Abby is doing amazing. The kids adore her and she is just the sweetest. We couldn’t be happier. She is adjusting to life with us. Potty training is coming along, she’s found comfort in her den for resting and is just so sweet. She’s very mellow, but also so playful at the same time. I haven’t gotten to many pictures of her with the kids but I took an adorable one of her yesterday. The second one is the night I got home with her with my daughter Cambria.

Kelly…………6/8/13

" Abby"

Dear Merle,

I am writing to let you know that we are extremely happy with our choice of acquiring our new baby angels and magnificent puppies, Zebel and Ziba from you. Not only they are extremely beautiful and adorable but also very affectionate, smart, playful and total joy to have around.

One can make a comedy TV series from their constant playing with each other. We made a smart decision getting the two of them together as they keep each other’s company, they love each other, and I believe are much happier this way.

I also want to let you know how much we appreciate your constant support and advice. You have always made yourself available either by phone or e-mail on a daily basis form the first day we brought them home and your wisdom and knowledge has been and is an extremely valuable asset the we can count on for raising Zebel and Ziba in a proper manner and ensure their health and well being.

Once again, we really appreciate what you do for your dogs and our puppies and we are grateful.

Sincerely,

Farzad Naeim, Ph.D., S.E., Esq……….6/26/13

Hi Merle!

Just wanted to send you some pictures and updates on our two kiddies Zebel and Ziba. We all love taking naps together and cuddling and they just got their first collars last week. Zebel is super curious and loves the outdoors, but Ziba is a little more nervous, so we have to coax and praise her lots on walks.

Overall we just love their melting eyes and their hilarious personalities. One question we had so far is that they are great eating out of the same bowl for times, but the only thing we’ve noticed is if we give them a big piece of texas taffy or a bone to keep the occupied for a while they are soooo excited at first, to the point that they get into fights over it! Nothing too major, we’ve pulled them apart the few times it’s happened, but any advice on preventing this from getting worse? Thanks for everything!

Sincerely,
Mana ……………………………….7/22/13

"Zebel & Ziba"

Hi Merle,
 
Happy Easter!! Here is a photo of Ali and Abbey this morning ( Abbey at 7 months…Ali..almost 17:):) Also a couple of Abbey,earlier, around 5 and 6 months.
Blessings,
 
Rita Marr…………………3/31/13

Hi Merle!

Just wanted to send you some pictures and updates on our two kiddies Zebel and Ziba. We all love taking naps together and cuddling and they just got their first collars last week. Zebel is super curious and loves the outdoors, but Ziba is a little more nervous, so we have to coax and praise her lots on walks.

Overall we just love their melting eyes and their hilarious personalities. One question we had so far is that they are great eating out of the same bowl for times, but the only thing we’ve noticed is if we give them a big piece of texas taffy or a bone to keep the occupied for a while they are soooo excited at first, to the point that they get into fights over it! Nothing too major, we’ve pulled them apart the few times it’s happened, but any advice on preventing this from getting worse? Thanks for everything!

Sincerely,
Mana ……………………………….7/22/13

" Abby"

Hi Merle,
 
Just checking in and giving you a progress report. Pace is such 
a sweetie, and he is adjusting to his new family. Getting lots of 
attention and love. Didn’t have much of an appetite yesterday 
and this morning, but ate well this afternoon and evening. He 
sure loves poached chicken, and gnawing on his Texas toothpick!  
Charlie, our other Cavalier is not sure what to make of Pace, 
but is tolerant. We are trying to give Charlie extra attention too.
Here are some pics. More to come…
Thanks for such a great addition to our family!
 
Kara, John, and Grace ,,,,,,,,,,,, 8/17/13
Hi Merle,
 
Pace is doing well. He has a new name now. We call him Linus. It took a week for everyone in our family to agree on a name (although I personally like the name Pace). Linus went to the vet and he is healthy and energetic, and no parasites. He’s chewing every shoe he can get his teeth on, but we have acquired lots of chew toys to divert him.He and Charlie are getting along well now, but it was an adjustment for Charlie. But now Charlie has become very sweet and protective of Linus.I have a dog trainer coming to the house (since Linus doesn’t have all his shots yet) and she is training both dogs with me. I am impressed by how smart these dogs are when there is good communication! Linus knows sit, down, stand, touch (come), watch me, stay, leave it, and drop it. We are having fun practicing their new skills so far. We are loving this little guy!
 
Have a great weekend,

" Pace" /"Linus"

Hello honey
Steve and I have been keeping up with the new pups via your website.Hope you are well..our baby is doing great and everyone who sees her has to hear all about her. I give your name to everyone who asks..one gal at the hairdressers was very interested,called to get your number and told her to use my name. People are funny and often don’t follow up..Steve and I will come to see you near the summer just so you can get a look..he sent you some pictures..she is one beautiful girl! write when you have time to let us know how you are
hugs from us both
 
Deedee and Steve and of course,ally
Deana Price………………1/13/10
Your little gwen  Hugs
 
 
From Deedee and steve price………………..5/15/10

"Ally"

Good morning Merle,
 
Just to let you know our little girl is eating like a horse an had wonderful poop once again. We found the trick to get her eating. Feed her 
and her brother at the same time. She likes teasing him that she eats more. And she’s growing so much too!! We are so grateful for her and thank you again so much. She’s turning into a very special ad affectionate girl. You’re love at an early age towards her shows tremendously as she gets older. We look forward to seeing you and everyone in a few weeks. 
 
