The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Here She Is!

Well, I went to meet with Bea, the wonderful lady with the rescue that brought our dog to us! She is an amazing person and devotes her life to rescuing dogs. It takes a very special person to do that. They named her Socks at the Humane Society but she never responded to it. Bea said that we should rename her so that she can start off fresh so I decided to let Dan think of her name.

In typical Dan fashion, he came up with a very interesting one. He wanted to name her after a famous lost person since she was lost and we found her! Her new name? Amelia Earhart LOL. We just call her Amelia and she is already responding to it better than she ever responded to Socks! It's a good thing that our Amelia had a much happier ending than the real Amelia Earhart!

Keira adores her although we have really had to reinforce her giving Amelia her space. Like most toddlers, Keira isn't too great with her limits. I have really had to get on her about shoving her face in Amelia's face or screaming in her face because she's so excited. The first and second day we had Amelia, there was a little snapping incident. She didn't actually try to bite Keira, but was trying to give Keira a warning that she was invading her space. It really did concern me, but I corrected her right away (right on Cesar Milan! LOL) and there hasn't been an incident since. I actually could sense it was going to occur a split second before it did when I saw Amelia tense up when Keira was crouched by her petting her. That helped because I was able to react pretty fast in disciplining her immediately after. I've been kind of trying to let them each keep their own space until they get a little more used to each other. It's kind of hard on Keira because she wants to play and kiss Amelia, but I just do not want to take any chances of anything happening since Amelia is still stressed out getting used to her new environment.
Here are Keira and Amelia together. Hopefully they will get to be great buddies once they both learn each other's limits.


Paula said...

I'm so glad it worked out!!!

Christy said...

What a beautiful dog! Amelia is a perfect name for her. Congrats!

Lorraine said...

Miss Amelia Bedelia is very sweet girl. I enjoyed meeting her today. Very smart too!

Rod said...

What a great name! She's such a beautiful dog! The last time we met you were talking about looking for a dog. I'm glad everything worked out. Dawn and I want a dog too, but it will be a while.

Amy said...

Super adorable doggy!