made no changes to the letters below,
either spelling or composition.
I hope this finds you doing well. Quentin and I just wanted to take a moment
and send you some pictures of our adorable George Jr. We absolutely love him.
And after a few frantic phone calls to you (right after we first arrived
home), we are all doing great! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us -
even though we both grew up with dogs, it is a different responsibility when WE
are the mom and dad. We are learning a lot about our puppy and are having
a lot of fun.
George is so smart and sweet and big (surprise!) He is walking well on a leash
now and totally crate trained (a brilliant suggestion - he sometimes just wants
to run to our bedroom to his "den.") He is pretty much always with one of us
and is the talk of the neighborhood. Lots of people just stop and admire him.
Even the postman - George and I were walking one day and the postman pulled
over to say, "Wow, he walks right along side you. What a great dog." (I
whispered to George, "See, even the postman likes you!" I think he was very
proud of himself.)
We are still trying to "break the cats in" with George, but I imagine it just
takes time. He has a lot of puppy energy and doesn't understand why they don't
want to play (poor guy!) But, he has fun playing with my mom's Lab and both
of my brother's Labs. Even Bentley, the Burmese Mountain dog in our
neighborhood, runs down the street when he hears George coming.
Well, we will be sure and send you updates as our boy grows up. Thanks for
giving us such a wonderful dog. I never knew anything about Shepherds before
George but now I am in love!
Jerriann and Quentin Fleming
I just finished watching your web pages. How wonderful! I'm sure you remember
me. I purchased Chris Rock several years ago from you. I believe he was about 4
months old. Well, He is now all grown up and is just a beautiful wonderful dog.
You would be proud of him. Our Vet says every time he sees him," What a nice
specimen of a German Shepherd." I do believe he is one of the best looking dogs
in our town. Every time we take him out or walk him somewhere, there is always
someone that wants to ask about him and wants to pet him. Believe it or not,
I've been asked if he was a black wolf. Haha . He is so sweet that a young child
can come up and pet him and he just sits there and wants to kiss them. Yet if he
hears a strange noise at night out back or out front of the house he is at
alert. One time someone was walking late at night out front on the sidewalk and
I let him out back to go investigate and he leaped at that gate of ours and
showed his teeth and his hair was standing up and he barked and whoever was out
front left real fast. The next day our neighbor said she was so happy to have
him next door because in the past she has had a few cars stolen. I thought I
should let you know how he is doing and I am sorry for not writing you sooner. I
will get some pictures on the net of him and send them to you. I could go on and
on about stories of him but I know you are a busy lady and I didn't mean to
write this much. I noticed that you have puppies for sale and I also
noticed that chri's mom is for sale. I have been thinking lately of getting
another one!!! I know I'm nuts but the thoughts have been there. I'm sure I
would need to get a female because Chris doesn't like other males too much. I'm
not sure what he would do if he met his own size and breed. I have not had him
neutered, there was no need to, he weighs about 110 pounds last time the vet
checked him and gave him his boosters. He didn't lift his leg until he was about
two. So maybe he is a late bloomer. But he is smart and we have had no problems
with him. In the house he is well behaved and likes to sleep at the front door.
He is strong and has a beautiful black coat with tan feet in between his toes?
What color do you call that? Anyway, let me know what you think and your opinion
on getting another dog. thanks, Sandy Squire
705 S. Saint Phillips St.
talked with you on the phone the other week, my name is Kami Empey.
I called to thank you for selling me my German Shepherd Ty in 1994.
You sounded very frail and sick, I am so sorry to hear about all that you
have been through. You said that
you feel like Job from the bible but please don’t give up on God; he knows the
pain that your going through and he does love you.
I know that everything your going through doesn’t make sense, but it is
true that God loves us.
the reason that I am writing is to share with you the joy that Ty has brought
me. I graduated from UC Santa
Barbara college in 1994 I moved to Oregon with my then fiancé, Steve Blumberg.
I then shortly after moving to Oregon broke off our engagement.
I was in Oregon, not knowing anyone and I felt so alone.
But, everyday I had Ty. He
was my best friend. He is such a
loving dog. He is so fiercely
devoted to me. It isn’t an
exaggeration, when I write that he lives and breaths for me.
