Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Puppy Class 3

I went to school to learn learn again. I had so so so much fun fun today.

(mum: Yes you did.... I had a wild kid today. Actually, I should say I had a "normal" Airedale pup today. The fun for me starts now I guess LOL. I took his glued ears off a couple days ago, and he's been very spunky ever since. He had glue stuck to the flaps of his ears, so I clipped the hair off his ears. He looked quite odd with the mohawk on his head and fluff everywhere, so this afternoon, I stripped all his puppy fluff off. I wanted to see how he handled stripping, and well, he did excellent as I had expected. Tail up, no struggle, no wiggling, stood like a champ, show no signs of discomfort.)

Me me when my ears first came off.

They are no no even, so mummy said we wait wait a week for meat meat to relax (Sunshade: meat meat = muscle... *faints*), and maybe they need need to be re-glued. Mummy wants my ears to look look like Sunshade's because we are going to look alike like.

(Sunshade: Oh please...NOOOOOOO!)

This is me me after grooming.

Peeple from my puppy class say say I'm cute and handsome, and I say yes yes I know I know!

(Sunshade: sheesh, last week you would've said "thank you thank you". Your head is certainly growing)

We learn learn "go to your bed". Everytime mummy say say "Jaffa, go to your bed", I had to go go onto this mat.

I have a bed bed at home (Sunshade: MY X-mas pressie...) and I play play and take take chewies there, but I don't go on it when mummy tells me to. Mummy say say we have to work work on it.

We didn't get to play play off-leash today because teachers want us to meet meet big and small dogs (mum: not separating the groups like last week). I want want to play play (Sunshade: play play = chew chew) with peeple first. I watch watch other pups. Then I want to play play, so I went play play.

Me me and Georgia, she is a Mini Labradoodle (miniature poodle X Lab) and she's 14 weeks old.

Me, Georgia, and a teeny girl. I can't remember her name, but she's a Chinchilla X Terror (Sunshade: I think he meant to say, "Chihuahua")

Me me bite bite Turbo's face. Turbo is 4 months old.

Checking Cheater out. Cheater is 5 months old, he is funny funny. He likes to fart fart in class, and he do do that every class. Lisa spray spray the room with yucky smelling stuff (mum: air freshener)

This is Walter, he is 4 months old, and he is a Yorkie X Poodle.

Me checking Noel, the little fire cracker. She is 5 months old and a Beagle X Parson Russel Terrier.

My good friend "Shorty" wasn't here today, so I find find a new good friend. Her name is Lexy, and she is a 14 week old butterfly. (Mum: Pappillon (sp?))

We learn learn how to walk walk nicely on leash. (Sunshade: did you pay *ANY* attention???)

Lisa used me to demonstrate, but I was bad bad. I didn't want her food food, and I look look everywhere except at Lisa.

(Sunshade: geez... does that mean you will still keep biting me as we walk?)

Then I think think for a little bit, and then "hug hug" Lisa's leg. (Sunshade: *ahem* "hump hump")

(mum: yes.. in front of everyone. Lisa did say right away it was a dominance behaviour and not to make a big deal about it, simply walk away or if he is persistent, give him a time out in the crate.)

I met peeple pups too. This is Georgia's peeple sister. She really really like like me. She boo boo her ankle skiing so she had to use use those big silver shiny things. I was brave brave, I wasn't scared.

Then I saw Darcy's peeple sister eating her toe toe (Sunshade: sucking her finger), so I asked her if I can try try too.

Me being happy!!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Anything Sunshade do do, I DO DO!!

Sunshade no like Grinch water from the Grinch Machine, so I no like like Grinch water either....

(mum: Grinch water = carbonated water)

Sunshade say say EWWWWWWW to chocolates, so I said EWWWWWWW to chocolates too.

(mum: they must both have the "hate chocolates" gene, but hey, I'm not complaining. Funny, Sunshade never cared for peanut butter, and this little guy is the same - one sniff, and he walks away.)

Sunshade love love PINE CONES, and say say they are fun fun, so I love love PINE CONES too too!!!

(Sunshade: HEEEEEEEEY! Those were my X-mas pressie!!! That's what you guys do while I'm busy landscaping the yard????? No wonder they STINK...)

(mum: Sunshade has a habit of picking and carrying pine cones in her mouth as she sees them on our walk. Jaffa is doing the EXACT same thing. It is so interesting to see him watching her all the time and trying to do everything she does.)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ambleside - Vet - Scavenger Hunt

Mummy take take Sunshade and me to see Sunshade's Auntie Janice. Auntie Janice really like like Sunshade so she pet pet Sunshade first and lots because Sunshade is my boss. I said it's ok ok.

A doggy's spleen was broke broke, so we couldn't see Auntie Janice just yet. Mummy take take us to a beach. It was my first time going to a beach, and I love love it.

I watch Sunshade play play.

Anything Sunshade did did I try try.

Peeple came to pet pet me, and I chew chew on them. They like like me, so I chew chew more. When they walk walk away, I followed a few steps, then I remember mummy and Sunshade, and I run run back to them.

Mummy say say I was a good good boy!!!

(mum: I was quite surprised Jaffa actually knew to stay around us. I had expected him to just follow anyone or any dog he liked.

