Photos and Testimonials

2006

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Testimonials 2006

12-22-06

Brandi & Mike,
I've enclosed some pictures of Gregory. The long haired Dachshund in one of them is Gracie. They have so much fun together. Even though Gracie is bigger and heavier, Gregory is "in charge". They are so sweet together. Gracie cleans his face, ears and eyes several times a day. He closes his eyes and loves the attention. I plan on getting him into obedience classes after the first of the year. He is still tiny at about 4-1/2 lbs. He is very fast, agile and runs circles around Gracie. She tries to catch up with him, but he darts and changes directions so fast he leaves her in the dust. She has now figured out how to occasionally outwit him by nabbing him coming around a couch or chair. They have a lot of fun together and he is not happy if she is out of his sight. I'm so glad we added him to our family.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Cynthia
(AL, USA)

12-21-06

Brandi,
Thanks for the email Christmas card. Here's an update on Chris. Heather aged out of juniors in October so she hasn't been showing him at all. She's been very busy with school (she's a senior this year) and work so she hasn't had much time to train him. So, we decided I would take over his training and everyone's happy with that. It was time for me to start training a new dog anyway. It will be a while before I'm ready to step into the ring with him but I think he's going to be great fun. He has a wonderful attitude and loves going to class.
I'm attaching a photo of Chris on our back porch this morning. I'm sure you heard we had a little storm yesterday. I had to clear off the porch so the dogs could get out. The Labs made trails through the yard and Chris can navigate through those.

Merry Christmas!
Beth
(CO, USA)

12-19-06

Dear Mike and Brandi,
This is the latest of our adorable Corina, renamed Brandee. She wanted her parents, Flash and Carrie, to see how cute she is getting.

Best Wishes,
Claudia
(TX, USA)

12-18-06

Hi,
Just thought we’d drop you a note to say Merry Christmas! We are building a new house and Frankie is helping! He loves the desert!

Douglas
(NM, USA)

12-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Well, my dogs gave me an early Christmas present at the CPE trial I was at this weekend! Across 4 dogs I had 35 runs combined between Sat (17) and Sun (18). Of the 35 runs - I actually ran my dogs - 31 times. Out of those 31 runs - we brought home 27 Q's and finished 7 titles with all the dogs combined! That's quite a weekend!
Our boy Trek earned six 1st Place Q's out of 10 runs for the weekend and that is quite a present in my book! By my counts - unofficially - I think Trek has earned 11 titles in 2006! 8 CPE agility titles - 2 NADAC Agility Titles and the TDI. Go, baby dog, go!!!!!!!!!!

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

12-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Here's our kids with Santa! Laddie, Slider and Jolie 2006. Congrats on your points with Slider's sister. 5 points is a good way to start the new year!

Mallory and Joyce
(AZ, USA)

12-18-06

Hi Brandi,
We just thought we would let you know, after a year our puppy is doing great!!He is a very handsome, sweet dog, who loves to play fetch. We are so happy to have him as a part of our family. Here is a recent picture, we hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas!!

Erica
(AZ, USA)

12-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Thanks for the e-card! Here's Roofuss.....too much Christmas for a little dog!

Chris and Dick
(PA, USA)

12-15-06

Hi Brandi,
Thought you would like these pictures of Brodie. He is terrific, and really pretty. My Mom took the pictures last week during our visit.

Amanda
(TX, USA)

12-10-06

Hi again,
I just wanted to share with you that Trekker passed his Therapy Dog Evaluation today. He has his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) from the AKC and the TDI (Therapy Dog International) exam is basically the same with a few twists. I can't add the TDI to his name until I submit the paperwork but I'm just thrilllllllllllllled to have my first 'officially approved' therapy dog. Here is a link to the TDI site if you would like to read more about the testing:
http://www.tdi-dog.org/tditesting.html
I've been quiet about it because we went in on a whim (I was invited/encouraged to come on Wed night and decided to go on Friday morning), with just two days of practicing in preparation - I really wasn't sure how we would do! Trek was my star. The evaluator comments included on his eval were: "Gentle and happy dog." That's my boy!
Brandi, thank you for making it possible - I've just reached a new accomplishment! It's very fun to tread new waters and add a first time feather to my cap! Many thanks for placing your trust in me with one of your pups! I so love my little guy - he's just a prince on so many levels! Best regards everyone!

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

12-10-06

Hi Brandi and Mike....
Happy Holidays! I enclosed some of Casey's holiday pictures. I have to tell you that he is the most patient dog. I took over 100 pictures of him that night, and he just sat there and posed the entire time. I think he missed his calling, he should have been a dog model (haha). I had no problem changing his holiday costumes, and he had no problem showing them off. He really is a great dog, we have so much fun with him. He has grown this jealous side that I think is the most adorable thing in the world. If my cats come over to me while we are watching tv, Casey has to jump in front of both of them so I pet him..... if my husband hugs me, Casey has to jump in the middle to get some attention. He is so adorable and we just love to give him all the attention he demands (and he does demand it). We will be traveling to Florida for the holidays and I have no doubt that he will be a perfect angel on the plane again. I will send you some more pictures of our trip, it should be fun for Casey. We are staying at my parents, they have a poodle and then my brother is coming over with his 2 poodles, so I am sure Casey will get plenty of exercise that week! Enjoy the holidays!

Love, Melissa, Eric, & Casey
(NY, USA)

12-8-06

Hi Guys,
How Trek puts up with me I'll never know!!!!!!!! I have a statue that I dress up for the Holidays - kinda like those lawn geese - anyway - pulling out the Xmas stuff for him - I found the bonus of an xtra hat!!!!!!!!! Anyway, I just couldn't resist making Trek - "Pappiclaws". I'm so grateful Trek has my playful sense of humor about this!!!!!!!! He wouldn't care if I held him upside down from his hind legs as long as he got treats for the effort!"

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

12-7-06

Hi Guys,
Here are some pics of Trek hamming it up. He is the GQ Cool Pap! I'm not telling him though!!!!!!!! He's been walking around with his head twice as high as normal now that he thinks he's a fashion star!!!!!!! He's just waiting for me to pick the camera up again.

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

12-3-06

Hi,
I am Monika's husband and I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a lovely little dog Jazz is. He definitely has the best disposition of any dog we've ever known, as well as being the smartest, best looking, best behaved and FASTEST (except for our German Short Haired Pointer). He's a VERY important part of the family.
I've attached our only digital photo of Jazz riding in the canoe at our cottage. That's me and my son Jeremy with Jazz in the canoe. Jazz loves the water (almost as much as he loves chasing a ball) and will keep his head submerged for minutes at a time while he claws among the rocks for crawfish, etc.
We've seen many locally bred Papillons but none even come close to Jazz.
Thanks very much,

John
(Ontario, Canada)

12-3-06

Brandi,
I just wanted to drop you a line and send you an updated face shot of Slider. He just got groomed and did perfect for the entire thing!! That dog is so easy going!! We just adore him! I can't wait to get him started with obedience. My mom took him through the beginner stuff, and after the holidays we will start our "Obedience boot camp" I hope he is as fast and fun a learner as Jolie! I will get some better shots of him later, just wanted you to see how pretty he is turning out!

