Thursday, January 5, 2012

Her name is Saphira or Saphie

Little Girl Puppy made it to her home at last (last night). Her human brother, Shawn, named her "Saphira". He was very set on this name because his friend's Airedale was named Saphira too lol. Shawn is 15 yrs old, but a University student already.

Brother & sister photo,

Shawn couldn't wait to share pictures of Saphie on Facebook,

Saphie got used to the new environment rather quickly. The little tail of hers was up the whole time.

She quickly showed her new family how smart she was by doing her business beautifully in their yard, in the pouring rain.

During the four days that Saphie stayed with us, we had one accident only (if you count that as one...). Derek and I went out for about 4 hours, as soon as we got home, I asked Derek to get Saphie from her crate and to quickly carry her out to pee. Instead, he took her out of the crate and started cuddling her. I should also mention the way he was holding her pressed on her little bladder. So yup, she peed all over Derek!!! First the guinea pig, now the!

Anyway, after Saphie did her business in the yard, she came back in and showed off her perfect SIT!

Shawn reenforcing the SIT,

Helen very proud of her dogter. She already has a genius son, perhaps her dogter will be equally spectacular.

Saphie waiting patiently for a goodie from the goodie bag,

Shawn working very hard at getting the treat bag open while Helen couldn't keep her hands off Saphie,

Need a little help Shawn? Saphie still sitting very patiently waiting for her treat.

The long awaited bully stick!

Shawn had been studying an Airedale breed book where he read that it was good to touch the puppy while she's eating so she doesn't become food possessive.

He put that to practice immediately,

What language is that you're speaking mom?? (Helen talks to her in Mandarin sometimes)

During the time that I was over, Helen enrolled Saphie with Trupanion, an insurance company. We signed her up for a puppy class at Dogsmart (where Sam's mom teaches at), and we also registered her a city license. I think this little girl is set for life! Puppy classes start this Saturday, January 4th!


The few days that Saphie was with me, she visited lots of friends. She, together with Sunshade have convinced another couple that an Airedale was what they wanted. Unfortunately my breeders won't be breeding again for a while, so our friends have their names down for a "curly hair" (that's what they put on the puppy questionnaire) female puppy from a local breeder. The puppies are suppose to be due end of this month, ready to go home end of March. Saphie might have a little playmate to play with soon!

Saphie also visited a relative, her Aunt Stella who is Jaffa's sister,

Stella was GREAT with Saphie! She really took to Saphie right from the start, unlike Jaffa! Stella's tail wagged non-stop.

Stella's mom, Maureen giving Saphie some reassuring pets while Maggie, the Cairn that they were babysitting got a few sniffs of Saphie,

Stella's beautiful sissy, Hannah!

Stella was just making sure that she was still Hannah's #1 Girrrrrl!

Stella making sure her breakfast was defrosting well on the counter,

Our gentle happy girrrrrl Stellie!

Saphie felt right at home, she's one confident girl!

Lastly, Jaffa warmed up to Saphie a little... sort of.. lol!


Molly the Airedale said...

We just LOVED the video, Jaffa! We thought you did very well playing with Saphie considering that meeting her days before didn't go very well! Saphie sure has tons of new friends already and a family that already adores her! We are so happy for her! She's such a cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

SO CUTE. Finally Jaffa see Saphie as a Play date.

Saphie have a good vocal voice too.....That bark was loud & Clear....Ehehehe.

A very smart girl. :D

Sharon (Fm Singapore)

Princess Patches said...

You are a very good boy, Jaffaman! I think Saphie loves you already!


My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Yay, everyone looks so happy. I think that everything will work out just fine.

Lorenza said...

Saphira is adorable!
I am sure she is enjoying a lot her family!
I loved the video of her and Jaffa playing!
Kisses and hugs

Nancy said...

Saphie is absolutely adorable! And what a cute video of Jaffa and Saphie playing.

The Thuglets said...

Jaffaman what a great video of you playing with Saphira. Your pad looks really cool and comfy with all those many do you have? LOL
She has had a fabulous start staying with you and Sunshade.

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