"Stedman and I had a deal," Oprah says. "We'd choose one puppy apiece. But secretly I know this is not gonna be easy."
In less than 10 minutes, Oprah had a bad case of puppy love. Stedman immediately bonded with a husky boy pup, and Oprah fell for a precious baby girl. "She's little. She's docile. She's sweet. She's tiny," Oprah says. "I'm just wondering, though, if Sophie's going to try to eat her."
Then, Oprah spotted another pup that she couldn't resist—in spite of a slight imperfection. "We almost passed this cutie pie over, but she grabbed a hold of my heart and wouldn't let go," Oprah says. "I don't like eliminating her just because she has a little underbite. What is that, discrimination? The underbite is cute!"
So on to Plan B...why not three puppies instead of two? It took some serious puppy eyes to convince Stedman, but in the end they left with three new additions—Luke, Layla and Gracie!
"I have to say, I'm a little anxious about Sophie meeting the pups," Oprah says. "I want all my children to just get along."
To ease Sophie into the role of big sister, Cesar takes more of a "backwards approach."
"Cesar says the dogs shouldn't meet face to face because that's too threatening," Oprah says. "Instead, he introduces Sophie to Luke's backside, where his scent is strongest."
"Look—everybody's getting along!" Oprah says "This is what Rodney King asked for."
Stedman: Can't we just get along?
Oprah: Black and white and brown together!
"The first few weeks with our new little ones weren't so easy," Oprah says. "I so now understand what all you new moms go through—and I am in no way trying to compare puppies to babies. But I'm so sleep deprived."
Throughout the night, the puppies must go for potty breaks every two to four hours.
"I had all five dogs in the room and the three different crates, and they all pooped at different times," Oprah says. "I obviously needed help because I was having a lot of trouble...I've always said that mothering is the hardest job on earth. Even with puppies."
"Thank you so much for coming in and saving me!" Oprah tells Tamar.
What Tamar Geller taught Oprah about dog-training