I got a job as a firefighter engine foreman up in the Siskyou National
Forest. I moved up into the
mountains and lived by myself with Ty. In
my free time Ty and I hiked everywhere. We
also biked and ran together. Even
though my parents feared for my safety, living by myself in the mountains, I
never did because of Ty. He is
always friendly to people, but there is no doubt that he would never let anyone
hurt me. What a wonderful companion
you have bred for me to have. People
stop me everywhere because whenever we take walks he never strays from my side
and also because he is so gorgeous! In
1998 I met and married my husband. He
is a firefighter too. We moved to
Arizona. I now have two sons.
They are 2 and 3 ½. Ty is
so good with them. He lets them play all over him and he is always gentle with
them. Ty has accepted my family but his first love will always be
for me. I had no idea what joy Ty
would bring into my life on the day that I visited your house and fell in love
with all the precious puppies. I
have yet, to run into anyone with a German Shepherd that has the physical beauty
that Ty possesses or his incredible nature.
Thank you Mary!
& my family
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1904 12:01:59 -0800
From: Nancy Corwin <email@example.com>
It was the highlight of our day to see you looking so well and so strong!
Keep doing whatever you're doing, girl. It's working.
Lila is quite the little lady and we're enchanted with her. Rain is a darling fluff ball.
You are probably used to high praise on your dogs, and I'll continue the tradition by telling you we are shocked at the temperaments of your animals.
We completely loved and adored our Shepherd, but he was never as calm and steady as your dogs. And
we got him from a reputable breeder and spent a lot on him. I honestly never knew what the breed
is supposed to be like temperamentally. I thought steady meant kind of scary. When I met Troy I really understood what steady means. He is the
best. We truly love Shepherds and I think with Lila and Rain we'll have a true sense of what it
means to own the breed standard. Stay well and soak your bones in that sunshine. It's foggy and
chilly here in Malibu. All the best to you and Janet,
Nancy and Hank
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 16:04:37 -0800
From: "Lisa Rodino" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've been having trouble connecting to my email server with the new provider I have (msn). The hotmail system is down.....temporarily, they say. But
wanted to say "hello" and hope you've been getting some sleep and resting up for your week ahead. I'll be thinking good thoughts.
p.s. Just found out that my neighbor has one of your dogs, too. The dog's name is Osa and I think Troy is her father. (My neighbor's name is CeCe and
works for S.B. County Sheriff's.) Anyway, we had a nice conversation about your beautiful dogs and the great work you do. She was quite impressed with
Django. By the way, he is such a quick study! He's already standing in front of the door when he needs out and is taking to the crate well, too.
Thanks for all the good advice. I've never had such good luck housebreaking a puppy!
Subject: our dog
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 17:41:09 +0000
From:Theo Williams <email@example.com>
To: "Hodges, Mary" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
i think about you very often because we love our dog so very much and i have been remiss in keeping in touch with you.
thank you for breeding such wonderful animals. maxine is 95 lbs. huge and she is such a fun-loving dog--and a great watch-dog when you need
her to be. she is warm and friendly to children and i can't say enough good things about her. she is beautiful inside and out.
i wanted you to know that just because we're out of site, you are in our mind and we are thankful for our lovely girl!
she is 3 now--maybe you don't remember us--i'm sure you have a lot of clients. halle berry was her mom. she actually got tan spots on the
backs of her legs last year but not enough to make it a distraction to
her beauty. she has a constant smile and everyone remarks on her special disposition...plus, she thinks she is a retriever! she loves to fetch
just wanted you to know. thanks again. theo williams
Subject: Brad Pitt.
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 16:31:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ritabix@webtv.net (Rita Baron)
Hope you remember us - The Candy Barons of Laguna Beach - Ron came to you around 6 years ago and chose Brad Pitt - then 9 months old - since
We don't want to take up too much of your precious Shepherd rearing time......just want to say another big "thankyou" for our beautiful,
adorable, sweet, loving, protective Reuben!!!!!!! He is THE BEST!
Hope you are well and the pups are thriving!
Love from The Baron Family.
