Over the years, we have received hundreds of photographs, letters, and emails, telling us how much Saint Lazar owners enjoy their dogs. I have been remiss in not having been more diligent in saving them. In the future, I am going to post many of them to this page.
Received 12-16-09 from Springboro, PA
Dear Charlie and Wanda,
Wow! What an afternoon to remember. Joe and I went to the airport ticket counter to pick up Duke. Erie's airport is not a large one by any means, but there were enough travelers in the area that we soon scooted to the car where we put Duke's new sweater and soft harness on him. He was shivering and I didn't want him to take a chill. We didn't get pics at the airport.
Joe agreed to head back to my work where my coworkers were waiting in anticipation of seeing this wonderful puppy whose pictures are all over my office and computer desktop. Duke played and chased "ghosts" and entertained all of us. He had a drink of water and some kibble. Then the hugs and kisses started! Several of my coworkers volunteered to "puppy sit" Duke. Everyone commented on how beautiful he is and what a wonderful personality he has. Then we left to go home - we didn't get pics at work. I forgot.
After a 45 minute ride home, Duke went for a quick walk in the snow but decided it was too cold to do his business so we all went inside. Duke met my husband who commented that he didn't realize how small he would be but look how cute he is! He was immediately in love when Duke headed over to our conure Monte's cage and barked at him while Monte squawked his head off. Monte was quiet after that and just watched while Duke bounced around the living room, then into the dining room, and kitchen. Joe put out food and water and Duke was obviously hungry. Twenty minutes later, Duke was looking "busy", so Joe dressed himself and Duke up and took another walk outside. Success!
The first evening is always the hardest. Joe would much rather take Duke into bed with him at bedtime, but we are firm about crate training. I don't think Duke is sure about the crate having spent several hours in it earlier today, but Joe is sleeping next to him tonight in his sleeping bag so he can comfort Duke in his new surroundings. I wonder how much sleep they'll get?
Thank you again for such a beautiful dog with such a wonderful persona! His personality is the best. Duke loves to snuggle and it is obvious you have spent a good deal of time with him because he just loves people. He is not shy at all. He knows he is the center of attention and loves every minute of it. He bounces when he walks and is so playful! Your puppy made one young man very happy. I can't say thank you enough for this wonderful boy!
I will send pics tomorrow. Have a good evening.
Received 6-29-09 from Redwood City, CA
Hi Charlie & Wanda,
Congratulations Wanda on the American Kennel Club Medallion for Outstanding Sportsmanship for 2008! What a wonderful achievement and recognition!
Just an update and to let you know Sophie (Saint Lazars Sapphire) is doing great, she was spayed and chipped a couple of months ago and all went well. Sophie and Sasha are getting along so well together, although Sophie runs the show and usually gets her way. She is completely house trained, even when it rains, she asks to go outside. She is excellent on the leash and knows all the commands. She is so smart it is a little scary, she understands and learns very quickly. Her favorite thing is to fetch the ball and bring it back about 100 times then fall asleep on Paul’s lap! She also loves to steal socks!
Thanks for such a wonderful creature!
Received 5-24-09 from Traralgon, Australia
I met Renee for the first time this morning and I am extremely thrilled with her. She only has to spend 5 weeks in quarantine instead of 8.
I am very grateful that you and Wanda have entrusted me with both Renee and JR. I hope to work with you again in the future.
There really are no better TMTs on planet Earth!
Received 3-26-09 from Traralgon, Australia
Photos of Australia's
greatest TMT :) I didn't realize how long my grass was! I'll take him out onto
a better surface and get some nice "show" shots.
I love him to bits Charlie. You and Wanda have made me so happy. I cannot wait to get Renee here.
Received 3-25-09 from South Carolina
Received 3-22-09 from Marion, Iowa
Just a quick note to let you know that Anakin (re-named Oliver) is just the smartest little guy EVER!! He kennels on command and house training is going so well!! He walks like a gentleman on leash and other than stealing an occasional slipper is SUPER in the house!! All our boys get along well and many times sleep together. Thank you so much; he is such a wonderful companion!!! Pictures soon, I promise! Dianne
Received 3-14-09 from Marion, Iowa
Anaakin moved into our house without a hitch!! Too bad our dogs are socially inept-they were half afraid of him at first!! Everyone has settled in well. House training is going well as is collar and lead training. He sleeps in a kennel in my daughter's room for now and has not made a peep!! We may have to change his name as everyone else here prefers something other than Anakin but we are all in love with him!! He is everything you said he was and MUCH more!! Truly a gorgeous boy with a huge personality!! I will send some pictures shortly!! Thanks for your friendship and a beautiful little guy!!
