Friday, January 16, 2015

We Love Lucy

December brought several packages to our house.  One box was large.  From a good friend in Milwaukee.  We put the box on the floor and opened it.  There were several gifts inside.  As usual, Lucy watched attentively as we opened the box.  In addition to the wrapped gifts, there was a small pillow that seemed almost an afterthought to protect the other packages.  The pillow had bees on it.  The instant Lucy saw the pillow, she began to wag her tail and do a bow.  She just knew that pillow was for her.

She couldn't take her eyes (and nose) off the pillow.  My husband and I looked at one another.  Was the pillow meant for us?  Or was it meant for Lucy?  Meanwhile Lucy looked lovingly at the pillow and then pleadingly at us.  We gave in.  The pillow would be Lucy's.

Lucy gently carried the pillow to her bed beside the fireplace.  She pushed it against the window and put her head on it.  She uses the pillow as a chin rest when she is looking out at the birds.  She rests her head on it when she snoozes.  Lucy loves that pillow more than any other gift she has received.

Ooh.  This is SO comfy

 Just perfect for looking out the window.

We let our friend know that Lucy had taken possession of the pillow and sent her some photographs.  She loved the pictures and is delighted that she made Lucy so happy.  Had we known Lucy would love such a pillow, we would have gotten her one long ago.  (Thank goodness the pillow has a zippered removable cover so I can wash it.)  Our friend did not tell us whether or not the pillow was meant for Lucy, but she is glad Lucy is happy with it.

Our thoughts still go out to the people of France with admiration for the way they have reacted to the tragedy there.

Thomas Jefferson's quote from so many years ago is appropriate still:
"Our future depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."




Cheryl said...

As a bee lover I would be very happy to have that as a draught excluder :)
Glad Lucy has found a chin rest, how sweet.

Indeed, the French people have pulled together........and shown solidarity.

Your quote as always fits perfectly ....

Arkansas Patti said...

How funny that she knew it was hers even though it probably was meant for you or your friend would have confirmed it was Lucy's. She has happily made it hers.
Amazing how many of those magazines have sold. Proof that you can't stop the written word.

Barbara Rogers said...

Lucky Lucy I would be saying...what a beautiful little doggy pillow!

Anonymous said...

I love how Lucy adopted that pillow. Such a cute story.

Carolina Linthead said...

Awwww!!! Serendipity strikes again. Love this post!

Ms. A said...

Awwww, how could you possibly refuse her!

KB said...

That is perfect for Lucy's chin-resting nap style! I'm glad she loves it so much :)

The Bug said...

How sweet! I love that she just "knew" it was hers :)

How Sam Sees It said...

That's very sweet. She loves to rest her chin on things, and probably realized it was perfect for her window. I love the bee design!

Monty and Harlow

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

How sweet your photos are! Whether it was intended for her or not, it truly was a perfect gift for her, and much better than any toy...Almost! ? :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Are you sure that pillow wasn't meant for me instead??
It is so cute and I love that Lucy loves it so much!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Cheryl - Among the gifts was a bee house for mason bees. We also are bee (and honey) lovers.

Mary Lee said...

What a precious dog she is! I think I'll make Scout a pillow--much plainer than Lucy's. I won't let her see the photos of Lucy's.

PS. The plaque on your MLK post gave me a gut punch. Very touching. Thank you for sharing it.

KGMom said...

Good for Lucy--asking for what she wanted.

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, how funny that Lucy claimed her pillow!

As I writer, I stand with the French passion for freedom of expression.

And as a human, I am touched by you post/photo for MLK Day -- so simple, so powerful.