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It's a girl! Welcoming our Jade to her home

sammgo21
October 22nd, 2007, 12:28 PM
It's been a long time coming, but finally we found our girl. Her name is Jade, she's about 4 years old very sweet, and affectionate. She has a tiny medical issue which daily medication completely clears up (she has a leaky pee problem apparently as a result of her spaying) . The meds are easy to administer and fairly cheap. We can't understand why this girl was at the shelter so long. She came up for adoption in July 2007 but has been picked up as a stray before that. They were waiting to see about her tests results. The people at the shelter really took to her and she became the "resident" dog. She slept up in the reception area and hung out there with everyone all day. I think this is what has helped in her adjustment to us and our home. She LOVES tennis balls and rawhide and pigs ears(she had her first one today! yum!). Not interested in peanut butter or Kong (????) I think she's crazy!!!! lol. She has a behavioural issue she is showing aggression towards some dogs (we can't figure out yet what the difference is). Her house manners are good, leash needs work. Either way, she new to us and us to her. It's nothing that we can't handle an it's not that bad, I've seen and dealt with way worse. Next step is obedience classes and once we get her socialized....FLY BALL TRAINING!!!!! Yeah
PS - She also loves also to sleep

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/IMG_0757.jpg

sammgo21
October 22nd, 2007, 12:30 PM
Here's some more

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/IMG_0769.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/IMG_0759.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/IMG_0764.jpg

LibbyP
October 22nd, 2007, 12:53 PM
Congrats on your new girl, she looks like she is fitting in quite nice.
AAAwww good for you adopting and adult :thumbs up
She is a very pretty girl, I LOVE her black smoke colouring, and Jade sunning herself on the deck must feel wonderful to her.

sammgo21
October 22nd, 2007, 01:00 PM
Thanks Libby.

Her smoke "undercoat" is amazing, the pictures do not do it justice!

Sunning on the deck seems to be her fav thing so far, it's probably been a long time since she's been able to do that

mastifflover
October 22nd, 2007, 01:15 PM
She is a real cutie. I am sure she will have you trained in no time. Good luck

wdawson
October 22nd, 2007, 05:22 PM
congrats on the new addition......

rainbow
October 22nd, 2007, 06:17 PM
Jade is a sweetie and has such an adorable face. :lovestruck: Thanks for adopting an adult dog. :thumbs up :angel:

white wrabbit
October 22nd, 2007, 07:10 PM
Congrats she is a beauty!!!! so glad you found her!!!!:lovestruck:

breeze
October 22nd, 2007, 07:20 PM
she will have you wrapped around her paw before you relize it lol lol congrats on your addpotion. :thumbs up she is a real beauty

Frenchy
October 22nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
Congratulation on your new fuzzbutt ! She's a cutie , I love that all her paws are white , too cute !

mummummum
October 22nd, 2007, 07:50 PM
Phew ~ FINALLY!!! I'm glad you finally found "your" dog.

And I second the the "Thanks!" for adopting an adult dog. The rewards are AMAZING ~ just you wait and see! She's lovely :lovestruck:

sammgo21
October 25th, 2007, 02:27 PM
Thanks everyone. It's been almost a week and she's doing great, getting better every day. I guess as the trust builds and the love grows, we all get comfortable.

I'm so glad that we found her, I knew if we just looked hard and long enough we'd find our perfect girl and we did.

She is already getting quite spoiled, but listening well. She is much more responsive to commands - I founds out she knows wait :thumbs up. She is waiting by the door when we go in and out. The jumping when we come home from work is calmed down and the leash is getting much better. She's almost got heel down and we've only been working on it for 3 days!

The bond is pretty strong already and she's not testing us anymore. I'm glad that we've had dogs before and recognized this behaviour we knew what to do.

Speaking off....here's a pic of 1 of my parents 2 dogs (I'll get a pic soon of the other one). This is Haley. When my parents asked what kind of dog I wanted....I said a Haley dog. Her demeanour and attitude is perfect and she so cute!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_83798_3978.jpg

growler~GateKeeper
October 26th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Both dogs are gorgeous :lovestruck:

Toonces
October 26th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Both dogs are adorable:cloud9:

Smiley14
October 26th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Oh, Jade is adorable! Congratulations!!!!! :highfive:

sammgo21
October 29th, 2007, 01:27 PM
It's been over a week now and everything is great! We learned this weekend that she is awesome off leash :thumbs up and we did an introduction with my parents dogs. It went OK, Hailey can be very dominant so they bumped heads a little. Jade stays away from her, which is fine.

Here some more pics of the fur fam....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_1561272_9843.jpg

This is Paul and my sister
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_1561357_1283.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_1561362_1951.jpg

sammgo21
October 29th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Such a bad picture of Kody (the wire-haired pointer) up there. So here's some better ones. Bad pic of me there...but he looks good! lol

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_1561359_1500.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/sammgo/n678375440_1561366_3182.jpg

JanM
October 29th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Sure sounds like Jade is fitting into your household well! Congratulations. Please let us know when she has you fully trained :D

growler~GateKeeper
October 30th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Nice when they all get along :)

Great shots, gorgeous dogs :thumbs up

rainbow
October 30th, 2007, 01:08 AM
Hee hee....was she waiting for a cookie in the "tongue shot"? :D I love the close up pic (post 16)....such a sweet face. :cloud9:

ancientgirl
November 5th, 2007, 02:36 PM
What a wonderful doggy family you have. And Jade is lovely. Such a shiny coat.