Lucy loves her "puppy" Evie -- gets all smiling and bounces up and down while squealing when she's around. And Evie loves her right back, always ready to plant her cold nose and wet tongue on Lucy's neck (usually around the ear area). As a testament to Evie's true devotion, she even licked up a runny pool of Lucy's spit up after an especially gross incident lately. :)
Evie jumped up on the bed while I was taking pictures of Lucy sitting up like a big girl, so I finally got some shots of them together. Of course I had the camera off when Lucy leaned forward and put both her arms around Evie in a hug. It was so sweet! At times it's really hard keeping up with the demands of a dog on top of caring for a house, job, husband, and baby, but... seeing the two of them enjoying each other's company keeps me going because I know Lucy and her puppy will be best friends for a long time to come.