Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Subject: Re: Waylon @ 1 year


Hello again. Waylon is now almost a year and a half old! He is now around 180 and so long I cannot put my arms around him anymore. Sunday we took him into town for a little fair they put on, and he won “most gentle” in the pet show. He was the biggest hit, I would imagine more than 90% of the people there came by to visit him. I have included some more pictures, including one of this adorable little girl that was literally climbing all over him. All he did was roll over on his side. Again, what a great dog. He is definitely my best friend. I might be deploying to Afghanistan next year and don’t know what I’ll do without him. Maybe smuggle him on the plane?



Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007
Subject: Re: Waylon @ 1 year


Here are some more pictures of Waylon,  maybe you can put him on your site for all to see.  He has a new little sister, a silver lab.  That is my wife’s dog and not near as easy as waylon was/is.  I think she looks like a rat but don’t tell my wife!

Jim W

Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007
Subject: Waylon


Here are some photos of Waylon. He is really big now, as you can see in the photos. He is a great dog, very good with kids and my best bud. These pics were taken in Colorado.

Jim West

**Note from Fredericka:
Here is Waylon at one year; Owner a bit concerned he may have stopped growing. Now notice the email we got just a few weeks later!!!!! Huge doggie!!!!!

Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007
Subject: Waylon @ 1 year


Hello there. I wanted to give you an update on Waylon at his first birthday. He is fine, in great health and spirit. I did get him fixed, let me know what you need so I can receive his papers. We received orders to Victoria BC, which is a very pet friendly city. He is now about 31 inches at the shoulder, but has seemed to have gotten stuck on his weight. He has been hovering around 150 for a couple of months now, with no significant gains what so ever. This guy can eat 3 to 5 lbs of food a day easy, but hasn’t gotten to the weight I expected. The vet seems to think he is at the “gangly” teenager stage, and I agree for the most part. Any suggestions? Otherwise he is the happiest, friendliest dog I have ever known. A great guy. Thanks so much for this wonderful addition to my family.

James West

Chief Petty Officer USN