-Mallory
(AZ, USA)

11-30-06

Hi Brandi,
Hope you and your family had a good Thanksgiving. Venus graduated from the Basic Obedience Course 11 November. We start the Canine Good Citizen Course (CGC) this weekend. It's offered as a six week course that will prepare her to take the AKC CGC 10-part test on week six at graduation. After that, we will take a Novice Obedience Course to reinforce her basic skills and learn some Footwork & Off Lead Heeling. The instructors wanted me to sign Venus up for the Agility Intro to Obstacles classes at the same time as the CGC. But based on my past experience with other dogs, I think it will work best for us to get a firm foundation in obedience first. Venus is doing great and loves being around the new people and dogs she meets in class. She is definitely Miss Congeniality. I'll attach some pix I took over the Thanksgiving holiday so you can see how nice her structure, fringe and coat are. She is now 13 months, 7.4 lbs. & 10 in.

Carolyn
(TX, USA)

11-28-06

Dear Brandi,
You were right. Merry was definitely the puppy for us and has been a wonderful addition to our family. We call her Izzy after a character on the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, and we can’t imagine how we ever got along without her. From the start she has been an easy going, happy girl. She prefers to be at the center of our activities but can also occupy herself when necessary. She travels well and eagerly meets other people and their pets. (She has been such a hit with the neighbor kids that one family it getting a Papillon for Christmas!) Izzy has quickly caught on to commands and simple tricks. I taught her to ring an office bell which sits on the floor by our kitchen door to signal when she wants to go outside. Granted, she is as likely to ring it for the fun of playing outdoors as for bathroom duties, but all the same, she “gets it” that the bell is a ticket outside. She’s also learned: come, sit, stay, down, roll over, fetch and shake hands. She loves long walks as well. Currently, she is slightly over 10 inches tall and weighs right at 7 pounds. Her adult coat and fringing have really begun to grow and she is becoming more beautiful by the day. Most importantly to us, she has a darling personality. Izzy is all we could have hoped for in our Papillon. Thanks so much for entrusting us with this sweet bundle of energy and love!
With best regards,
Denise
(AR, USA)

11-26-06

Brandi,
I am happy to say that Remy had a great agility class today once again! He is getting faster and faster and more and more enthusiastic! I posted a first Christmas picture of Remy and his 'brother' Dom the Chihuahua. Hope to get some better ones soon.

Celeste
(LA, USA)

11-26-06

Hi Brandi,
I just wanted to send you a few pics of me and Jolie at our rally competition this weekend. We finished our novice title!! I'm so proud of her! She made the judges smile with her enthusiasm! Jolie really is a special dog, she has taught me a lot, and brought a real joy to the sport of dog training.

Mallory
(AZ, USA)

11-22-06

Happy Thanksgiving Brandi,
Hope you all have a wonderful happy blessed family day. I am headed out to work this morning but just wanted to see if you had got the pictures. I sent them last night before bed. Hopefully there is a picture there you could use on the website. We will love that. Of course Winston was a traveling champ on our vacation. He just charms everyone everywhere we go. He is so interested in everything, and views at the world around him with that inquisitive look in his face. It is a kick just to watch him. You can't help but think he is having fun right a long with you. He behaved so well on this trip we kept having to remind ourselves all the way home that he is only a puppy at 10 months old now. He is getting to be such a mature little man. :-)

Becky
(WA, USA)

11-14-06

Greetings from the Texas Ranger,
I've heard that Texas Rangers always get their man, but in our case, he's having a hard time apprehending the chipmunk living under our air conditioner unit. He and his deputy, TJ the terrier, have set up a stake out, and demanded he come out with his paws up. But the chipmunk just squeaks back "you'll never take me alive, ranger!" For now, it's a stand off. We've had a lot of fun now that it's cooled off. We all took a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Ranger loves to travel. We've also been busy planting things in the yard so next spring we'll have lots of flowers. Ranger likes to dig for moles. He's better at it than our terrier! He still weighs just under 6 pounds, so I guess he's finished growing. He's so beautiful. His coat shines, and he has the prettiest head and ears. Hope all your pack is doing well.

Love and kisses from Elaine and Ranger
(TX, USA)

11-12-06

Brandi,
Remy had a great class in beginner agility today. I had comments about how impressed people were with him! We are doing some training at home, but he has only been to a handful of classes over several months due to circumstances, and is excelling anyway, especially (my humble- -hehe- - opinion) next to other dogs who started when he did. He is doing really well, and enjoying it. He knows jumps (bars on the ground) and follows me VERY well in different exercises, tunnel, table, low dog walk and is working on chute, weave channel and low A-frame. He has done the teeter at home because he saw the Chi get rewarded for it and decided to run on up invited or not thank you very much- - AY! I had to teach him to do it correctly way before I was planning to!

Celeste
(LA, USA)

11-8-06

Brandi,
I took Robby to the show and took him to the photographer with the booth. She took some awesome pictures of him. He's looking very patriotic!

Nita
(TX, USA)

10-31-06

Dear Brandi & Mike,
I purchased one of your puppies last December. Max turned one year old a few weeks ago and I just want you to know that he is doing fine and that I am very happy with him. Max is very sociable and enjoys playing with just about every dog he meets. I am interested in getting another Papillon puppy as a companion for both Max and me. If you will be having any puppies coming up for sale in the next six months or so please let me know.

Sincerely,
Bill
(NM, USA)

10-31-06

Brandi!
Chrissie says "Happy Halloween".

Best,
Kathy
(VA, USA)

10-30-06

Hi Brandi!
Austin celebrated his 1st birthday a few weeks ago. He's maturing to be such a handsome boy. He's a ball of fire and keeps me BUSY! He's always into something but sticks to me and Chloe's side like velcro. Agility class is going extremely well and he's at the top of his class. He's the youngest there, but one of the fastest and smartest. Everyone can tell he loves it. When we're in the ring waiting our turn for an obstacle, he self stacks himself and looks up at me as if to say "I'm ready to show now!" It's amazing how he has showing in his genes. He would love it out there if he had the chance. He knows he's handsome and loves to show off in class. He's been going to work with me every day (at Dog Daycare) and LOVES it. He gets everyone ready to play and just loves dogs. He's a bit reserved around new people, but has been coming out of his shell around them and loves giving kisses. I included a new picture of him looking beautiful as usual! Oh, and I was wondering if you had any recent pictures of Candy or Jojo. I always love admiring them. :)

Lauren, Chloe, and Austin
(DE, USA)

10-29-06

Happy Halloween Brandi, Mike and all your wonderful paps. Hope ya'll are having a cool autumn. It is cooling off nicely here. We went to the PetFest and Expo at the Triple Crown Dog Academy yesterday. They had lectures along with flyball, agility, dog disc, & police dog demonstrations. Venus did great on her first big outing with about 2000 people and dogs. She was the only papillon I saw, and everyone was asking me about her & the breed. She was very calm, relaxed, alert, & intensly interested in all that was going on. She was well mannered & cautiously friendly to all the dogs who were sniffing her & strangers petting her. We're half way through the basic obedience course, & have signed up for the next Canine Good Citizen class. Venus has all the basic commands mastered except for the SIT. She just doesn't like to put her booty down on the floor.

