WELCOME TO OUR UPDATE ADOPTED PAGE. FEEL FREE TO READ THE E-MAIL'S WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM PAST PUPPY PARENTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT THEM JUST CLICK ON THEIR NAME IN THEIR EMAIL..
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 5:48 PM
Subject: Emailing: First Day Home 004, First Day Home 005, First Day Home 006
We changed Sugar's name to Madigan (Gaelic for Little Dog) and will call her Maddie. Ann is of Irish heritage. She is a beautiful puppy and just what we were looking for in a new puppy. She made the trip just fine and thought you would enjoy a couple of photos. After playing very hard she decided to take a nap, and as you can tell she has her own style of reclining. She is such a joy already.
We enjoyed visiting with you and Tom and will keep you posted as she matures.
Ann and Tom
From: Robinson, Kerrin
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 8:48 AM
Subject: Princess (adopted by the Robinson family February 29, 2008)
It took me a while, but I finally got it together to download my pictures and get them to you. Princess Emi is doing great – getting very big. She was 5 lbs at her 16-week vet visit, so they predict she’ll be around 10 lbs total. She is a really playful, hilarious puppy – she has a great sense of humor and I do believe she knows when she’s being perfectly adorable (she can be such a ham). She loves squeaky toys (I never actually encountered a dog who appreciated the squeak until her – I always figured the annoying squeak was more for the benefit of the owners) – she finds the squeak box right away and then just continues biting on that part until she decides to move on to another toy. So we always pretty much know where she is in the house by the sounds! And lately it seems she’s going through some kind of identity crisis, because she has been playing with pom poms like a cat – batting them around with her paws and jumping after then when they roll away, then rolling onto her back and holding them between her paws to chew on them, her cute pink belly exposed for all to see. She’s really loving, sweet, and GOOD!! She doesn’t bark except when playing, she doesn’t chase or growl or bark at other dogs or animals, she’s great at the vet (even when getting her shots), she’s friendly with everyone and not shy, she doesn’t chew on things she’s not supposed to chew on, she sleeps great, she’s extremely tolerant of my 4-year-old, and she’s almost completely housetrained (our only issue is getting her to ask to go out when she needs to, since she doesn’t bark). She’s just a dream.
So thank you again for sending us the best pup we could hope for – at least one of us says “we got so lucky with her” on a daily basis.
Kerry Robinson and family.
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 8:52 AM
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry that it's taken this long to get back to you. Miss Maxie(betty) arrived and she is just what we needed around here. She never stops-how you got those pictures of her being still I'll never know. I did sent you her first trip to a Massachusetts vet report-if you need another copy, please let me know. Anyway, Maxie has gained two whole pounds and now is a whopping 5.2 lbs. My vet said he thinks she won't get any bigger than she is right now, but I informed him she will be between 10-12 lbs as a adult.
You failed to tell me that Maxie has a bad habit of "talking back" when she's not happy or feels she's not getting the attention she deserves-it's quite funny because the pitch changes just like in regular conversation! She has her toys, some clothes she pretty fussy about her wardrobe and has specific likes even about which harness she has on) and of course her play pen. I had quite a time convincing her that just because Molly and I don't have playpens too-it's her home not a time-out! She loves her food supplement and gobbles it right up and always looking for more. Someday she won't eat her food unless I feed it to her one at a time and other days she attracts it on her own. She loves to be held-mainly by new people-and gives kisses freely.
So Cindy Miller, thank you for giving us our heart back and such a pleasant experience although pretty frightening) of buying a puppy on line! Your support and many phone calls nervous parent) helped greatly. Can your phone receive pictures? Can I get the monthly newsletter? If you ever need me to give a glowing recommendation-please don't hesitate. God bless you
Love Maxie,Molly and MaryAnn Huse
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:08 AM
To: 'Tracy Das'
Subject: RE: Chloe
In response to your email. I know how you feel!! Sending $800 + shipping to someone you don't know brings a lot of concerns and maybe grief if it's a scam. I felt the same way! My experience with Cindy was very encouraging and reassuring that there are nice and honest people out there. Cindy is great!!
Before and after I sent my deposit, I called Cindy all the time with questions about the breed, the vets, anything I had a question about. Sometimes I had to leave messages for her but, Cindy would return the call by the end of the day or the next morning. Cindy always was knowledgeable, graceful and answered my questions patiently even if they were stupid questions. What the turning point for me to totally feel at ease at selecting Fuzzy Wuzzy pups was the first puppy we selected may have had a heart murmur. Cindy said if there was any question of a murmur she would not sell me the puppy. We had to select another pup which meant we had to wait a little longer. I felt Cindy didn't have to tell me the vet may have heard the murmur. After all, some pups grow out of murmurs and can live a normal life. This made me have a lot of trust in Cindy. At that point, I felt I could enjoy the process of selecting a new family member without hesitation.
