Sunday, September 27, 2009

Afraid of the Dark

Well I have just found out that my beagle basset hound puppy, Lucy, is afraid of the dark. I took her out to pee. My porch sits up high and there is a big tree towering over that back part of my yard, which casts big scary shadows. My little puppy would not run down to use the potty, unless I walked with her. This makes her more adorable than ever. She was frightened like a small child.

The puppy potty training is getting better, since I have used a baby gate to keep her in the kitchen. She has had one small accident in the past several days. That potty accident occurred because she was very excited to see my mom.

Last night we took Lucy to Petco. It was a fun time. Lucy was on a lease, and they have small children sized carts, that my three year old was able to shop with. My three year old put everything in the store into her tiny cart, as Lucy walked excitedly next to her. Their were several different kinds of puppies and dogs at Petco. Each animal taking the time to say hello to each other and sniff anxiously at one another. They had a pet treat bar, set up like a salad bar. A pound of puppy treats for $3.99. Of course we purchased this for Lucy, and we also got her a new sparkly puppy collar.

I saw in the paper today that Petco is having a Halloween party on October 24th at 2PM. Dress up your pet and come to the costume party. Each pet has a chance to win and you will be able to capture the excitement with a photo. We’ve have already bought Lucy a Halloween jacket to wear trick-or-treating with our children, but now I am thinking we need to make her an awesome costume for the party. I will have to think about it, but I seem to have a vague memory of a popular cartoon puppy that had really big ears….
In the above photos of Lucy, you can see she is wearing a hand me down that Ice grew out of.


  1. Thanks for the comment. Lucky is a cutie! Our next pet will be a dog. I'll be sure to start following your blog!

  2. Thanks for the comment. Your puppy Lucky is so cute. Our next pet will be a dog as well.


  4. Did you design an awesome costume for Lucy? Linus doesn't like getting dressed up, but Stetson went as an Angel fan to our Guide Dog meeting. I guess he didn't cheer hard enough against the Yankees.

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Don't feel too bad... my half lab / half chesapeake bay retriever was afraid of the dark for the longest time as a puppy.... in fact, I think he still is!!!