November 17, 2010

White Dog was brushed aside as Quinn came hustling up to me and tried to hide under the computer desk. Seconds later, Another White Dog pranced into the room and looked around. She saw The Other White Dog hiding and stood wagging her tail and yipping at him. "Make her stop!" TOWD begged. "She is following me everywhere I go and she won't leave me alone!" White Dog snorted, "hmmmm, sounds like a certain brother Eskie who plays that same game with me! Good luck, bro'" With that Quinn made a break for the dog door and was safe outside since Nuka still hasn't mastered pushing the flap.

So AWD shifted her attentions. White Dog hopped up on the chair and said, "So how do we teach party manners to a deaf girl?" I didn't need her directional nod to show me that our new Little Miss was standing, paws on the coffeetable, surfing as far as she could reach. I gently placed my hands on each side of her and put all of her paws on the ground. I put up a finger in front of her face and said. "No!" She looked at me and climbed back up. I took her down again. this time she growled at me. She was having a little temper tantrum! WD gasped. I held Nuka as I stroked her sides and kept her from trying yet again. "No!" AWD bared her teeth growling and White Dog was down next to me in a flash to be my enforcer. I asked WD to show her sister proper party manners and relaxed my grip. She looked at WD and at me. I could see her decide that maybe finding something better to do was a good idea.

"My dog," White Dog said as we resettled ourselves. "Am I the only civilized one in the house?" "Give her time," I reminded her gently. "Look how far Quinn has come!" "Yeah, right," she said as The Other White Dog came bounding in, zoomie speed, from the yard.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

AAAh, feeling so comfy that now AWD is testing the waters. Firm and consistent - the only two words needed. And it looks like you already know that:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

White Dog sure does have a lot of work with TOWD and AWD but I think secretly she loves it


Jacqueline said...

Welcome to beautiful Nuka; we are just so excited she found such a wonderful family and we have another precious friend!...We loved the photos 2 days ago and yesterday's post=you always paint such a lovely visual with your words and it's great to know she already trusts in her new family enough to fall asleep with you like that...Sending you all big hugs, sweet friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

Sounds like Nuka is getting the hang of things. Siku, you're such a great example for TOWD and AWD to follow.:)

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

She will learn, there is just so much she isn't used to yet. She has such good teachers!
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Mack said...

Looks like the new little one is a fast learner!


Remington said...

Sounds like things are going VERY well! GREAT!

Sagira said...

The adjustment period...you can do it, you can do it! :)

EskieKeKe said...

for Nuka..AWD...Angel..
Thank You Smiths for opening your wonderful loving home to her...I sent along Omega 3 for her skin and coat. I have had fosters bare butted and with a piggy tail from flea infestation and the coats grow back pretty fast.
B.J. Herrick
Angels transporter from New Smyrna Beach to Penscola FLA.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh my gosh we are so behind and have missed so much - I started reading this post first and was just stunned to see you have a new sister in the house! How wonderful! And oh she is in the perfect place because with all of you she will just blossom - we just know it!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So many learning fur all!