Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CNY - Saphie 11 weeks - by mum

We were invited to Helen's place for CNY dinner. Helen had asked me to bring both Sunshade and Jaffa, the more the merrier she said. Unfortunately, Jaffa had to stay behind because he had a little play session with a skunk in the afternoon. I don't think I need to elaborate on that. Sunshade was in the yard too, but she knows to stay away from skunks. She had an encounter with one about 7 years ago, and learned her lesson then.

Sunshade assumed her seat beside me during dinner,

I took some pictures of Saphie. She is 11 weeks old now and oh sooooo cute!

The glue on her ears came off, so her ears are flapping now. I haven't had a chance to clip off the hair on her ears to really see how they look, but from what I can tell, they're both coming up a bit with one higher than the other.

Helen is totally smittened with her dogter. She called me last weekend, wondering if she should take Saphie to the emergency clinic because "she's sleeping a lot, and not biting me" said Helen! I assured her that puppies usually have two speeds; chewing/biting/into everything speed, and conked out sleeping speed!

Saphie is growing up SO fast! I see a difference if I don't see her for two days!

According to Helen, this is Saphie's favourite play item - an aluminum pan for the rice cooker.

This girl has amazing attention span for such a young puppy.

She can focus on whatever training it is that Helen is doing with her, and she will continue to focus, make eye contact until Helen stops. I've had to tell Helen to keep training sessions much shorter than the 30 min, few times a day that she was doing with Saphie!!

Saphie must have sat here for no less than 5 minutes because Helen kept telling her to "watch me" (command for eye contact) for guests to take pictures. Since she was such a cute puppy, people wanted to take lots of pictures of her!

In puppy class, they taught owners to put puppies in this position and start naming body parts as you touch them,

So we do EAR - PAW - FEET - TAIL - TUMMY - HEAD - COLLAR, etc

Like I said, Helen practices A LOT with Saphie, even on CNY!!

Saphie is very respectful around Sunshade,

Well, most of the time!!

Saphie did have a consult at Sunshade's vet clinic last week, and she was LOVED by all at the vet clinic. Many commented on how Saphie reminded them of her great Auntie Sunshade, the way she trotted into the clinic as if she owned it!

Saphie weighed 11.4 lbs @ 10 week and 2 days old.

I just looked back on Jaffa's record. He was 13.6 lbs @ 10 weeks and 4 days old. If you want to revisit Jaffa when he was a little man, click here!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a shame that you got skunked and couldn't hang out with Saphie, Jaffa. She sure is adorable!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sam said...

Hi E and Jaffa and Miss Sunshade: Yup, my brother Owen got skunked a few years ago so my dad goes out first into the backyard to make sure everything is clear before letting my brothers and sister out into the yard. Saphie is too cute and she's very intelligent and loves her mom. These are great things. Glad to learn that Saphie has a great vet too.

brooke said...

OMG Saphis has such a cute face! And what a smart girl!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So fun to see more pics of that sweet little Saphie!! She sounds like a sharp little cookie. Happy Chinese New Year!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

ps-Sorry that Jaffa got skunked. They are such interesting creatures, they are hard to resist...Kinda like reallllly stinky cats!