Received 10-10-08 from Tulsa, OK
Hi. This is the first time I've logged on my computer since she arrived in Tulsa. I named her "jasmine" and she is wonderful! Everyone who has seen her has said what a terrific personality she has and how friendly she is. She has been so much fun! I have a Bengal cat that was used to being the baby and he is having a great time with her too. They both try to get into my lap at the same time. She is doing very well on potty training also.
Received 9-24-08 from Atlanta, GA
I wanted to let you know we got home fine with Sammy- “Orange Boy”. He is adjusting well to the “family”. My other dog, Riley, is a little intimidated by all that puppy energy. He is 15 and though he will walk with me every day about ¾ of a mile, he isn’t going to be doing any wrestling and bouncing. The cat is more playful. Thanks to you and Wanda for giving us another blessing. I have enjoyed every minute we have had Riley, and I am so glad that we can continue to enjoy the best of the TMT’s in the world. I am not an expert on show dogs, but I know that you have given us the best companion we could have asked for. I hope you will continue to do what you love, because the world is better for it. Leigh and Ed Chambley
Received 9-22-08 from Fairbault, MN
She is just a delight! She was very quiet at the airport and in the pet food
store but she perked right up as soon as I put her on the floor and let her
run around. I've even had several kisses from her already. Here's a quick
picture. She's outside right now in an x-pen. Need to start the house
training! It's suppose to rain and thunder tomorrow so not much hope of
training then :)
I simply love her!
Received 9-22-08 from Los Angeles, CA
She arrived safe and sound. I didn’t call because I wanted to send a photo along with the acknowledgement. Her flight was delayed an hour but she arrived fresh as a daisy and in great spirits. She is so tiny that neither of us can get over it. She has a wonderful temperament (as you promised) and is cute as a button. She has the house cat on the run and is currently sleeping on my lap here at the office. We aren’t letting her out into the world until she gets her last shot but she has just loved running and playing out on the front yard. She has already been out to a restaurant and shopping – her new life is one of running around with me. She is very smart and learns quickly. She is almost 100% housebroken (thanks) and would be 100% if I paid closer attention to her signals. She hasn’t made a peep until this morning when she barked at the cat. All in all we are very pleased with her and working with you and Wanda was a dream. We really can see the “breeding” in this little dog so all of your hard work has paid off. I will keep in touch and let you know how she continues to develop. Wednesday she is getting chipped and then her next booster then her rabies. Once we get the rabies I will start the process of getting her set to travel to Hawaii as I go several times a year. My Petunia was my “comfort pet” and now little Tulip (not sure if that is what we will name her) will take on that post. Have a great day and I hope Wanda is feeling better. Thanks for everything.
Received 7-27-08 from Redwood City, CA
Hi Charlie & Wanda,
Just an update to let you know how much we are enjoying Sophie. She is very smart and learns quickly. I have started her in obedience classes and hope to be showing in obedience eventually. We really adore her, she is such a love! I have attached some pictures and just feel the need to thank you again for your all the work you do to get such wonderful results for such a wonderful breed! Sophie and Sasha get along so well, they are best buddies!
Received 5-19-08 from Kingsport, TN
Received 4-7-08 from Wayne, NJ
Received 3-30-08 from Redwood City, CA)
Hi Charlie and Wanda,
Received 2-14-08 from Redwood City, CA)
Hi Charlie and Wanda,
Congratulations! We were watching the show. You really put out the champions!
I just wanted to update you on ‘Sophie’, St. Lazars Sapphire. Sophie seems to be adjusting well and in the routine of things. I have attached a picture of her. She is such a cutie with a great personality! She is more vocal than Katie was but she seems to be calming down a bit. She gets along really well with Sasha, and wants to play with her, but I don’t think Sophie realizes her size!
Hopefully you have received your kennel, please let me know if you haven’t as we sent it by FedEx a day or two after we picked up Sophie.
Thank you for the shot record and she has already received one shot. She passed the vets with flying colors, interestingly, our vet who has owned a few dobies has also owned a Manchester as well. I will be giving her the heartworm as soon as I receive it in the mail (petmeds).
Paul and I feel very fortunate to have a puppy from your kennel and to have your support.
Received 5-23-07 from Enosburg Falls, VT)
Received 5-1-07 from North Carolina)
(Note: Lee adopted a 3 yr old retired Champion male)
Charlie, thanks for the pedigree and the info. I printed it off to show the vet when I take him next week. We will probably get him neutered by July, I’m thinking.
