As I arrived here on my little stats page, I realized that this entry constitutes my 500th post on The Peace-a-Bull Assembly. When I originally began blogging I intended for this space (which was actually started on the Blogger platform) to be a place to document my journey with my boy Ray. Oh, I had such grandiose ideas about the direction this blog would take and the tone it would set. Then life interfered and I believe I may write more about other dogs and other experiences than those of Ray and Julius. And I think that’s ok.
While I love, love, love my two characters, I feel that they understand what I’m doing. Every time I come home smelling like another dog, they give me a thorough sniffing and I explain who it is they are smelling and how they are so sweet to give up time with their Mommy so that I can help other dogs like them find families. And so it’s fitting that my intention to write today was yet again not about my Peaceabull boys but about Miss Lucille Ball-Ball-Ball!
Apart from Marley who has been in foster since December, Lucille is not only the longest current adoptable dog in the Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition, she has had very little interest. Actually, that’s not fair because I’ve had lengthy conversations by phone, messenger, email and text about her but the result is that several people have shared that they love her…but none of them have applied for her. Help me figure this out here. The “black dog syndrome” really doesn’t apply around here as we’ve had plenty black dogs adopted within a very short period of time. She’s not an elderbelle by any means, having just turned two earlier this year (by our estimates) and she’s quite attractive and very smart.
Maybe that’s it: She is a strong, smart, motivated, independent woman and that can be daunting. Lucille is a quick learner and although she lives in a home with three other dogs, she may want too much to be the Queen of All Things Ball Related. She can play fetch with a ball until your arm falls off so a Chuck-It may be in order for her adopter and although we don’t require a fence, she may be better suited to a home with a tall privacy fence. She behaves quite well on Pack Walks and is really a very good girl who deserves a loving home of her own (who doesn’t deserve that?) so I’m going to implore you to share her story and network this beautiful girl. Talk her up at the gym and in your running club as well as at the Fly Ball Arena (is there such a thing?) and even your local camping group. This girl needs a home and an active family or person would be just the ticket.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for hanging with us through Five. Hundred. Posts.