Son of Brego and Kaci

Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Subject: Hello

Fredericka and Lucy

It’s been about a year since I’ve written and given an update on Rudy (Son of Brego and Kacci- DOB 10/11/2008). He has been a wonderful addition to the family. In fact in August of 2009 we had another child and my wife was worried about how Rudy would be with the baby especially when she started to crawl. I’m proud to say he is great. She (Juliana) will crawl right past his face (almost over his nose) and Rudy just picks his head up (gently) and moves it to the other side. We live on a quiet dead end street, and nearly from the first time I had Rudy heel without a leash while walking up the block, he did it. I don’t know how he knew what heel was, whether it was just my voice or what, but he would slow down and return to my side. He even stays while our Lab runs ahead or if other people or dogs are out. People are so impressed with his behavior! Thanks again for creating such an awesome dog! Attached are a few photos and please feel free to post same.

Kevin B

Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009
Subject: Rudy- Son of Brego and Kacci

Lucy/ Fredericka

Hello to all at Flying W Farms. Well its August and summer has finally reached the northeast, hazy, hot and humid. Hope everyone is keeping cool down there. Just giving an update on Rudy. At 9 months of age he weighed 130 lbs. and was about 30 inches tall at the shoulders. He is still gaining 10-12 lbs a month, so actually he is probably about 140lbs. by now! He has been a wonderful dog and really seems to be maturing, getting out of any type of puppy stages that he may have had. Attached are some photos of Rudy and Shadow- our 29″ tall, 128 lb. black Lab .

Enjoy your summer,

From: Kevin
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Subject: Rudy-Son of Brego and Kaci

Lucy and Fredericka,

Everything went fine at the Vet. The vet said Rudy looked good, his hips felt good, his ears and eyes looked good and his teeth and gums looked good. No parasites in his stools. He provided me with vitamins, along with heartworm and frontline for puppies. He weighed in at 24.5 lbs.

BTW- He is crate trained already! I say ” Rudy, in your crate” he goes in and then waits for his treat, which remains in the “cookie jar” on the counter until he goes in. Also, he gets put in the sit position and has his feet wiped everytime we come in from outside, so he has almost mastered the “sit” command as well! In addition, he now barely ever picks up any toy that is not his. You weren’t fooling when you said they are SMART dogs!!!

Thanks again,

From: Kevin
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Subject: Re: UPDATE on Rudy’s 1st Vet Visit

Dear Fredericka and Lucy

Hope all is well at the farm and everyone is staying warm! I just wanted to give you a quick update on on Rudy (son of Brego and Kaci, DOB-10/11/08). He is doing great. He has been such a quick learner, it is unbelieveable. At less than 3 months of age he was given the opportunity to have free roam of the house (main floor) at night while we’re upstairs in bed and he has been perfect. No accidents, no climbing on furniture and no chewing of anything- and my kids have a ton of toys within Rudy’s reach! I get up once during the night to walk him and if he needs to go at any other time, he’ll whine loud enough to let me know ( and this has only happened twice). At 3 months he weighed 41 lbs and just now seems to be really starting to gain weight fast. I don’t know if initially it was just an adjustment period for him, but over the past 2 weeks, he has gained 13 lbs! He gets along well with our kids, our Lab(Shadow) and recently we had a house full of guests and he soaked up all the attention. (and slept all the next day!) I attached a couple of photos and hopefully they turned out alright.

Take Care and Thanks Again

From: Kevin
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008
Subject: UPDATE on recently purchased fawn male

Dear Lucy and Fredericka

I am just writing to let you know that our long ride home with Rudy went flawless, with the exception of the torrential rain. Upon calling my wife to let her know that we had picked up the puppy, she advised me that my four year-old son was insisting on naming the puppy. I had already chosen Reagan, but my son’s three choices were: Cars (he loves cars), Turtle (I have no idea where this came from) and Rudolph (as in the red nosed reindeer). My wife and I were able to convince him that Rudy was short for Rudolph so he was ok with that. Anyway, Rudy has his 1st vet visit Tues. 12/16. My dog, Shadow, and him have gotten along perfectly. Shadow stands there or lies there, as Rudy tries to play with him. I am being very careful as far as the rough housing is concerned. So far, so good- Rudy was quick at learning what NO meant!