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|09-18-2016, 01:11 AM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Rugby UK
My First Yorkie.
Hello everyone. I thought I would post to introduce myself and my first ever Yorkie, Wookie.
I live in the UK with my partner, Pete, who bought me Wookie for my birthday. BEST PRESENT EVER!!!!!
I've always had much bigger dogs before, although as Pete and I were bikers up until a couple of years ago, we haven't ever owned one together. We always said it wasn't fair to have a dog when we were out and about all weekend on the bike. Now we no longer ride, we decided a dog would be possible, but a small dog that could accompany us in our convertible to all the car shows and weekend events that we attend. Hence, Wookie arrived in our life 12 weeks ago, and she has transformed it.
|09-18-2016, 02:19 AM||#2|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: E.Stroudsburg, Pa.
Welcome to YT and congrats on your new family member. Wookie is just adorable and I LOVE his name.
Joan, mom to Cody RIP Matese Schnae Kajon Kia forever in my A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog
|09-18-2016, 06:12 AM||#3|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Congratulations! Wookie is absolutely adorable and she looks like a sweetheart.
Welcome to Yorkie Talk.
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|09-18-2016, 10:13 AM||#6|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Little Wookie is beyond cute--Your lives have just changed forever---for the better! Keep the posts and pictures coming!! She's a love, for sure!!
|09-18-2016, 08:08 PM||#10|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: prescott valley az usa
Welcome Wookie and new parents from Arizona, USA
I'm a first time Yorkie owner and it just gets better every day. Enjoy!!!!
Jennifer + Buddybear:
|09-19-2016, 10:35 AM||#11|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: west long branch, n.j.
Welcome, Wookie is adorable.
Joan, Bubba and Sissy-BEWARE OF PUPPY MILLS
breathe in, breathe out, move on -jb
|09-20-2016, 01:13 PM||#14|
♥Love My Snuggle Bugs♥
Join Date: Jan 2009
Welcome to you and your cute little Wookie!
CharleneMama to Laddy and Kyra and Always in our hearts Lolita
|09-21-2016, 12:34 AM||#15|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Rugby UK
Thank you for the welcome
I have to say that Pete and I have been totally bowled over by Wookie. Although only 20 weeks old now, she is feisty, sociable, intelligent and has definitely changed the preconceptions of everyone she meets about Yorkies. She loves everyone, has no fear of other dogs, doesn't yap, doesn't mind the rain, was house trained within a week, and at her first proper dog training class last week was better behaved and better trained than dogs who had been attending for much longer. The most common comments we get from other people are :
'She's so friendly'
'She doesn't yap!' (Well, actually she does, but only when she wants a wee and the back door is closed!)
'She has so much energy'
'She's so brave'
'She's so well behaved'
'I can't believe how fast she can run'
'I can't believe she's so good so young'
'She's adorable' (We hear that about twenty times a day!)
'She's changed my opinion about Yorkies. I will seriously think about having one'
'I want to take her home' (Also about twenty times a day!)
Pete and I put a lot of effort into socialising her right from the start, when we got her at 8 weeks old. We attend a lot of car shows and are parked up all day as a display vehicle, so we bought a folding pen, a large groudsheet to keep her off the grass until she'd had all her injections, and just took her with us. She met literally hundreds of people, both children and adults, in those first few weeks, and was a bigger attraction than the cars in many cases.
Although she couldn't mix with other dogs until she'd had her last jab at 13 weeks, she could at least see them from her pen, and get used to them. She's taken in her (admittedly rather short ) stride cars, motorbikes, tractors, helicopters, taxying fighter planes, explosions, live bands and a very curious horse. She's played perfectly happily with other dogs ranging from another Yorkie (one of her sisters) to a Rottie, and I have to say all of the other dogs she's met and played with have been a credit to their owners and perfectly patient and gentle with her. We appreciate that she IS fragile and are always aware of the potential for injury, but she is also a puppy, and needs to be allowed to play in as safe a way as possible.
Blimey, I have been waffling on. I'll keep the rest short. She lives with three cats, all of whom are both amused and bemused by her. I cook all of her food myself, and she currently weighs 2.8 kg, or 5.5 pounds, so is probably going to be at the largest end of the scale when she's fully grown. Her Mum was 3.5 kg, 7 pounds, although her Dad was only 1.5 kg, just a shade over 3 pounds. Both parents are family pets, in fact I work with the girl who has her Mum, Lucky, as well as a girl who took one of her sisters, so we have regular 'Yorkie updates' at work
I'll shup up now, before you are all totally bored.
Just one more pic, from our holiday a couple of weeks ago.
'Run away, Mum. It's gonna get us!'