By the way, my friends and neighbors love MoJo so much, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people contact you in the future for dogs of their own. And you know when my Maltese goes, I’ll be contacting you myself for a new puppy. Love this breed!
Y’all take care.
Elizabeth Olsen Landers, "Lee"
(Received 3-20-07 from New Hampshire)
Pate and I are the couple that purchased one of your beautiful gals back in early September. We named her Lilly. She is absolutely GORGEOUS! I cannot begin to thank you enough for such a lovely dog, she has fast become my most loved treasure. She is doing quite well with us up here in the North (New Hampshire) and had her first taste of snow yesterday when the lord blessed us with a white Thanksgiving day. She truly is an angel and I am feel every day is a blessing that she is here.
I’m hoping that your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one, that Wanda is recovering nicely, and that each day brings you more joy than the next.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
P.S. I do need to get some photos down to you guys so you can see what a beauty she is. Her personality represents the perfect companion. She’s warm, comical, loving, affectionate, sturdy and protective.
P.P.S She is the talk of the office (Pete and I bring her to work every day). Don’t be surprised if a co-worker or friend contacts you hoping to get one of their own. (Not to mention, don’t be surprised if by the spring We’re looking to get a second playmate for Lilly !).
Best Wishes Always!!!
(Received 3-2-07 from Radford, Virginia)
It has been some time since I’ve written to you and I thought I would send you this quick note to give you and Wanda much thanks for the precious little boy, “Gunny”. I cannot begin to tell you what this little guy has meant to Amy and to our family. He is such a great addition.
I’ve had several pets in my lifetime but I can honestly say that this little guy is the most precious by far. I did not know a lot about the breed and was a little concerned since he was a terrier. I can honestly say he is the most loveable little fellow. He took right away to our Grand-Daughter Mackenzie and has been the best companion to Amy that we could have ever hoped for. I truly believe God lead you and Wanda to us and that we were meant to have this precious addition.
When we first got him I could not believe that he didn’t bark all the time. He was so pleasant, loving and kind-hearted. He loves to play tag with my husband, late in the evening. My husband is really the only person that he actually barks at – and it is always playful. Gunny still has difficulty being alone. I’m not sure if this is characteristic of this breed or the fact that he really isn’t left by himself very often. He has doggie daycare during the day with my husband, who works from home. In the evening, of course, he has us all for his amusement.
Again, thanks is not enough! Gunny has meant the world to Amy and has helped her through a very difficult time. He has been the light at a rather dark time in her life. I, as well, have been touched by the little loveable soul. Although I’m definitely not his favorite, he does allow me to hold him and love on him. I believe if I ever thought about having a pet again, a Manchester Toy Terrier would definitely be the breed I’d have.
Once again, may God bless you and Wanda and much thanks for our precious baby boy.
(Received 12-92-06 from New York City)
(Received 11-2-06 from Hamden, CT)
Hi Charlie and Wanda,
Just wanted to touch base with you and say hello. Sorry it's been so long since we've emailed you, we've been extremely busy. Snoop is doing great! We have been taking him to his puppy socials ( boy, he really gives those dogs a workout....no one can keep up with him ) and today he went to doggie daycare for the first time. He seemed to love it. It's held at the same facility where he goes for puppy socialization. Absolutely everyone who sees him is very impressed with his temperament and beauty. We attached a few more pictures so you can see how much he's grown. We plan on doing an agility class with him since he is so swift on his feet. He's really a member of our family. Thank you for the work you put into him, he's a real treasure.
Muriel and Arian Deutsch (11-2-06)
(Received 9-25-06 from Hamden, CT)
We picked up our puppy on Thursday and he was so calm and loving despite the plane ride and not knowing who we were. He slept a lot the first day but then his personality kicked into gear. We are enjoying him extremely! He's is an absolutely beautiful Manchester. We named him Snoop. He has learned his name and responds to it quite well. He's already learned to sit on command and when he's trying to suck up to you :) He's very eager to please. But what has impressed us the most is that he's using a litter box on a regular basis with very few mishaps after only 4 days. It's hard to keep in mind that he's only 12 weeks old. We've been playing with him a lot and it's amazing how much energy is packed into that tiny body. We go walking at least twice a day and he does so good on a leash. Tomorrow will be his first "puppy social" so we can't wait for him to be able to play with other pups. In November he'll be attending a 6 week Puppy Kindergarten. He has discovered his reflection and it's just about the only time he feels the need to bark. This experience thus far is better than we could have imagined. Thank you very much for all your help and a wonderful addition to our family! We've attached a few pictures out of the 70+ that we've taken so far. Keep up the good work!
