August 19, 2004
G-Man (Goliath) is doing well. Last weekend we had a family reunion that included 15 dogs. After 7 hours I have never seen such a tired puppy. He slept for 90 minutes in the car and then slept for 9 hours until we woke up the next morning. Goliath was fairly sluggish the next day also. It was really fun to see him interacting with the other dogs.
April 14, 2004
Just wanted to let you know that Goliath is scheduled at the vet to be neutered a week from tomorrow. He is doing well. The skinny minny is still small enough to fit through the openings in our fence so we had to buy vinyl chicken fencing (we don't want any sharp edges for him to brush against) to cover our entire fence. He has made it a game to try and find any opening that we have not thought of, so at this point we are always outside with him but think we have made it escape proof. Today while on our walk we stopped by a friend's house to say hello. Al has two de-clawed cats who appeared very curious watching Goliath through the door. Under supervision we let Goliath meet them. He quickly made two new friends and did not want to leave. He currently has a small circle of doggy friends that we routinely visit. We are making sure he is well socialized with other dogs and people and believe that he will continue to have a wonderful personality.
He is one of the stars at puppy school. Goliath really enjoys school and I think we will enroll him in the next class (young dogs) being offered. The teacher is wonderful. Training starts with treats and praise and gradually treats are removed and replaced with praise only. As I'm typing this letter, Goliath is sleeping on the couch on his back with all four paws up in the air. We will send an update soon and let you know how he's doing after his next vet visit.
Greg and Jane
March 16, 2004
Goliath is doing very well. He has been to the vet twice and is up to data on all of his shots. At his visit three weeks ago he weighed 3 lbs 14 oz. I think he is really feeling at home. At first I think he really didn't know what to do without having all of his dog buddies around. But now he realizes this is his home and we are his family. I will send a family picture as soon as we get our film developed.
February 18, 2004
Goliath was at the vet 2 weeks ago and he weighed 3 pounds! friends that have not seen him in a couple of weeks, said he was really growing. He is very calm when he is home with his family. But, when we take him to our friends with a dog he is a wild man! so we try to have him around other dogs to have fun. Elizabeth and Goliath are great friends. Our biggest challenge is with potty training. He goes back to the vet on Monday( a new vet by the way) so we will let you know if he gained more weight.
January 27, 2004
We have been so busy we have not had time to read our e-mail! No really,Goliath has wormed his way into our hearts. He has been a very good boy.I think he misses his dog buddies, today I took him to a pet store and he wanted to play with the dogs he saw. Elizabeth and Goliath are big buddies, Elizabeth insists he is her dog! He has been eating very well and sleeping a lot! We will continue to give you updates.
Jane, Greg and Elizabeth