Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two J's

Jaffaman sleep in my eating cage yesterday because mummy said no eating Juicy Juice.....

(mum: The x-pen we have set up was from way back when he ate the Advils. Now he just goes in to eat because he has a tendency to wonder off to play if you don't keep him in one spot. Not a good eater.)

Good good mummy let me out, and I said me go see Juicy Juice ok ok?

But me no no see Juicy Juice.....

Mummy said my Sunshade got Juicy Juice outside,

She guard guard him, see see,

Me want to see Juicy Juice toooooooo!! Mummy made me sit and wait wait, Jaffaman good boy, me listened,

Then mummy said OK, GOOOOO!

So Jaffaman run to see Juicy Juice, and then me no no know what happened but my Sunshade jump jump on top of me and her big mouf was on my neckie and head head and she yell loud loud...... Then she did it again when me got up to see Juicy Juice.....

I said to my Sunshade - okay okay, me no no think Juice is Juicy ok? Me just want to be friends and play.

My Sunshade said ok ok, and she let me be friend friend with Juice!!

(mum: This part is just a copy and paste from Sunshade's blog, feel free to skip it.

it was very interesting to watch this whole thing with Juice unfold. The previous night when we first brought Juice home, I wasn't really sure what to expect from Jaffa. Since he had only spent a very brief time with our late rabbit when he was about 10 weeks old, I wasn't sure if that meant he was socialized with rabbits. So he slept in the x-pen last night. This morning, I decided to have the rabbit in an x-pen out in the yard and let Jaffa "free". I wanted to see what his body language was around the rabbit, so I could get a better idea.

Sunshade watched as Jaffa approached the pen in top speed, but in a stalking motion. Tail hanging half way, head low, eyes focused, mouth closed. I thought to myself ah-oh, I think he might want to kill...... As I was thinking that, out of no where, Sunshade went up to Jaffa and grabbed him by the scuff and pinned him. He cowarded, and she let him go. He got up but proceeded to do the same stalking motion again while circling the pen. Sunshade saw it, and right away got on his back and pinned him down again. I think Sunshade perceived his actions as being threatening too.

After that, Jaffa's body language totally changed. His tail went up, not held in a stiff position, and whenever he sniffed Juice, his tail would wag. His mouth was now open, he panted like a normal dog. The times that Juice went right up against the x-pen, Jaffa gave him a few licks. After a while, Jaffa laid down (in a more submissive position) beside the pen. I knew then there was no kill in Jaffa. Funny enough, the moment I could tell that Jaffa was just "excited" but did not want to harm Juice in anyway, was the moment that Sunshade took her eyes off Jaffa and did not care anymore what he was doing to Juice.

I find it very interesting to watch how Jaffa learned from his mistakes, how Sunshade read his body language the way I had interpreted and acted accordingly. If I had walked Jaffa to the pen in a controlled manner (which we are doing now), Sunshade would not have pinned him. She felt she needed to control him because I wasn't doing a good job being an alpha, and did not have him under control. The reason I let Jaffa approach the rabbit however he wanted do was because I really wanted to get a good read on what his intentions were towards Juice. Can't get a true reading (IMO) if I tried to have him controlled. Now that I know he doesn't want to harm Juice, we are working on the initial excitement when he first sees Juice in the yard. Everything is so much easier when you know you they are not in it to kill :-)

Jaffaman and my new friend, Juice,

We are 1,2 J's!!

I told my Sunshade she rest rest, me guard guard. She said ok.

See, Jaffaman guarding Juice,

Then Juice came back home,

Jaffaman and my Sunshade came home too, see see,

Juice like corn pops,

My Sunshade's Georgie like corn pops too!!

(Sunshade: MY Georgie was so much cuter and friendlier. He never yanked the corn pops out of mum's hand like mean Juice does!)

Me no no care, me like Juice the way he is,

Me watch him clean clean himself,

And me no no want to leave his side,

See see, me just sit by Juice,

Because Jaffaman and Juicyman are friend friends!!

