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Charlie stole the cat’s bed. I like the cat in the background, plotting revenge!
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John’s Happy Tales Report
2/23/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Back again, a day late but not a dollar short. Compared to last weekend, it’s been a very quiet week. We now have eight dogs in the kennel for adoption including two returns, as usual due to family concerns more than the dog’s fault. Last week Asia and Charlie went directly to their new homes from Pet Supermarket, and as of the moment both are doing very well with their new humans. We will be out at the Pet Supermarket on E. Sunrise Blvd. again this Saturday from ten until two o’clock, but without the hotdogs this time. Also on the horizon coming soon in the next couple months, the Horses and Hounds event and the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival.

Uno (Where's One Eye)

Uno (Where’s One Eye)

Michelle says we need to hold a giant yard sale to clean out a bunch of stuff that has accumulated since the kennel was closed. If anyone has any ideas for a great heavily trafficked location or even better, a commercial spot on a main street, please email her. We will be looking for volunteers for this and of course, we can always use any and all help around the kennel, so if you have some free time you’d like to donate to help out with the adoptables, or any teens that need service hours, feel free to contact Jerry or Michelle.

Steve (Skate McQueen)

Steve (Skate McQueen)

Where’s One Eye, no that’s not a question, that’s a dog named Uno, who was surrendered to us because his family could no longer care for him. He is ten years old, but apparently his humans are older, his human mom passed away and his human dad is no longer able to care for him, so he needs a loving home to finish out his career. Uno is well behaved, in good health, so you will not be getting someone else’s problem; he’s just a victim of unfortunate circumstances. Steve is another return, he was living happily in his home but again, circumstances forced his family to inherit more members of the household, among them, four children. The combination of too many people, four of them children apparently caused him to snap at one of the kids, so naturally the dog has to go. We have six others available at the moment and you can check them out on our website and if you are more than just interested, you can contact Michelle or Jerry and get all the information on them and perhaps even arrange to meet them at the kennel or even at your house, at your convenience.

That’s my story for this week, please do check out the profiles, or come see them in person, or arrange for them to come meet you in your residence. We will be at the Pet Supermarket again this Saturday, if you’re in the area stop by and say hello. We will have one or two of the inmates with us so if you’ve never met a real live racing greyhound up close and personal, here’s your chance. Have a greyt week, give your hounds a hug from us and thank you for all the support you’ve given us over the years.

John’s Happy Tales Report
2/15/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

P1030547Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to all, it’s now in the rearview mirror, but it was an eventful weekend in any case. We were at the Pet Supermarket on E. Sunrise Blvd. on Saturday. Beautiful weather, lots of visitors to the tent. The only part that wasn’t a complete success was the financial part, we had hot dogs and snacks for sale but JJ’s Sandwich Shop was giving away free sandwiches inside. No problem there, we had two dogs go out on home trial, which makes the whole week a success. Charles, our senior inmate in terms of time spent with us, met a couple, who spent the morning with him and decided to take him for a home trial. Scared the dog food out of us when they reappeared an hour later, but they were just coming back to get some dog food for him. That would have been the record for the quickest return ever. Charlie’s new dad is a Vietnam Army Veteran, and I give them all the praise I can. It’s now acceptable and encouraged to salute our veterans, but back then we were treated quite different, so once in a while a small Atta boy is appreciated, even if it’s only from one of our brothers. In any case, I believe and hope that Sir Charles has found an excellent forever home, even if this is somewhat belated for him too, he deserves a good home. One of our newest arrivals, Asia, also hit the jackpot. One of our experienced greyhound owners seems to be quite infatuated with her, so it’s looking pretty good for her too. We will be keeping fingers and paws crossed for this to work out for all concerned. Two dogs adopted for Valentine’s Day makes our week.

