Thanks for the pictures Fran. He looks terrific. I wish I could grab him and give him a hug. As a breeder I can't help but notice his nicely trimmed nails. Makes me proud of him and his owner. You sure are doing a great job with him!
Thanks Kevin. Needless to say, he is our pride and joy. :) He is excellent with nail trimming. After each nail is done, I give him a tiny smidget of his favourite treat. So, knowing he is going to get treats throughout the nail trimming session, he is an superb manicure client. :) He has also become very comfortable with getting little sponge baths in our laundry room sink. Some of the walking areas we go to are a little mucky at this time of year, and he comes home looking dirty. I use a handtowel and a tiny bit of puppy shampoo and tidy him up. He now knows it is a part of going on a great, fun walk, and I never get any complaints from him.
We could not have asked or dreamed of a better dog. The joy he has brought into our home is beyond remarkable. Last night when I was making 'deluxe' Kraft macaroni and cheese for us (with garlic, hot dogs and vegetables added) both Darrel and I laughed because we mentioned that we are more concerned about what goes into Kipawa's (and all of our animals') mouth than we are about what goes into our mouths!
I KNOW he would want to give you a big hug too, as would Darrel and I love to hug you and Therese for lighting up our world.