Lucy’s pretty in the pink By Liz Rogers

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Oh dear, this is adorable! Girl about town and maltese terrier on the street Lucy just loves getting her hair done like any regular gal. As a well-known Mount Martha resident, this cute and cuddly sweetheart gets her tail wrapped in foils just like her human counterparts every three months and the result is pretty in pink. You can see her coming done the street or waiting outside for her owner Yvonne Gerandt to finish her shopping at IGA.

Yvonne explains. “She never strays; just waits there until I’ve finished. She doesn’t need a leash.  She comes to the salon with me and we put the foils in. None of the dye or foils ever touches her skin and of course the dye is organic with no nasties. She trots around the salon (Chatterbox) with them in for about half an hour and then we give her an organic rinse and blow dry. She loves being pampered and the result is super cute. I’ve been doing it for about three years.” 

Yvonne met her soulmate Lucy as a newborn pup. She went back to visit her at five weeks old and brought her home five weeks later. The connection between the two is strong. “I got her from a breeder in Frankston and she came home with a little pink bow in her hair. I’ve kept the pink theme going. She’s not very vocal usually except when she sees a dog — or any kind of animal, for that matter — on the television. Then she’s up on the buffet barking at the screen. She also barks at big dogs when they walk past the salon. It’s always the big dogs. She likes to be lifted up and down the stairs too. She’s a bit of a princess.”

Yvonne and Lucy live with Buster the British bulldog, who is only 14 months old and a bit of a bruiser. “He snores a lot and Lucy just ignores him,” says Yvonne, who recently found out that her best mate Lucy has untreatable cancer. “She’s a beautiful dog really. I’m going to keep her as comfortable as I can and we’ll keep our fingers crossed. She’s been my little rock.”  

Solid. Pink. And pretty.

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