The newest addition to the barksdale family

Well, for those of you keeping up with me on Instagram (saymo1), you may have notices quite a few puppy pictures lately...

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(photo credit to my neighbor Whitney, who loves our girl as much as we do)

That is because we got a puppy! I am happy to introduce Lacy to you all. She is an Airedale Terrier and we love her a whole lot. She has definitely brought a lot of energy and joy to our household. WHo knew that being a young married couple and getting a dog could instigate so many conversations and potty training... is that supposed to happen when you have kids?

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I have been working on "shake" with her lately... just for fun really. Its not an important command like "no bite", "stay", or the most important one... "leave it!" Leave it is for when she is getting into something she shouldn't, which happens about 60% of the time.

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Anyway, I was taking her outside last week before Matt got home and I said: "Lacy, shake" while putting her leash on and she did it!! That sweet dog put her paw in my hand like she had know how to shake for years. Talk about some momma-pride! I was pumped and made her shake about 10 times before Matt got home haha. Which was a mistake because she lost interest and wouldn't do it for him. Oops... lesson learned. (She did it for him the nest day though)

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We love this little girl and have been having so much fun with her. Stay tuned for more adventures in the life of Lacy Barksdale!