The Blackest Lily, Our Lucy

Since they sobbed themselves to sleep after reuniting Daisy with her owner, Allan wanted to heal the girls’ broken hearts with a dog.  He searched rescue sites and sent inquiry emails for a replacement Pomeranian.  Only to have his request was denied because none of the dogs would do well in a home with children.


We mentioned to the girls that we were on the hunt for another Pomeranian but it would take a while since we weren’t having any luck.  Every day, Allana anxiously asked for a Pomeranian update and offered suggestions for where to find one.  Did you call the pound?  Did you check the newspaper?


Finally, I had the idea to check craigslist for a dog and lo and behold, I found one.  A black Pomeranian about 3 years old named CiCi who was great with kids.  I contacted the owner and within 24 hours we welcomed CiCi into our home.  (The craigslist experience is a story in itself, but this is CiCi’s story.  I’ll save the craigslist story for another day.)


Her coat was mangy and matted with horrible dander flakes.  Her nipples were the size of lug nuts and her belly sagged, so it appeared she had been bred repeatedly.  (I felt her pain.)  On the way home, she vomited three times in my car.  Once in our home, she appeared nervous and didn’t understand commands.  I worried that we had made a mistake.


Within a couple days, once she adjusted to her new home and settled in, she acted like an entirely different dog.  She began to understand basic commands, like sit and stay.  After a diet of better quality dog food other than the kibbles and crap her other owner fed her, her coat improved.  It felt silky and gorgeous auburn highlights shimmered in her black coat.


Now she needed to shed that horrible name, CiCi, along with her mangy coat and her former life.


But what name?  Emmalynn and I liked Lily or Poppy.  We have two Roses (Allana and my middle name), we had a Daisy, so we should pick another flower name, like Lily.  After all, she is The Blackest Lily.





Allan liked the name Roxy and honestly, I really liked that name too.  You gotta love anything linked to a clothing line or a musical.




Allana liked Lucy, after her cousin in Scotland.  Plus, it was an easy transition from CiCi to Lucy.  That made perfect sense.


So Allana suggested we vote as a family to pick the dog’s new name and Roxy won but Allana pitched a fit so Lucy it is!


So without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to our newest family member, Cici Lily Roxy Lucy.



(Great story about the song, Lucy by Julian Lennon.  Song starts at 3:33)



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  1. Trang says:

    Love your new dog! So glad you rescued a dog and welcomed her into your new home. She will bring you and your family so much joy!

  2. Chrissy says:

    I took Bella to Ketch Dog Training when we first got her. I was happy with the training, space and price. I looked into lots of places.

  3. Xmasdolly says:

    What a cutie! I just got my Black Lab in December! Love her to pieces. Great picks this week. Have a good one, and thanks for linking up! Have a good one.

  4. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Mega thanks for stopping by my blog. I’d be delight to join you in your Monday Music party next week. Try as I may, I couldn’t find your meme button so I can include it on my blog hop page. If you’d kindly send that to me then it’ll remind me to participate next week. Also, how do I follow you? Don’t seem to see that, either. Oh sigh! Have a good day!
    ~Cathy Kennedy, Children’s Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

  5. SandySays1 says:

    Hi Lucy! WOW you sure are lucky to have found such a wonderful family to adopt. I know they think they adopted you and we’ll let them think that. Particularly after having seen the bottom side of life isn’t it great to see it from the top. Good luck and good health!

  6. Dollycas says:

    I love your rescue story, we rescued a kitty last fall and it was the same type of story. The name he came with was Asher but he was very vocal and inquisitive, and with our family’s love of mysteries his name was soon changed to Sherlock, we hope to rescue a Watson soon.

  7. Thom says:

    What a little cutie she is. And the songs were perfect. I loved each and everyone of them. Excellent and I know Lucy is going to bring you and your family tons of joy 🙂

  8. Rosidah Abidin says:

    Hello little Lucy, you look so adorable!

    Congrats on the new member of the family! I love how you connected the story with all the songs. Have a wonderful week, dear.

  9. Classic NYer says:

    What a pretty dog! And Lucy is a pretty name for a pretty dog. 🙂

    Oh, and btw, I love Corinne Bailey Rae. I almost used “Like a star” as my M4 choice, but then I changed my mind, haha.

  10. Lucinda says:

    Congratulations on your new fur baby. I’m so glad she found people to appreciate and care for her…such a sad past for your lovely Lucy.

  11. Amanda says:

    so very cute she turned out to be and love Lucy perfect name for her. When one door closes another opens my friend had a Lucy that just passed and her little doggie spirit was so beautiful so Lucy lives on!
    Love Julian Lennon this was perfect!

  12. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    Great choices of music and some terrific picks of names for the puppy.
    I like them all and I probably would have gone with Lily to go along with all the other flower names.
    Thanks for linking up with us and for the shout-out.

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