Carolyn and "Venus"
(TX, USA)

10-28-06

Hi Brandi,
Our private obedience class was fun. Remy did so well. He really learns quite fast and is so cute too. Anyhow- - I am hoping to prepare him for his CGC and other basics first of all and then we will see! For now Remy says "Trick Or Treat"!

Celeste
(LA, USA)

10-25-06

Hi Brandi,
How are you?? Charlie just had his one year birthday! He is turning out SO beautiful! His ears are filling out so nicely! Congrats to Charlie’s sister and her new title!! I just checked out her pic on your site, So pretty! Here are a couple pics of Charlie.. we just got back from the groomers.

Amy
(CA, USA)

10-25-06

Hi Brandi,
Attached please find a picture of sweet little Bella taken this weekend. She sends her well wishes for a wonderful Fall season to her first human mommy.

Greta
(VA, USA)

10-22-06

Hi Brandi,
Remy is doing really well, we love him more and more everyday. He has started agility classes and is enjoying it! Tomorrow I am bringing the two boys (Remy and his Chihuahua brother) to a private lesson so we can work out a training plan- - post Katrina life (and regular old weather!) has made it difficult to have class every week so I have scheduled a private session for us! He is one year old already, and just darling. I have attached a pic.
Thank you, hope you are doing well ,
Celeste
(LA, USA)

10-18-06

Dear Brandi,
Too much has been taking place. Let's just say that Chrissie is still the Star at the Farm house. She loves to play with the children in the court. Every time that they are out and she comes out the front door, you would think that the Paparazzi were everywhere. They are all very gentle with her. Her latest is her "Time Out" spot. While I was on travel to Philadelphia, she was into mischief. My husband told her she should go to the rug by the front door and sit and consider it "Time Out!" Well, she did do it and she stayed until he gave the "Release" command. He said when she was into mischief the next time he gave the command "TIme Out!" and she went directly to the rug. She stayed until he said "Release." When I returned home, I tried the command. Sure enough she went to the rug to wait for "Release." She continues to be an absolute joy. The pictures are from my last report. The first is with our grandson Chad (9.16.06). His sisters placed Chrissie in the shopping cart and she thoroughly enjoyed being pushed around. She never even attempted to jump out! The other just shows how beautiful she is (7.31.06).
I hope this finds you well.
Kindest Regards,
Kathy
(VA, USA)

10-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Venus wants to wish a very happy 1st birthday to her brother Rigby. She's doing great in her obedience class & we've been practicing some Rally O at home. I'll send some action pictures soon.

Carolyn
(TX, USA)

10-16-06

Hi Brandi,
I am way overdue to send you current pictures of Dallas so I just took these yesterday and as you can see he is a beautiful dog. I am having so much fun training him and he loves it too!! I'll send more photos soon. I can start showing him in agility in January and I can't wait.

Jill
(NY, USA)

10-8-06

Brandi,
I wanted to say how glad we are you placed Winston with us. We just love him. If I had known then...what I know now about my little boy pap, I would have been literally begging at your door step for you to give him to me. And of course after that you probably would have had to call the cops out on us. Jim can get down right emotional about Winston and he tells me often to make sure and write you at your website and tell you how wonderful he is, that you did a good job raising him, and taking care of him so carefully when he was so tiny, and that he (Jim) has never had a dog like this. He is ready to send a steady supply of testimonials to your website over the years, which we will be doing of course. Just wanted you to know. Hugs,

Becky & Jim
(WA, USA)

10-3-06

Brandi,
Wyatt is continuing to be wonderful - has several dog friends in the neighborhood and walk friends - 2 pugs. Some recent photos of the boy.

Linda
(MA, USA)

10-2-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
It's fall in Colorado and we spent the day yesterday enjoying the changing leaves and scenery and having a picnic. Vito had a great time. Here are some photos:

Lynda
(CO, USA)

10-2-06

Brandi,
I went to that dog show in late August and did not take Jazzy the first day. But I saw a lot of people with just pets there, so I figured out when the Papillons were showing the next day and took my chair and Jazzy straight up to that ring and just sat down with her. Jazzy’s coat was among the top 10% to be sure! A lot of the dog’s white hair looked dingy really. I have found a shampoo I like from PetMed that is the oatmeal, non-detergent type and her rump hair continues to grow till it drags the ground and picks up foliage. I’ve had to trim her back there a couple times now as she just picks up too much stuff sweeping the ground. Anyhow, I finally got some better pictures by trying outside so her expression was something besides a stare! Here are a few of the nicest ones and some funny ones! Just to keep her challenged, I’ve continued to try and think if new things to teach her…. I finally got her to learn how to do a figure 8 backwards through my legs! It’s like she’s operating a motorboat backwards trying to propel herself around – it’s really cute! (She weighed 5.3 at the vet, though everyone’s scales are different, I think she has filled out a little with her solo dog life, she’s still very trim of course.) Got to run! I hope you are doing well!! Take care,

Susan
(GA, USA)

9-29-06

Hi Brandi,
How's this for a close-up? I was trying to take a photo of Venus for her 11 month birthday. She leaped up on my lap and put her nose right on the telephoto lens trying to see what was inside the camera. I'm also sending a few other photos which show how nice the feathering and ear fringe is coming in. I'll try to get a better one showing the black marking on her back. She is doing wonderful. We start classes next week. Her favorite thing to do now is to bring me the ball by pushing it with her nose or pushing it with her front feet like a soccer player.

Carolyn
(TX, USA)

9-12-06

Hi Brandi,
Trek was a SUPERSTAR yet again this weekend!!! He finished two more titles this weekend in CPE agility. He out qualified my Border Collies - yet AGAIN!!! Even Dera!!!! He ran 8 runs and brought home 8 Qualifiers and 8 first placers!!! Plus - he's finished his requirements for Level 3 Jumpers (All jumps and Tunnels) - so he moves on to Level 4!!!! - he's not even 2 years old - he's an agility prodigy I swear!!!!! (There are only 5 levels of difficulty in CPE - 1 through 5 (Dera is a level 5 dog).) He was a full 45 seconds under standard course time on one of the runs. It's amazing to me that at 23 mos our little guy has earned a total of 11 titles in all so far. What a pup! That's nearly a title a month in the last year! Just very cool.

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

9-8-06

Hi Brandi,
Just wanted to send you this picture. I thought you would get a kick out of it. I own a couple dresses for Jolie, she just looks so cute in them!! Yes I am one of those crazy dog people that dresses there dogs up. But just for fun!! People get a kick out of it at work, and little kids think its quite novel. Jolie has been doing sooo well with people lately. She used to be shy, but now she is actually approaching them. Well enjoy the pic, and I'll talk with ya later!

Mallory
(AZ, USA)

9-8-06

Hi Brandi,
Just wanted to give you an update on Slider. He is doing very well, he adjusted quite quickly. Him and Laddie are good buddies, and keep each other busy. He starts obedience training in a couple of weeks, and has already learned a few basics. I take him out a lot to Pet stores, coffee shops and parks and he does very well out and about. He is scheduled to be nuetred here soon. I sent you a pic of him, and one of the three little ones. Thanks again for such a wonderful bunch!

