is blessed by some of the wonderful puppy homes that our kids live
Hi Ruth Ann and Danny,
Anyways, thought you might like an update on Toto
I donít think Iíve ever had so much fun decorating for
Christmas and putting
up the tree. Toto, of course, had to have his nose
into everything and
kept me in stitches the whole time! After the tree was up
and decorated, he
piled some of his toys underneath it and lay down for a nap.
believe that he put his toys there himself!!!
Needless to say, this little dog has had a tremendous impact on
To say he brightens my days is an understatementÖand Iím not
alone Ė he has
totally won over Yves. He is also probably one of the
best socialized dogs
that we have ever encountered with a curiosity level that is
And in the personality department, he definitely outshines other
encountered. There is never a dull moment with Toto!
We just adore him.
If I donít stop now, I will end up turning this into a novel, so
to close. I hope you had a wonderful holiday...my warmest
wishes for a
joyful and prosperous 2003.
P.S. - I'm attaching some recent photos...enjoy.
Ruth Ann & Danny. Today was grooming day at our house,
and I thought this was a good opportunity for a photo of Raven and
his new brothers. Spunky, the 3 year old rescue that we got
about a month before Raven is on the left, Raven is in the middle,
and Furby is on the right. We are so lucky to have three
wonderful paps. Thanks again for trusting us with Raven.
He continues to be absolutely perfect in every way.
Leonard and I wish you a Happy New Year.
Do take care, and God bless you abundantly in the New Year.
Joan and Leonard
can't thank you enough for Sophie. She is a wonderful puppy. I
love her spunky attitude ! She is so smart, she has learned
several new behaviors already. As I mentioned I'm
"clicker" training her. She caught on so fast I'm
amazed. She does, sit, come, target (touches an object with
her nose) and she lifts her paw to wave or shake. That's all in
7 days ! The trainer is coming on Sunday the 5th for our first
private lesson. I'm so looking forward to it. Her first agility
class is in April. The trainer is a certified clicker trainer in
agility. Boy do I have to get in shape.
It's time to get back to work. I wanted to let you know things
are going great. Sophie is very happy and she is very well
loved. Thanks to both of you again for bring this precious
bundle of joy into my life.
Nikki (aka En La's Aire of Glamour)
Thank you Ruth Ann and Danny for such a wonderful present!
Pez is adorable we all love her, She is
one of the gang and everyone including Niki gets along well with
her. We took her to meet everyone the other nite at agility and
everyone just adored her :)
Don't worry the sea-saw
is only about 2" off the ground. She is doing great. Trying
to get into everything.
This is just a update on Abbie.
She has finished her novice Std and her novice jumpers, has also
finished her open jumpers in agility and has one leg in open Std.
This year she is run agility so fast I can not controll her.
We were at a trial in Erie and it was 90 degrees and she had to
run at 3 pm and the heat did not even effect her.
We are working on Obedience with her and hope to put her in her
first obedience trial in Nov.
Abbie is in 2 more agility shows in August.
I sent you a new picture of her doing the weavers.
Dear Ruth Ann and Danny,
Well, it's a little over 4 months now that we've had the
pleasure of having Rudy (Pride) as part of the family. He
is truly the most incredible dog we've ever known. We
really enjoy him. He's everything wonderful we expected
from the breed and more. He just completed obedience class with
flying colors. He's very smart and really took to it. He
was the star of the class. Everyone would stop and just
watch him move. He really moves beautifully, and with a
little "Hey, look at me!" attitude.
He's great on car trips; he's vacationed in North Carolina and
Maine so far. He's a good traveler.
Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. There are
now places that we're expected to bring him. We're no
longer welcome without him (e.g.: the bank, the post office, my
Mom's nursing home, the hair stylist, most of our friends and
relatives, etc). He goes most places with us and there are
people fighting to baby sit him if we really can't take him
He's grown so much and his coat has come in full and
luxurious. He weighs 7 pounds now and stands 10 and 1/2
inches at the shoulder and is 15 inches from the collar to the
base of his tail. He'll do a brisk 3 mile walk
without even breathing hard.
I just wanted to keep in touch and let you know that we're all
doing great. Thanks for this incredible little dog!
We really love this dog!!