Happy Harry

Happy Harry

We had many visitors, and to add to the excitement of Asia and Charlie going out, Charlie the Indian came by with his human. The first meet and greet I ever did was at the Pompano Beach Sea Food Festival, and Charlie and I worked together, I talked about that of which I knew nothing, and he sat there and looked great. He’s a big white dog, with ticking that makes him look a lot like a Dalmatian. Charles is now 10 years old and still chugging along. The only time I usually get to hear about a real old timer is when they pass away, so I was over joyed to see the Indian alive and well at ten years old. I got to talk and visit with John and Elvis also; Elvis is the former Rock a bye Jukebox. I spent an interesting and informative afternoon with them. We also had a couple girls, or young ladies, from Australia, and I learned a little about greyhound life in Australia and hopefully I got two more Battlebot fans for my son’s robot, Witch Doctor, that will be in competition again this summer, which I also shamelessly promote whenever I get a chance.

Duke

Duke

Thanks to all who stopped by to see us, it’s still awesome to see a group of well-behaved greyhounds together, they are so noble looking. That’s not to include Happy Harry, whom we can designate without reservation as not small dog tolerant. There was a ton of small dogs present and Harry was beside himself, he had to be put in timeout in the van. Harry is a new arrival, beautiful dark brindle youngster, but if you have a small dog, you’ll probably have to pass on him. I’ve been told that we currently have five dogs available for adoption but it might change by tonight. I waited as long as I could, but have heard nothing so I will take a guess at the current list. Asia and Charlie, as previously mentioned, are gone on home trial. That leaves Duke, Seal, and Happy Harry. I know a new girl, Autumn, has just arrived. Hopefully there will be updated profiles and pictures of all of them up in the very near future. I do know that three of them are beautiful black dogs. Yes the black dog syndrome is very real, but I can say from experience that black dogs make excellent pets, so do not let color be a factor against in your search for a dog, a greyhound or for that matter, any dog.

Seal

Seal

Finally, I have word that Tabasco has found a new home. He is a return and I didn’t think he would be here very long. Nice people, nice home was the report I got, so we will be keeping our paws crossed for him too. I am a little partial to returns, most of them are returned through no fault of their own, and like the ‘black dog syndrome’, adopters see that or black dog and automatically overlook them and that’s usually a mistake and something they don’t deserve, because both usually make fantastic pets. Ok, we’ll see if this flies somewhat unedited. Please forgive errors, punctuation, and gibberish, have a greyt week, and any mistakes will be corrected next week.

John’s Happy Tales Report
2/8/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel, With A Spanking Freshly Cleaned And Painted Kennel.

Asia

Asia

This is kennel blog 150, which means roughly three years ago I asked Michelle if I could write a paragraph or two about the weekly kennel happenings since she always seemed to be behind. Well, she got used to it, or more likely I got used to it and here we are three years later. Must be having fun because time has sure flown by.This past week saw advanced spring cleaning and the FoG dogs now have a freshly painted, spotless kennel in which to await their real homes, and more improvements are on the way, as well as some talk about the outside area too. All this and we still will bring the potential adoptees to your house to meet if you can’t get down to the kennel, which is open virtually 24/7 almost, just call or hit the website and you can set up a meeting at your adobe that’s good for both you and us.

Seal

Seal

With the new setup, we have four new arrivals and one incumbent hound at this moment as of my information, which is not always up to the minute or correct but I do the best I can with what I got. You can get real time (can we use that term for this?) up to the second information by calling either Jerry or Michelle. The new blood’s pictures have been posted already. We have the irrepressible Charlie; he will need someone special that wants a young, spirited, strong dog with a lot of energy. He is somewhat the opposite of our standard greyhound couch potato stereotype, but will make a fantastic pet for the right human. One new arrival girl, named Asia. She is barely two years old and is as beautiful as she is energetic. She had a fit when she first came to us and found out she wouldn’t be getting her own cell phone; she has to use the house land line just like all the rest of the hounds. Three new male arrivals to give Charles the competition he doesn’t need. Duke is barely two years old, fourteen years in human terms, and he snuck out back one afternoon with Jerry’s razor and practiced shaving. Now his five o’clock shadow is out of control and more resembles a midnight shadow. He’s not a big guy, but the black muzzle on his fawn body makes him look both very handsome and very intimidating. Inside information has it that he’s just a creampuff in real life. Seal is a two year old black youngster, the greyhound version of tall, dark, and handsome. Happy Harry is the latest arrival. He said he had an hour named after him, but I looked it up and Happy Hour is a term used for bars, it has nothing to do with our Harry. Outside of being somewhat of a chronic tall tale teller, Harry is a good looking dark brindle guy. We don’t know his age yet, we took a fake ID off him that said he was twenty one and there’s no way, but if he did happen to make it into a bar he would probably be a hit with the chicks, yes, he’s that good looking. Feel free to call or email Michelle or Jerry and they can give you all the information about any of our inmates, better yet, arrange to meet them in person, it’s easier than you think.