Joyce
(AZ, USA)

9-4-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
Sorry I haven't given you an update on Casey in a while. He is doing great. We recently took him to North Carolina and we were delayed in the airport for 5 hours. We were in one of the most hectic airports (JFK in NY) and he didn't make 1 noise the entire time we were there. He was like a little angel the entire time. I attached some pictures from our trip. He is still getting a little car sick but it's starting to happen less and less. His coat is growing in so nicely and every time we take him out he gets tons of complements. I really think he is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. Of course he still has some of his puppy habits, he loves to eat the cat food (even though he knows he's not supposed to...I think it has become more of a game than anything) and anything he can get his mouth on he will chew. We found this toy at Petco that said it was made from indestructible fire hose, Casey tore the edge off within 1 hour. He definatly loves to chew. Him and Foxy (our youngest cat) are still the best of friends, Casey never gets sick of chasing her and she never gets sick of whacking him when he least expects it (don't worry she's declawed). Well hope you enjoy the pictures. Talk to you soon

Love,
Melissa, Eric & Casey
(NY, USA)

8-31-06

Brandi,
Here is a picture of our sweet girl Yvette.

Nancy and Mike
(TX, USA)


8-28-06

Hi Brandi,
Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately – too busy playing with our little Sophie (Iris). She has been so much fun. She is starting to grow up and is getting in her adult coat. I will miss her naked look since this will mean she is no longer a puppy. Our older dogs have finally learned how to play with her, although they aren’t nearly as energetic as I’m sure she would like. Sophie plays fetch with gusto, a particular delight for me because I like this game much more than our older dogs do. As you know, Sophie is an absolute bullet when she runs and is hysterical when she tucks her tail under her and races through the house or yard. We could not be happier with this little bundle of joy.
We attempted to take some recent photos of Sophie and set up a blue blanket outside for contrast. Unfortunately it was rather warm outside and the blue was a little overpowering, but you can see how her colors are developing. I don’t think she has lost much of the black on her face from when we got her so perhaps she will retain a good bit of it. She is only 7˝ months old now so she may have a bit more changing ahead. We will try some more photos soon that will hopefully come out better.

Warmest Regards,
Theresa
(TX, USA)

8-24-06

Brandi,
We continue to love our little Roo. She has grown into an unbelievably beautiful dog -- just as you promised! She never fails in getting compliments and attention in public, and she is smart as a whip and well-behaved. She also has a "boyfriend," Kizmet, who lives just up the street. As always, we thank you for her.

Chris & Dick
(PA, USA)

8-23-06

Brandi,
Thought you might like to see the strenuous life Frankie has to endure. "Asleep on my computer desk"!

Doug
(NM, USA)


8-22-06

Hi Brandi,
I keep hearing about how hot it is in Dallas. We may be 5 hrs south of you, but it seems to always be a few degrees cooler here. Go figure. I am sending some pix I just took of Venus now that she is 10 months. She doesn't seem to mind the heat and is always eager to go in the backyard to run a few laps. She's doing great and gets prettier every day. It's so hot though that I do have a hard time getting a good picture without her tongue hanging way out. Last Sunday, we did the only thing we could to cool off. Spent the whole afternoon in the pool. Venus isn't particularly fond of the water, but I did coax her onto a "surf board" and pushed her around the pool. Shawn helped me, but I think that he thought I was a bit looney, pushing her around calling her "Surfer Girl" and saying "wheeeeeee".

Carolyn
(TX, USA)

8-17-06

Brandi,
Mandy is sooo active I think it might be nice to have another Pap for her. She is miss personality plus and quite the princess when she wants to be. I still spend the better part of the day laughing at her antics and since her daddy came home from Iraq she has had him totally wrapped around her little paw. She has her turned into a beautiful Pap with gorgeous ears and a little face to die for. I’ll enclose some pictures, not recent, but it will give you an idea of what she has grown into.

Penelope
(TX, USA)

8-4-06

Hi,
I was baking the other day (and I tend to be a bit of a messy cook). The flour went flying and Robby got caught in the shower. I thought his flour speckles were too cute.

Nita
(TX, USA)

8-4-06

Hi,
Here are a couple of pictures of Ranger doing one of his favorite things, laying in the sun. I seems that most of my pictures of him are in this spot. But I've noticed the rest of the time he's running and playing, so the shot usually end up being a picture of his butt. Ranger is just a joy to have. He's got a great personality, playful and sweet as can be. He just recently learned to jump up on the couch. Once he figured it out, he would randomly jump up and and give me this very proud look, then jump down. We've started working on learning other tricks as well. I'll send more picture once we get settled in Vegas, which is happening in just a couple of weeks.

Miranda
(NV, USA)

7-24-06

Hi Brandi,
Austin's doing very well. I can't wait to get him started in agility. I've included some pics of him I just took a few minutes ago for you. He looks worn out! He had a busy day...walking the trails of the park (and having fun barking at the ducks), going to the pet shop, and meeting a few new friends today. His energy is great and he never stops playing with Chloe and I. He's even adjusted to my summer schedule and sleeps in late with me! LOL

Lauren
(DE, USA)

7-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Venus is 9 months old today. It is hard to believe how fast they grow up. She is a very spirited teenager. She loves everybody and everything. As I was posting pix I realized that I had not sent you her 8 month birthday pix. We had just gotten back from Maui but were home for her birthday. I'll attach them, and take some for her 9 month pix this weekend. I want to take Venus to some obedience classes when we get back with the goal of maybe doing Rally O' with her. I had taken 3 basic agility courses a few years ago with my first pap but injured my knee so have not continued. I think Rally might be easier on the old knees. Congratulations to Rigby. I enjoy the photos and updates on his progress.

Carolyn and Venus
(TX, USA)

7-16-06

Brandi,
Trek made me so proud yesterday. He spent a good hour playing with my cousin's 4 year old niece yesterday. Oh she just loved him. He brought her toys and let her touch him and scratch him and she's not a 'calm' little girl. Very giggly, very excitable, very bouncy. Would have made my Border Collie nutz. But not Trek. He took it in stride and would just back up and wait for her to stand still until he would bring her a toy again.
To see her and my Trek interacting was one of those moments that just makes ya go "AWWWWWWWWWWW". For me it was fascinating to see my baby dog act so mature. He was actually taking the lead in 'teaching' little Nicole how to play the fetch game.
It was just delightful to watch my youngster dog training this little girl like she was just a young puppy. Wore em both out!

Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

7-15-06

Brandi,
you have such exquisite dogs, I have 4 papillons in my training classes, and NONE of them are as stunning as Jolie and Laddie. They do not have near the coat, structure, or same intellect. Keep up the good work!!