--- Evelyn, Cal & Rudy
Everyone that has met Guy just loves him. You were right.
him home, he has not looked back. He loves our old 18 year
The surprising thing is that she has adjusted to him equally well.
"hello" and Pauline and I want to wish you "good
luck" in KC. Let us know
how it goes out there.
Jack, Pauline and Guy
Hello again from New Orleans. We have been so happy with our
Cricket, but we think she needs a companion more her size. She
pounds, now. We have become complete Pap lovers, and the
only thing better
than one Pap is two. We are mostly interested in a female,
but a little
male would be OK, too. The color does not matter. We
have been so charmed with Cricket, that we particularly want a Pap
from your establishment. I was
also going to send a quick e-mail to Gina, also, since she works
We are willing to wait for one from you all.
Kay and Richard
Hi Danny & Ruth Ann,
Andre` and Bug want to show off too!
Can I send a pic? They are both in the Compuserve dog forum!
(in the toy breed library) Everyone loves them of course!
Love the new web design!
The kids are great! Andre`s coat has gotten beautifully full.
He is sooooo vocal! He is learning (I'm trying) to say "momma"!
His tail never stops, he is so happy all the time.
Bug, (now called Noelle~!) is a perky little girl. Still a bit of a loner, but she is playful now. Loves her toys!
Luv Ya! Sue & "Kids"!
I just wanted to let you know that Cal and I are so excited
about Pride. He's a wonderful little dog and we're really
looking forward to having him join the family. I'm excited
but Cal is absolutely goofy over this! He's been reading
training books and has been scouting out places in the park
where he can walk him. I've never seen him like this!
One last thing, there were at least 9 or 10 dogs in the
house; there was no dog smell of any
or bad. How do you do that???
Hi guys! It's been a while. Thanks for the updated website. It looks
great. We love it and show it to a lot of our friends.
Beau is doing well. I still owe you pictures. He's so much a part of our family.Friends and family come over just to see him, not us. Beau loves baseball and
hockey and he's an ESPN junkie. We were talking the other night (Beau and I),
and he'd like a playmate. Of course, HE would need to be a sports junkie too.
Any chance of you having a male available? Beau is willing to get a job to pay
for a little brother.
Every day is another story with this guy. Thanks for bringing so much happiness
into our lives!
Mick & Christine
to update you. Squire has bonded with me just fine.
He snuggles, he's always wagging his tail, he's very obedient
(he almost doesn't need a leash). He, so far, as not been
2 inches from my side at all times. We are so happy
with him. He does real well in the car also. He didn't
need those diapers at all. He's been real good. He
stays right with me in our back yard, and always comes when
he is called. He's great on a leash, but growls at some
people when we pass. Oh well, he thinks he's a tough guy. I
know in time everything will be perfect. I really love the
little guy. Squire was a perfect choice. (He really
does love me, it's amazing it happened so quickly!)
Anyway, I'll keep you posted.
for that little bundle of joy.
I know it has been a while since I've sent an update on Labonte. She is doing great She weighs 6 lbs. now. She gained abit after her surgery. She is the light of my life and myhusband has gotten so attached to her. She is so sweet andjust a darling. Now don't get me wrong.....she can be apistol. She has everyone wrapped around her little paw. Shehas that little underbite and sometimes her little tongue peepsout and it is just so cute. Again, I think you so much forletting us have her she has filled our lives with such joy. She is just so smart and just learns so very quickly.
I hope to hear from you as well. Many thanks.
||I'll keep you update on how Zing is doing and I
promise to send lots more
pictures. Hope you and Danny liked to the last ones.
Please keep us in mind if you have another papillon available for
would love to give Zing a companion. She's brought so much
joy to our
I'll keep in touch. Talk to you soon.
||We love both boys very much. They are great
and having a buddy for T.J. has certainly made the cats less
interesting for him although Oliver still has not given up on
wrestling with our affectionatemale cat. He puts up with Oliver chewing on him.
Both boys are so different. T.J. has really turned into a
loving, obedient boy. He has endless energy and can even
outlast Oliver. T.J. is definitely more athletic always the
first to catch the ball and bring it back. Although Oliver just
gets a kick out of running beside him trying to get the ball.
