Introducing Jujube!

Very late last night, we picked up Jujube (formerly known as Essie) from the airport. We didn't get her until close to midnight. First thing we did was put our hands up to the crate. Lick, Lick, Lick. Well, that's the first difference between her and Loki. She's a licker. Loki is not. I thought it was sweet. We put her up on a baggage cart and rolled her out to our car. We put her new leash on & walked her around a little bit in the parking lot. Then I sat in the back seat with her as we drove home.

At first she remained standing. Perhaps too anxious to sit or lay down. I didn't talk much to her, but held her to provide some support as the car leaned during turns. I kept wondering when she would feel comfortable enough to sit down. At the time, it seemed forever, but in reality, I think it was only about 10 minutes. Finally, she lay down in my lap.

When we got home, Yun let me and Jujube out by the grassy area, while he went to get Loki. It was freezing and past midnight by this point. She sniffed and explored extensively. We wonder if she was trying to find a scent so that she could go back home. She didn't pee or poop.

Yun brought Loki out and they met by the grassy area in front of our community. She didn't seem terribly interested in him, but he was pretty interested in sniffing her. Then we brought them back into our home together.

She definitely loved exploring our home. She has absolutely no problems with our hardwood floor and has made Loki much less nervous about walking on hardwood.

We gave her a bath last night. Someone, somewhere had recommended that a new dog should be bathed to remove the scent of their old home. Not sure how much it helps, but sure, we gave it a try. She didn't seem to enjoy the bath, but showed zero signs of aggression.

After the bath, we let her roam freely along with Loki. The two of them had a bout of play for awhile. It sounded like a tornado with all the chasing back and forth. Lots of play bows and lots of energy. It was at that point I felt that things are going to be okay.

Finally at 2:08am, we all went to sleep.

4 comments:

Doby said...

Congrats! I'm glad the introduction went well. Jujube looks a lot like Doby.
Good luck!

Wilson said...

Congrats! I really enjoy all the details in your story. Can wait for the next chapter! Someday when we get our own house, we will definitely do the same and find Azuki a little sister :)

Julee Turner said...

Congrats on your new addition! She is so cute!! Somedays I wish we could get another Shiba and other days I feel like I can only handle my 1!

Masako said...

Oh, I'm so glad that things went well on Day 1! Congratulations. She's such a cutie... :)

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