May 3, 2010
I cannot thank you enough for all the work you do, and for putting up with my many many questions and inquires. I spoke to so many rescue places and shelters on this journey of finding the right dog for us. Yours spoke to my heart. When Carmichael (formally known as Henry) left we did not get too far into our 2 hour drive before he had an accident in his brand new crate, on the brand new bed. There's the reason I bought the washable bed. I pulled over at a rest stop. Washed up as best we could, and he rode the rest of the way on some towels in the front seat. He settled down real good.
The next morning when the boys got up and saw him in the kitchen, they went crazy. Although they knew we were getting a dog, they did not know when. Because I thought I was going to be getting an adult dog, I was a little behind the 8 ball on new puppy training techniques. In my spare time (when he is asleep) Im reading like crazy to try and both learn the right way, and hopefully not screw him up while I figure it out..
He is doing great. Has slept both nights through great. No accidents in the house (she said while knocking on wood). I'm keeping him on a pretty tight schedule for now. He is always on the leash or in his "playpen" He eats, pees, poops, plays, sleeps and then repeats the process. We are all learning a lot. We have been out on walks downtown, for rides in the car, picked up the kids from school, and went to a little league game tonight. So far he has only shied a little at the school. There were lots of kids and it was a good lesson for me to take it easy and go slow.
In other words, we are in love! He is a great little guy.
Thank you again,
Hope you enjoy the pictures
Chris Dunia, Now the mother of 3 (all pictured)