Why should you follow this blog? What makes it unique? Well that is an excellent set of questions. We try to post some fun stuff on the blog and lots of pictures of Lucy (the title character of the blog) and an occasional video or two. We write about things that matter to dog lovers and especially boxer dog lovers. So, here are the details of who Lucy the White Boxer Dog is...

Lucy the white boxer dog has been in our family for a little over six years now. She is not truly white but rather what is referred to as a "check boxer" due to her spots. She is not an albino! She has brown eyes and splashes of black on her in addition to her spots. She is a full blooded boxer. She is also extremely healthy with the exception of having a sensitive stomach.

Want to learn more about Lucy and the things we write about her, follow her blog. Better yet, check out some of the older posts. There is a lot of information on the care of boxers and dogs in general... We look forward to see your comments on some of the posts... Happy blogging to all!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Big Hill Pond State Park

I was just setting here reviewing some of the hikes that I've taken Lucy on recently. I want to make a case for folks from Western Tennessee to take a trip over to Big Hill Pond State Park. The park is about 60 miles east of Memphis on State Highway 57. I went there this past fall and and fell in love with the place. It has a really nice camp area and lots of trees and trails. I believe it is listed in the State Park guide. Please look this place up and make use of it. The park is on the endangered list. Nashville has tried to do away with it a couple of times through budget cuts. I'd really hate to see that happen. If you like low lands and water with no motor boating allowed then this is the place for you . I know that the wife and I will be taking Lucy back real soon!

It's Raining in Memphis

It's raining in Memphis today. Lucy is setting at my feet wondering why we aren't going somewhere. After last weekend's trip to Arkansas I think she's wanting to go again... She's really a going concern!!! Well she just moved to a chair. Good picture!!! Maybe tomorrow?

Saturday, February 9, 2008

My wife and I took Lucy hiking at a new location today. We went over into Arkansas to a really nice state park named "Village Creek". What makes Village Creek unique is the fact that the "Trail of Tears" military road from the early 1800's runs through the park.

The "Trail of Tears" is a term that is used to describe the road from the southern states that various "Native American Tribes" were forced to travel to the reservations located in Oklahoma. The trail runs up over Crowley's Ridge. The trail itself was so traveled that the path in places is twenty feet deep and about thirty feet wide. If not for the nature of the cause of the trails depression I'd say that it was really cool.

The hike we took today was actually a trail that connects with a portion of the Trail of Tears called "Military Trail". The duration of the hike today was right at two hours. If you would like to learn more about the park you can go to http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek/ . The website is one of the best I've seen.

I've attached a couple of photos that we took today...