Duke

Duke

Happy Harry

Happy Harry

The trip to the FCM International Kindergarten in South Miami was a success, the kids loved the dogs and vice versa. One class of kids turned into about five, and we netted over two hundred cans of dog food. Thanks to the kids and the school staff for their support. This Saturday is party day, literally, at our favorite Pet Supermarket on E. Sunrise Blvd. Check the website for information, but we will have a booth or actually a tent, there will be contests for the dogs, we will be serving hotdogs and drinks, so stop on by if you get a chance. Also looming on the distant horizon, the 7th annual Horses and Hounds weekend and Pompano Seafood Festival, both in April, we have flyers on the website. We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’d like to spend some time with the hounds and help Michelle and Jerry out, feel free to contact them, also, good for kids that have community hours to fill, especially in the Sunrise area, much easier for you Browardians to get there than Hialeah. Ok, another week, another dollar. Don’t forget, if you’re cold, chances are they are too. You know who we’re talking about. Have a greyt week and stay warm.

My Furry Valentine

Join Friends of Greyhounds for a One Day Sale and Party at
Pet Supermarket, 801 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
on Saturday, February 13th.
 
There will be a best dressed pet contest, food, and specials & sales all over the store.
 
Click here for all of the details.
 

Horses & Hounds 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Please RSVP with Jeri Caprio, 954-673-0706

Hosted by Jane Bistline & Jeri Caprio
Sponsored by the Horses & Hounds Charitable Foundation
11399 Piping Plover Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33449

Your well behaved dogs are invited to attend the party & be part of the doggie show.

Doggie portraits complementary with donation.

Take part in our fabulous silent auctions.

Click here for a map & directions to Horses & Hounds.

Click to view a printable flyer in a separate window.

Click to view a printable flyer in a separate window.

John’s Happy Tales Report
2/1/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

20160131Where to start? Nice party yesterday, as Jerry enters his 69th year, and it probably would be fitting that he got a ton of dog biscuits for his 69th. Actually it was by design, Michelle requested them in lieu of presents and their wishes were answered very nicely. The kennel is down to two dogs. Do not panic, this is by design. The only two left are Darla and Charlie. Darla is a little girl, very shy, but beautiful, and the irrepressible Charlie, a big rowdy boy, looking to find his home with someone who can offer him some physical playtime as well as couch potato time. Once again, we have a method to our madness. With a virtual empty kennel, time can now be spent on cleaning and updating the cages. We will cleaning and painting the whole kennel area, deep cleaning the kennels, (if you can deep clean a kennel, it sounds more impressive than just cleaning). There’s also plans for adding a cover to the walkway and improving the inside kennel setup. The kennels should be completely cleaned, up and running by the end of the work week, and we will be getting more dogs immediately to fill the kennels. Meanwhile, don’t forget my favorite repeat, you are welcome to contact us and make an appointment at your convenience to come see them, or,,,, unlike most groups, we can most likely arrange for you to meet one or a couple potential adoptables at your adobe and at your convenience. Unlike the old set up, five hours on the weekends only, you can now arrange a meeting at your convenience, virtually any day of the week.

Charlie

Charlie

The Sunburst trip went well last Wednesday, special thanks to Cherie who rode shotgun, Jill for giving Michelle gas, (petroleum card, not what you think) and Mike Smith, I’m sure he had a big hand in prepping the van for the trip. The best part of the project is that they are all going to homes, (the dogs, not the humans) and some of them might already be in their new homes by the time you read this. Ms. Dee Dee is in her new home and at last report I heard she is doing well and her family is ecstatic with her. It takes special people to adopt a ten year old greyhound, knowing she won’t be there for a great length of time, but they did. I always say, those people are out there, not as many as regular adopters, but they are there, we just have to connect them with the special needs dogs, and hopefully this was one of those times.