I also searched the Washington Post classified and the internet for puppies. There were other breeders but: 1) the dogs mated to their surprise?! 2) A breeder in Maryland - was asking $650 which did not include the microchip, due claws removed, the warrantee, vitamins and food prior to the pup getting shipped, the crate. etc. 3) one of the sites sounded like a puppy mill which have created terrible reputations such as physiological disorders etc. 4) I didn't want to take a chance; after all this breed lives for 15 plus years, I want to know what I'm in for and I don't want to give the pup to a animal shelter or find another home ...it just wouldn't be fair to the dog.
As far as the breed....Shih Tzu/Bichon...they are very loving, playful, energetic and very curious. You have to stay focused with the house training. The breed brings so much enjoyment and pleasure. I have fun just watching her play and experience new things. Chloe arrived very socialized with people and other animals which is another great benefit.
We are very happy we selected the breed and breeder. Cindy has been breeding for... I think 10 years. She knows the quality of dogs, temperaments and the size. There is no question as to what you are getting.
We choose to ship Chloe by way of air thru BWI. The airlines shipped four other puppies breeds the same flight and they arrived all okay. The puppies were out before the passenger luggage arrived. It was funny...Chloe was the only puppy not crying...just wagging her tail waiting to give kisses. The airlines say they ship up to 25 dogs a day around holidays, Christmas and Valentines day and have never had a problems. This was not a direct flight. Chloe had one stop in Dallas and the plane made it ahead of the scheduled arrival time. As far as the airplane trip just be ready with the Nutracal, fresh water, the things Cindy suggests you bring to the airport.
We are considering purchasing another puppy from Fuzzywuzzy in the next 6-8 months. Chloe loves other dogs and I think she needs a friend/companion when we are not around.
I still go on the website at least twice a week just to view the pups. Also, Cindy has a lot of informative information and updates the site frequently. Matter-a-fact, a new product since we received Chloe is the "Wizdog" potty which helped Chloe with her feet getting wet. Chloe misses it every once in awhile but it's better than her feet getting wet every time and tracking it thru the house. Because of our potential snow fall in the winter, I think it will be a good tool when she can't go outside.
Gosh, I sound like a sales person for Cindy. In any event, keep me informed of your decision. I would love to see which pup(s) you select.
I know you will be happy with Cindy. If you want to call me, please do so. I can be reached at (XXX) XXX-XXXX x 22 during working hours and at home (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
Like I said in our telephone conversation this morning....you are welcome to Chloe's new coat. I am straining to get it closed without hindering her walking. It's suede with sheep skin. There is a picture of her on the website wearing it.
Take care and I hope to hear from you
Theresa (Teri) Smith
From: Teri Smith
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:13 AM
Subject: RE: NOTARIZED FORM
Thought I'd send you some pictures.
850 - Is Chloe by the pond. You can see the fish are bigger than her. When I feed the fish they splash water. Usually she gets wet. She almost jumped into the pond. I put a net up in case she decides to take a swim. Besides I had a Heron visit the pond. The Heron wanted breakfast.
874 - Before her first hair cut. I loved her long hair. I will have to wait until winter.
892 - after her hair cut in her favorite place - the screen porch
896 - After her first hair cut. "SHE HAS EYES".
I bought a dog stroller for Chloe. Chloe is not use to taking very long walks. Besides I don't know how much to walk her until I get the results of her heart after medication. Anyway, my husband is not so enthusiastic about the stroller. He is a little embarrassed. His comment "they will think you have a baby!" I guess he hasn't realized...she is my baby! I can hardly wait until the weather breaks so I can take her for a mile walk in the stroller. Chloe & I tried it out after assembling it. She loves it. She just sits there as I take her up and down the hallway. We will see soon ....if I wasted my money???!!
Chloe is so cute. Cindy, I really love the dog. She is everything I every wanted. She was on my bucket list. She is so loving. I think I would take Chloe over the husband. Husband watch out!!! Talk to you soon.
