When Barbara received a call from the President
of the FACE Foundation about two years ago, telling her that she had the dog for
her, little did Barbara know that she'd meet one of the friendliest and most
loving dogs of her life. Barbara's right leg had been amputated earlier due to
medical reasons and Lucy, a four year old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, had just
lost her right front leg after a terrible accident.
Lucy's plight had become known to FACE and the
organization stepped in to help. Now Lucy needed a home and someone to love and
care for her for the remainder of her life. Barbara describes Lucy as a
people's dog. Shortly before Barbara's mother died, Barbara took Lucy to visit
her. As soon as they walked in the bedroom, Lucy jumped on the bed and cuddled
next to her. It was as if she knew her unconditional love would be welcome.
Barbara's mobility is aided with a motorized wheelchair and that's where Lucy
wants to be, 24/7! If she's not sitting on Barbara's lap, she's running and
playing. For some reason, Lucy's right rear leg doesn't touch the ground when
she runs but she runs as fast on two legs as any other dog does on four legs!
Like many small dogs, Lucy doesn't know she is a small dog! In her home she
also lives with a pit bull dog and she never hesitates to tell him what to do.
And he listens and obeys!