If you came home one day and found the scene below, what would you first thought be?
|The aftermath of Hurricane Lucy|
I guess the natural disaster answer would be correct, but it's not your typical natural disaster or hurricane. No, it's a hurricane you can't stay mad at. It is a force of nature known as Hurricane Lucy.
|Do not be fooled. This cutie is a one-dog wrecking crew|
Hard to believe the cutie above is responsible for the destruction seen in that first picture, isn't it? You'll see a few toys mixed in with the destruction, so it appears that she just gets bored with those and moves on to more exciting items, like my DVD case and the couch cushions!
Unlike most hurricanes though, Hurricane Lucy can strike a day or two after the worst of the storm has supposedly passed.
Don't believe me?
|Hurricane Lucy loves DVDs|
Aside from DVDs, which you see are one of her favorite items to chew (I've lost "Highlander: Season 3", "Gladiator", "The Godfather" and "Heat" on separate Hurricane Lucy assaults.), Lucy loves to pull the stuffing out of couches. It's like a game to her. She keeps pulling it out, but there is always more to chew! How exciting!
|You can see the stuffing on the couch on the right. |
Hurricane Lucy likes to show off her destructive force. She thinks it's fun.
Fortunately, Hurricane Lucy has been dormant for the past few months. Well, mostly dormant. She has stopped destroying a new item every time we leave her alone in the house. But she has decided to take up cooking. Or at least she is trying to take of cooking. I'm not sure she understands how the stove works yet.
|Yes, those are my stove's burners on the floor and Lucy |
fleeing the scene.
What this hurricane has going for it that others don't is that she is quite lovable when she is not creating mayhem in our home. She is one of the sweetest dogs who loves to play and cuddle. It is actually her love of my wife and I that leads to the destruction. She has what us called separation anxiety. So how can you stay mad at the girl when she is doing what she's doing out of love?