We first met Sunday Dog Lucy when she had just arrived in Boston and was walking on Marlborough Street because it was quieter and less scary than the busier streets in the Back Bay.
When we ran into this sweet Tibetan Terrier again recently, she was relaxed enough to pull up a bit of sidewalk and settle in while the people around her talked about how well she was doing. She followed the conversation like a tennis spectator, turning her beautiful brown eyes from speaker to speaker.
She's developed a bit of city dog sophistication and nonchalance even when we pointed the big, evil, black eyes of our camera lenses her way. The wag and smile she had given us when we approached turned into a supermodel pose of utter indifference to the paparazzi.
She did consent to one formal headshot but decided that a smile was too much to ask. She wants to keep her new reputation as a savvy, street smart, staunch city girl.
See you soon Lucy and we won't tell anyone that you just love a cuddle on a park bench right in the middle of the big, bad city.
Words: Penny Cherubino
Photography: © 2015 Penny & Ed Cherubino