Darla

Darla

Onward and upward we go. There will be no Friends of Greyhounds at the annual Renaissance Fair, rising costs and a new format for the vendors ended any ideas of that for this year. Fear not, we still have many other things going on. On Feb. 5th we are going to Mrs. Rodgers’ class, in Miami, not Mr. Rodgers’ neighborhood. They are celebrating the 100th day of school by donating 100 cans of dog food to help feed our kennel. They are only in Kindergarten, so they can still celebrate the 100th day of school. In a couple more years they will learn to celebrate the last day. They are also going to be dressing up like 100 year old people. Smart asses asked me to model for them. Just kidding, that didn’t really happen, but it probably could have. On February 13th we have the Valentine’s Day party at our favorite Pet Supermarket, and that has been well covered already, if you haven’t seen anything on it, you can check the website or Facebook. April 3rd weekend will be the annual Horses and Hounds, more on that as it gets closer. I think the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is also on the horizon, but haven’t seen anything on that yet. We will not be sitting around idly twiddling our thumbs, that’s for sure.

Last but not least, thank you again to all of you who came out and helped Jerry celebrate his fighting 69th Birthday. I know I speak for them when I say how much we enjoy seeing old friends both two and four legged, again. Flamingo Road Nursery is a great place to visit, beautiful nursery, great barbeque, and a gracious host to all of us. We got caught up on news and gossip and got to see our beautiful hounds and equally beautiful humans again. June will be the second year since we’ve closed the kennel, the time has passed so quickly, we’ve lost some of our beloved adoptables and adoptees, but that just makes it so much better to see the ones who are still with us. Thank you for supporting us all these years and we hope to be there to support you as long as we can. I can’t begin to mention everyone’s name, I’m sure Jerry and Michelle can, but seeing you all certainly made my week. It was weird to see Jerry B. without one, two, or three dogs in front of him, and Mike and Bear are closing in on senior citizen age, but still look like the dynamic duo to me. Greyt to see all of you, stay healthy and give your dogs a hug from us.

Late Note: Michelle just informed me that someone left a small black jacket at the Nursery yesterday, she has it at the house, and you can call her.

My Furry Valentine

Join Friends of Greyhounds for a One Day Sale and Party at
Pet Supermarket, 801 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
on Saturday, February 13th.
 
There will be a best dressed pet contest, food, and specials & sales all over the store.
 
Click here for all of the details.
 

My Furry Valentine

Join Friends of Greyhounds at Pet Supermarket, 801 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 13th.

Click to enlarge.

Click to enlarge.

John’s Happy Tales Report
1/25/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Greetings Friends of Greyhounds from the frozen tundra of Broward and Dade counties and surrounding areas. We will be having a greyhound gathering next Sunday, January 31st, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Flamingo Road Nursery at 1655 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. That’s Flamingo Road NURSERY, NOT GROVES, it’s located about a mile south of I-595 on Flamingo Road, on the right heading south and on the left if you are heading north. We will be in the tiki hut and covered area, which is on the south side of the main nursery, in back of the restaurant and on the south side of the nursery. It’s a semi celebration of our President Jerry’s birthday and for his birthday he would love nothing better than to see his old friends, four and two legged, again, just like we used to gather on the weekends at the kennel. It’s absolutely informal, Michelle has threatened some cupcakes and there’s good bbq restaurant right there if you are hungry and most of us enjoy eating there.

Dee Dee

Dee Dee

If it’s cold, dress your dog accordingly, we don’t get a lot of cold days, but when we do, our short haired, thin skinned friends freeze their little buns off, so keep that in mind when they are outside during the coming two months. There’s plenty of room, good food, generally nice people and dogs, and the nursery is even fun to walk around in. Speaking for Michelle, Jerry, and myself, as well as the other used to be kennel regulars, it’s really nice to see everyone, catch up on news, gossip, and visit with good people and animals. Rain isn’t too much of a factor, as it’s a nice well covered and clean area, so we hope to see you there, stop on by and spend an hour or two or spend a few minutes, we love seeing all of you.

