My mom just reminded me that we have not writen to you for quite some time – so here I am – helping her with an update for you.
Mom tells me that she is very proud of me because I am no longer the scaredy-cat I was when I first came here more than a year ago. I have grown quite a bit and mom thinks I am gorgeous: my coat is shiny and even a little curly, my eyes are bright and I have lost the fearful look when we have visitors.
Most recently I have learned to give my mom a big WOOF when I have to go potty. I know she really likes it when I woof into her face, because she always praises me and she takes us out right away. That is great fun and even Lilly gets excited when I woof at mom. Of course, Lilly is ALWAY ready to run outside and play.
Recently Lilly and I got into a lot of trouble outside. Lilly showed me that awesome pile of wild critter poop in the woods and we both dove right into it. Mom was on the path yelling her head off trying to stop us, but it was too late… So, when Lilly and I were finally finished rolling, we hurried back to mom. She could smell us comming and she certainly did not like the pungent perfume we had found in the woods. She grumbled all the way home, put us in the fenced yard, and went into the house ALL BY HERSELF!!! I could not believe she would go into the house without us, this has NEVER happened before.
I was not sure what was going on, but Lilly knew right away what to do, she started rolling in the grass to get some of the smell off. Mom did not come back for quite a while and when she reappeared, she brought a bottle of shampoo and the water-hose. You can well imagine we got a bath right on the spot, and a COLD BATH it was. When mom had us toweled off she was exhausted and we went inside to take a big nap.
Now that Emma is moving to Oregon with Greg, mom is trying to think of ways to get us a new playmate. Mom thinks it would be best if we could find a Berner boy to play with because she knows that I really enjoyed romping with Jake at your house. Mom has been looking at Ollie on the BARC website, but she is not sure that adding a new family member would be a good idea right now. Maybe there are some Berner families near us in Grant County, Wisconsin who would be interested in getting to know us? Or maybe you and Jake can come for a visit real soon?!
Take care and give Jake a belly rub. Sophia with Lilly and Mom in Wisconsin.