Dear Laurie and Friends at Precious Paws Dog Rescue:
We have been talking about sending you a letter, some pictures of Phoebe and a donation for the Precious Paws dog rescue for some time. I’m sorry it has taken us so long to send this to you. We wanted to give you an update on Phoebe and let you know how well she is doing.
Phoebe had a great first summer, fall and winter in Michigan. Until the snow came, we took her for a walk just about every day and sometimes we went for two or three walks a day. She loves to go on walks and play in our yard and just be with us. Phoebe is quite a celebrity in our neighborhood. Our neighbors really enjoy her and when we’re out on our walks, they always say hi to Phoebe before they say hi to us!
When we got our first snow this year, we got about 14 inches. This was quite a shock to Phoebe. She was a little confused at first, but it didn’t take long for her to figure out that she loves the snow! Her favorite game to play outside in the summer was Frisbee and, no big surprise, her favorite game to play in the snow is Frisbee too!
We hope you enjoy the pictures we’re enclosing. You’ll see Phoebe playing Frisbee, cuddling with our daughter, Christy, modeling her Halloween bows and collar, sitting with my parent’s toy poodle, sniffing one of her Christmas presents, looking at the snow outside and playing in the snow with and without her coat and boots. We were only going to send you a few pictures, but we got a little carried away! We really wanted to share them all with you so you could see how happy she is. Bill put a short video of Phoebe on YouTube and shortly after we mail this letter to you, we’ll e-mail you some of these pictures and a link to Phoebe’s YouTube video too.
We take Phoebe to her groomer, Pam, every four weeks. They love her there too. As the pictures show, Pam does a really nice job grooming Phoebe. When we go to pick her up from getting groomed, we often find Phoebe hanging out with the groomers in the back room. They take such good care of her.
Phoebe has been very healthy too. She continues to eat her Blue Buffalo dog food and the last time we weighed her she weighed 55.8 pounds. She sleeps in bed with us and I love it! Sometimes she needs to go outside in the middle of the night and she hits me with her big paws to wake me up. I love that too.
We adopted Phoebe last year on March 21st so we will be having our one year celebration soon. We are so thankful for everyone’s help at Precious Paws that gave us the opportunity to adopt her. We enjoyed working with you, Laurie, during the adoption process and you were so helpful. I remember talking with Joyce as she was checking our references and I remember talking with and meeting Isaac the day we picked up Phoebe. I think of all three of you often.
Well, I better close and get this in the mail to you. Please be sure to look at the stamp on the envelope. It’s Phoebe! My sister gave these stamps to us for Christmas.
We hope you can tell that Phoebe is the center of our family and we love her very much. Take care. We’ll write again and send more pictures too!
Terry, Bill and Christy Somerville (and Phoebe too!)