Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Water park park with Stellie

Mummy said said we go to nice nice water park ok ok? I said ok ok!!

Mummy said look look for my cute cute sister Stellie and the KOOKIE lady (mum: KOOKIE lady is Stella's mom). Jaffaman said said ok ok, I looooook!

Then me see see Stellie-tellie!!!! See see, she's happy happy to see Jaffaman and mummy, she made big big circles with her tail!

Jaffaman happy happy to see KOOKIE lady too. I said said, you got YUMMMMMIES or KOOOOKIES for Jaffaman???

We run run on the sand sand,

Lots of good good smell here,

Good good smell there,

Mummy said said me me and Stellie pose ok ok? We said said ok ok!

Jaffaman look a lot a lot big big than Stellie, see see,

(mum: Stella is a petite girl weighing at just over 40 lbs, and she was just stripped so her hair is still quite short. Jaffa is about 62 lbs and in need to be stripped so there's quite a bit of a size difference between the two.)

Then no no more pictures. Jaffaman see see one friend far far away, so me go go see. Then another friend friend, then another friend friend, and then no no mummy.....!! Stellie stay stayed with mummy and KOOKIE lady, she no no follow Jaffaman....

(Sunshade: OMG you always "forget" about mum when you see or "thinks" you see other dogs, and you just run to meet them doesn't matter how faaaaaaaaaaar away they are! Then mum has to run allllllll the way over jumping/waving/yelling your name (basically looking like an idiot) to get your attention.... This is why mum doesn't walk us together!!!)

(mum: Jaffa is a socialite, he absolutely LOVES other dogs. Whenever he sees a dog, be it a couple feet away or just a silhouette, he has to go greet them. Sometimes, that could mean the distance of an entire football field. I would then need to somehow get close enough to get his attention, then he comes readily back. He doesn't purposely run away from me as he'd always come back once he sort of "remembers" me LOL. He also gets bored of the dogs very fast, so he's always on the look out for "new" dogs. That sometimes means he will go from one dog to another to another, further and further away from me. Because of this, I don't really walk Sunshade and Jaffa together unless its a place that I know dogs don't frequent. Sunshade will always follow me, and if I need to chase after Jaffa, that means she comes chasing after me. Unfortunately, her bad leg would always suffer after she finally catches up to us.

This is something that is still a work in progress with Jaffa (and I'm not doing a very good job...sigh..). Without dogs, his "come" recall is EXCELLENT (actually more prompt than Sunshade), and he follows me everywhere beautifully. Sunshade on the other hand will sniff dogs if she comes across them, but never goes out of her way to see them. She LOVES and THRIVES on her one on one interaction with me. So for now, to keep both of them happy, I try to take Sunshade for our quiet beach/trail strolls, and Jaffa to dog parks or play dates.)


Molly the Airedale said...

How neat that you got to hang out with Stella, Jaffa! She's such a petite girl!
Mitch loves meeting other dogs too but then he wants to stay and play with them. We're never free of our leashes! You're so lucky!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Jaffa! Miss Sunshade is nekked! I am glad you still can tell it is her because I almost didn't recognize her.


P.S. What is come when called? That is a foreign concept to the Mango.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jaffa!
Sure you had a great time with Stellie!
I wish I had a water park to go and run free!
Kisses and hugs