(And Reuben says to thank you for giving him a loving family & home.)XXX
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 10:43:30 +0800
From: "Keith E. Tayman" <email@example.com>
just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that mel is still the most beautiful dog in the philippines and there is not a day that goes by that i
am not thankful we bought him from you. the quality of your breeding program certainly shows through
hope all is well w/ you
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:17:39 EDT
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgI am an owner of two GSD's, a male and a female, and am passionate about the
This morning, when with my GSD's at a local dog park, I met one of your GSD's named "Zeus" and his person. I was quite stunned by the beauty of Zeus and
asked his person about his breeder. She was nice enough to share the information with me and I simply would like to let you know how impressive
Zeus is as an adult 5 year-old male representative of GSD's and of your work in breeding. Zeus is drop dead gorgeous and apparently has a wonderful
temperment as well as beauty.
I will keep your information so that I can come to you in the future. Do you ever show dogs at dog shows in the LA area?
Congratulations on your obvious success with GSD's.
Mary Little, Blade and Bo.
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 0:37:16 -0800
Hello Mary Hodges,
I was so excited to see that one of the many people in the San Fernando Valley who stop to inquire about the love
of my life Leybourne GSD "Mohammad Ali", nicknamed "Zeus", has contacted you! (refer to letter from Mary Blake & Bo, August 14th)
Zeus has such beauty, a confident, steady temperament, and a fun personality. Thank you once again for giving
such a good, devoted friend. Good health and prosperity to you and yours at Shepherds of Leybourne.
From: Margie1@aol.comDate: Sat, 2 Aug 1997
19:42:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Your First Internet Sale Revisited
I apologize for not writing you sooner or more
often...I do hope you remember me...Margie Scott and my beloved Quincy, who was
your first sale off of the Internet!
I am happy to report that Quincy is the most
wonderful dog in the entire world, Quincy will be two years old in December and
when weighed a couple of weeks ago at the vet was up to 90 pounds.
He is absolutely gorgeous with his black coat shiney like a mink coat
(when he is bathed!). He is beautifully leash trained.
Off leash, I have not spent THAT much time with him but his manners are
quite good just the same. His
favorite thing in life other than me (of course) is chasing tennis balls and we
have quite a tennis ball graveyard going at any time in the back yard. All
I have to do is say the word "BALL" and he is off to dig one up and
deliver it at my feet. Quincy is very bonded to my older chow, Chester.
They are so beautiful together....
Quincy has been the picture of good health.
I feed him a wonderful food that I get delivered here to the house that
is very good....it is a dry kibble of excellent quality and a decent price.
I mix that with a little Pedigree and he is very healthy from it.
I have literally had NO health problems at all with this animal. I remember discussing with you that he had exhibited some
signs of Panosteitis early on but that has not reoccured at all.
He is quite the runner (after those tennis balls) and we love to walk and
run together on leash. He has turned into quite the protector, with a nasty
glare and bark when strangers come around, which is what I want...but he is as
gentle as a kitten and I thank God for the day that I found you and this dog.
He was such a handful at first, I remember thinking a few times,
"What have I done?" Mary,
he is such a source of joy. When I put my face to his he licks mine. He also lets me romp
around with him with total abandon, rolling onto his back and I swear,
SMILING!. I am sure the love is mutual. This
is one happy dog and one happy customer. I hope all is well with you and
that Shepherds of Leybourne is making people as happy as I am every day.
You probably don't remember
us, but we lived in Santa Barbara (Goleta) back 1989 and were able to get one of
Doc and Maya's sweet little puppies, a female, and named her Britta. She is 10 years old now, still loves her Eucanuba, and does
not go a day without our hearing compliments on her nature, demeanor, and
outstanding beauty. She is without
a doubt our best friend, goes absolutely everywhere with us in our Jeep
Cherokee, and of course sleeps in our bedroom on her own air mattress. She goes
to work with me many days of the week and hangs out at my office.
She loves kids and babies, and spends the day watching over our 92 year
old grandma. We now live at 8200 ft
altitude in the Rocky Mountains, in Evergreen CO, and Britta loves to watch the
elk parade by our house in the afternoon. She
doesn't chase, but watches. She
does, however, chase the foxes, and she is still quite fast.
