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April 9, 2013 10:16 AM
Subject: Funny Boy, George
Good morning and happy Tuesday. I'm just checking in to see if y'all have any puppies "in the cooker"? I've been telling George that he is going to get girl "buddy". Just between you and me, I don't think he understands. But, he looks at me with his beautiful big eyes and wiggles his happy nub. He is such a smart, happy guy and absolutely still a delight to us. I have to tell you about his latest antic. Remember I told you that I take him with me in the car most of the time? That boy loves to ride in the car with his head sticking out the windows, of course. Well.... he's learned how to use his big ole' paw to push the car window button and hold it there so I can't roll it up. What I try to remember to do is adjust the windows as soon as we get in the car, then engage the child proof override button so he can't mess with the windows. Last week while we were out running errands I decided to make a fast pass through the automated car wash. I paid the man and we proceeded through on the automated tract. Guess who forgot to engage the child window locks? Oh boy, Pat, there I sat when suddenly all this white stuff (soap suds) began flying throughout the car. It took me a few seconds to realize what was happening. I looked back and there sat George. He had rolled down the rear passenger window and had his face stuck out letting the soap fly his face. He thought it was great fun. Remember this is the Boxer who LOVES a bath! And, he wasn't about to move his paw off the window button. In my panic to try anything, I put my foot on the brake...big "no-no" in those automated car washes! That set off the alarm and buzzer and out runs the attendant shaking his finger at me...until he caught a glimpse of what was happening. There I sat wet and covered in big globs of soap suds and George looked like he was ready to have his whiskers shaved...just smiling and wondering what the commotion was all about. Seeing the attendant running towards us distracted him enough for me to roll up the window. Can you believe it?! I couldn't even get mad because I was laughing too hard. Anyway, I knew you would appreciate it. George is still just the sweetest, funniest, happiest dog. Although, I am hesitant to really refer to him a a dog. He's still learning new tricks and keeps us laughing and amazed all the time. And, as you predicted, people are constantly telling us what gorgeous dog he is. I'm still always surprised at how many men tell us how handsome he is. I hope to begin working with a trainer who lives nearby and continue his "education". He has mastered all the basic commands...sit, stay, down, "leave it", shake, and he will "heel" very well WITHOUT too many distractions. (It's hard on a young guy like him to contain himself if there are new faces or smells he must investigate.)
That's all for now. I know you are busy. I'll send you an updated picture of him soon. You deserve to enjoy some compliments and bragging rights. Take care and I hope we hear from you soon with news of a girl puppy.
All the best,