Jeremy, Tiffany, Logan, and Rudy Plank. Hello Gretchen! We recently purchased Trooper from you over Thanksgiving. His name is now Rudy after Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Do you think my 5 year old had anything to do with that? Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update. He is doing great. Rudy can now sit, shake, come, fetch, he understands “no”, he is housebroken (minus an accident here and there, which are the human’s fault), and goes both “peepee” and “poop” on command. He has established two favorite spots in the house (neither of which are his kennel J) He loves the bathroom floor and ht top of our couch. He is growing exponentially. He is now over 15 pounds and gets bigger literally every day. I tested him out on a run this week and he kept up without even panting for 2 miles. We tried him on a leashed walk first, and he had trouble with the collar, so I got a harness and he does beautifully. He is going to be an excellent running companion. We plan to begin Frisbee training this spring.
I have never attached to a puppy this quickly before. Rudy is the joy in our home and his energy keeps us on our toes. My anti-dog husband even adores Rudy, so this speaks volumes to the puppy’s character. He is the best thing that has happened to our family since Logan. Thank you so much for everything.