Oliver is a little lover. He is full of kisses and very
extroverted. He loves everyone, kids included. You can
always count on getting licked in the face with Oliver. Both
boys always seem so happy, although I have to watch when I give
attention to one and not the other, as they are always watching to
see what you are doing with their "brother" and then
butt in for the same attention. It is funny how much they notice.
Thanks for everything. Let us know when you may be down
somewhere in this area. We would enjoy seeing you.
Mary Beth & Rex Oberg
Seamus & his new brother
Jim and I have decided that we
would like to add another papillion puppy to our family this
spring. We would be happy with either a female
or another male (if you don't foresee problems with two neutered
males), and we aren't particular about color or markings.
I would like to have one with big ears and nice coat
typical of the breed.
I am going to hold out as long
as I can for one of your puppies. I am sure
others will have puppies available in our time frame, but since
we are so happy with Seamus, we would prefer to wait for one of
Thank you for your
P.S. Seamus is still
doing well and we are enjoying every minute with him.
||Just wanted to give you an update on Lucky and his
adjustment to his new
home...it's like he never lived anywhere else! He has
adapted so well andadores my daughters. My cats are interested in him but still
stand-offish.He on the other hand, wants to play with them! He is
the sweetest littleguy and so lovable...he goes to just about everyone.
However, the othernight the parents of my daughter's friend stopped by and were
outside the kitchen gate, and he sat by me and gave them a little
growl. Hewas protecting me! It was so cute. He probably
also smelled their Great Dane.
As soon as I get our pictures developed this weekend, I'll send
you some ofhim romping with the girls. We love him very much already.
Housebreakingis going okay, but he does have accidents now and then in
the kitchen.He's a very intelligent little dog and has already learned to sit
commanded, and he does respond to his name very well.
Thanks again for giving him to us.
We'll keep you posted on his doings.
Joyce and Joe
||We made it home. Kitty is now Missy. The
first day we got sick had accidents because mom and dad were still in training. We got
to spend sometime in tubs it saved hotel carpets and beds, mom and dad got much
better real quick, we got to play and run around we don't like our
collars if we bite them just right they come off what fun chewing on them.
Second day Gettysburg I (missy) spoiled dad I slept in his lap, of course he
Mister liked the bag but he could come out if he wanted. We
talked mom and dad into getting us a rope to play with and leashes
We got to play a long time before bed. Third day we got up early and we
played pooped and peed and ate and played some more. We let mom and dad go eat
and when they
came back we played some more, we rode 3 airplanes lots of people
made a fuss over us and we were told we were very very very good babies.
Only one accident and no illness the whole time on the planes.
Love Mister and Missy
Ps: We almost were not able to take both home at the same time.
United has restrictions of one pet per cabin trip. There turned out to
be a kicker if they are under 6 months and if two fit in the carrier its OK.
Over 6 months one pet per carrier and you have to fly separate flights.
Just and FYI.
Sheila and David
Thanks again, even with the unexpected guests, having him here
actually helped. They are the children of my husbands best friend, he
was opened up for an emergency appendicitis and they found cancer, totally
unexpected, a week ago yesterday. So Tuckr had a first, and really it
couldn't have been with better children, they are extremely bright and well behaved.
He already knows his new name, unbelievable! He is very
bright, himself. Cole and I just love him! As far as I can tell, anyway, he
is doing great!
Take care, I'll write soon.
Cole & Vikki
||Wonderful! We are are so excited that Spirit is
going to be part of our family. We really appreciate it.
||Hi ! I think we
were blessed with the perfect dog. Weaver is
wonderful. So sweet and attentive...simply delightful.
We also just really appreciate all the extra time and love
and breeding that have gone into his upbringing...it surely shows.
He got an opportunity to meet some people today and behaved
beautifully. Can you tell we're pleased ?! and very
thankful. Michael constructed a pen for him
today in the backyard for potty purposes- you were right about not
knowing how to go with a lead on - it's been too cold to teach
Just a couple questions...He's sooooo intelligent and we 'd love
to know what he knows, rather what he's been trained to do so far.
For example, he puts all his toys neatly on a small kitchen
throw rug. when I noticed one was missing on an occasion, he
had put it neatly on another throw rug in the dining room. There
seems to be a real method to this. How can we continue
to help him learn in the problem solving department?
Vet appt tomorrow - we'll be in touch. Thanks again for a
delightful boy! Mike & Lori