Winston – The Ladies Man

Hi Carol,

Winston enjoys going to daycare. He only goes if he seems bored and then at most once a week. Winter is hard to keep him stimulated. He doesn’t want to go out in the cold at all, unless it is sunny. Even if it is just long enough to get into the preheated car. He is adorable in his blue jacket with a fur hood. He has a gray wool sweater that he looks very handsome in too. If it is sunny, he will go out for about 5 minutes. He let’s me bundle him up and then he bolts out the door. He looks at me like aren’t you coming.

He passed his class with flying colors. He is so smart. Bob goes through all his commands daily. Bob tells Winston to sit and stay. Then Bob walks away about 15 feet. Then he says release and then Winston heel. Winston races over and sits right next to his left heel. He rolls over and sometimes just does it for fun without being asked.

He seems to understand way more than dogs are supposed to understand. Bob was leaving to take him to the dog park one day. He told Winston go say good bye to mommy. Winston bolted into my office and gave me a couple kisses and raced back to Bob. Today I told him Daddy has something for you in the kitchen. He looked at me. I pointed over my shoulder into kitchen and Winston raced in there to Bob.

He is a lady’s man. He has a Shitizu girlfriend named Sweetie who he loves to chase and be chased by. Then they will cuddle each other. It is sooooo cute. He also like Tubby a female bull dog. Then there is Rolo who is some kind of doodle that looks like that dog on the muppets. He is the only Male dog that Winston really seems to like.

He has started folding his pad over where he has peed on his pee pads. It is comical to watch cause he is pretty committed to getting it folded just right to cover where he peed. We can’t figure out why.

I am hosting Christmas, but some family is coming for Thanksgiving too. So busy holidays this year

I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyful Christmas.


Winston – Halloween Costume

Just want to make sure you got the pictures attached to prior email.

I attached one more to this email of Winston in his Halloween costume. He was a Teddy Bear. When we tried it on him at the store everyone went nuts over Winston. One man even went to get his wife to show her, but we had already removed the costume. When the kids said “trick or treat”, we said trick and Winston did a trick for them. Then we gave the children candy. One little boy looked like a light bulb went on and said “oh that is why we say trick or treat”. Winston made many children smile that night.

Well got to run.

Maggie – Loves to be around People

Hi Carol

Here’s Maggie at 10 months & just back from the groomer. She’s such a sweet & loving dog!! We are so glad she’s part of our family! Maggie stops people in their tracks! And she really has the best disposition. She loves to be held, cuddles with us & Ollie all night long & just about jumps out of her skin with excitement when people come home. She’s just the best !

Charlie – Halloween and Fall Photos

Hi Carol,

Just a quick note to update you on Charlie. I know how much you enjoy hearing about your puppies!!

Time sure is flying by, already November and Charlie’s first year is coming to an end quickly. He is doing so good. I just enrolled him in a puppy class and he is following commands so well, it’s amazing how quickly he learns!! He is very attentive and I the socialization with the other dogs is good for him. He is so playful with us and by himself he tosses his toys around and nudges his ball all over with his nose. His new favorite toy is a puzzle cube that he takes all the balls out of…so cute to watch him.

We are looking forward to having our kids home over the holidays and I know Charlie will add a lot of joy as well!!

Hope all is well with you, your family, and Fancy!!

Lucy Update

Hi Carol,
Just wanted to let you know that Lucy is still very much spoiled and loved dearly🥰!! She brings us all so much joy and I can’t even imagine our lives without her🐶💕


Winston Loves Leaves

Hi Carol,

We are all doing well. Winston is going to LOVE Fall because he LOVES leaves. On our walks he trades leaves constantly searching for the perfect leaf to carry with him. Sometimes he gets lucky to find a small branch with several leaves. He snags it up, but decides within a few feet that it is too cumbersome for him to carry. If he finds the perfect crunchy leaf, then he demolishes it, leaving a crumb trail as he walks. The other day we had a storm and a bunch of leaves were scattered around the park. As always he found his perfect leaf, but it was soon dropped for another when I took him over to the area that was covered with leaves. He ran from one to the next searching for his perfect leaf. BUT it wasn’t there because these leaves weren’t crunchy. : )

Maggie Enjoys Time on the Porch

Hi Carol,

We were out on the deck, and the kids jumped up on the footstool together — they are so cute!! They both are also enjoying being outside as much as possible. They run around all day, have puppy frenzies together, and are super tired at the end of the day.

Maggie went to puppy school, and thought she was the boss of everyone! She was very tentative at first, but soon found her courage and had all kinds of fun. She’s really good with sit and come, pretty good with down, and an excited-work-in-progress with stay. We say this all the time, but it’s so true — Maggie has a wonderful disposition! She is sweet and loving, loves to cuddle, and wants to please. And she’s smart! What a great combination!! She gets lots of hugs & kisses, and I’ll give her extras from you!

This past Saturday, I got up, with Maggie and Ollie both sleeping on the bed. Ollie went over to my pillow to put his head down to go back to sleep, and about 30 seconds later Maggie got up, walked over to Ollie, and curled up against him. They have really bonded so well!

Take care,