Next Saturday we will be at our favorite Pet Supermarket on E. Sunrise Boulevard from ten until two and if you’re in the area, you are welcome to stop by and say hello. They don’t ever ask for a plug, but the staff is so friendly and they treat us so well that I will have to give them a plug; it’s the best store in the area if you have a pet, the staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and they don’t bite. Also looming on the horizon as we move into the early part of spring are the Horses and Hounds (April 3rd) and Ren-fest starts February 13th. Bbut that’s for next month and beyond, but do keep it in mind, we have a greyt time at both events.

Darla

Darla

Michelle has posted the coming Sunburst report on her blog, now I can keep mine under a mile long, thank you. There are eleven of our hounds, suitcases packed and ready to go north to Ebro in preparation for their new life as real dog pets up north in greyhound starved areas of the rest of our country. Michelle just came up with a co-pilot, thank heavens. I don’t have time to pull a Bruce Jenner, so I am out of the mix because she needed a lady companion, as it’s an overnight trip and they will be staying in a hotel and the Friends budget has no allowances for two rooms, so it’s one and done.

Anyway, as a result of this trip, we will be left with only three dogs in the kennel, Darla, Dee Dee, and Charlie. We will be getting others very soon, but the empty nest syndrome will give us time to clean up, rearrange, and hopefully finish some projects that will improve the kennel. I know we were all at least disappointed if not completely depressed last year, or more like almost two summers ago, when we lost the kennel and thought it was the end of the world (as we know it), however, we are still moving dogs regularly, still giving chances to the dogs most others won’t even bother with, including the older, injured, sick, unwanted or returned, as well as the just off the track retired racers, and the ‘not gonna make it as a professional racer’ youngsters. Maybe it was meant to be. It’s on a smaller scale, but as previously mentioned, we’re still moving dogs regularly, we can now do things we couldn’t before, like when we offer home visits to bring the dogs to a prospective adopter, we’re available every day, not just a few hours on the weekends, and best of all, it’s still total chaos for Michelle and keeps her running around like a chicken with her head removed, so essentially, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Charlie

Charlie

Finally, before the doors close, the keyboard is shut down and we head westward for the bathroom and other places better left unsaid, we’d like to thank Ms. Detellis’ class at Silver Trails Middle School for inviting us and the dogs to speak to them at Career Day, it used to be the Police and Firemen got all the attention, but our greys did very well and we got a lot of essential items from the collection they took up for our hounds. Both Michelle and Jerry B. enjoyed the kids, both classes were awesome and they had a lot of sharp questions about the dogs and rescue. Ms. Detellis is a greyhound owner, she adopted one of the injured dogs from the infamous Kennel ‘D’, and anyone who knows or remembers the volunteers and what they did with that project, knows that they are good people, so we thank her for helping us spread the word about the greys and rescuing any and all animals that we can help.

Ok, the keyboard is smoking, so I’d better stop for now, I haven’t typed this much since yesterday. My next project, learning guitar, now in the process of making my fingertips tough by forming callouses on them. Not as much fun as hugging a greyhound, but something I’ve decided to try, it’s less frustrating than trying to put together a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle of Darth Vader, all black, red brown, brown red, more red, more brown, thank you Julie. Have a greyt week hopefully we get to see you next Saturday or Sunday for sure. Apologizing in advance for not knowing everyone’s name (I’m getting to that age), but Jerry and Michelle won’t have that problem and we’d love to see ya and say hello.

Meetup @ Flamingo Road Nursery

Sunday, January 31, from 11 AM until 3 PM
At the Flamingo Road Nursery, 1655 Flamingo Road, Davie
(Click here for driving directions.)
 
Lots of parking and you can wander the grounds, check out the “farmer’s market”
and look at lots of plants, fountains and wind chimes!
 
Join FoG at the big shady tables & seats by the BBQ stand.
They have food, drinks & reasonable prices.
All leashed greyhounds are welcome.
 

Projects and Prospects

Dear Friends of Friends,

I haven’t written an update in a while but I know John has been keeping communications open through his Monday evening blog. But I’d like to catch us up on some projects and prospects. I hope you’ll take the time to at least scan all of this!

