Saturday, April 19, 2008

Camera Critters Sunday Meme... LuLu, the Cairn Terrier

I came across this meme yesterday @ Camera Critters and since I've been thinking about what I should write about today anyway, this comes at a very opportune moment.

We used to have a really funny Cairn Terrier named LuLu, that of course, went with us to the lake every summer. LuLu was with us for 14 wonderful years. We used to always refer to her as *The Hood Ornament* because her favorite spot in the world was at the front of the boat, with the wind blowing through her hair as we went. Occasionally our daughter would join her. They were famous friends. I did, however, always wonder what the two of them talked about.

Funny thing was that she always knew which side of the boat to stay on. You know, whether we were going into the waves or with the waves. Must have been instinct, I guess. She was a really cool dog.

LuLu also loved to swim and *eat the water* like a snapping crocodile. We always thought for sure that she'd drink so much she'd drown, but apparently she had some camel in her. When she would at last get back on the boat (with help, of course) she would have maybe 2 to 3 huge, deep, long belches. It was hysterical to hear these unbelievable belches coming from this sweet little dog. It always just cracked me up. LuLu was definitely a hoot. Except for the time she ate my brand new, never worn Sesto Meucci sandals (but she was just a puppy then and she learned her lesson, albeit the hard way).

11 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

What a sweet and cute post! I have heard that this breed of dogs is quite intelligent. Thanks so much for playing CC and sharing this with us!

Carole said...

Great post, and a wonderful "memory" picture.

Juli said...

What lovely memories of lulu! "hood ornament" LOL

My doggies is here if you feel like checking him out!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love that name, this is such a pretty photo too, two hiney's blowing in the wind. LOL

Daryl E said...

This photo is priceless .. I am not sure who is cuter!

And as soon as that miserable #$*!*@ Blogger fixes its new blogroll element you will be added to it!

Daryl

Noble Pig said...

That picture is so sweet! Dogs can be so human-like and just overall great companions!

Tammy said...

What a great memory photo!

Vader's Mom said...

Fun post and cute photo!

Josie said...

What a hoot! We had a Scotch Terrier named "Maggie" who used to love to dive off high diving boards. People couldn't believe it. She would take a flying leap, paddle to shore, and do it all over again.

You're right, we are alike. I'm going to add you to my blog roll!

Katney said...

How sweet. What a memory of her.

Snooty Primadona said...

Thanks everyone.

Josie: OMG! A high-board jumping dog is just too hilarious!

LuLu had many talents, which I will speak of in a future post.

 

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