May 8, 2011
Subject: Happy Mother's Day Libbey!
Cozy Dog asked that we write on his behalf to wish Libbey and you a "Happy Mother's Day." He had his first birthday on March 31st and I'm sending a photo. We couldn't be happier with him. He was neutered at six months, as you said to do, and recovered so fast I was a little disappointed ( I thought -- "whew! we'll have a quiet day or two!" hahaha). He's completed his Beginner and Intermediate Obedience Training at Petsmart, and the trainer invited him to go into the Advanced classes, which we're looking into for the summer. He can sit, stay, down, roll over, shake, and twirl. He loves "Disc Doggy" -- throwing the Frisbee ---- and will take two Frisbees out the back door. He's only recently gotten very good. Yesterday he ran the back yard from end to end for 8 consecutive catches, dropping a Frisbee as flew past me each way. He's so smart he figured out how to open the baby-gate at the kitchen about a month ago ----- we used to keep him in the kitchen (it's big) all day while we were at work. He liked to play with the gate and the pedal, and one night he shut US in!
Well, I could go on and on, but he's about as perfect a dog as I could wish. He needs a playmate closer to his own age, however(our other dog is now 15 and he herds her mercilessly!!!!), so we were wondering if you could put us on your mailing list for new litters? We're thinking it might be better to wait until he gets through his "tweens" and wait until the summer of 2012, but Marie asked me to ask your advice on what gender, and whether it might not make things easier if Cozy was a full 2 years old before introducing another Aussie pup into the household.
Thanks again, Mark & Marie & Cozy Dog Irwin
P.S. We've never missed a day on the Nu-Vet pills. He's as healthy as he could be.