I hope this email finds you well and managing all those puppies!! I just wanted to give you a little Lily update.
She is SUCH A WONDERFUL DOG!! We could not ask for better. Now 7 1/2 months old, weighs 50#, hopefully stops at #60..ha ha... She is sooooooooo good natured, she is very smart and learns and remembers well, she is obedient (ha ha most of the time), and loves loves loves her life we think. She goes a lot of “bye bye” places with us, she WALKS EVERYDAY for an HOUR, few days a week she walks 6 short hills with us and other days a few longer ones, she is a trooper!! She is obviously in good shape. I love having a walking companion again, even my husband takes her for a shorter “extra” walk in the afternoons. She has been to a local dog park, she goes to “doggy daycare” once a week and plays all day to exhaustion., gives us a break and she loves it, best $18/day I ever spent, ha ha. She has been to our family lake cabin twice and took her first swim in the lake... She is very socialized, loves playing with other dogs AND due to that when we are walking in town and passing many dogs, she does NOT go bananas, just walks right by...yeah!! But I did take her to 4 sessions with a private trainer in town who did amazing things with us and the training was fantastic, things I never knew before even with 3 other goldens in our life. She took to training well and she walks beautifully on the leash, right by our side, watches us, walks right by dogs, people, etc, with the occasional jump at a butterfly or lizard, ha ha...
She loves our yard, does her one or two “zoomies” around our large yard everyday, behind the apple bush, through her tunnel, behind the tall bushes, jumps into her “sand/digging” box, around the cherry tree, jumps down off the deck into the drain area, and then back to the porch to jump up onto her raised dog bed, ha ha, then proceeds to take a nap. She loves her crate, sleeps from 10 pm to 7 pm most days now, yeah!!...She is so beautiful, people everywhere comment on how pretty she is!! And she is, she is a Nicholberry!! I have referred you to those that are interested in a white golden., a few already. She is very white, is so sweet and she is quite a “calm” dog. Other than the zoomies, taking her long walk and doing some errands, maybe going to a special place, she is relaxed and loves to hang out in the house or in the yard. We are so glad we hung in there when she was young and so much work and loss of sleep and stressful, IT WAS SO WORTH IT”, but you were right, ‘PUPPIES ARE HARD”, WHOA, we forgot. But I think the hard part is finally over... You have such a wonderful breeding program with such excellant dogs!!! Keep up the outstanding work.
PS your program of choosing the dog for the prospective owner is a good thing, we are proof positive it works! You chose soooo right for us, a perfect match!!!!! We are so in love with our precious Lily.