I can not begin to tell how much joy Milo has brought to our family, During this pandemic he has brought us countless smiles daily. He is such a happy boy and wants so badly to please us. He is doing so good on his loose leash walks. I take him every day and he looks forward to it and jumps right in the car. He has learned his "stay" command so when I open the car door he will sit quietly until I have his leash hooked up and release him to jump out with "all done"!
He has fit right in with Mia and Mabel. Mabel has been the surprise as she has taken him under her wing and he worships her! Mabel is a daddy's girl and follows me everywhere... so Milo has become my second shadow! He loves water and this summer during the evenings has been wet more than dry!!!
- Milo's Family
Good afternoon!!! I hope you are all doing well! I figured it was past time to give a good update. We. Love. Hero!!
We came up with the name “Hero” quite by accident. We were sitting around shouting out names. Someone said, “Did you say ‘Hero’?” The response, “No. But hey!! That’s a great name!” It just came to us!
We brought him home just before the fallout of COVID-19. Two of our boys were home for spring break from college at the US Naval Academy, and the virus would assure they did not go back to finish out their semester or summer trainings. Our youngest also entered into “distance learning” in high school. Work moved into work-from-home. Volunteerism ceased to exist. 5 peeps. 3 dogs. Life condensed to at-home.
Hero brought life and growth and smiles and happiness into our chaos. He’s a dude. A puppy, to be sure. Instant BFF to Scout. Entertainment. Work. Fun. Friend. He was and still is an absolutely welcome addition to uncertain times!! Everybody loves him!
He loves everyone, but he has especially “taken a liking” to our oldest son. They hike by the creek, daily. Enjoy early summer evenings with guitar music. Just hangout anywhere. They have an extra-special bond! Even as Hero belongs to all of us!
How many times has a dog been such a blessing to a family? Maybe every time one is brought home? Maybe it’s rare to love a dog this much? Who’s to say. But Hero is a family member that was meant to be. We all couldn’t possibly love him more!!
He’s our Hero!
On a side note, we have been using Life’s Abundance since bringing Hero home, and have switched Scout and Webster to it as well. There is such a difference! They seem more satisfied. Excellent coat. Less shedding (I think), and - excuse the gross factor - better poop (dense and much easier to clean up)! We’re sold!
Again, wishing all our best to you and your families. Keep up the great work. It certainly shows!!
All our best!
The McCabe Family
I just saw the picture of a sweet pup form Mabel’s litter, and wanted to share one from Victoria’s litter - here’s our sweet, sweet Opal!!! She’s doing great. :)
Opal has truly completed our family! Everyday, we wake up and come downstairs, and she greets each of us like it’s Christmas morning and we’re the present she’s wanted all year. She is just an absolute lover and gently asks everyone we pass if she could please, please, please have some pets!
Good Afternoon Stephanie,
I just wanted to send you a note to also pass along to Rhonda and team.
Our puppy Wynston, Mr Orange (Bart/Mabel) is doing really well in our home. He is an amazing little man. The first night was a little sad for him, but after the second night he has adjusted well and now isn’t crying a night. He is excited to see our kids in the morning when they wake up and is just a great joy to our family.
I am very grateful for all the work you, Bethany, Mike and Rhonda have all done with these little pups. Every person who encounters our dog makes the comment “What a well behaved pup”. We are just amazed by all the skills Wynston already knows and does daily. This is my first dog after 30+ years of wanting one and waiting until it was the right time for us. I feel blessed to have found your family and have this new addition to ours.
We took him to his vet appointment last week and he was already at 15lbs, up 3 lbs from the week before. The vet also shared what a good dog he is and that he will be a big boy, which is crazy to see them grow up so fast.
Again, thank you for all of your hardworking and dedication. I hope Rhonda’s last treatment went well. We have had her in our prayers.
Thank you for the bottom of our hearts. We feel truly blessed to have this amazing new family member and just wanted to share our thanks.
Be well and take care.
Becky, Ben, Benjie and Gigi
Not sure who’s happier - my son, Benjie or Wynston. :)
I hope all is well. I thought I’d send you a quick update on Ollie. We absolutely love Ollie and are still elated that he’s now a part of our family. He’s such a great little guy. From day 1 has been the best. His calm temperament and fluffy body make it all the better. I bring him into the office with me everyday, he’s already got his morning route figured out as he makes various stops along the way to my office to say hello to everyone, his first stops are to the treat givers. I think most of our office workers now keep “Ollie treats” in their desks for him. He get multiple walks outside during the day from a couple of the women.....he’s definitely a ladies man.
Health wise he’s doing great, he’s growing everyday. He goes in his kennel every night around 11 and doesn’t get up until 7:00. He has yet to have an accident in his kennel at night. Potty training is also going great. The other day he got up and stood by the door and gave a little bark, I took him out and he went right away.
Our daughter Libby and I take him on a walk every evening when Ollie and I get home from work, we’ve slowly increased our distance every couple days. He’s definitely worn out from them and lays by our fireplace afterwards. Again, the dogs you breed are amazing, we couldn’t be happier. Here’s a photo update:
Tucker is precocious! He started his unofficial school therapy dog career just after his birth, with your photos forwarded to maybe 1,000 students whom I volunteer regularly with my senior therapy dog. They were posted on the big screen at classrooms, and it made for many good stories an further relationship building.
I am copying and pasting from another email as Tucker, (drum roll please), OFFICIALLY starts his school therapy dog career!
On Tuesday night Tucker got his S.T.A.R. certificate for puppies. He passed easily even though he was just four months old.
This morning he did his first school therapy hour outside with Washington elementary and Mrs. Stencil's class. I rarely get nervous doing something in public, but I knew that this was uncharted territory for Tucker with maximum distractions for both of us.
Well, I would give him a ten on a scale of one to ten. The students were exceptionally good, but they naturally surrounded him a couple of times, etc. and he was always confident, sweet/goofy, and relaxed.
At then after an hour which is a lot for a pup, they all wanted to pose for pictures with him. He executed a very solid sit and stay command for me for multiple photos. I felt overjoyed as all of our efforts of training paid off exactly as I had hoped.
Now for the really fun part-
I am titling the picture below Dumbo, (and I'm not talking about my dawg).
Of course, I couldn't use the small slide as Mrs. Stencil suggested to come down. About half way down I realized that I was part of about 280 pounds of two hairy beasts accelerating full speed downhill, and I couldn't use my hands or even arms to brake. I mean, did I miss them putting canola oil on the slide before I got on?
Some one was going to have to take one for the team, and since Tucker didn't sign up for this, it had to be me.
My last memory was flashing back to a movie scene from Tommy Boy when he always said, "Ooohhhhh, this is gonna leave a mark."
So students I hope that you all learn from this that; "Mr. Mark made a VERY POOR CHOICE."
Fortunately the only damage was an large injury to my pride, which will always heal!
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