Yesterday was a hard day for us. We had to say goodbye to the head quality control officer at Lucy's Quilts. I named this blog after Lucy because she always thought every quilt I made was for her to take a nap on. The bigger the pile of quilts, the better. She would have been 14 in just 16 days - a long and full life.
She worked hard keeping all her humans and cats in line. She let everyone know that she was in charge. She never met a dog she couldn't dominate - from tiny Maltese or Yorkie all the way up to Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Labs, Newfoundlands and Great Danes. The only animal I ever saw her run from was a deer that took offense to her chasing it.
She loved being outside and wandering around our little farm. She loved laying in the sun. She would stay close to me when I was working outside, including following me back and forth as I roto-tilled. One of her favorite things was riding on the lawnmower with me in her little pouch.
She loved strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries - especially freshly picked. She would beg for banana or apple if you were eating one.
She loved treats and had most people (especially men) trained to give her one whenever they came in the house. She loved Ole, our UPS driver, because he always had treats and didn't like it when we had a substitute driver.
We will miss her around here so much but we have so many memories of her years here with us.