It has been one year since you entrusted us with the gift that we call Ziggy. It has been quite a change in our lives, all for the better. Let me say first that I am sure all of you know how devoted these animals are to their humans. I know of no happier moment with him than to see Ziggy upon our arrival home from work or some other destination we were unable to include him in. He bounds down the stairs in our home, shaking his tail and rear feverishly, frantically searching for a toy around the entrance to our home in an effort to play with us and seek our approval of him. I cannot think of a better thing to see than this after a stressfull day at work.
Ziggy has grown on his own. He has learned patience with his humans. He has done this by attending two training classes, a basic and advanced obedience course, and through countless hours of walking, playing, and “home schooling”. He listens to his commands more astutely(except when he is nearly tearing my arm off to greet another dog), turning an already amazing dog into one of the best I have ever known. His capacity for learning, understanding, and adapting is incredible, as I am sure you are witnessing in your own companions, given his background and the number of humans that have come into his life. We also have enormous fun with Ziggy!!! We have rediscovered the outdoors with him. We love to watch him swim(he is quite an accomplished swimmer, second fastest in his group of friends), chase after squirrels and cats(much to my delight and the dismay of my mother in law’s poor cat), and countless hours of fetch and hiking through the woods(I never knew there was so much left in our little part of Massachusetts!!!). Ziggy is also a cuddler with an enormous heart, and loves to snuggle near us whenever we are lying around, reading, or watching TV.
In closing, we want to thank you for the opportunity to be Ziggy’s parents. It has been already, in less than a years time, an enormously wonderful addition to our family.