Thank you *so* much for bringing Banjo -- now called Hoagie -- into our lives. We LOVE our boy.
Our first week together has been fantastic; he is such a good puppy. Many thanks to Michelle for an obviously impressive start on potty training; Hoagie has had only one accident, and is actually ringing the bells we put on the front door on a regular basis when he needs to go out. Despite the reported carsickness, he has been perfect in the car. (Knock on wood!) To create positive associations with car rides, we have made a point each day to take him in the car to someplace fun (the dog store to buy a toy, doggy day care for his evaluation session, the pet-friendly garden nursery and local Home Depot), and we are very pleased to report that he now tries to climb in the car when the door is opened. He loves his walks and his toys (especially the plastic-water-bottle-stuffed monkey which was gifted by friends), and spent much of today sunbathing on the deck. He is so friendly toward other people, and is great with kids; the neighborhood kids absolutely adore him. This weekend, we are going to "puppy play hour" at doggy day care and a "puppy play date" hosted by the trainer with whom we intend to work. I've attached a few pictures. :)
Please feel free to cash our adoption fee check!
Katie and Mike