The Lusk Clan

The Lusk Clan

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Remember that one time when I last posted a blog post?

Yeah, me neither.

It's been a busy month, but I will try to make up for it in the next couple of days.

Starting first with our newest addition.

Introducing, Morty Lusk, our 8 week miniature schnauzer puppy.

A few months before the big move we realized that our girls had an unhealthy fear of dogs.

As in, they refused to even walk on the ground if there was a dog in the same room. Screams, terror, fits etc. Not pretty. I understand not being a dog person, but their fear just didn't seem right.

So we began talking about getting a puppy of our own.

We believed that if the girls had a dog of their own, who they were around all the time and was very small that they would learn to like them and wouldn't be so afraid.

Scott and Maggie took a weekend and headed down to Boaz, AL to pick up our newest member. Maggie held it together very well while meeting our newest pup.

Until, he licked her finger. This is the face she made when he had the audacity to lick her.

Obviously we had some work to do.

For about two days she refused to walk on the ground. Running from table, to couch, to bed and back. We encouraged and challenged, sweet talked and tried to bribe and she slowly started coming around.

Then there was Ellie. She's such a tough no-fear kind of girl. 

She was a little nervous for a few hours, probably feeding off of her big sister's actions and then she was in love. Much to Morty's chagrin.

We have to remind her at least twice a day to quit picking him up...especially by his head. 

He has been a nice addition to our home. He is doing well with house breaking and can sit upon command. We are working on the stay command and are working on walking on the leash. 

I have the greatest helper too. 

While she won't hold him still, Maggie plays with him, runs with him, takes him outside. She even feeds him and keeps him from chewing on anything left in the floor.

Overall, it was a good idea. They are even warming up some to our new neighbor dog too. I'm proud of them and the growing they are doing.

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