As I told you two weeks ago, we had only lived at my country place a few weeks when, while we were pouring the slab for our shop, a stray blue heeler/border collie mix showed up and got pregnant by a black Labrador belonging to one of the neighbors. The Lab’s name was Stampy, so we at first referred to her as “Stampy’s lady friend”, and when we realized she was going to stay we simply shortened that to “Lady”. She’s actually quite difficult to take a good picture of; she always seems to either want to turn her back to the camera, or to run up to whoever is taking the picture to be petted. So I actually had to go out with the camera yesterday to get a third decent shot; it took twelve tries. The first one is nursing her puppies in March of 2003, and the second at the construction of my new house in August of 2009.