How can you not fall in love with a face like that? It's impossible. You just surrender. Some friends of ours just brought home their first dog. Her name is Lucy. With three boys and a young girl in the house, they weren't sure they could handle it. But they're giving it a shot, or as they would say, they've added to the crazy.
It had been a process that involved pressure. Most people in our part of Wellesley walk their kids to school. Many of them bring their dogs along. The other children at school fawn all over them. Naturally, some of those dog-less children want to join the crowd. And now another family has done that.
Amanda is friends with the family's daughter, who is celebrating her birthday in style with a new addition to the family--a puppy. Ever the creative one, Amanda put together a birthday gift bag for her pal, personalized it with Lucy the Dog's picture on the front, and a copy of Follow the Dog Home inside. I think the book will give our friends a good look at what the future of living with a dog has in store for them.
I'm sure little Lucy will give our neighbors all they can handle. But where there's love, there's a way. And with a love like Lucy, you can always Follow the Dog Home.