Muriel and Arian (9-25-06)
(Received 9-29-06 from Virginia)
This is what happens to you when you have been a bad dog! Seriously, this is Saint Lazar's Gunny with his owner, Amy Alderman. GOD intervened so that Amy could get this fine, show quality boy, and Wanda and I are so happy for Amy and Gunny. Below is what Amy has to say about Gunny. (Click on photo for larger view)
Charlie and Wanda,
Well we have now had Gunny for going on 3 weeks, and he is wonderful. His ears as you can see are now standing up and stong. He is a wonderful addition to our home. He is my shadow around that house and does not like to be without me. He got to meet my 5 year old niece yesterday and he did wonderfully. He chased her through the house and they had a wonderful time together. He now has a little space in the basement with my dad all day so he isn't up in his crate all day. The only time he barks or howls is when he first gets put in the crate or space in the basement and when he sees his reflection in the mirror oh and when the phone rings and wakes him up. He loves to bark at himself in the mirror. He will get up in the middle of the night just to see if that puppy is still in fact in the mirror. Other than that he is very quiet. He went to the new vet yesterday to get the last and final shot for the year and of course he was wonderful, prancing around the vet's office with his ears up and showing off for everyone. The vet bragged about what a wonderful looking TMT he was and that she could tell that his parents were show dogs. He showed off for everyone in the vet's office including the little kitten they had in the cage up for adoption. He has the greatest personality. He is an absolute wonderful addition to out home and family. Everyone he comes in contact with loves him. Well I just wanted to let you know how Gunny was doing and thankful we are to have him in our home. More updates and pictures to come.
Thank you again for such a wonderful little guy,
Amy B. Alderman
(Received 8-30-06 from Manhattan, NYC, NY)
(Received 7-20-06 from Enosburg Falls, VT)
Just thought I'd drop a quick note. Titan is doing
wonderfully. He is
incredibly loving, has a super temperament and gets along with any dog he
meets. Everyone who meets him instantly falls in love. My brother is not a
dog person, and he's completely taken by the new addition to my family.
He's such a handsome dog, with graceful lines and that show-offish prance
that everyone we meet on the street makes some comment about how cute he is.
Of course he eats this right up and just puts on more of a show. I
realize it's only been three weeks, but I can't imagine how things would be
without him around.
He had his first vet visit in VT earlier this week and weighs in at a
whopping 5.2 pounds. As soon as I get my computer set up I'll send some
pictures. I still haven't organized that part of my life since the big
I read an article on Manchester Terriers that mentioned that many people
trim their nails almost weekly because they grow so quickly. I've done
Titan's twice without incident. I was wondering if you could send some pics
as to how long you normally leave them. I'd hate to over or under do it.
Thanks again. Titan sends his regards from VT.
(Received 7-5-06 from Enosburg Falls, VT)
We had a great first few days. He's a riot.
With the holiday weekend things were a little crazy, but he came through
like a trooper.
Trimmed his nails last night without a hitch. His nails are very soft, and
cut without breaking at all. They look very nice. I picked up some
styptic but hardly needed it. He then proceeded to prance around the
living room to show them off. I'm hooked. My heart melted the first time
I saw him at the airport and we've been bonding more and more ever since.
Today is my first day at work, so he's in his kennel, with lots of toys.
I'll probably leave work early a few hours to give him an easier first day
He has been officially named Titan. Although his body size doesn't fit his
name, his attitude definitely does. Yesterday he was out in the yard
playing with my brother's 2 year old yellow lab, and holding his own pretty
well. Everyone was amazed.
Thanks a bunch. Just had time for this quick note. He's well loved and
(Received 4-20-06 from Weston, CT)
Hi Charlie and Wanda,
We are doing great! Olive is having so much fun! None of us slept much last night, but we played so hard today, that I think tonite should be more peaceful. Olive had her "get-acquainted" check up with Dr. Noonan. He was so impressed by her. I was very proud of her prancing and entertaining the whole office. Her personality is outstanding! She can be such a lover girl one minute, and such a clown the next. Watching her pounce on her toys warms my heart! Although she seems to favor rocks over all her squeak toys.
I hope that you received my photo with Olive. It is my first shot at importing and sending photos.
