I remember the day you handed me my new puppy 9 months ago today. Chai, then an irresistible ball of fur, is maturing into a gorgeous young male. He is showing all the promise you had predicted. This fun, energetic, very intelligent young ‘man’ is a joy. I know you never tire of hearing about your puppies and their accomplishments as Chai and I train regularly with you at your wonderful facilities in North Carolina. I see the care and dedication that is the foundation of your breeding program. Yesterday, Chai took 1st place in the 6-9 month puppy class at the S.E. Regional Conformation and Breed Survey Show. What a thrill! Our schutzhund training day begins as we enter your driveway. Oh, the barking and jumping, anticipating the fun times to come! His biggest fans are my two Yorkshire Terriers. His gentleness with them is wonderful to watch. They adore him! Chai and I are going to savor the days spent training for his Schutzhund titles. This energetic, loyal, and extremely smart German Shepherd is my constant companion. Lucky me!