Thanks--will send you spay documentation once she has it done! Her registration name should be "Juneau."
She is absolutely perfect! The trainer at our obedience class told us that Juneau is the best behaved golden retriever she had ever met in all her years of dog walking and training! She is so sweet and cuddly, and also loves playing fetch and hide-and-go-seek. We're biased, but we also think she's the prettiest dog in the world! Attached are a few pictures.
She's still pretty little, 40 lbs. How much do her parents weigh? I couldn't remember!
Thanks so much for her; we can't imagine life without her!
Just wanted to thank you again for our wonderful dogs. Pluto has settled in well, and Winnie is very happy to have a companion. They play together all the time, and even snuggle together on the dog bed. (I have a picture of that to send you.)
Archie (Pluto) did very well in the beginner obedience class. He seemed to enjoy going, and it was fun to watch him learn. We didnít enroll for the advanced class because we didnít want to go in the winter, so weíll be signing up for the class that starts in May. In the meantime, weíre practicing so he doesnít forget the basics. He is learning to help around the house a little. Every day he still brings in the paper, and after every meal he brings us his dish and then he brings us Winnieís dish. Iím grateful for his help because he still eats in his cage and I hate crawling in there to get the dish. Weíre almost never crating him anymore. When we leave, he and Winnie have been doing fine being loose in the house. The only time heís in the crate is for two hours when we take Winnie to the nursing home, and weíre going to try leaving him loose in the house the next time we go.
Archie has a great temperament, and heís really brought a lot of happiness to us. He is the most curious dog Iíve ever had, and itís fun to watch his reactions when he sees something new. We call him ďlong, tall ArchieĒ because he always wants to stand on his hind legs and look around. Itís almost as if he wants to walk on two legs like Paul and I do. We love it when he jumps up on us and looks around, but he has learned quickly that he shouldnít jump up on our visitors. My brother and his wife are 80 and a little unsteady, but Archie is very gentle with them and never jumps up on them. They arenít used to dogs, but Archie seems to sense that so heís very calm around them. I think heís very good with people, especially for a one and a half year old. Most of the other goldens weíve had took a lot longer to get that calm with visitors. The only other golden weíve had whoís been that calm is Winnie, so thanks again for the great temperament in your dogs.
Iíve had the proof of neutering and the obedience school certificate for a long time, but I just havenít sent them to you. I scanned them at the public library, and Iím including them below. If you have trouble opening the image, let me know and I can send a copy in the regular mail.
If itís helpful, you can use any parts of my letters on your web site.
Thanks again for raising such wonderful dogs and for sharing them with us.
Connie and Paul Eberly