(Sunshade: as always, you can read my version on my SuperBLOG!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Me want to SEEEEEEE

Mummy got somefing today, but she no no let Jaffaman see,

My Sunshade got to see see, (Sunshade: you can read the details on my bloggy.)

Mummy said she no no know if Jaffaman is good good wif big ear friend, but she said my Sunshade is good good with big ear friend, see, this was Georgie and my Sunshade,

But I said look, Jaffaman good good wif Georgie too!!

(Sunshade: That was when STINKY was 11 weeks old. Mum sneaked him down to see MY Georgie, because she knew I wouldn't allow it. After that, STINKY was landsharking a lot, and whenever he got near MY Georgie, I would *ahem* eat him = STINKY. So he was forever banned from meeting MY Georgie!)

See see, Jaffaman just want to see see okay?

And then my Sunshade eat eat me.....

(mum: Sunshade was reading Jaffa, and all that excitement or unbalanced energy wasn't OK with her even though she really didn't care much for the rabbit. So she pinned him a couple of times to get him to settle. It was getting late so I kept them separated until I could get a better idea at Jaffa's intention in the morning.

To Be Continued....... Don't worry, rabbit is alive.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I got cool fing and I make white white fings!!

My pretty wittle friend Lola (not my Wifey), and her mommy said handsome Jaffaman wear a handsome banana ok ok?

(Sunshade: banana = bandanna. Our Facebook friends sent us pressies, you can read more and see my pressie on my SuperBLOG!!)

See see, it has my name on it!

They put a picture of handsome Jaffaman on it, see see,

(Sunshade: that is an embroidered image of a REGAL looking Airedale, emphasizing on REGALLLLLL!!)

Jaffaman is regal regal too, see see, (Sunshade: you obviously don't know what regal means....)

More regal regal!!!

(Sunshade: They should put a new definition in the dictionary for the word regal - opposite of a Jaffa is regal.)

Then mummy had to go groom groom today, so Jaffaman went to play wif my friend Simba,

Simba love ball ball, so me love love ball ball too!!

(Sunshade: The ONLY time STINKY really cares about tennis balls is when he is with Simba as Simba's #1 priority in life is tennis balls, being a Golden Retriever X Poodle. So whenever STINKY is with him, STINKY becomes a reliable retriever that he never once was. STNKY would also carry the tennis ball with him wherever he goes.

Not to mention, he gnaws on it until it becomes disgustingly FOAMMMMMMMY!!! Of course, his tennis ball obsession lasts only as long as he's with Simba.)

(mum: I think Jaffa becomes a tennis ball manic when he's with Simba because there is competition. Something somebody else wants and loves, so he must have it too. So typical of an Airedale!)

Watch cool Jaffaman jump jump ok???

My nosie hit the ball ball and it flew far far away, see,

(Sunshade: this is his Just-Got-Punch-In-The-Face, face!!)

Simba said to Jaffaman, wow wow, how do you fly fly like that???

I said me show you ok ok?

Simba said he no no try, because its too hard hard, but he wait wait to steal it from Jaffaman....

I said NO WAY Simba, me me is MUFASAAAAA!!! See my big mouf??

(Sunshade: err... what does the Simba's dad, Mufasa, from the Lion King have anything to do with this you weirdo? (mum: Sunshade, it's his blog, he can write whatever he wants.) And look at your disgusting foamy/slobber!!!! OmdoG, how is it possible that I am even remotely related to him, not to mention, closely related?)

See me make magic white string? The white white string hold the ball ball up in aire from the floooooor!

(mum: we caught the ball bouncing, or at least trying to with all that extra coating on LOL! He never foams up at home either, only at Simba's house when he's THAT into tennis balls.)

More white white fings made in Jaffaland!

ps. me miss miss you Wifey Lola..... my haire long long now cause nobuddy bite bite them off like you did.... me want you to bite bite my ears, my leggies, my bellie, and my tail again!!!