I thought I would say hello and let you know how
our wonderful boy is doing. I also attached some pics I took about a week ago. It is hard to get a good picture of him because
his face is so dark. He is growing up right before our eyes.
Last night was his first puppy class. I have been
training him to "come" using the "clicker" and he responds beautifully to it. Well in class the instructor
wanted to introduce the clicker so she passed one out to everyone. All at once everyone was clicking their clickers. Because
Axel already knew what the clicker meant, his ears went straight up and was like a kid in a candy store. He figured he could
go to everyone to get a treat for "coming". It was so cute, so funny. He is very respectful when approaching other
dogs. He is cautious but not afraid. He allows older dogs to smell his rear first. I am just so impressed with how well behaved
he is. We take him everywhere and have been introducing him to everyone and we always get the best compliments on how well
behaved he is. He has been playing with the neighbors children and he is awesome with them too! The best thing is that he
only needs mild correction. He is not nearly as stubborn and tough as Simba was.
For the first time in my life
I experienced food poisoning last week. Axel and Angel have been sleeping in a different room from ours (his "Fiona-like"
yawn was waking us up all night. It was very cute but we weren't sleeping) Normally I get up each morning and let him out.
He always runs to the door to go potty. Since I was sick David got up to let him out in the morning. Once David let Axel out
of his crate he ran right into our bedroom, sat right next to my side of the bed to come and see me. I couldn't believe it.
He normally only has two things on his mind in the morning: potty and breakfast. I would say that he loves me more than I
love him but I don't think that is possible. He is so incredibly sweet and loving. Thank you (and Halle and Sam of course)
for bringing him into our lives. He is truly special, just like our Simba was.
I will keep you updated and try
to take some better pictures.
I hope all the dogs and puppies are doing well.
He reminds me of Scooby Doo! He is the best dog in the
|Brown ribbon male "Brayden"
|Blue ribbon male "Gunnar"
Cathy, just wanted to update you on Gunnar. He was absolutely fine on
the way home. Housebreaking is going great with only three accidents in the house since he arrived. We are starting a puppy
class next week. Vet check is later today. Creat training is going as well as expected. With the wake up calls at 0230 and
0530, to go out to the bathroom. He's eating fine and is a great addition to our family. Chris
Hello Cathy! Here's a recent photo of Gunnar. He's been a great addition to our
family. 76 lbs and almost one year old. Also, he has an awesome temperament. He's very friendly and extremely smart. His a
big hit everywhere we bring him. Thanks.