Theresa (Teri) Smith
To: Cindy Miller
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 1:34 PM
Thought I would up date you about Sunshine. We changed her name to Chloe. She comes to her name and can sit and beg for her treats. This happened within the first week. She picks up on things very quick. She weighed in at 2.8 pounds. When we picked Chloe up from the airport, there were four other puppies. Chloe was the only one not crying with her tail wagging. Her house training is going good. Usually it's my fault. We just love her. She has the cutest personality. She sleeps all night long. She wines in the morning when my husband gets up at 3:30...I take her to the bathroom and put her back to bed and she sleeps until I get up. When we picked her up at the airport...we got so much attention. All the ladies were stopping us. My husband said, "If he would have known he got so much attention, before we got married, he would of had a Chloe before". She is so busy and interested in everything. The funniest thing is to watch her run back and forth in front of the closet mirrors. She barks and runs in circles goes back to the mirror and barks and runs in circles. She has a good time. My sister-in-law came over Saturday with her 2 year old Bison named Angle. The bison didn't want anything to do with Chloe. Chloe was so excited to see another dog. Chloe got all Angles toys and took over Angles kennel. Angle didn't care just as long as Chloe didn't give her kisses.
Chloe is not real happy riding in a car. I hope we can cure her of this because we are taking her to North Carolina for a family reunion in June.
I sent you a picture of her first bath and a picture of her new coat, which she was not to happy with. The other picture show just how small she is. My big foot is in the picture. I've given your email address to several people. I know they will be as happy as we are to have a little Chloe. We can hardly wait until she gets all her shots so we can take her out.
Thank you so much.
Theresa (Teri) Smith
Mea BEFORE SHE WENT HOME.. VISIT OUR S KAREN'S 2ND BABY FROM US!!! SEE KAREN'S FIRST BABY ON THE ADOPTED PAGE HIS NAME IS MUDGE.....
From:"Karen Gary Hammond"
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 7:57 PM
Subject: Pictures of Mudge and Mia
Here's my fur babies too cute for words. Mudge is now 7 months and Mia is almost 11 weeks old. I'm so happy that I got another shichon baby. They keep each other company and double the enjoyment! Please tell Joanne I said thank you for Mia!
TOBBY BEFORE HE WENT HOME
SONNY BEFORE HE WENT HOME
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 7:37 AM
Subject: Sonny and Toby......
I tried to e-mail you yesterday....but my computer was having issues so I turned it off....it rebooted fine this morning....but lost the e-mails I was sending out..........well I called you from the airport....I hope you got that message.....we were having so much fun....the boys instantly took to us and began to play and did their business.....no messes in the crate....wow! They are absolutely perfect.........so very glad we got 2........I can not imagine one without the other.......de vine intervention had control of that one.......it all worked out for a reason.....bless you and thank you.......I have given out your web address to so many....almost everyone I have come in contact with.......it is so amazing.........Their vet visit went very well.....the vet wants to keep one of them for himself......was joking, but then said "for real" "if anything ever happens and you can not keep them, I am first in line" !! He was so impressed with the quality of the dog........said I did my homework and found a great breeder.......was very impressed with all the requirements you have in your contract...stated most breeders leave out the part about having the pups spayed or neutered....said that is great.......they scanned their micro-chips.....they worked fine.....I just have to fill out the info and mail that in .....I will call you probably Monday.....or you call me Anytime......the vet offers "interceptor" for heartworms/hookworms/roundworm/and whip worm..........it is a tablet they eat it once a month......do you agree with this or not.....they gave me a sample tab........but I did not give to the pups yet because I thought you told me they were going to be given something right before they left you......so call me soon to clarify that........and if you do not agree with interceptor....I will get exactly what you recommend.........I will be sending you a copy of the vet exam.....I hope it is the info you require....the boys are eating very well.........going potty very well.....and stool is great thus far....you know they will not poop inside...??? hahahahaha.....Sonny will start pacing and kind of a little bark.....I ask if he has to poop....pick him up take him out on the yard...and he poops each time......and then Toby does it......You are so right.....they learn and follow what the other does.......Sonny is the leader.....hahahhaha.....but Toby pulls his own weight around here too....hahahah.....they are so funny and cute together....and they are so good and loving with all of us.....they run up to each of us and give us love...like at a buffet table....it is funny........well I could go on and on....and on.......They are perfect......it was meant to be that we have both..........I will send a shorter blurb you can put on the web site the next time.........the pics are from the airport when we picked them up.........I wish I had a business card for you for each person that has asked me "where did you get them?".......I would gladly hand out your business card........I give everyone your web address......Ok...talk to ya soon............call me ANYTIME!!!
