Marsha x Ben Hershey

Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010
Subject: Re: Sasha

Hi Again Fredericka
Had to pass along some recent pics from Sasha’s puppy school graduation with the kids, our camping trip to Turkey Run (in Indiana) and of course…Halloween.
She is doing FABULOUS and is getting ready to start obedience school tomorrow night.


Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Subject: Re: Sasha

Hi again Lucy –
Sasha is doing great! Although, she is quite a chewer!! Any suggestions?? We have tried the kong (with peanut butter and small biscuits inside), various chew toys, ice cubes and even given her some rawhide bones( while she is right with us) which she seemed to originally enjoy, but has lost interest in now. This is probably normal, I just wish I could find something to help her. I attached a few pics, the kids adore her and she has been a super addition to the family!! More soon…..Janice

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Subject: Re: Sasha

Lucy – yes, she is eating very well and slept pretty well last night too. She woke up about 12:30 – went out and did both, went right back into crate until 5:30 and then went potty then too. I am figuring her out a little better now – and able to distinguish between just “explore” smelling and needing to “go” smelling. She likes the Kong, but as soon as the peanut butter runs out, looses interest – also been using ice cubes. I can’t imagine having a litter full!! She is so well behaved, but just needs constant supervision. Our other dog is doing surprisingly well with her too!! They are both asleep around the kitchen table right now. She is also doing well on the leash and walking next to us. The kids love her so much and really enjoy their “own” (bonding/play) time that I am giving each of them with her every day. I will have Rodger download some pics from our camera soon – he always takes care of that and I’m not sure how to do it, but we will send some soon! Janice

Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Subject: Sasha

Hi Lucy – just wanted to let you know that Sasha did great driving home yesterday. She sat on my lap almost all the way. She had a great night – slept for 7 1/2 hours in her crate – not one whine or whimper – I was so surprised!! We just got back from the vet and they all told me how impressed they were by her. They all fell in love with her too!! She was just super and has such a gentle demeanor!! Great check up – she goes back next week for shots. The kids are giving her tons of love and attention, she is keeping us hopping though. I am going today to find a jolly ball and the vet recommended a large blue Kong?? He said that should be good for teething as well…any opinion about that??

Thank you again for all of your help/advice yesterday – it was wonderful to meet you and we are so happy with our new addition to our family. I will try to get some pics out soon, between the kids (being so excited and wanting to do everything with her) and Sasha, I am worn out! She is sleeping right now, so will try to catch up on a few things. It feels just like it did when we brought each new baby home from the hospital!! We hope to start puppy classes soon too. Will sent another update soon, just wanted to let you know she is doing better than we had ever imagined!!

Thanks!! Janice