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Hello Jane, this is Zack Smith. Last May me and my brother drove up to Georgia to meet with you to get our mother a Carolina Dog for mothers day. I'm sure you remember. I think I told you this already but we named her Dixie in tribute to the Dixie Dingo species of dog. I should have written you sooner, its been over a year, but as they say better later than never!
Dixie has turned out to be an absolutely incredible dog! She is BEAUTIFUL and my family and just about every person that has ever seen her has fallen in love with her. She is the most affectionate dog we have ever had and incredibly submissive but also playful. She doesn't bark. She is very gentle. Even with my bird Cairo (who has a love hate relationship with her). I can't imagine her hurting even a fly.
As far as my family goes, she loves everyone and everyone loves her but overall she has turned out to be my dads dog. She is his little baby. He has spoiled her rotten!! She gets part of his dinner every night without fail! He takes her out into our yard (2 acres lots of running space) everyday to play with her and he even lets her take naps with him in his bed on the weekends! All our old traditions for dogs have gone out the window! She is allowed on all our furniture, is given table scraps by everyone and is given constant attention by everyone.
One thing about her is that she has to be part of everyones life all the time. No matter what you are doing she will be there next to you and is always curious about what you are doing as well. She is also very jealous! Whenever someone or something else is getting attention (my parrot for instance) she immediatly comes over and is competing for the attention. If my girlfriend is over and we are laying on the couch together Dixie must lay with us (literally with us or on top of us!).
These are all wonderful things and we love her to death and are truely amazed at what an incredible dog she is. I noticed she has some characteristics of her father Andrew. She immediatly rolls over to get her belly rubbed when you come home to greet her. She is also very muscular and strong like her father. We hope that at some point we could bring her back up to the place where she was born so she could really meet the rest of her family. That would be nice!
Well I just wanted to update you on how she is doing and along with this email is some (alot) pictures of her and my family. Hopefully this will get you up to speed on the past year and a half and how much Dixie has impacted our lives. Enjoy! And keep in touch!-Zack
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