We just wanted to thank you for being so
gracious to us on Sunday at the show. You made
two novices (not counting Matthew) very much
Also, send our best to your boys and your Mom.
By the way, please let your Mom know that my
Mother-in-law remembers "Spry" for baking but
doesn't have the recipe for icing that was on
the can. Sorry about that.
Lastly, we were wondering if you were planning
on attending the Quaker Classic in Allentown, PA
the weekend of 10/26-10/27? We really enjoyed
ourselves last week and are interested in
attending more shows in the future. We
would enjoy spending more time with you and the
dogs (plus I'm getting first-hand knowledge
about Kings and the mechanics of the shows).
Thanks Again for everything and hope to see you
in the future,
Just wanted to give
you an update on the pup. He is now fully
acclimated to our home. He is a riot, definitely
a type "A" personality. He is completely
fearless around people, large dogs, almost
anything, except the six pound mini poodle next
door. She barks at him and he runs for cover. He
attended the 4th of July parade and was very
calm, not at all frightened or jumpy around
large groups or loud noises. We have started
some basic obedience training and he has pretty
much mastered the commands: sit, shake, stay,
and come. We are now working on the down command
and meeting a bit more resistance. We have
signed up for a formal training class which
begins in a couple weeks. Housebreaking is going
well, he will now usually go to the door when he
has to go outside. We still keep a close watch
on him. The pup has been officially named
"Grizzly Dog" by the kids. Due to his look and
personality, the name fits quite well. Grizz had
a vet appointment earlier this week and was
pronounced in perfect health. Grizz has
been traveling to my office with me on days when
nobody will be at home, and is quite the hit
with everyone in the office. I have a new
digital camera and will send some photos once I
figure out how to download, etc. We are very
pleased, thanks for the great pup. -
P.S. I forgot how
much fun puppy chewing can be, ouch!
All is great. Pax
is a terrific little Guy in all respects. He
has the routine down very well and consistently
shows a loving nature. He's extremely smart and
has learned how much fun it is to learn. At
times he is an old ham. I Love him so much!
PS: He is
developing physically - beyond all my
Pax at 8 weeks!
Here are a
few photos of Innish. She loves to show
herself, is very eager to learn and will do most
things on a few tries. She adores the kids.
We love her!
Innish and one of her charges.
27" 100 pounds at 12 months of age.
Innish in the snow!
Duke is a really good boy!
Playful, Loving and Protective. He is my
favorite. His hips came back great. An
OFA Good! Let me know when the next show is.
T5 (long coat), Duke (plush coat) and
their Siberian "sister".
. . .Sally knows come, sit, she
is walking good on the leash, down for about 2
seconds, go nite nite with her teddy, she is very
smart and learns fast. I have her signed up for
puppy school when she is 4 months.
Sally at 12 weeks!
The big guy is doing great and growing like a weed!
He had his first vet visit on 4/13/02 and weighed 24
pounds. The vet said he was in great shape (no
worms) and called him "handsome" about a dozen
times. He is a very happy fellow and loves to meet
new people. He hasn't met a human he doesn't like.
His next vet appointment is for May 11th. I am
attaching 3 photos I took this morning.
Trooper at 8 weeks!
I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to tell you
just how wonderful Houston is. He is the best
puppy/dog we have ever had! Smart, loyal, playful
not aggressive, getting BIG. We were expecting to
through "the puppy stage", we are still waiting. He
is excellent in the house, he does not chew on
anything except his toys, does not cry/bark when
alone, sleeps on his beds, and is good with the cats
and horses. And boy does he love water! He sees
hose and just goes crazy jumping in it and playing.
He goes swimming in the pool almost daily!
He just turned 5 months and is weighing in at 73lbs,
as of last week. He is beautiful! Everywhere we
people are always asking about him.
The Aldridge family
Also wanted to let you know he is also a excellent
guard dog. At such a young age I did not expect it.
But just yesterday we had some workers over in the
backyard. I let Houston out and it is a good thing
there was a gate protecting them. It is really the
first time I had heard him bark/growl, and he did
sound like a puppy! He is the best!
doing GREAT!. . . . My Mom and Dad love
her and think that she is BEAUTIFUL!
Buca at 8 weeks!
Buca at 8 weeks!