Lacy Dogs and Life After People

I’ve had quite a few interesting and unique experiences thanks to my insane dog Sadie, but this project certainly earned a spot in my top 10 list of Lacy stories. The History Channel’s award-winning series Life After People examines what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared. Producers were looking for a breed of dog that would defy the odds and survive without mankind. Well, Lacys certainly fit that description, plus feral hogs added an interesting twist to the narrative. I worked closely with the director and producers on the Texas-centric “Road to Nowhere” episode. In addition to collaborating on the storyline, recruiting dogs and handlers, prepping our expert and securing shooting locations, I was the de facto animal trainer for the show. Even though we started shooting at dawn and didn’t wrap until sunset, Sadie never stopped performing for the seemingly endless supply of cheese in my back pocket.

lacy dogs in life after people on Vimeo.

You can also watch highlights from “Road to Nowhere” on YouTube, but trust me, everything looks better on Vimeo.


True Blue Lacys is live — because every Lacy needs a job but not every person needs a Lacy.

When I began researching Lacys in 2006, there was very little information about the breed online. I now know most of that was merely a sales pitch, focused on promoting Lacys as the State Dog of Texas to increase the demand for puppies, and I fell for it. Though I’ve worked with several organizations and publications to address those issues, I felt it was time to create my own space. True Blue Lacys is a place for me to independently share what I’ve experienced and learned along the way. Obviously I’m not a breeder and I don’t sell dogs or registration papers. I’m just a Lacy owner who loves writing, photography and her dog. So I hope people looking to educate themselves on this unique breed will find the microsite honest and helpful. But in the end, all I can do is tell my story, and post pictures of my dog, because she really is the prettiest Lacy in the world, don’t you think?