She has had a brief career
as a model for an animal photography studio, and was used as the headliner on
their brochures and mailers after the owner saw her walk across a parking lot
near their studio one afternoon. We
have some incredible photos of Britta, and when I get my hands on a scanner I
will send one along to you of her leaping through the snow here in the Rocky
Mountains (where we have no fleas, no ticks, and no mosquitoes - really Canine
Nice to find your website
and, as well, to find a picture of Radiant My Girl, Maya.
Your dogs are the finest shepherds in the world, we are convinced. We recommended that our niece and her husband, Tom and Julie
Yzaguirre of Studio City, buy a dog from you.
They visited your place and, on the spot, purchased a magnificent male
puppy about 5 years ago now, named Duke.
Doug and Phyllis King
4581 S. Hilltop Rd
CO (303) 674-9745.
got Cody's AKC paperwork. Thanks. We took him to the vet today for shots, etc.
He's gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks...he looks sleek and lean...his coat is shiny
and beautiful. Most importantly he has got this wonderful personality...he's
calm, stable yet energetic and curious....he is so sweet...and of course
intelligent ( it sounds like
I'm describing my kids). He's quite a boy!!!!! Just wanted to let you know
how he's doing. Hope all is well with you and yours. Jan in Tennessee
Wed, 06 Aug 1997 19:28:44 -0700
Jim Eiman <email@example.com>
Pacific Design Window, Inc.
I have a
question for you but thought I should fill you in first. Hannah is doing great. She
has an incredible personality and is as playful as they come.
She is also as smart as any dog I have had the pleasure
of working with. She is now about
15 months and weighs about 83 pounds. She
is spoiled rotten but has learned all her obedience skill
exceptionally. Thank-You for
a wonderful friend!
ignore the message, I'll send a brief reply.
Ms. Ali and I are finally fully bonded.
Ali took her time bonding and spent much of the early weeks grieving for
her former owners. It was obvious
she loved them very much. But now
she has bonded to me and I am very attached.
She is a sweetie. She's
pretty quiet most of the time, rarely barking.
She loves to chase the tennis ball sent with her toys when I got her, and
my grandkids love to throw the ball for her to catch.
Ali returns the ball to me, rather than to them most of the time.
Ali lost a little weight at first, pretty much declining much of her
daily meals while she grieved for her previous owners.
She'd stay by the front door and cry the first few days and my husband
suggested I touch and hug frequently to show her my love.
Now Ali has been back to the weight she was when I got her and has a
healthy appetite. Don and Oprah
still live in Southern California and I live with Ali and my youngest grandbaby
in Northern Calif., but we are anticipating reunification soon as the job he
sought when he went back to his childhood home in Ridgecrest, is drying up.
When Don brought Oprah on a visit, he wasn't sure how they'd do together.
They both did marvelously after some initial smelling and brief hostility
(very brief). By now I am assuming
Ali's previous owners have finished their move to Kentucky, so when you
correspond, tell them Ali and I are now fully bonded and I thank them again for
this wonderful dog. Both Ali and Oprah have made me a committed owner of the
retired dogs from your kennel. If
we get our own property again, we will probably contact you to see if there are
any more retired dogs. We both love
Oprah and Ali.
you Barbara Cowley firstname.lastname@example.org:
Hanna Smith / Leybournes Oregon Shepherd
Mon, 28 Apr 97 09:27:00 PDT
"SMITH, Wayne" <WSMITH@hoodrivermid.hoodriver.k12.or.us>
Mary Hodges <Troy007@ix.netcom.com>
Hanna's first competition she won the big blue ribbon for the puppy class. The
show took place in Walla Walla Washington. In Hanna's first two shows she could
not compete but only watch due to growing pains.
The fact that she was around the show ring had to help her get over some
of the nervousness. I think mom was
more nervous than Hanna though. Hanna will continue to go to school to get even
better. She goes to school every
Tuesday for obedience training and Thursdays for Show Ring work.
She is really getting smart. She
was bred for beauty and intelligence and it shows in a big way. My Wife loves
her Leybourne Dog so much. Thank
you so much for all the hard work you do for the Shepherd breed.
You dogs are perfect. I do
have one complaint. If I ever try
to get close to my wife and give a hug or kiss I can count on a Shepherd nudging
her nose/body right in between us. What
a jealous dog!!!
e-mail received 12/11/97
been in 9 dog shows and has won her class in each of them.
