Here's our Elmer.....
gettin' up there with the rest of us!


Dear Cheryl,

   Hi! This is Kristina , part of Elmer's family. It has been a long, long time since I have written to tell you how Elmer is doing, so I thought I would give you an update! Elmer is now eleven years old, and still going strong! He is still very healthy, and when the he had his last 6month check-up, the vet told us that Elmer could pass for 5 years old. He still herds us around the house and the yard, especially when I come home from college to visit (I am a freshman at Indiana University this year)! Elmer is such a special dog; he has had a great influence on my life, and we have an incredible and inseparable bond. In fact, Elmer is the one I miss the most when I am away at college! He  is so sweet and empathetic-- whenever I am sad or sick, he will lay down on the floor next to the couch where I am laying.

Also, Elmer has taken a strong liking to music. Seven years ago when I started playing clarinet, he would run to the opposite side of the house. Now Steven, who is 14 and in 8th grade, plays trumpet and Elmer is completely unphased by the loud music. I also sing, and Elmer loves to listen to me sing. When he hears me, he will stop what he is doing (usually he wakes up from a nap) and will come over to me and sit down and just listen. He watches me intently and cocks his head from side to side as I sing different pitches. No matter if I sing for 30 seconds or five minutes, Elmer listens and does not leave until I stop singing. He is so cute!!!

Attached is a picture of us taken this summer on my 19th birthday in August. Enjoy!

I hope all is well with you and your dogs at the farm! :)





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