One thing I have noticed is, if I were to go upstairs at home, he would just wait at the bottom of the staircase, whine a little, but waits until I come down. He won't go off playing or chewing on stuff, and my friends tried to called him, he just ignored them and stood by the staircase. This is what Sunshade would do if she were put in a similar situation, but I think this is awfully mature for an 11 week old pup to do.)

I play play with sticks, I like to carry sticks in my mouph.

I stood tall tall like a ROOOOOOARRRRRRRR!!

After the run run on beach, mummy took us to see Auntie Janice again. I stand stand on the scale.

Weight at 10 weeks and 4 days: 13.6 lbs

I say HI HI to Kayla, she's Auntie Janice's dog. Kayla is 17 years old!!! Mummy said her hind legs are weak weak so she has a wheel chair.

(Sunshade: I think Kayla thinks you stink TOO!!)

Mummy want to check check my blood blood, but Auntie Janice told mummy to go go get Pet Insurance for me first.

(Sunshade: Welcome to my life. Auntie Janice knows mum likes to run millions of tests for no reason even tho they keep coming back normal. By starting on an insurance plan, in case something does come up abnormal (ie, malfunction of the stink eliminator), it will be covered.)

Auntie Janice move move my leggies, touch touch my tummies, listen listen to my heart heart, and she say say I appear to be healthy. She said I grow grow lots.

Then I saw Auntie Janice put wittle needles in Sunshade. Sunshade fall fall asleep fast, and she didn't seem to feel feel the needles. My BIG sister is so brave, I want to be brave brave just like her!! (Sunshade: it's called acupuncture)

Afterwards, mummy took me to stores to do my Scavenger Hunt for school. Me me at In the Raw.

Patty hug hug me, she said I was so calm calm, and a sweet sweet boy. She say say she's never seen an Airedale like me. I am happy happy peeple like me.

Patty say say, lets put Jaffa on the scale and weigh weigh him, I said ok ok, I'll just lie on there.

Patty say say she couldn't believe I was this good good. Mummy was proud proud.

I met met a weird doggie. He didn't have a lot of fur on him, but he made funny funny noises.

I thought he was fun fun, so I lick lick him to show my submission.

Then I bite bite his nose........ and the game end end.

Guess I shouldn't have bite bite him.....

I got treat treats, and say say Good-By.

The second store we go go was called Fetch. This is William, he's the store dog. He sniff sniff me, so I lift lift my leggie to let him sniff sniff.

After he done done sniffing me, I wag wag my tail, sniff sniff him. I didn't jump jump on him, mummy said I was good good. (mum: a very respectful pup)

Me and William's mummy. She said I was calm calm and good good. I said thank you!

I was so tired after, I slept the whole way home.

I was ready to play play again after we got home. Mummy was making Sunshade pear mush, and I chew chew on mummy. Mummy didn't like like, and she put put pear stickers on me.

I am organic and $1.45/lb

(Sunshade: so that makes you $19.72.... ANY BUYERS???)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Puppy Class 2

I stay stay in the crate crate this afternoon, mummy and Sunshade went to play play at the beach. It was okay, I had a chew chew, and I sleep sleep.

I was happy happy when mummy said it's time for me to go play play!!

See the yellow Lab Turbo??? He was like a GIANT to me last week, but this week, he was not so big big anymore. Peeple said I grew grew lot lot in one week. I'm a BIG BIG boy!!

Lisa said I was more perky this week, but still a calm calm puppy. Peeple told mummy she's lucky because I'm such a good puppy. I'm happy to make mummy proud proud.

This is me chilling,

My friend "Shorty" grew grew too, he's still my favouritest.

We did mini obstacle course today. Joan say say it is not to create agility champions, but to build up confidence. Mummy say say it's a very good thing. There were tunnels, weave poles, teeter, A-frame, wittle jumps.

(mum: all the obstacles were miniature version of what you would see on an agility course. Joan and Lisa were by the teeter and A-frame to ensure nobody falls off)

I no like the A-frame and the teether, I got stuck stuck at the top top. I didn't want to move move. Joan say say it's because I no like to have all four of my feet feet off the ground ground. She say say some pups are like that, and no pushing those pups. I said WHEW.....

This is Cheater do do the wittle A-frame. He did did good, he roll roll down.

I LOVE LOVE the tunnel, because Sunshade has two at home. I see see her run run all the time, and I run run too. So I like like tunnel a lot lot!!

We learn learn to "sit sit" today, but I already knew how to sit sit. See, this is me sitting for big black Griffin's mummy.

We also learn learn "watch me". I had to look look mummy's eye eyes when mummy say say "Jaffa, watch me", and then I get treat treat!! It was easy, because I always look look mummy's eye eyes when she talks to me.

Then it was off leash play play time!!!! (mum: Lisa and Joan split pups into three different groups according to age, size and personality.)

I was happy happy at first. Noel the Beagle X Parson Russle Terror, and Hector the French Bulldog were in my group group. But they play play rough rough....

I no like rough rough play play. So I went to watch the wittle guys play.

Lisa saw me and she said I can go play play with the wittle guys. I watch watch them first.

(mum: in any new situation, Jaffa seems to observe first, then decides if he wants to act. A very sensible pup. We do need to work in building up his confidence a bit more.)

I like like my friend Shorty.

I had fun fun, I want to come come again fast fast!!! I want to play play with the wittle guys tho..