Mallory
(AZ, USA)

7-10-06

Brandi,
Austin is fitting in PERFECTLY with us. Him and Chloe are just inseparable. He copies her every move and they play nonstop. She's loved him from the second he came home with us. He's learning very fast and already knows sit, down, leave it, come, and is working on spin. I'm hoping to get him in the junior conformation ring in the fall. He's such a gorgeous boy...exactly what I was looking for! He's beginning to look more and more like Jojo every day. He attends Agility classes every week with Chloe and watches every thing the dogs do. He looks so eager to get out in the ring! I can't wait to get him out there. At home, he jumps over some 2 inch jumps like a pro, and will sit/down on the table, and I've started him on open weave poles. He's very fast and I think he'll give Chloe some competition once he gets ready to compete! His coat and fringe are coming in very nicely. I swear his tail gets poofier by the day. I can't get over how much he's starting to look like his father, although I can't see much of Candy in him! He's enjoyed playing with Colleen's Paps every few weeks and is pretty social. He's a little reserved with new people but loves dogs and will try to play with everyone. He comes to my work with me at a Dog Daycare and socializes with the little dogs there. Anyway, I'll keep you updated more often! I've attached some pictures of him at 8 months. He's nearing 9 months now.

Lauren, Chloe and Austin
(DE, USA)

7-10-06

Hi Brandi,
Here's my Wyatt at 14 months. He is doing great, very happy, loves Winnie (my Boston), grooms the cats, and has no people anxiety at all - rushes to them. He is very cuddly, sleeps under the covers (paws at me to lift them), comes to get me when he loses a toy under the couch, and is an all around pleasure to be with. He has a new neighbor Poodle that he loves and has "play date" Corgis. Hope the color shows well.

Take care,
Linda
(MA, USA)

7-8-06

OH MY GOD!!!!! WHAT A DAY!!!!
I, at a whim, gate entered a NADAC trial today. Trek only needed two qualifiers for his first NADAC title in a game this venue has called Tunnelers - they call it a 'special skills' class. It's a course comprised of all tunnels so the times are rocket ship fast as you can imagine. OH MY GOD - he blew EVEN ME away today - and I know how awesome he is!!!
Remember me telling you NADAC is the venue on speed and people all complain that it's only for fast border collies? OH MY GOD - they never met Trek!!! Oh, Brandi, he was just perfection in motion today! He ran like a dog that's been at this for several years - not a little 21 month old puppy that just started agility foundation basics at what, like between 7-8 months old?????
Tunnelers Round 1- Standard course time 37.14 - Yardage - 130.00 - Trek's Time 22.50 - Placement 1st -
Easily 15 seconds under course time for the baby dog - Plus here's a cool comparison worth mentioning - My 5 year old elite border collie, Dera, on a BEAUTIFUL run at a trail in early June on an exact same 130 yard Tunnelers course placed a time of 22.58 - look again at Trek's time yesterday!!! That's showing up the BC's!!!! Go pappi go and at only 21 months old!!! Plus, plus, plus - I looked at all the other dogs that ran and q'd in ALL heights and he even beat EVERY SINGLE LARGE DOG - the only dog that even came close was a 16" dog that ran in 25 something!!!! Trek showed em all up!
Tunnelers Round 2- Standard course time 44.86 - Yardage - 157.00 - Trek's Time 27.65 - Placement 1st - Again - a solid 17 seconds UNDER course time on a much, much longer course than the first with another beautiful run that Trek made look like he's been doing this for years and isn't a novice dog that hasn't even reached 2 years old yet.
What a boy!!! What a dog!!!! Just....wow!!!! Talk about surpassing expectations! All I ever hoped for was a pup that enjoyed the game and I've been blessed with a booster rocket on four untrimmed fuzzy feet!
He is now known as:
AGII Braylor's First Contact - TN-N, CL1-H, CL1-F, CGC

Lee Ann,

(IL, USA)

7-7-06

Brandi,
Jazzy is doing great and is very smart. She knows on command: SIT, SHAKE, WAVE, DOWN, CRAWL, ROLL OVER, “SAY PLEASE” (a balanced SIT with her front paws off the ground and a treat waiting above her until I let her have it), STAY, COME, STOP (for walking), STAND, UP (standing on back feet only and she walks back or forward depending of course on where I take the treat), just taught her BACK (she walks backwards, may use it to teach her to weave between my legs one day if she get’s the forward version of it), and SPIN. But my favorite is still TAKE A BOW as it took a lot of effort to get her to keep her rump up and bring her front down on command and she looks so cute closing out her tricks with that when others ask to see her do them all. She used to be willing to do the tricks for her dog food but someone told her that it was her regular dog food so now I give her some baked dog food samples that she loves. So we both win J.

Take care,
Susan
(GA, USA)

7-4-06

Hi Brandi,
I thought I’d drop you a note to let you know how Iris is doing. Well she is doing just great! She has just the perfect personality and we have been enjoying her immensely. Two of our 3 older dogs are showing interest in playing with her, but I think they don’t quite know how yet. Sophie is a champ at playing fetch (!!!) and many times one of the older dogs can’t stand it and will race after the toy too, but they either stop short of getting the toy or they let go of the toy as soon as Sophie makes a grab for it. I don’t think it will be too much longer before they are really playing together. Sophie has really liked having older dogs to follow around. You can almost read her expression that she is happy to be one of the “big” dogs, doing what they do. I haven’t been able to capture a really good shot of her standing and facing the camera yet, but will keep trying.

Talk to you soon,
Theresa, Jim and "Sophie"
(TX, USA)

7-3-06

Brandi,
Thank you for sending me those pictures and video. Your dogs are so beautiful. I need to get some action video of Jolie, she is so awesome!! We have not been practicing as much recently due to the extra hot weather of AZ but once it cools off we will start full steam again. My moms little guy "Laddie" is doing very well also. Me and Jolie go and visit every Thursday and the two of them play hard all day. She has taken him to 2 of my training classes, boy is he smart!! He starts trick class tomarow!! He already knows shake and to ring a bell on command!! my 9 year old niece has really taken to him as well, and has been practicing agility with him. He surprised us with how quickly he picked everything up (quicker than Jolie when she first started) I am sending you some pictures, one of which is Laddie on the Table doing a nice sit/stay. His coat is really coming in nice, its even longer now than in these pics that were taken about a month ago.

Enjoy the pics, thanks!!
Mallory
(AZ, USA)

7-1-06

Hi Brandi,
I was just thinking that I should send you an email to tell you how Dallas is doing. HE'S GREAT!!! I love him to pieces and his training is coming along so fast, not because I'm such a great trainer but because he is so smart!

