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Thursday, July 14, 2011

email - Duncan

Dear Hinkleys,

Thank you for the call the other day. Attached are 3 photographs of our Duncan. We have quite a few but he moves so much most of them are blurry. One of the pictures tries to show his coloring which we quite like.

He's growing like a weed, He is up to about 6 pounds, and he's learned to recognize his name. He's inquisitive and seems to learn quickly, when he wants to. As you can see he has learned to climb on the rock "feature" in our yard all by himself. He takes leaps from the rocks into the heather bush next to them. He loves to bound through the periwinkle (it's higher than he is) though sometimes he decides to tunnel his way into it.

He hasn't been outside our yard yet but he is due for his shots next week and after that, if we can convince him to wear his collar, perhaps we'll take him on some real walks.

We'll drop you a line later with more pictures, maybe even some unfuzzy ones.

Marcy & Richard

email - Gwynn

Hi Duane & Kayrn!

Lizzie's daughter Gwynn is sooooo like her! she climbs everything, is constantly in motion and is happiest on the back of the rocker/recliner with her feet hanging down like a rag doll.

She and "brother" Gordie from Idaho are as inseparable as if they were litter mates... they are constantly together and a delight to walk since they are always in step. He's about 25 lbs and a very gentle, sweet tempered black-brindle. and she is quite the sharp as a pistol and weighs in right at 20. Of course she rules the roost which you predicted!

Gwynn is a huge TV watcher and even attacks the screen when there is a cartoon animal on it... How does she know? Naturally they both sleep on the bed with us, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Great dogs both of them.

Hope you are all doing well up there. We were sorry to hear of Charlie's passing, and are glad to see Lizzie still part of the picture. Take it easy, and you are always invited to stop in any time you are in the neighborhood. After all Laurelhurst is just across the freeway if memory serves.

Take care,
Karey (Karen) & Dale

email - Isabelle

Hi, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

We took Isabelle to the groomers today for her first haircut, and she has come home a brindle. Was her dad a brindle? I know her mum was a wheaten... She is a full brindle, except her face at this moment is still black.

She is growing and is answering her name good. She listens to Doug more than me. She is quite a good traveler in the truck. She does not like the doggy seat - climbs out all the time.

We are off to the beach - Fort Stevens in Oregon - this weekend, so we will see if she likes the beach and water. Mackenzie loves it.

Take care,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

email - Duncan video

Here are 2 videos I took this morning of Duncan watching TV, growling and barking at the bad guys and, of course, horses.

See, I wasn't exaggerating when I said he was an avid TV watcher.