In His grace and love,
Tim Phaler…………………………………10/25/13
Merry Christmas Merle!! Here’s a picture I know you’ll enjoy. We love our little special girl so much and are so grateful for you this year!
 
 
 
 
In His grace and love,
Tim Phaler………………………….12-25-30
 
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory 
forever. Amen”
Romans 11:36

"Briar Rose"

Just wanted you to know that King is doing so well. He’s perfect in every way. He is so sweet. He sleeps all the way through the night, no crying at all. He’s been like that since the 1st night!! 
 
Thank you for taking such good care of our baby…it really shows how well you care for your pups. 
 
Love,
Alexis, Terry and King………………………………..11/5/13
 

"King"

Dear Merle,
 
We just wanted to let you know that we love Bentley! 
 
Further, in the last few weeks we have obviously been extremely busy. We took Bentley to the vet on Tuesday, November 5, as evidenced by the attachment. However, I forgot the form; would you still like the vet to fill it out next time? She said everything was good, although his ears were a bit dirty.
 
Moreover, we have registered Bentley with the AKC.
 
Also, please find attached the picture you took for us, as well as a new picture!! If you want any more pictures, let us know! 
 
Thanks again,
 
Sincerely,
 
Rex & Megan…………………………..11-17-13

"Bentley"

Hi Merle, 
I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thanks so much for all the hard 
work you put into your beautiful puppies. Missy is a treasure! 
She is our best friend and makes us happy every day. She is smart, curious, friendly, sweet, and perfect! We all love her!
 
 
Blessings to you from 
Missy, Carol, Steve and Christian………………..12-22-13

"Missy"

Hi Merle, 
 
I have been meaning to send you an update on Tilly. She is such a wonderful addition to our family and such a sweet puppy! We have really enjoyed the last 2 weeks having her. The kids stay engaged with her and play with her in the afternoon and evening, they really wear her out! 🙂 They love playing ball with the mini tennis balls and running around in general. She is also a great lap dog and has taken many naps on my lap or chest during the day. When I am sitting at my desk, like now, she loves to lay at my feet and relax. Oh how I love it. She is a sweet companion for me and our family
 
We have tried getting her use to the leash to go for walks, but she wants nothing to do with any of that right now. She makes it out the front door and down the sidewalk then sits down. We will keep gently trying to get her use to it, but she seems to not like the leash! We took her to the park last week and she stayed with me on a blanket while the kids played. She loved sleeping in the sun beam, wish I would have gotten a picture. She was just adorable sitting in the breeze with the sun on her – sleeping. 
 
She loves to eat scrambled eggs and grilled chicken! The Balance RAW Chicken roll was thawed out 2 days ago, man she loves that! I am not sure if that is something I should feed her on a regular basis or not, maybe you can let me know. I have read that chicken livers should only be fed once or twice a week due to their fat content. But I have some cooked and ready to go since she loves those as well. 
 
She is doing very well at house training and we have hung a jingle bell on the back door to train her to ring it when she wants to go out. Yesterday she started hitting it to go out and as soon as I opened the door, she went out and went pee. Wow! It works! See pic 
I have been letting her out at night to go potty to help with training her at night too. She has been doing really good. 
 
She has been teething like crazy and biting a lot. We have bought her some teething toys and biscuits and trying to re-direct her chewing to something of “hers” and not my shoes, ears, chair, stucco, etc.  
 
Thank you for breeding such loving dogs!
 
Melanie……………………………..01/23/14

"Tilly"

 Lol! He starts in the bed, and always works himself out of it. He rarely stays in it all the time he’s sleeping. At some point he gets up and plops down somewhere else around the bed. He’s pretty funny! 

"Bandit"

Hi, Merle,
 
 
How are you? 
This is 9-month-old Molly. She is definitely abeauty now. I hope you like her new picture. Have a good night. 
 
Wei,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…………..,,,,,,12/09/13

"Molly"

Hi Merle,
 
Just a note to let you know Arthur is doing just fine. As you can imagine, he’s into everything, but a real joy to be around.
 
I have exercised him every day, several times a day. Is it to soon to walk him on a leash? 
 
Thanks….Dennis….5/16/2010
 
Hi Merle,
 
Just a couple of pics of Arthur. He’s doing fine. 6 months old and 17 lbs.  Hope all your dogs are doing good..and you too!
 
Take care,  
 
Dennis & Shirley……..7/5/10

"Arthur"