On June 14th, 2013 Chipley aka Roxie was adopted. The next day we received this email from her.
Hi Yoly & Grace:
This is Roxie, I want to tell you about my new life. When we got home I was afraid to go into the house, they coxed me in with treats. We walked all over the house. I can go in any room I want anytime. I have blankets on the floor just for me. I have a bean bag, but I haven't warmed up to it yet. We walked all over the property with my leash on. We got to the Koe pond & I took a drink out of it. Mom & Pops laughed. I walked real good on the leash. As soon as I get better at coming to my name I wont have to wear the leash except when I go out in public. That will be scary, but by then I should be more used to people.
I'm learning to sit & stay & not run out when a door is open & not jump upon people. I was real good when a neighbor stopped by. They have a Great Dane, I'm looking forward to meeting her cause all dogs need dog friends to.
Pops went away & came back with a bag of stuff for me. Chew bones & tennis balls. I didn't know what to do with the balls, but now that I do it's fun.
When the TV came on it startled me, I barked & growled at it, they laughed and said it was OK, I'll get used to it.
When they feed me I wolfed it down, When I wasn't looking they but a few pieces in my dish,so I'm learning I don't have wolf my food down, cause Mom & Pops don't like it and there is no-one else here to eat it but me.
Last night when they went to bed they decided to take a chance & let me have free rein. While they were sleeping I got a little bored. I moved a cloth coaster, a shoe, an Afghan, plastic bag, dish towel & a couch pillow. Nothing was hurt,just moved. When Pops saw it this morning he said I did a little redecorating, then put it all back. Today when no one was looking I moved a few more things. This time had to sit in front of the thing & they said that was bad. Pops bought me 3 stuffed animals at the flea market. I can use those to redecorate & move them around all I want.
I hope you enjoy my letter. Please thank Janet for recommending my new home., and say hi to all my friends in the kennel.
Pat & Cork said you are welcome to check on me anytime. Sincerely Roxie Lughole. I'll provide the snack's.