9 for 9 is not too bad. We
love our Leybourne Shepherd.
Just wanted to let
you know how well we’re doing. And
to tell you again what a fantastic dog, Bronson is.
He’s got just the sweetest personality, and honest-to-God true
companion I can’t imagine not having him.
I have this never ending gratitude for you since I got him from you.
I think of you from time to time and Christmas time is the perfect time
to tell you so. My kids are great
and they love their Bronson too, he’s just another member of the family!
Hope everything is going well, and that your still “putting out”
those Super Shepherds.
Well we changed
her name again! Ali was to close to Ashley and Ashley was getting very
confused. New name…Raven!
It fits her well. Justin calls her the airplane dog we don’t know why.
She is gorgeous! She had her rabies shot yesterday and weighed in at 29
pounds. She does extremely well
in the car and on a leash. She
and Tasha are together very minute. You
were completely right, they are good friends.
Ashley has been accepted as a SAR trainee in San Jose.
She and Bob make a good team. He
is very proud! Holly is amazing. She
is here 3-4 times a week. What a
loving dog. She and my mom are
very close. We got a few pictures
of all 4 dogs on Christmas. When
I get them back I’ll send you some. I
love my puppy to death. I really
think she was meant to be mine. Thank
you for making it possible!
We are so sorry to
hear of the loss of Brooke Shields. That
was a lovely tribute you wrote for her – made us both cry.
If it’s any consolation it sounds as if Brooke’s granddaughter,
Saba, inherited many of her traits. Saba
is a loving, gently, sweet dog – truly an important member of our family.
As Brooke was with puppies, so Saba is with Emily.
Often, through the baby monitor I can hear her worrying at the crib.
Sometimes, she’s a better Mom than I am.
Saba is a good protector too. Since
the baby was born she won’t even let her dog friends too close to us.
She’s very sweet about it, she just puts herself between us.
Every day I am grateful for the wonderful dog you gave us.
She is everything we ever wanted in a dog – and more.
Rest assured that Brooke’s legacy lives on in Saba and many other of
Halperns of Pennsylvania
Subject: You made me cry
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 23:39:32 EDT
Oh Mary, Frank told me you added to your page-must have been yesterday. I visit your site every week-sometimes more.
The story of the UPS sub was wonderful, but the letters of reference have reduced me to tears - You once gave me the "letter of the year award", yet
the letters on your new site can't begin to sum up what I said in mine.
Frank does not know I'm in here crying (happy tears). It is comforting to know I'm just one of many who owe so much to you for your dedication in
breeding the most wonderful German Shepherd Dogs on this planet. At the darkest times in my life, my dogs - heaven bred by you, have seen me
through. I can never thank you enough nor express how you have enriched my life, how I value your candid friendship and what a tremendous loving bond I
feel for you.
I hope you make the time to read the many loving letters that have been sent to you over the years, and reflect upon those with joy.
Mary, you and Shepherd's of Leybourne are a legend in your own time, please cherish that, because it is true. I hope you realize how many lives you have
touched and how very special you are to so many.
With Love and God's blessings always, Jan
all is well with you. Raven continue to be the best - lots of energy, a puppy
still at heart, healthy and always up. One of these days I would
like to get another coated shepherd from you. Stay in business please.
Phil & Heidi -San Diego
Mojo - born 9-1-01 out of Bilt and my beautiful Dian Cannon, photo taken at
three months old. Thanks for sharing Heidi you take the best photos.
Re:Pictures of Kuma.
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 18:13:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:Cindy J Fitzpatrick <email@example.com>
This is Cindy Fitzpatrick, Damien's wife. I am e-mailing you some photos of Kuma at 9 months old.
Sorry that it took so long to send you photos of the dog. As you can see, he is gorgeous
and we love him dearly. Thank you for him.
I hope that you are doing well. Take care and I will be in touch again. I know that Damien would love to
come and see you again, and I'm sure we will find the right time to visit, if it's okay with you.
If you can e-mail, we would love to hear from you. God Bless.