Have a great weekend,
Jill
(NY, USA)

6-23-06

Hi Brandi,
Hope you are well. Charlie is doing great & we’re making sure he gets through his adolescent stage knowing who’s boss. We love the little guy so much that we want another! We were thinking it would be best if we got another one before he turned a year old.
Thought I would send you a recent picture of Charlie so you can see how beautiful he is turning out :)
Talk to you soon,
Amy
(FL, USA)

6-21-06

Hi Brandi,
It took me some time to get photos. This will show you the fluff that is coming in her ears and coat. She is quite a treasure. I have fallen head over heels in love with her. Our vet tech said she was now a papillon lover. Chrissie had so impressed her with how sweet and smart she was. Last night, we attended our second dog training course. We did have very large dogs there, but the trainer said only let your dog interact with another after asking permission. There were also dogs Chrissie's size and age. We had the toy corner and the huge dog corner. So we are very encouraged. It is all about our being consistent. Anyway, enjoy her latest pics at almost six months. It is hard to believe. She weighs 3lbs. 14 oz.
Best,
Kathy
(VA, USA)

6-14-06

Hi Brandi,
Hope all is going well with you there in Texas? I wanted to send you these pictures we took of Winston last week during his obedience class. He got a little disgruntled about having to "stay." But he did do it, and with flying colors. Winston is doing so well in so many ways. Last week at the vet he was one ounce short of weighing four pounds. He is eating good, and growing. Next Monday he is scheduled to be neutered. Poor little guy, he hasn't got a clue! :-) We are so happy to have such a charming puppy in our home. Jim and I say to each other all the time, how glad we are that we got him.
Talk to you later,
Becky
(WA, USA)

6-11-06

Brandi,
What a joy Sunset has been in our home!! She is lively, confident, excited about new discoveries and has adapted to our routine very quickly. She loves to ride in the car and goes with us whenever possible. She is using both the grass and litter box to do her "boxy" most of the time which I am very pleased about. She is charming Darcy (our other Pap) more and more each day. He is very patient with her a majority of the time. The only behavior that he gets a little "out of sorts" on is when she has a whim of energy and begins to run throughout the house -- he thinks he needs to tell her to slow down. I just love on him and we watch her as she zooms. She bounds up and down the stairs with no problem. Darcy has taught her to be attentive to what sounds to bark at and what ones not to (excellent little watch dog). She discovered a plastic Easter egg on the ground four days ago and now has an exercise routine of bating it around the kitchen floor and zooming after it. Darcy has even joined the play.
She is bonding well to Alexa and is very comfortable sleeping in her bedroom at night. She seems to believe that about 9:00 is bedtime which is perfect to help Alexa to go bed on time!
Thanks again for trusting us with Sunset. Her spunk and charm fits in great with our home and we get wide grins on our faces as we watch her stack herself and prance confidently around with her head held high.


We hope all is well with you guys.
We'll keep in touch.
Dea & Alexa
(TX, USA)

6-11-06

Brandi,
Look at Princess Lily.... As an update, I wanted to let you know that my precious Lily is doing REALLY well. She has officially tipped the scales at slightly over 5 lbs.
Hope all is well with you guys.
Talk to you soon,
Elizabeth
(TX, USA)

6-3-06

Dear Brandi and Mike,
We thought you might like to see a picture of Sparky at 20 months old. He is really a charmer and we are certainly enjoying him. Sparkey has turned out to be an extremely smart dog. He obeys commands even by hand signals. He will even go "pottie" on command. We love him dearly and we certainly are happy that our daughter selected you to buy Sparky from.
Sincerely,
John and Jane Perry
(TX, USA)

6-2-06

Hi Brandi,
Okay, the little guy has the camera figured out. I kid you not!!! I picked up his blue ribbons and the camera and headed to the front porch and darn it if he didn't go racing past me to jump in the chair and get into the pose in this pic and bark until I took that picture!!! Geez, all I ever did was take those few shots before and praticed with a clicker to get him to sit still and now he demands I shoot so he gets his toy! He just scares me some days!!! But you just can't hide the fact that he's one happy little guy that's for darn sure!
Lee Ann
(IL, USA)

6-1-06

Hi Brandi,
Just wanted to let you know that Dallas is doing so wonderful and I wanted to thank you again for raising such a beautiful, smart, well rounded pup. I feel so lucky to have him.
Jill
(NY, USA)

5-30-06

Greetings from the Texas Ranger,
I want you to know this is the best Papillon in the world! Of course, he thinks so too. One more month and Ranger will be one year old. He weighs about 5 lbs and his fur is so silky. He loves to play and go for rides. He plays with teh other dogs and helps chase squirrels back up the trees.
Hope all is well with your pack.
Love and Kisses,
Ranger and Elaine

(TX, USA)

5-29-06

Hi Brandi,
I was thrilled to see that Rigby went WD & BW for his first point from the puppy class. We will keep following his show news to see how Venus's brother does. Venus is growing up to be quite a lovable and affectionate clown. Her coat is getting more beautiful every day. I've attached some new pictures of her at 7 months. Best of luck to you and Rigby in future shows. Always,
Carolyn

(TX, USA)

5-18-06

Hi Brandi and Mike,
I had a friend take some photos of Jolie at agility practice today. Every Thursday morning we practice, and everyone says Jolie is ready to enter a match!! At the end of July there is an agility match that I am going to enter her in. I will let you know how it goes, I am sure we will do excellent!! She is the most intellegent dog I have ever known, the bond that me and her share is something that I have never experienced before. I feel so fortunate to have found her. Thanks again!!

Mallory

(AZ, USA)

5-17-06

Hi Brandi,
It has been a long time since I have touched base with you. Just want to tell you Rusty is a joy (not to mention a beautiful looking little boy) and I love him to pieces. Here are 3 photos for you to take a look at. Rusty photos better than me. He has his appointment next month to be neutered. Thank you again. I am lucky to have him.

Roni

(FL, USA)

5-16-06

Hi Brandi,
Robby is maturing very nicely. He's a ton of fun and very enthusiastic. I thought you'd enjoy this picture of Robby after a hard day of fishing.

Nita

(TX, USA)

5-16-06

Hi Brandi,
Frankie's doing very well. He and Joey play all the time and he's getting over his nervousness when meeting new people or going to new places. As you can tell from the photo, Joey and Frankie are getting along just fine.

Douglas

(NM, USA)

5-15-06

Hi Brandi,
Was just writing to let you know that Laddie has been nuetred, and I will be sending you his paperwork shortly. He recovred very well! The vet told us to keep him still....that didn't happen :) He is doing wonderful, he has already started obedience training, and goes with Jolie to agility classes, and has tried out a bit of the equipment. I think he is going to have fun with it!! Thanks again for the wonderful little boy!!! The pic I sent is small, I will try to get a better one later. Thanks!

Joyce

(AZ, USA)

5-14-06

Hi Brandi,
Just a couple of pics of Remy with his new "brother," Dominic the big Chi. They were bonding with my husband, which allowed me to get a few shots! Remy is just adorable. I have begun clicker training with him and he loves it and is so fun to work with. You obviously did quite a bit with him, as he already knows "come" very reliably and also will drop anything he has in his mouth if I ask for it (not to mention the great leash walking, of course). What a dream, we can start with the fun stuff!!! He really is just what I had dreamed of! Thanks so much.
Take care,

Celeste

(LA, USA)

5-11-06

Hi Brandi,
Just an update. Chrissie is adjusting well. Her ears are definitely up and you can see some of her hair growing in length. What a love. I appreciate your patience with me. I took this picture of Chrissie just a few moments ago and thought you might enjoy seeing her. She is so good. She chewing on her hoof as I work. She is the best! Thank you so very much.

Kathy

(VA, USA)

5-9-06

Hi Brandi,
Sending recent pictures of Kenny. He is still a sweet little man.

Dianne

(MD, USA)

5-9-06

Dear Brandi and Mike,
It's been soooo long, how are you? We hope you and the paps are doing great. Breeze is very well, she's Queen of Mexico now. She's more and more beautiful every day and incredibly smart also. We looove her! We send you 2 fotos of her morning activities. We also send you very big kisses!

