Born: May 16, 2005

Hi Fredericka,

Just realized I missed updating you on Chomper’s birthday a few months ago when he turned eight.

He’s doing just fine. I’ve included a photo of him. Every now and then when we’re relaxing in the living room, he likes to take a big stretch and invite belly rubs, which he usually gets.

Hope all is well with you.

David C

Fredericka, Today is Chomper’s birthday; he is doing great at seven -years-old.

The attached photo shows him on our deck after running around with the Border Collies.

He’s a great dog and a good friend.

I just wanted you to know he’s doing well.

All the best
David C.

From: David C.
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Subject: Chomper’s birthday

Hi Fredericka,

I hope all is well with you.
Tomorrow is Chomper’s sixth birthday and I wanted to let you know he is doing well and seems to be quite happy.

He’s still every bit the joy he has been since we first got him. One of my favorite things he does is, when you’re sitting on the couch or one of the living room chairs, he’ll come up and lay his head in your lap for ear and muzzle scratches. It’s as though he thinks he’s a lap dog–the world’s biggest.

I’ve attached a picture from tonight.

All the best to you,
David C.

Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Subject: Chompy photo 1

Hi Fredericka,

Today is Chomper’s fourth birthday and I thought I’d let you know how he’s doing.
In short, he’s healthy and happy, and last time he was weighed, he was 195 lbs. He has lots of fun with our two Border Collies. They get on well and he often bounces around the yard like a lamb chasing after them. They share food and water and beds and often use each other for pillows.

Chompy is extremely lovable. He’s a real affection sponge. He’ll sit and let us pet and hug on him for as long as we want. His face lights up and tail wags every time we walk in the room. Everyone who has gotten to know him has fallen in love with him and can’t believe what a big baby he is.

Despite that, he lets strangers coming to our door know this is his house and they better not mess around here.He has brought unmeasurable joy to the boys and me, and I can’t thank you enough for going out of your way to make sure we have him.

I wish you all the best.