Much love, Tammy
(Received 4-13-06 from Williston, VT)
Charlie & Wanda,
Bruce and I picked up the little guy (Cosmo) at the airport
yesterday and I want you all to know that he is
the sweetest, most awesome little dog that I have
met in my life time. He had jet lag and in between
sleeping and gong potty outside he tried to get
comfortable with us and his surroundings. He
slept all night as Bruce put a hot water bottle in
his crate. I am working so I must go, but I want
to thank you so much for such a wonderful little
dog. We will keep in touch.
(Received 1-29-06 from Greenville, SC) Wow what a nice note!
(Received 1-29-06 from Murray, Utah)
(Received 1-26-06 from Murray, Utah)
(Received 12-20-05 from Valentigny, France)
Affinity is here, yaouh !!!
It was a hard day : at the airport we had to go there and there, to fill
papers, to pay a tax to the cutom-house officer, to pay another tax to
the company which took Affinity from the plane to the repository...
(french administration is boring !) so we met Affinity only at 12:30 !
She was so happy to get out of her crate (wich one was clean !). The
travel back to home was hard too, because of a heavy fog, and we just
arrived at 19:00.
Happily Affinity was kind in the car, not sick at all, et she slept a
lot and played with my daughter. She ate at 13 a little, and more at
home, and she waited to be in the yard to make... what she had to make.
Now she is playing with Nine (our shetland) and discovers the house,
she likes the Christmas tree !
We think she is beautifull and lovely, and she is not afraid of anything.
I shall take some pictures for you very soon. (I should like send to you
a photo of Affinity with the eiffel tower, but we didn't have time to
Thank you, we are so happy, she is my best Christmas ' gift i ever had !
Soon fot more news of Affinity,
(Received 10-28-05 from Tulsa, OK)
Charlie and Wanda,
Three years ago we purchased a male pup (Juno/Lance) from you.
Winston brings us so much joy and happiness. He is so smart and good
looking. In fact, the entire neighborhood knows and likes Winston.
I just finished looking at your web site. Have to admit that I had
not looked at your site in a while. I understand your frustration with
some judges and with some jealous competitors. Please remember that
there are hundreds of people like the Dobson's (Jim, Jeanne, Kendall and
James) who never write but are thrilled to have a Saint Lazar dog in
their family. Thanks so much for improving the breed.
(Received 9/21/05 from Boston, MA)
What an adorable pup! J I finally managed to get my hands off him hehe… He’s very playful! And very outgoing like you said. Lovely dog.
Pixel is doing OK so far. He gets a little aggressive when there’s food or treats involved so I have to watch carefully until they get used to each other.
I am still thinking about a name for the new pup, so many choices I can’t decide.
Thank you again for this wonderful Toy Manchester. We are a very happy family here J
(Received 9/18/05 from Orillia, Ontario, Canada)
(Received 9/15/05 from Saint Louis Park, MN)
Charlie and Wanda:
You know, the photo you had on your web page didn’t do this little guy justice. He is so much more handsome than the photo gave him credit for. And what an angel! I was so excited to pick him up this afternoon. When I got him out of his crate and took him to a grassy area, he rolled onto his back and thoroughly enjoyed a belly scratching, of course after lots of hugs and kisses. Since Pete was working, we drove out to his job site so he could meet his new daddy. And as for Lem, well, those two have taken to each other like two peas in a pod. They are quite an adorable pair. It’s such a riot to see them running about together in the back yard. I tried to get a photo but they wouldn’t have any part of that. They were way too busy. He has certainly made himself at home – laying about in the dog pillows, helping himself to the toy bin, running in and out onto the deck – busy, busy, busy. We want to thank again you so much for bringing another fabulous St. Lazar Chester into our lives and our home. For now, our family is complete … until the next St. Lazar Chester.
Pete, Tracy and Lemmy Anagnost
(Received 9/13/05 from Santa Cruz, CA)
Hi Charles &
We just wanted to thank you so much for sending us the best puppy ever! We are absolutely in LOVE with him. His name is Zeppo and he is smart & adorable. He almost seems paper trained already. Last night he barked like crazy at his reflection in the window...It was the cutest thing, he sounded so ferocious.
Well, take care & keep breeding these outstanding dogs. You are doing the world a great service by keeping this breed alive.
Robin & Lee
(Received from Karen Bristol 9/8/05 from Burkburnett, TX)
(Received 8/31/05 from Costa Mesa, CA)
Hi Charlie & Wanda:
Disco is here, safe & sound. We are so in love with him. He immediately came to me and nibbled my fingers. It was like the Rudolph as he looked, he was jumping up & down and SO excited… You your right he is AWESOME… I can’t believe how good he is.
