her for a trip to the dog park after work today.

Well, just our luck and who was there? Another bulldog named Dude (whose name I LOVE)! We’ve actually met Dude before on a handful of occasions during his walks in our neighborhood- Cindy took a particular liking to him – but we hadn’t seen him in several months.

So it was a bulldog party at the dog park today!

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Do NOT let this picture fool you! Dude is not fixed and he spent the entire time very, ahem, excited, that Lucy was there and pretty much chased her everywhere!

Lucy was on guard the entire time.

Lucy was on constant guard.

I have to hand it to him, he was persistent!

I have to hand it to him, he was persistent!

It was hard to get a photo of them because they didn’t stop running around the entire time.

Two cuties!

Two cuties!

And this was the aftermath:

Either tired or missing Dude.

Either tired or missing Dude.

Sadly, I found out that Dude’s family is looking to find a new home for him (and this family is actually his second family; he was given to them from a family friend when he was about a year). They have a lot of kids (three boys, from what I counted at the park today!) and all of them are involved in sports so the family feels badly they don’t have the time for Dude that he deserves. I told her that S.N.O.R.T. gladly accepts any short-nosed dogs who are in need of finding new homes for whatever reason so maybe Dude’s family will look into that option since they said they hadn’t had much luck yet in finding him a new family.

Looks like today may have been Lucy and Dude’s first and last date!

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