This pretty little cocker mix has her natural tail. Lucy was a stray found wandering the city streets. We think her background may have included abuse - at first she would cower when she heard a loud voice. She may also have been traumatized when she was in a crate. In the beginning she would lunge at the crate door when her foster would mom put her back into the crate but she was fine once she was inside her kennel.
But Lucy has come a long way. Now, after 6 months of talk and handling she has learned to trust her foster mom and only barks at her when she goes back into the kennel. She probably feels vulnerable when inside a cage so the obvious solution is to be adopted by someone who does not need to crate her.
Lucy is approximately 7 or 8 years and she has been in foster care for six months - when we first took her in she had a severe urinary tract infection which is all cleared up and she feels a lot better.
Lucy loves her foster mom,, she gives her lots of kisses and loves belly rubs.
We think she would probably do better as an only dog in a quiet structured home (with no cats either). She is totally housebroken.
Lucy's foster mom and I have been debating her ancestry - I think she's mostly cocker, but her foster mom is convinced she's mostly cockapoo. What do you think?