Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Subject: Update on
Thunder, from Lori and Bob F.
Hi Fredericka and Lucy,
Hope you are doing
well. Thunder is doing great at 20 months old. We haven't had
him weighed recently but we would guess about 180 lbs and
growing. He is starting to fill in more but still very tall and
sleek. We adopted a little Chihuahua mix from a rescue last
summer and named her Rose. Thunder was so sweet and gentle with
her and still is. He lays down to play with her and at times has
her whole head in his mouth but never applies pressure or gets
aggressive with her. They are the best of friends.
I walk them both
at the same time and Thunder walks right on my left side and Rose
on my right. We are quite a sight walking around the neighborhood
and I have to laugh at all the people who slow down to stare.
Thunder is our big gentle baby and finds way to crawl up in our
laps even though he is not "suppose" to be on the furniture,
except his own couch which he just about fills up when he
stretches out. He is quite the protector as well. He prides
himself in chasing off the mailman, the trash-men and the UPS
driver. He isn't too fond of other dogs while walking but as long
as they don't bark at him he just keeps an eye on them. As soon
as one begins barking at him then he holds true to his name and
his thunderous bark is delivered letting them know not to mess
with his people.
His antics just
crack us up, whether it is how he twist and stretches his body in
these crazy positions or how he backs his butt up to sit on the
furniture. While driving in our mini van he has his head up
between the driver and passenger seat but his butt is sitting on
the seat behind the driver. In our back yard he runs along the
fence with the neighbors dogs or carries a piece of firewood
around as his chew toy. He is so full of love and affection and
always has to be with us, room to room. I accidentally left the
back gate open the other day and then let him out. I kept hearing
him barking so I looked out in the back yard and panicked when I
realized I had left the gate open. I continued to hear him bark
but it was coming from the front yard. I looked out the window
and there sat Thunder, staring at the front door barking for me to
let him in. What a good boy. Bob is absolutely in love with him,
he told me ,"Look at Thunder, see what color he is, golden, that's
because he is the golden child." He told me if anything ever
happened to Thunder we would have to put a bullet through his
heart. So, you can rest assured Thunder is very loved and a
wonderful member of our family.
I'll keep updating
you and he goes to the vet next month then I'll send you an update
on his weight. Let Gideon and Hannah know their son is doing well
and catching up to his dad quickly.
Thanks for our big,
handsome, loving baby!