Addendum To Brown

In talking about things I love that are brown how could I have forgotten Lucy?
After Jessie and Sam left home I knew it was time for a dog.  Arthur kept saying all the mean dad things like, it’s too much work, you won’t take care of it, on and on.
But he was planning behind my back and on my birthday this little bundle of love flew in from Council Bluffs, Oklahoma.  Her kennel name was Stormy but thank Heaven we changed that.It was just like when I met Arthur–I knew at once that we were meant for each other.
I described Lucy as “the love of my life” in front of Sam, who reminded me that’s a term I should reserve for my husband.  Well, yes, Arthur’s very nice, but he doesn’t wiggle all over with joy every time he sees me.

This year for my birthday Molly made Lucy’s portrait.  It’s a great likeness, don’t you think?



A Lucy for Every Season

If you are not a totally gaga dog lover, please read no further. I’d like to keep you thinking of me as a rational human being. When I was expecting my first child I dreamed that I gave birth to a dachshund. I was delighted with my human baby girl but that dachshund was awfully cute. After many years, when the children had flown our nest, my husband surprised me with a miniature dachshund puppy.  She’s so adorable–I said she was the love of my life but my son said, “What about your husband?”  Well, he’s nice, too but it’s along time since he wiggled all over with joy just at the sight of me.  Once again, my art and life have intersected, because Lucy has inspired a whole new series–A Lucy for Every Season. I’ll be sending out Lucy greetings appropriate to the season and occasion. Here’s the latest–Happy Mother’s Day!