My blogging absence this week has been with reason. Last Thursday this little lady came into our lives. Meet Lulu.
We adopted her from the Cleveland APL. She is a 2-year-old Lhasa Apso/Mix. We are not sure on the mix but our guess is a Terrier because she has long legs for a Lhasa. This is my first dog and my husband’s second. Growing up the only pets I had were hamsters and goldfish, so needless to say, this is new territory for me in particular!
Despite Lulu being full-grown, we have had to go back to potty training 101 with her, which means keeping a constant watch. We are still trying to figure her out, as she is us! It’s been a fun, and trying week but all of the dog owners I know keep reassuring me it will be worth the patience and diligence in the end.
The long-haired photos are from before she went to the groomer. She did really well there from what we were told! So she must have been used to a little bit of TLC in her previous home.
Already we are seeing Lulu warm up to us and she has started obeying some basic commands. When she’s not up to mischief she’s a real sweetie. We are talking about enrolling her into an obedience school of some sort.
Getting a rescue dog is a bit of a scary and hairy experience but over time the adjustment to having a new critter in the home will get easier. Lulu is our first dog and our first rescue dog. Lulu is a Lhasa Apso mix and was approximately 2 years old when we rescued her from the Cleveland Animal Protective League in Cleveland Ohio.
Anyone with Cleveland-area recommendations on trainers please let me know!