Sent: Friday, January 23,
Subject: Peach and Cobbler update
I wanted to send you an update on
our dogs, Peach (Lucy & Nigel) and Cobbler (Gideon & Dixie Sue).
Peach is perfectly content to just lay around in front of our
fireplace, that seems to be “her spot”, occasionally she will
decide to chase the cats a little, but the cats will either run
away, or totally ignore her… she is not very intimidating!
Cobbler on the other hand seems
to be happiest when he is next to me. If I am watching a movie,
he is too… right next to me. If I am in the kitchen cooking, he
is either right next to me or lying down literally at my feet. I
love that we are so connected, but I can’t tell you the number of
times I have tripped over the big lug! I love him no matter what…
like my kids, only Peach and Cobbler don’t ever talk back!
We are in the process of taking Cobbler to advanced private
obedience training. We are helping him become a PERFECT
gentleman, and are going to have him get his Canine good citizen
recognition. Our trainer has several English mastiffs herself, so
she really understands how to work with him. I don’t think the
trainer that did our puppy kindergarten really knew what to do
with Cobbler… she just kept saying how big he was! So we are
definitely on the right track with him now, and our vet is still
amazed at how big and beautiful and healthy he is in every way.
We just had him weighed last week, and he is 145 lbs. He is very
lean, so I expect the next year will only give us a little more
height, but he should start filling out soon. He looks so much
like his dad (Gideon), the only difference is that Cobbler isn’t
filled out yet. He is such a gentleman when he takes treats and
his favorite bait is French fries… we try not to indulge too much,
but, since that’s really the only people food he gets, we figure
Thank you again for allowing us
the privilege of adopting both our dogs from you… I can’t imagine
our life without them.
Danielle, Jon, Canaan and Lily