Lacy (AKA Maureen O’Hara)
We adopted our Lacy (Maureen O’Hara) in October 2015. When she was first welcomed to our family she had two siblings, Sasha (another ATTT rescue, adopted December 2011) and Mia. Mia quickly took Lacy under her wing. Sadly, ten days after we adopted Lacy, Mia passed away unexpectedly from congestive heart failure (our second Cavalier King Charles to pass from heart failure). It was an extremely sad time for us and our dogs. Sasha had always been tolerant of the other dogs, but not really interested in bonding. Surprisingly, since Mia’s passing, Sasha has been a great comfort to Lacy and has taken over where Mia left off. She has helped Lacy to learn about being a pet and being loved. She even allows Lacy to snuggle right up against her! What a comfort considering Lacy was born in a puppy mill!
Lacy girl continues to become more comfortable with the family. She loves attention and running in the yard. She still cracks me up that she has to follow Sasha around everywhere. It’s been eight months now and Lacy still won’t go outside after eating until Sasha has finished and goes outside first. She has gotten a little more independent in that she will make herself comfortable on a pillow or the sofa without Sasha right next to her, but for the most part, she prefers to be close to Sasha and have her body right up against her.
Lacy and Sasha snuggle together at night and have their bedtime routine: they go upstairs and take their places on a blanket on the bed, they get head rubs, lots of snuggles and kisses and then I cover them up with another blanket and they are set for the night. Lisa, her foster mommy had told me Lacy doesn’t like to be on her back, but she is slowly making progress in letting me rub her belly. Sasha loves belly rubs! They usually get up with Daddy early in the morning and he feeds them and lets them out, then back to bed for a bit until time for Mommy to get up! Life is good with our two ATTT rescues!
Hugs to all of the fur babies and their wonderful caregivers at ATTT!
Love & doggie kisses,
Lacy and Sasha & Family
(Lee Anne, Rick, Julie & Taylor Little)