October’s Winner – Lucy, adopted from Five Acres Animal Shelter, St. Charles, MO
Lucy is a blessing! It’s just my 5 year old daughter and I and I thought it was time to expand our tiny family. I also knew adopting was the best way to go about it. I felt like the seed was planted in my heart to adopt at Five Acres Animal Shelter. Lucy, also known as ‘Nibbler’, had a ton of energy and excitement. The shelter was concerned she may be a handful. The moment ‘Nibbler’ entered the room she came up to me on her hind legs with her arms wrapped around my leg as if she were hugging me and looked up at me as if she were smiling at me. Her eyes were telling me, “It’s me! I’m the one you’ve been praying about! Let’s go!” Talk about confirmation!
When my daughter, Sofia, met Lucy, she said to me after she saw Lucy’s stitches, ‘This dog is perfect for me, but she’s broken.’ After minutes of playing Sofia was tickled and said, “This dog is perfect for me!” Sofia named Lucy. Lucy has our middle name and Sofia’s hyphened last name – which was a big deal to Sofia.
Lucy has overwhelmed us with her energy, excitement, joy and love. She hugs us and random strangers in the neighborhood on our long walks, which then strikes up conversations. These strangers are now my acquaintances and their dogs are Lucy’s friends. When Sofia is away visiting her dad, Lucy keeps me company. We go out and play, snuggle, and Lucy even has her own room. God knew we needed Lucy in our lives and you can tell Lucy needed us in hers. We are glad Five Acres Animal Shelter was there to walk us through the seamless process and provided us all the info and start up food, shampoo, everything we needed to start things off with a bang!