Andrea & Tanya

(Mexico)

5-8-06

Brandi,
Ranger is just the sweetest dog. His fur is filling in beautifully.

Miranda

(TX, USA)

5-7-06

Brandi & Mike,
Hi there! I got some pictures back lately and as it is so hard to get good ones of Jazzy, thought I'd send a couple your way. She is sunning at the end of my bed. I stopped with 10 tricks and am holding there for now. She's well, and we are working on her not running off and strangling herself when we are walking on lead and she sees a squirrel. Ha. We run in the house daily and she can run full steam and loves it.

Susan

(GA, USA)

4-29-06

Rémy is continuing to settle in nicely. Thank you so much, he is really a fabulous little guy. His stitches came out yesterday. He was laying comfortably on his back in my arms and could not have cared less that the vet was poking at him. It was certainly the least stressful first exam experience I have ever had!
He is still howling and yipping quite a bit if I leave the room or crate him, but that seems to be lessening already as well. Attached is a pic of Rémy learning what a great place his soft crate is. It stays open in the living room and he has already been taking his toys in there on his own to sit and play with them. Later on when he is older the soft crate will be his very own room no matter where we are, so I want him to LOVE it and feel safe and secure there without forcing it on him. For the moment when I need to contain him he is using a sturdy big dog crate.
Rémy and Dominic the Chi are beginning to get along quite well. They played chase for a little while this morning. The two of them follow me everywhere, it is fun.
Anyway, Rémy is great, and really seems to be exactly what I was hoping for! Settles right down when I am working, and ready to go the minute I get up. He is smart, gorgeous and so sweet!! Didn't know all of that came in one little package! You were wonderful throughout the whole process of bringing Rémy to our family. Thank you, best of luck and have a great time at your specialty!

Celeste

(LA, USA)

4-27-06

Hello Brandi and Mike,
Hope you are both well. Venus is doing fabulous. She is 6 months & maturing very nicely and has the most friendly and outgoing temperament. She gets along well with everyone. Her adult coat is coming in and is already looking amazing as well as the fringe on her huge ears. She was spayed a few days ago and had no problems at all. Everything went very well at the Vet and even called several times to check up on her. They just love her and those ears.

Carolyn

(TX, USA)

4-25-06

Hello,
Just thought I would write you a quick note and let you know how Casey (aka Marco) is doing. He was neutered 2 weeks ago and he healed just fine (he hated the cone around his head, but he was still a good boy). We started a training class with him 3 weeks ago, and I must say he is the smartest and most well behaved dog in the class. He is getting along very well with the cats. He plays with Foxy every chance he gets. They love to chase each other across the house. Housebreaking is going pretty well, a few accidents here and there but for the most part he knows to go outside.

Melissa, Eric & Casey

(NY, USA)

4-25-06

Hi Brandi,
I just wanted to give you an update and to let you know that Dallas is doing FANTASTIC!! He has earned the privilege of having the free run of the house, when I am home, and he will be neutered this Friday. I have been going to this same vet for 25 years and have total faith in their abilities and I know he will be in good hands. My friends just absolutely adore him. I've attached a few recent pictures of my little boy.

Jill

(NY, USA)

4-18-06

Hi Brandi,
Austin is doing terrific. He is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and is fitting in and adjusting very well. He is quite a little man (smile). He has been to the park several times (has quickly learned to walk on a leash) and potty training is going "fairly well" considering he has been with us less than a week. He is eager to learn which is a good sign. (Lauren has him sitting and lying down on command already)..... She is absolutely amazing with dogs and people are in awe at what she has taught Chloe to do. Austin played with Scout last evening and another of Colleen's paps so we had four of them running around our house. FYI.... Austin is scheduled to be neutered on May 3rd. We will send more photos of him soon..... just wanted you to know that we love him and we can tell he loves us too !!! (smile)

Kathy and Lauren

(DE, USA)

4-9-06

Hi,
We have settled in nicely. True meaning of that statement is Kohdee has taken over the household. The past two nights he gets in his pen and there is no crying until he hears us in the morning. He is eating well and loves his toys, one of which is Midjet. They play and chase each other all over the place. Kohdee, of course is much quicker than Midjet, but they are getting along great! Kohdee is pretty much completely housebroken to the pee pads and has had no mistakes in two days. He is so smart!! Until he hears the word No. He seems to not understand that word. Sound like a Pap to me.
Thanks for that wonderful baby.

Carol

(AK, USA)

4-9-06

Hi Brandi,
Hope you had a nice weekend! .. Well, Friday was the big day! Charlie was neutered! Poor guy, he is not having fun, but he’s doing better. His little cone head the vet gave him didn’t really work as a deterrent from the stitches so we bought him some potty training overalls that cover everything up so he can’t get to it. It makes him hop around kind of funny… but it works!

Amy

(FL, USA)

4-5-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
We finally had the nerve to get Louie fixed. He made it through the procedure just fine. Overall I think he has adjusted to us just fine. He gets along with all the cats, and loves to go for a ride in the car. I think if he could he would like to drive himself. He is very smart and observant. His coat is just beautiful, from the pictures of his Mom, I think Louie looks just like her.

Elke

(MD, USA)

3-29-06

Brandi,
I keep teaching her new tricks as she learns so fast. I keep wondering if you just started her out so well, in training, that helps in my teaching her now. She comes and jumps at me now if she thinks it is time for us to play chase or something again. I always come home and first walk her, play with her, and get her to eat and do her tricks (for her food, smile) before my dinner or a rest on the couch. She does tend to hit the toys (shaking them) after I get home, along with pulling on her hose she has run off with from my roommate. She loves tug-of-war and is oh so fun.

Susan

GA, USA)

3-28-06

Hi,
Here's my boy at 4 months,15 days old! (I took this photo of him last night with my cell phone camera). Isn't he a doll!!! My oh my, doesn't he have big ears... :o)

Gena

(LA, USA)

3-28-06

Hi Brandi and Mike,
Hope you are well! I am sending you an update. Josh & Charlie & I moved across the country for Josh’s work. We are now in FL. Charlie is doing great!! He has been so well socialized, that it doesn’t seem to matter where he is, he is happy! He adjusted to our new home in about a day. He is meeting lots of new friends down here – so many little dogs! He went to the groomer for the first time today & did very well J I took him to the famous Dog Bar in Miami Beach – if you are ever down here, it is such a fun place!

Amy

(FL, USA)


3-27-06

Hello,
Well we just wanted to say Hi and send you some pictures of (Sparkle) Lola since she turned 1 year old on the 25th! She is doing very well and her potty training has been a breeze! She is a wonderful dog and we are glad that we decided on her! She is a very watchful dog. Lola has to know where everyone is at ALL times! She sometimes sleeps with one eye open!! Take care.

Linda

(TX, USA)

3-27-06

Hi,
The newest pix of our boy Wyatt. He is definitely a teen - pushing boundaries, being a bit more willful, but he does listen (especially to Peggy, one of my cats), waits to eat, is very good about "leave it," and very sweet to all humans and creatures. He is amazed by the return of the geese - loves to look up and watch them. Also pretty excited about the deer we saw in the yard yesterday morning. I take both dogs to the park - though Winnie (my Boston Terrier) is blind, she walks ahead of me and is not fearful - Wyatt loves her very much and they were quite the attraction at the park. I'll keep you posted - enjoy.

