Lucy and Sully are very loyal. They met at an animal shelter and quickly became friends. Eventually they went together to a foster home. When someone wanted to adopt Lucy, it was clear they were a pair, so the woman quickly knew she was about to adopt them both.
It is not much known about their background. Lucy, the redhead, came to the shelter when she was a few years old, while Sully was just a puppy when he arrived. The two bond immediately. Lucy loves Sully. You can compare it with the love a mother got for her own son.
Alaina Brinton bid her farewell to her oldest dog seven years ago. Just a few months later she was ready to care for another dog. Lucy caught her eye, so she called the shelter to meet her. Brinton tells The Dodo: ,,I saw a picture of Lucy at my local animal shelter and had to meet her. When I called, I was told that she had grown up with another dog and that I had to meet her boyfriend too. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to see them both.“
She had no intention of adopting two dogs, but she realized how close Lucy and Sully were and knew they would be devastated if they were separated. It wasn’t a problem because after meeting him, Brinton had fallen in love with Sully too. She said: “I fell in love with him immediately. Besides, it was obvious that Sully was letting Lucy show him what was right and wrong, and I wouldn’t have the guts to break them up.’’
Both dogs were anxious in their new home and relied heavily on each other to survive the frightening change. Brinton explains: ,,Just as they enjoyed each other’s excitement, they also enjoyed each other’s growing familiarity. They adapted together and discovered the new routine as a team. It was perfect, and I think the transition was much easier for both of them because they had each other’s company.” It’s been seven years since they were adopted, and their love is stronger than ever. Whether they’re playing, napping or sleeping in their Kentucky home, they do it all together.
They clearly are friends forever. Lucy licks Sully’s forehead a few times that seems to make him so happy. Even when they go to the dog park they never separate for more than a few minutes.
,,When he goes to the dog park, Sully comes back every two minutes to check on Lucy,” Brinton says. He greets her, accompanies her for a while and then leaves. She doesn’t seem to mind. Recently, Lucy went out and disappeared. Fortunately, she didn’t go away for long, and interestingly, she went straight to the shelter. But even stranger, Sully didn’t go with her. Apparently they don’t do everything together.