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:21 AM
I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while now. It’s hard to believe Princess (aka, Princess Emi) has been part of our family for over a week now – ONLY over a week. It seems like she’s been here forever. First of all, thank you for taking such good care of her and allowing us to adopt her. I may be just a little biased in saying so, but you gave us the best puppy ever. She came already knowing to piddle on the pee pads (although she had a few accidents, but most were right beside the pad and my guess is that she just didn’t realize that while her face may have been on the pad, her tushie was not – it was a few inches behind her and not quite on the pad. She had definite ideas about the location she felt comfortable going #2 in – it seems she enjoys her privacy and would search frantically for a nice, quiet corner somewhere…preferably with no pee pad in the way. But after just a few days into her life with us, she discovered the (seemingly) endless possibilities that the outside afforded her, and at this point is even asking to go out when she needs to do her business. My sister- and brother-in-law (who were the first to get a Shichon, who is now more than 6 months old and still not potty trained… in fact, when we were just there last weekend, their dog walked up to my husband, looked up at him defiantly, and proceeded to squat right at his feet where he was standing in the dining room) asked tongue-in-cheek and with a wry smirk, “is she potty trained yet?” To which I had to reply, with my own smug smirk, “why yes, in fact, she is, pretty much!” A proud moment for me.
But aside from her good toilet manners, she is the most agreeable, adaptable, friendly, loving, playful, self-assured puppy I have ever met. Since her arrival, she has greeted every one she has met as if they are old friends, including tons of people at my office, around the neighborhood, my daughter’s school, my niece’s birthday party, and even the movers who came to deliver my grandmother’s furniture I inherited. She has played with her Shichon cousin, her Shorkie neighbor, her Bichon aunt, and her standard poodle uncle (this was quite a sight – he’s as big as a horse, but rolled over on his back immediately for her and then proceeded to be very protective when not engaged in play) and has held her own beautifully and confidently (no one’s going to push this 2.9-pound pup around). She has bonded with all of us and is very tolerant of her 4-year-old brother who loves to hold her and her 10-year-old sister who babies her. She is, though, my baby, and since I’m the one getting up at 5:00 in the morning to take her out and care for her, I deserve that!
She has the best personality I have ever encountered in such as young pup. She is obviously happy and content, excited about life and new experiences, and in great health. She is so spunky and funny. Her favorite toys, ironically, are plastic cups and tissues. But she likes all of her toys very much, and loves to play tug of war (which can be rather painful we’ve discovered, but she’s learning about not biting). She loves to sleep, and definitely knows when she’s done playing and is ready to sack out (she practically runs to her bed, plunks herself down and closes her eyes as if acting on some kind of cue only she heard). She is just a riot, and simply gorgeous.
Thank you again. We couldn’t be happier with her or this whole experience. You have been marvelous to work with, and are obviously an expert at raising sensational puppies. I unfortunately left my camera at my sister-in-law’s house last weekend, but will send pictures when I get it back.
Kerrin Robinson & family (or, as we have begun referring to ourselves: “Princess Emi’s Subjects”)
VALENTENO CAMILLE & FAMILY WA
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 2:20 AM
Subject: [SPAM] updated pics of valenteno
Finally, here are some pics of Benny……aka…..Valenteno for your website…..
Right after we got him @ 9 ½ weeks:
And more current shots at 12 ½ weeks…….
From: Zeke Ziemer
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:45 PM
Subject: Diamond (Savannah)
We have had our little girl for one week now and she is everything and more that we hoped for. She is so sweet and cute, we named her Savannah. We had so many names we liked we had a difficult time picking one. She is eating very well and doing great with her house breaking. She loves being with us constantly, so the most difficult thing is bed time when she has to go to her crate but she is doing better the last two nights. She even loves her vitamins. We are so happy we found your website, we will keep you updated.
Thanks so much,
Chuck and Sandy Z.
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:55 PM
Hi Cindy --
How are you? Sorry I haven't had a chance to email new photos yet, but since Trooper (Teddy on your site) came home it is just like having a new born in the house and not enough time in the day to get everything done.
He is doing great and we love him! In fact, all of my son's friends beg to come to our house after school now just so they can play with him! He is full of energy, loves to play with his toys and has stolen our hearts.
I do have a quick question -- any advice you have on the preventing the staining under the eyes? Maybe this is something I can ask other owners on your new site, but I wasn't sure what the password or login would be.
Thanks again for everything!
Date: 1/9/2008 1:52:13 PM
To: Cindy Miller