Linda

(MA, USA)

3-23-06

Hi Brandi,
This is Mallory the one who bought "Rommie" (Jolie) from you. First of all, just wanted to let you know she is still the best little dog I have every had!! She is still in agility training, and is the best in her class!!!! she is SUPER intelligent and LOVES doing agility. Attaching a good photo of "Rommie" showing her nice ear fringe!!

Mallory

(AZ, USA)

3-19-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
What innocence! I think not! We are having much fun with the little girls. Spudly starts her obedience training on Thurs night. She has already learnt several commands, but need a little exposure to other people and surrounding before taking her Therapy Dog test. You have done such a great job with her.

Jill

(AL, USA)

3-18-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
I'm attaching some photos of Venus we took today for her 5 month birthday. She is doing wonderful and is an absolute joy. She is now 5.2 lbs. Her coat is just starting to grow back. She loves to play with our Himalayan cat and other little pap. They will chase each other and play for hours. She is a very sweet, loving, self confident little girl. She's always giving kisses and wanting to sit in someone's lap. She gets a lot of compliments on her nice markings and big ears. We all love her very much. How is her brother doing? Will you start showing him soon? Enjoy the photos.

Carolyn, Eric and "Venus"

(TX, USA)

3-18-06

Hello,
Just wanted to check in and let you know how things are going with Casey. He and the cats are getting along pretty good. He learned not to chase them and they are starting to warm up to him. He is very good with the potty training, hasn't made a single mistake yet. He had his first play date last night with our friends 2 dogs and got along with them both very well. We are absolutely in love with him and plan to spoil him rotten! I can't believe what a great temperment he has, all he wants to do is cuddle.

Melissa, Eric and "Casey"

(NY, USA)

3-17-06

Brandi,
I'm attaching the photo from the January Rally trials where Heather and Chris managed to earn his Rally Novice title in three days. A perfect score in Rally is 100. They earned scores of 97, 97 and 87. This is the second dog Heather has handled to his RN title but the first one she did all the training on herself. He loves it!

Beth

(CO, USA)

2-27-06

Hi Brandi,
I just wanted you to know that my boy made the trip really good. He just followed me everywhere in the apartment. When you hold him, he just leans his head back and looks at you like he's so happy, and waits for you to say something and then he just wags his little "happy meter" tail! I hated to leave this morning... and he cried when I left... My sweet boy is absolutely a treasure!! I just love him to pieces!!! He saw his reflection in the mirror yesterday and was barking at himself! It was hilarious!!!
I have been meaning to tell you that we brought Fabio to the Vet. Our vet just fell in love with him too. He said that our boy is very, very healthy! He also said, "I've got two other clients that have Papillons, but I tell you, this boy sure looks like he belongs in a show ring!" He added, "He is healthy, gorgeous, has beautiful bone structure and markings!"
Thought you'd get a smile from this photo of Fabio! This was taken today. It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Many people asked to take his photo!

Gena

(LA, USA)

2-23-06

Hi Brandi,
He is such a beautiful dog! His big hairy ears and big brown eyes. He loves to ride in our truck and jumps up to lay in my lap every time I sit down. The folks at the Harley dealer here are disappointed when I show up without Frankie. Which could be a blow to my ego, but I understand. Everywhere we go, people stop us to meet the dogs.

Doug

(NM, USA)

2-17-06

Hi Brandi,
I wanted to send a quick update on Robby. He is doing beautifully. He's learning quickly and we're now working on finding heel position. He doesn't like to be so close to my big feet. ;-) He has visited my daughter's 2nd grade class where he received a treat from every child and was sent home with a piece of paper with instructions to let him tear it up (a favorite activity) and send it back. He obliged. He's playing around with the jumps and the tunnel. He's learned sit and down and bow, but we haven't started stays yet - he still gets concerned about people going by, so we are building confidence in that before doing stays.
In March he will be doing a nursing home visit. He wins hearts everywhere I take him. We call him our "therapy puppy". If anybody is feeling stressed or starting to get angry, somebody will plop Robby in their lap and, instantly, moods improve. How can you be upset with that sweet little face looking up at you? He's staying active and entertaining. He's an absolute delightful boy.

Nita

(TX, USA)

1-26-06

Hi Brandi,
Frankie is a very snuggly dog and we are becoming very attached. He's starting to feel more confident and comfortable and as he does, his personality is coming out. He's been very good about letting me know when he needs to go outside. He's a big hit with all of Spikes old friends. Thanks. I'll stay in touch!

Douglas

(NM, USA)


1-22-06

Hi,
Well, it's been 2 whole weeks since we brought Kassi (top right) home to meet our Jorji. We can't get over what a mother hen Jorji has turned out to be. During the first week, Kassi was allowed by Jorji to take whatever toy she wanted. Tug of war was ever so delicate on Jorji's side of the pulling. Then came week 2 & things changed. Each toy played with becomes an object to tug with great determination on both sides. Most waking hours are spent wrestling, tugging, chasing, a blur of activity. So the pictures we are sending are of quiet moments when naps are imminent. Catching them in action is an impossible goal. We are having so much fun watching our 2 girls. A playmate is definitely just what our Jorji needed. Jorji didn't spend any time moping after Craig went back to school after last weekend! She was too busy playing with Kassi. Friday was interesting. I babysat my 6 month old grandson. Apparently Kassi didn't realize humans came in such different sizes. She barked, then she was determined to lick any part of Connor she could reach. And of course his toys looked so much more tasty than hers. The puppy pen was used to surround the baby as he played to keep the puppy out! By afternoon, it was learned she could co-exist with the baby without being all over him. When Connor napped so did the dogs. Thanks so much for our newest princess. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Best wishes,

Mark and Joanne

(WA, USA)

1-19-06

Hi Brandi,
This is a photo of Vito ready to travel (January 2006). Whenever he sees us grabbing our coats, he runs and jumps into his carrier and waits patiently for us.

Lynda

(CO, USA)

1-5-06

Hi Brandi & Mike,
Hi Brandi and Mike, Just thought I would write you and update you on "Rommie's" progress. We named her "Jolie" which means "pretty" in French, because she is just that!! This little girl is everything I dreamed a Papillon would be. You did such an AWESOME job selecting her for me. She has so much energy and so much drive, that allows her to keep up with me and work for eight hours at a time. She adores coming to work with me (I am a dog trainer) and has learned quicker than I ever dreamed she could. Everyone that meets her falls in love wtih her!! She excels at her obedience and I soon plan on entering her in some matches. She started her agility training a couple months ago and just finished her first class. She is AMAZING!!!!! takes jumps like they are nothing, shoots through tunnels and scales up A-frames with ease. She is going to title very quickly. The next picture I send you will be of her leaping through a jump, so you can see how high she can jump!! I just cannot thank you enough for allowing me the opportunity to have such a marvelous little girl!!!!!

Mallory

(AZ, USA)






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