Hello! I’m Lucy and I’m here to tell you my story.
When I was a puppy, I was sold from a pet store to some people who were not prepared for the responsibilities of owning a dog. I was left outside in a kennel and ignored, day and night. Finally when my people got sick of me, they dumped me on the streets to fend for myself. (Boo!)
I ended up getting picked up by the local shelter, Pasadena Humane Society, after being hit by a car and attacked by another stray dog. Oh, I was also underweight because I was living on the streets with no one to give me food.
That’s where my Mom came in my life! She had been looking at dogs and knew she wanted a pit bull (who wouldn’t, I mean, doesn’t everybody love us?!) and she happened to go to the shelter where I was living. She looked at TONS of dogs, but when she found me, it was total love at first sight for both of us.
She saw this little skinny girl with holes in her skin and a dislocated leg, and I was looking at her with my big gorgeous eyes giving her the classic puppy dog look. And as she was walking up to me, she was thinking, “Poor thing looks so sad! Oh crap, she looks like my dog. Oh no, I’m walking over there, what am I doing, I can’t have an injured dog! Oh man, she feels like my dog, she’s so sweet!” And the shelter volunteer asked if she needed anything, and the rest is history!
She signed the papers and headed back home with me, her new baby! I was soo excited to be out of there, my Mom said I farted like a backfiring car the whole way home (which was about an hour away, by the way. Total covered wagon! :-))
My Mom took me to the vet that day, and they looked me over really well. The vet had my Mom give me some stuff to help my skin and leg heal, and boy did it work! About a month later I had gained 15 lbs and was running around barely limping like a regular crazy, happy puppy.
Everything was great, my Mom had taught me some basic commands and house-trained me (she said I’m so smart!). I used to be nervous around other dogs (my Mom’s guessing it had something to do with me being attacked while on the streets) but once she learned how to boost my confidence and introduce me properly, I learned that dogs are not all bad, and LOVES to play with them! Now, she’s bomb-proof!
I got my own Facebook page, Lucy the Wonderbull, and am gaining fans daily! I love people (like LOOOOVES them), when my Mom take me for walks, sometimes when we walk past people on the street, I’d lick their legs. My Mom says I’m such a goofball.
I love to go hiking and swimming and I even know the way to Petco (my favorite store) — I get super excited when we pull in the parking lot, and sit in front of everyone I see like “I’m a good girl, are you the one that hands out the cookies around here??” I’m well on my way to earning my CGC, and then to be a therapy dog! I love to put my head in your lap and get lots of love and kisses, and I will be very mellow for elderly people or children (my best friend is a 3-year-old), but I can also be really crazy! I get zoomies like nothing my Mom’s ever seen, jumping over couches and down 15 stairs…it’s great!!
My Mom tells me I’m so smart and that she’s so proud of me. She says that I prove to her every day how resilient and happy go lucky I am — she doesn’t know if she would have been able to bounce back like I have if she had been in my situation. (Of course she can. She’s wonderful!)
I’m my Mom’s best friend and she’s so happy that I chose her as my mommy! I’m living the dream.
Thanks for letting me share my story!
Lucy the Wonderbull