Luke is an adorable 4 pound, 13 week-old Maltipoo. Could he be any cuter?!
I can’t even believe we have a cat and a puppy now!
I haven’t had pets in over 12 years, and it feels soooo good to be able to give these sweet animals a stable, loving home.
My kids have been asking for a dog for a very long time, but I held off until I knew I could devote the kind of care and commitment a dog takes.
Now that I’ve got my feet firmly under me and my daughter is a little bit older (she’s in first grade), we’re ready!
It’s funny how serendipitous life is sometimes. In the past couple of months since inviting Kitty to live with us, I’ve realized how much joy our family has gotten from caring for and loving an animal.
Luke is a perfect fit for our family. James has allergies, so a low shedding dog like a maltipoo is unlikely to trigger any symptoms.
It took my kids forever to agree on a name for him. James wanted something with a Star Wars theme and Jordan liked the name Luke – we’ve also been watching Gilmore Girls together – remember Luke on that show- sooo, Luke turned out to be the only name they agreed on and I like it too!
I’ll take him to the vet this week, the same one I took Kitty to.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about how Kitty and Luke would get along, but so far so good.
At first, Kitty was totally keeping her distance and Luke isn’t all that interested in her. Kitty has started getting closer and closer, up to a couple feet away, just observing him.
My girlfriend said it took her cat a good two months to get fully comfortable with her dog, and now they’re BFFs. I’m hoping that’s the situation here because I want Kitty to feel 100% safe and at home here. We love her so much. If you have a dog and cat, how do they get along, any tips??
I’ve started crate training Luke and have a crate downstairs and one upstairs in my room.
He has been sleeping through the night (except for the first night) and I’m so thankful. He’s also very attached to me and loves being right next to me, my little fur shadow that I actually have to be careful not to trip over. He blends right into our light hardwood floors!
The amount of work a new dog takes is serious. I’ve been immersed in him, haven’t gotten hardly anything done around the house, and am working on getting him potty trained. He’s already had several accidents in the house. For now, I’ve pulled up my foyer rug (he went there twice) and my kitchen runner (being a little pup he loves to chew it). I know I have to be patient with this part . . .
Regardless, I’m willing to work through the challenges because he’s worth it. We absolutely adore him already!
I’ve been sooooo excited to share this new chapter in our lives with you and will be sure to keep you updated on how Luke is doing.
I’ll share some videos on Stories too! I promise you, he’ll melt your heart!
He’s spunky and lively, a real cuddlebug! He already likes his chew toys, belly rubs and playing in the backyard with us!
Luke- you have found your forever home and we are so very grateful for you!