Cindy, Damien, Max and Kuma
is a Dian/Peter Bilt - 9 month old coated male, I saw the photos and said
Subject: Puppy Page
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:53:12 -0800
From: "Nancy and Bill James" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mary Irene Hodges" <email@example.com>
Just checked out you Puppy Page (Current Litters) and saw George Clooney
What a looker! You must be so pleased and proud of him. I like the "and he is all mine" part. Just how we feel about
Lefty. A litter a week ago and more a-coming. You are a busy lady. Hope all is well there. Get some sleep now.
Lefty loves his own, private, fenced yard (1/2 acre) where he can play in the snow. He is NEVER out there by himself. Only if we are there with him.
He is our constant companion. He is such a well behaved, smart, devoted, sweet, loving boy and WE are the lucky ones. Thank you, again, for Lefty.
Remember that wonderful day (or was it night?), three years ago, when Lefty
(then known only as"Puppy-puppy-puppy") was born? And now look, The Little
King! Happy Birthday, Lefty James!
Subject: Lefty James
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 14:22:47 -0700
From:"Nancy and Bill James" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To:"Mary Irene Hodges" <email@example.com>
We're just back from the Vet where Lefty got his annual exam/shots and I
thought you would enjoy the Vet's comments on "our" boy. He said he is as
fine and as good looking a shepherd he has ever seen. He said his weight is
perfect for his frame (98 lbs.) and his coat is beautiful.
Lefty didn't care ... just wanted to be sure he went home with me!
Such a wonderful boy. I know you know ... but we love him!
P.S. -- He said I do a good job on clipping his nails, too! Good for me.
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 14:58:26 -0700
From: "Esther D. Long" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mary Irene Hodges <email@example.com>
Lindsay went to her first obedience training class with Dennis
Van Sickle last Wednesday night. She did very well. Dennis and his wife, Betty, were both amazed at how much her face looks like their
puppy's. We agreed that the dogs must have at least one of the same
parents. They both thought Lindsay is beautiful, as does everyone else who sees her.
She continues to want to please and has bonded wonderfully. We love her and she is adapting very well. Thank you for all the work you put into
your lovely dogs.
Lindsay, born 6/23/00. Photos taken at 1 year old.
was sold to older couple and has been a perfect addition to their family.
Subject amy grant
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:16:53 -0600
From:"Sha Cohen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I wanted to drop a line letting you know that Tara (Amy Grant) is doing great. I no longer manage the ranch, but I still live on it and get to help out with the chores from
time-to-time. Tara frequently comes to work with me, but sleeping under my desk is not the same as running around a ranch and being around cows and horses all day!
Here is a recent picture of us; you should post it on your site.
Thanks again for a great companion.
308 South Mill Street
Aspen Colorado 81611
970.925.2849 ext 12
June 25, 2002
Today is Daisy Mae's 2nd birthday. She is the most wonderful dog in the
world, everybody says so. I thought you might enjoy the attached photo of
her taken on Carmel Beach.
I hope this note finds you doing well.
June 26, 2002
Just wanted to make a quick
hello and thank you once again. I was very impressed with every aspect of
your kennel and that made me very confident in our decision today. What
beautiful and personable companions you have in each of the dogs. I wish
you the best and thank you for your extraordinary effort you put into your
Shepherds. I look forward to maintaining contact as we raise our new
P.S I was thinking about the name
Kaya and I went home and looked on the internet and read that Kaya means ,
depending on the language, home is where the heart is, or summer's night,
strength, or enlightenment. I think all of them depict what is evident in
this little girl, so that is the name I have chosen.
This is Denise Clift,
I worked for you almost 2 years ago. I hope you remember me. I just wanted
to say hello and let you know that I was still working for the Humane Society
in Santa Maria. I am now the kennel manager there.
I really enjoy my job although it's a lot of hard work. We have a lot
of wonderful dogs and cats and at the moment even have a few German Shepherds
whom I am especially fond of.
I want to thank you for getting me started in this line of work. I
learned a lot from you especially as to how a kennel should be run and kept
up. I take a lot of pride in my work and expect a lot from my employees much
as you did from us. I have also learned how frustrating it is to have
employees who don't meet up to your expectations. I have gone through a
number of workers since I have taken over as manager mostly because they
thought the job was going to be nothing but playing with the animals all day.
Anyway I just thought I'd say hello and I hope that you are doing
well. I think of you often and remember fondly all the great dogs that you
have. I'd love to hear from you sometime.