Hi Mary,

Just a quick note to tell you how much we’re enjoying having a puppy in our home again! We’ve decided to call Icon, “Connor”, which he’s coming to very readily. He is such a good-natured, happy puppy, his tail is almost always going, and he wants to be with us wherever and whatever we’re doing! He’s been going with me into Petco and Wilco, where everyone he meets falls in love with him. The last time we were in Petco, he even had two “cat ladies” fawning over him…..what a great ambassador of the GSD!!!

Every day since we got him, Connor has gone out to do the chores with us. He loves taking care of the goats and the goats have finally decided that he’s not an alien after all! In fact, Connor has helped take the goats out for a walk around our place a couple of different times, and it’s so cute to watch him being the shepherd he was born to be! If we don’t take the goats out (because it’s raining), we still walk the perimeter fence line of our 2 and 1/3 acres, and Connor just trots right along with us, using his nose to check out all the important smells.

I’m attaching several pictures of Connor so you can see how great he’s doing. The first one was taken the day we brought him home, October 7, 2012. The 2nd is of a very tired Connor after he helped me with the morning chores, October 9, 2012. The 3rd one is of Connor exploring the big outdoors, October 11, 2012. And the last three are of Connor helping me with the goats, October 17, 2012.

That’s all for now. Thanks again for choosing the right little guy to fill our home with puppy love!!!

Christine, Richard, and Connor 10/25/2012