I said said ok ok, I no no know him, I no no care.
(mum: Jaffa has been doing the typical Airedale behaviour - if you're part of my pack, I'll acknowledge you, if not, you only exist if I wanted you to. He has never met my dad until now, so he has been quite aloof towards my dad. Doesn't want to perform any commands or listen, but he does give my dad a few land shark bites whenever he walks by him....)
Sunshade's grandpapa said said COME! Jaffaman said said you COME get me!!
Sunshade's grandpapa said said SIT! Jaffaman said said me bite bite your finger ok ok? *mischievous tail wag*
Sunshade's grandpapa said said DOWN! Jaffaman said said me already down down, you crawl crawl ok ok?
Sunshade's grandpapa said said DOWN again! Jaffaman said said you down down ok ok? And scratch my neck neck ok ok??
Gooood good Sunshade grandpapa!
Sunshade's grandpapa said said come for a HUG HUG! Jaffaman said said no no thanks, let me go go ok ok?
(mum: sorry, craziness runs in the family... LOL..)
(Sunshade: *fuming with anger*
I would have taught you a thing or TWOOOOOO if I were in the room!!!
How dare you treat MY grandpa like that!)
(mum: my dad and Jaffa had to be in the room because Sunshade is very possessive of my dad, she LOVES her grandpa soooooo much!
Now, THE NEWS - which I'm sure won't come as a surprise to most of you.....
I get to keep my Jaffaman!! (Sunshade: OH JOY...)
My dad likes Jaffa a lot. He knows once Jaffa spends more time with him, they will bond no problem. However, seeing the way Jaffa is bonded to both me (more so) and Sunshade, and vise versa, my dad has allowed me to keep Jaffa. I'm a spoiled daughter... I know....
This was part of the reason I got Qila. I really wanted Jaffa, actually, I didn't know how I was going to let him go when the time has come. So I thought maybe he could take Qila to Taiwan since she was old enough to fly so I wouldn't have to take care of her like I did Jaffa then let her go. My dad and I talked about the possibility of him bringing Qila to Taiwan, but ultimately decided against it because of her sound sensitivity, and trust issues. The 12-14 hour plane ride plus 21 days of cage quarantine will just un-do any progress we will have made at bringing her around.
So... this is the sad part, my dad will not be bringing an Airedale to Taiwan. I feel quite guilty about it... but he is not too upset about it because he said "really, Sunshade is THE special one for me. She is the one who understands."
Sunshade is the one my dad really wants I think LOL (or he just said that to make me feel better?).
So I guess, Sunshade and Jaffa's grandpa just has to come and visit them LOTS!!!
As for Qila, I will work with her, let her learn from watching the other two, and then find her a good home to go to. I wish I could keep her as well, but one of me just isn't enough for three DALES. It wouldn't be fair to any of them, especially poor Sunshade. There are a few wonderful homes interested in Qila already, and I will make my decision based on what I think is best for "Qila" given her personality and sensitivities. Hopefully, she won't go too far and Jaffa and her can still see each other for plays and go for walks together.)