Eleven Greyhounds moving North – If for some reason you haven’t heard, we will be taking a load of Fogdogs in the van to our good friends up at the Sunburst Project kennel in Ebro. This will be our 16th run of dogs to them and they in turn send the dogs out from our overloaded state of Florida to other states that don’t have access to greyhounds. It’s a wonderful grant funded system started out of Illinois. A number of volunteers from different groups pull together to make these runs work. It’s an amazing way to share greyhounds from the overloaded racing kennels with the waiting adoption groups in other parts of the country.

Jerry Deitch (Our President!) and Mike Smith spent most of the morning putting the kennels in the van. It’s a complex system of small kennels and large kennels stacked and pushed, zip-tied and bungeed and secured against the cargo rails. Once the blankets and toys are in place, we add dogs and leave. On this 10-hour trip we will be taking 11 dogs to Ebro where they will rest up before heading on to their new homes. It’s exciting work.

Want to help? I still need a co-pilot for the overnight trip. It needs to be a female because we share a hotel room. We leave Wednesday the 27th (three days away!!!) about 6 AM and get back Thursday evening. I will probably do most of the driving but I do need someone who can drive just in case there’s a problem. Most of my co-pilots have spent their time texting the world about our trip and/or posting our progress on Facebook, or napping. This trip pays nothing but we do pickup expenses. If you can go, please call me (Michelle) at 954-937-9663 or email me at fogdogs@comcast.net .

Thank you, Fosters! I want to remember to thank our foster parents who have helped by housing the overflow of dogs. Sometimes it’s been a balancing act getting dogs to where they needed to be but it has almost come together now. I still have one more dog in foster that needs to come here for the Tuesday trip but I’m hoping to address that issue in a short time. Just have to squeeze in one or two more kennels. . . find the crowbar!!

Greyhound Gathering Meantime, there are things going on besides the Sunburst trip. I’m sure you all follow John’s Monday Blog. If you don’t, it appears on our website every Monday evening. John has a unique writing style and a unique view on life. Be sure to check it out. It’s habit forming. And on John’s blog you will find information about our gathering this Sunday, January 31st at the Flamingo Road Nursery (NOT Gardens), 1655 Flamingo Road, Davie. That’s one mile south of 595 at the Flamingo Road exit. This is a special occasion as it is Jerry’s (our President’s) birthday. I’ll bring some cupcakes and we can make a fuss over the old geezer!! The best thing you can get him for his birthday is a chance to visit with lots of his greyhounds. We really miss those weekend open house times at the kennel. Just the chance to sit and visit with all the dogs makes the hard work worth it. So please bring your greyhound to wish Jerry a happy birthday. Can’t wait to see all of you and tell you all about the trip. (Click here for driving directions.)

Other Projects: When I return our house kennel will be very low on dogs. Unless new ones come in, we will only have three available dogs. That’s okay for a short time as we have a lot of cleaning, deferred maintenance and improvements that desperately need to be done. We want to put an awning (retractable) and patio stone (about 8′ x 12′) outside the back door. This way when the dogs run outside (which they do at least 4 times a day) they won’t dig holes in the dirt as they turn to take off. And with an awning, they will be able to run outside and handle nature’s call even if it’s raining. Now when it rains we have huge puddles right in front of the door to the yard. The rainy season wreaks havoc in the kennel. We would also like to create low, brick divider walls between the chain link kennels. A low wall will allow blankets and toys to stay in their own kennels and when someone has an accident or water spill, it won’t roll all the way down and soak the blankets and bedding in all five kennels. So we are looking for help, material and experienced volunteers. If you can help with any of this, please feel free to call me (cell above) or Jerry (954-937-3647).

Thanks for all you do for your dogs. Please give them a kiss for me and I hope to see all of you at Flamingo Road Nursery on Sunday, the 31st.

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,
Michelle & all the dogs!

Rosco Update!

Michelle,

Wanted to drop a note about Rosco. He is such a sweet boy. We are totally in love with him. He sleeps beautifully in Marlee’s room and is off the belly band. He eats great and is so good about walking. I am taking him for a 40 minute walk every morning. He will get me in shape! We took him to the dog park this morning and he ran like the wind. What a great addition to our home. He greets us with such humbled enthusiasm and whimpers when Marlee leaves him. Here are some pictures.

All the best,
Ida