Lucy the Lurcher Part 3 – All’s Well that ends Well!


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Where had Lucy gone? Whilst Lolly and her mum had visited the shops to purchase her new school uniform ready for Plymouth High, Lucy had escaped out of the cat flap, and in the process of doing so, had ripped half of the door out. The kitchen was in a bit of a mess for sure, but their first worries were for Lucy. She was not exactly the brightest of dogs, and didn’t seem to have any common dog-sense whatsoever.

Lolly made a plan. She gathered her friends around her, and set off with a search party to check out the local streets.  In the meantime mum surveyed the kitchen, and came to a speedy conclusion. This was a job for a professional, there was no way she could tackle it herself.  Out came the phone, and the phone book, and in no time at all there was a knock at the front door. “Hi love, can I help”? There stood a local chippie, toolbag by his side.  Mum rushed him into the kitchen and set him off on his task.

Meanwhile Lolly and her friends were scouring the streets, shouting Lucy’s name. The afternoon passed quickly, with no sightings from anywhere, or anyone of the dog. Mum called Lolly in for her tea, and promised her they would go out again to search before the evening ended. And that was how they spent the last evening of the summer holidays. But it was all in vain. Lucy had vanished, she was nowhere to be found.

The next day was Lolly’s first day at the big school. She didn’t want to go, she was very worried about Lucy, but she had no choice. Mum walked her to school and waved her in through the door. Lolly looked sad, it was not a great way to start the new term. The day dragged for her, she really didn’t want to be there.  But she made a new friend, a friend she would have for all of her school days and beyond, although she did not know that at the time.

As she left the school building that afternoon, dragging her heels, and her satchel, she looked around for her mum who had promised to meet her. At first she couldn’t see her and her heart sank, she didn’t fancy the walk home alone on her very first day. But out of the corner of her eye she spotted what looked like her mum in the distance, and standing patiently beside her was a tall skinny lurcher. It was Lucy!

Lolly couldn’t believe her eyes, was that her dog – was she really here, returned to the family?  Yes, it really was Lucy the Lurcher, back again, safe and sound. With plenty of adventures to tell.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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