Well it's been a while since we sent a recent
picture of Dakota. Here he is at 2yrs. 4 months and
growing. This was at the Fall Extravaganza 2005,
He's such a "momma's
Yeah, but he loves his "daddy" too. Nina and I
have such a good time at the shows. We enjoy being
with everyone and also seeing all the new faces and
puppies that are adding to "the family". We
look forward to the next time we meet. Dakota is our
Champion but he is our "buddy" first and always.
Thank you Shelley once again for such a beautiful
friend and companion.
Leo & Nina
Dakota and Mom!
Winter is coming, it is snowing and Kona likes it. (
as I write this to you he is out in the snow rolling
around ) He is the best dog ever, smart and full of
All the best.
Ralf & Maryanne
Kona at 5 months old!
Jake is doing Great! Thought you may like to
see some pictures of the Kangaroo!
8 month old Jake !
8 month old Jake and his Kangaroo!
I can't believe that Kona is now a little over a
year old! He continues to be such a great animal and
I can't go anywhere without people commenting on how
handsome he is and wanting to know all about him.
Kona is quite an ambassador for the Kings.
Kona is so bonded with Josh it's amazing. We were
hiking up in the White Mountains of NH this summer
and went up to Lonesome Lake. Josh got Kona into the
water but he wasn't crazy about swimming and
preferred to stand on the rocks by the shore;
however, when Josh swam out into the lake Kona got
more and more agitated the further Josh got from the
shore. He finally couldn't stand it any more and
jumped in, swam out to Josh and "escorted" him back
to shore. Josh got out and said, "Mom, Kona loves me
so much he overcame his fear of water and came out
to get me." I was truly amazed at Kona's devotion.
We continued taking Kona up to an assisted living
facility this summer as the residents there just
love him. He's very gentle with everyone and gets
lots of oohs and aahs when I put him through his
paces and have him do some of his tricks - the "high
five" always gets a cheer. We'll continue to visit
this facility as part of Josh's community service
dog therapy program at school. Josh and two friends
will be handling the dogs which include Kona, Morgan
(our Belgian Shepherd) and Sari (a chihuahua). Talk
about a contrast in sizes!
Kona and Morgan joined us for a camping trip this
summer in Vermont. We stayed at a park situated
right along a river with access to hiking trails,
one of which led up to a 125 foot waterfall. The
pups adjusted to camp life right away and we all had
a fantastic time. Kona looks like a wolf when he
lopes along the trails - his easy gait is a joy to
As you can see, Kona continues to be a fantastic
addition to our family. We continue to work hard
with his training and socialization and he is
blossoming into a truly spectacular animal.
We send warm greetings to you and your family.
All our best,
Jean, Jeff & Josh
Josh and 12 month old Kona!
Josh and 12 month old Kona!
Well here is Thumper. I
told you he was handsome. He is outstanding.
Stay in touch.
9 year old Thumper!
We purchased one of your puppies one year ago .
Harley is a beautiful dog. we are thinking of
getting one more . Do you have litters around march
9 month old Harley!
I hope this note finds you and your family in good
health and spirits. We are all doing well,
especially Dakota. He is awesome, with out
a doubt the best dog we could have wished for.
We will be looking for a female very soon and
thought of you first.
I just wanted to send you some new pictures of
Judah. As you know on the 22nd of this
month he will be 1 year old. He has been going to
training classes and the instructor is so impressed
with him that she gave me the name and number of
another trainer that teaches search and rescue. She
feels that due to the fact that he is so intelligent
and learns so quick that he would do really well in
that too. I am not sure I will be going that way
with him but it was a nice complement if nothing
Here are a few
shots from May of our babies. Don't think
you've seen these before. They are gorgeous!
Thanks for your time on the phone tonight.
Have a great
Kari and Eric
Bruno at 12 months!
Bella at 12 months!