We brought a little doggie bed and had it in the car to get him out to stretch and brought along some towels, he went out of his bed and straight to the towel and tinkled. WHAT A GOOD BOY!! Then when we got him home, he checked out his new home and was jumping and rearing up and prancing like the little prince that he is.. We have mirrors in our dining area Wall to Ceiling and he stopped dead is in tracks and looked at his “friend”. He is SO CUTE. Then, he found the Wee, Wee pad we laid out, just in case, and bam when right to it and did his business. Amazing, we were shocked twice is less than an hour.
Anyway, wanted to let you know your boy is safe, sound and very HAPPY…..
THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH… you have brought us such joy already….
Lots of love…….
Steve, Margie & Disco
(Received 8/17/05 from Matthews, NC)
(Received 7/22/05 from Detroit, Mi)
Hi Charlie! Scout is doing great! He has really bonded with our 13 year old daughter. He sleeps every night under the covers at her feet. He will only pay attention to the rest of us when she is not around! He follows her every step!
(Received 6/22/05 from Tennessee)
(Received 5/21/05 from Richmond, VA)
(Received 2/26/05 from California)
(Received 2/16/05 from Atlanta, GA)
Saint Lazar’s Georgia Belle is doing just fine. Her paper training is progressing as she doesn’t like cold weather and wet grass just yet! She has already attempted to jump up on the big dogs and we watch her carefully around them. All in all she’s wonderful and we’re madly in love with her!! I’d also like to offer my congratulations: the Manchester that won best of breed at Westminster was sired by your Klay, and if I read the pedigree correctly, my precious Bell was his great grandmother. ( At least, my daughter and I thought that’s what we read). Anyway, the winner was descended from your kennel and that is so impressive. We always watch the Westminster Dog Show and marvel at all the beauty in the ring. Hope all is well with you. We’re crazy about our little girl!!
(Received 11/2/05 from Michigan)
Charlie & Wanda!
Chauncey and I just visited your website again this morning. He is in the habit of joining me at the computer in the morning. He jumps onto my lap and stares intently at the monitor. I bring up your site and his ears prick up, maintaining the stare for a couple of minutes, almost every day. It's the weirdest thing!
He lost a couple of puppy teeth last week. I found them on the floor on two different occasions. I taped them to a piece of paper, labeled and dated it and put it in his file
folder with his other documents. I cooked him some beef spareribs last weekend just to get the bones for him. He loved them of course and stalked off with them like he was taking away an ultimate prize. He's been giving the bones and his teeth a good workout.
He's developing perfectly. He's gotten a little bigger and is very lean, muscular, and athletic. His coat is absolutely perfect. He loves to run flat out but sometimes still has a little puppy clumsiness when it comes to cornering and stopping. He's just a riot to play with. There's nothing he likes better than hard playing.
He's very obedient with me. He chased a cat in my folks' yard the other day but stopped dead in his tracks and came to me when I called him. Not so with Cece, much to her chagrin.
It's getting chilly in Michigan. He's discovered the heat run and has a mild addiction to it when it's naptime or whenever he comes in from outside.
We trust this election day finds you both well. I just wanted to drop you this update and thank you again for this joyful pup!
(Received 10/11/04 from Michigan)
Charlie & Wanda,
"Chauncey" is just doing great!
He did fine on the flights and was perfectly behaved, which I found remarkable. He was carrying his tail low and was a little queasy when he first got home and vomited a couple of times but nothing severe. I figure it was the new surroundings. After a couple of hours the tail came back up and he's been fine ever since.
He's been meeting a lot of new people and of course he loves them all. He's met all
3 children, and just about everybody on my side and on Cece's side. The kids were all home for a long weekend and each was able "bond" with him. They were as thrilled as can be and I know Chauncey was too.
He loves to play long and hard and when he's done, he's done; naptime! Yesterday he discovered he can bark and has been enjoying hearing his own voice. He's barking at "strangers" (people he hasn't met yet) just like you'd hope.
Our yard won't be totally fenced for another week, but he is so obedient about staying right with us when we're out. Truly amazing for such a young dog.
He's just a perfect dog and we are extremely pleased that you allowed us to have him!
We will always remember fondly our trip to Newborn and meeting Chauncey and you
wonderful people. We will be forever grateful!
I'll write more from time to time to keep you updated on his latest.
(Received 8/20/04 from Canada, the French part!)(Sir Lancelot is now a Canadian Champion)