I know I can
not believe how long it has been. Kona is doing great! I honestly could not ask for a better dog, recently more friends
have gotten dogs and they are all jealous of him and how well behaved he is. He is my best buddy and always by my
side, rides in my truck with me, comes to work, he does it all. He is obsessed with his Frisbee and the beach as we
are constantly over at Crane beach playing with other dogs. He is been one of the best things that I have ever had
in my life! I would love to stop by for you to see Kona. I also have a feeling, I may be talking to you in the
some what near future of possibly another buddy for Kona!
you for the recommendations for boarding him.Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.
Cathy thank you again so much for Kona, he is doing great! He is very curious,
and sits and watches every thing going on around him. He takes long naps and has been very good on car rides. He has been
a great puppy and getting attention from every one he passes. He has met the neighbors dogs and has many friends he plays
with every day. I love him so much and when i have to leave him all i can think about is getting back to him. Hope to see
you soon, and thank you again so much.
|Green ribbon male "Wylee"
We just wanted to give you an update on Wylee. He's doing great. As you can see from the picture he's growing fast
and we're amazed at the rate his face is changing shape. Yesterday we met up with Robert and Ace. As soon as they saw each
other Ace and Wylee went into full blown wrestle mania and kept it up for about an hour. We're not sure if they remembered
each other or recognized that they were brothers, but we like to think they did! It'll be great to watch them both as they
grow up and interact with one another.
Wylee's temperament is amazing.
He's calm and loving around people and little kids, and is one of the fastest learning dogs I've ever been around. He already
knows his basic commands, sit, down, come, crate, look, leave. At this point Crystal and I just need to keep thinking of things
to teach him to keep up with the rate he soaks it up. He's so eager to please that when he smells kibble in your hand he gets
excited and really quickly will do all the commands he knows; he'll come to you, sit down, run into his crate, come back,
lay down, make eye contact. Thanks for breeding such a great puppy, hope to see you soon.
Andreas and Crystal
Cathy, I must thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that
Ace has been and will continue to be in my life! He has been the absolute definition of a perfect puppy! We haven't had an
accident in the house since Thursday, and he does so well with new people and other dogs we meet on our walks every day. He
knows how to "sit" like a champ, and is anxious to continue learning new things. He is nipping a lot, but we have
been working on convincing him that chew toys are better than hands. We met paramedics, fire fighters and police officers
today while walking around the marathon. He did really well with the crowd, mostly because I think he loves all the attention
from the umpteen amount of people who go on and on about how cute he is... He really is the cutest puppy I've ever seen, which
might be a biased opinion but the popular notion more than supports his claim haha. Robert
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, we just
moved and are all sorts of discombobulated trying to put our life back together. But I've actually been meaning to email you
all summer and let you know how things are going. I even started an email a couple weeks ago which is below:
I'm so sorry I've been out of touch all summer, but Ace and I have been relentlessly busy since June. I've been hard pressed
to find time to keep up with any non-essential correspondence, but I've wanted to send you a note about how we are doing with
some pictures of my once little guy/now big guy.
Ace is doing great and has been the definition of a perfect canine companion!
Like I said, we have been really busy all summer going back and forth between Upstate New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Boston.
I've been working as an assistant director on three small budget independent films, two of which are destined for the festival
circuit. Ace has been faithfully by my side the entire time and has built himself quite the reputation as an on-set dog making
friends all along the way!
We have done well staying in touch with Andreas, Crystal and Wylee; meeting up with them as
often as we can! We are actually getting ready to head over their way this evening!
As much as Ace has met every expectation
I ever had for him, he has also surpassed my highest hopes! He goes off leash so well that other than when we are in Boston
he rarely has one on him! He doesn't even chase after any vermin or birds when the opportunity arises!! It's funny because
all my life I've had dogs that bolt away the second they know they're not on a leash and I've always been envious of people
who had dog's that didn't. Now I have such a dog!!
Ace has had a bout with canine acne and a couple ear infections.
Sometime back in July he discovered swimming and revels in it any chance he gets! Unfortunately coupled with air conditioning
that can result in ear infections. I don't necessarily think he's had more than one, he just didn't completely get over it
the first go-around. But I've taken to cleaning his ears out about twice a week and had to give him ear drops for a while,
but he is doing much better with it these days!
I made it a point to ensure that he had as much exposure to things as
possible when he was a smaller puppy and as a result he accepts everything as a learning experience and rarely, if ever, shows
angst when experiencing something new! He rides the T like he's been doing it for years, he does long car rides (the longest
so far being 8 hours) very very well, he greets all dogs no matter their size with great respect and has made many friends
in both dogs and people!!
All in all I am most grateful for your service in providing me this wonderful dog, whom
I have and expect to continue sharing my life with whole heartedly! We both treasure our time together and he has served as
a great sense of stability in my otherwise chaotic life.
I promise I will try to be in touch more!! As the summer winds
down and our travels become less regular, I will have time to let you know how things are going more often. Again, I'm sorry
we've been so distant, it was never my intention to leave you out of the loop.
I've attached some pictures of my boy
that demonstrate how he's grow so fast in such a short time. He is just as beautiful as ever and I believe his full nature
will be the envy of dog lovers all over!
I hope you've had a great and equally successful summer and continue
into the fall. If the option is still available, perhaps we will make a trip up your way to visit soon.
Here is a recent picture of Anja & Raven. Raven is still like a Teddy Bear and of course Anja is still full of
energy any prey drive. We added a 3rd Dog to our family. He is a Puggat 1 (Pug and Rat Terrier Mix) all
15 pounds full grown. He has a Full Terrier Attitude. He plays with the 2 of them without any fear. He
basically runs the House. They love him. His name is Chance because I took a chance on him with Anja & Raven.
I watch your website all the time for puppies due. Someday we will be watching to add another Shepherd to our
family but only from you.
Hope all is well with you and the family.
Laura and Marc
was so good on the 3 hour ride home!! He was quiet the entire way, did his business on our second stop and went in the crate
about 1/2 way home without any fuss. At home he basically crate trained himself. Whenever he wants to sleep he walks in the
crate and settles in. Only fussed 2 times during the night and went back without any issues. He loves to snuggle and give
lots of kisses. He enjoys playing outside and his favorite toy is the squeaky squirrel. NO problem with his appetite.
We have already fallen head over heels in love with him.
Sorry it has been so long. These are pictures of Raven (out of Danica/Dohate) at about
15 weeks old. He weighed 42 lbs at 17 weeks . Everyone one says what a handsome boy he is and how big is going to be when
they see his paws. Our Vet asked us if we wanted to give up ownership because he wants him for himself. We told him Sorry
of course. We love him so much. He is either so good or so fresh. His night time name is devil dog, he got that about 4 weeks
after we brought him home. He loves people, rides in the car, his swimming pool, his puppy class and the big red jolly ball
just like his mom.
Laurie and Marc