"I can hardly believe it's been a whole year since you let me come and live with Mom.  My fur has almost all come back in. 

If you remember I am allergic to dust mites and a certain tall grass and my fur was pretty sparse.  I have to wear a t-shirt, actually they are quite comfy, in the house all the time which really helps with the dust mite problem.  Mom bathes me every week and washes my beds, all 4 of them regularly.  Can't say I am too crazy about the bath but I know it makes me feel better and Mom says I am really good standing for 5 minutes while the special shampoo from Dr. Christina does its job and of course it helps that Mom gives me little bits of carrots to pass the time.  I love raw carrots.

We still go for walks twice a day although sometimes I don't feel like it in the morning and I run upstairs and try to hide.  Mom says we both need the exercise so we usually go unless it is really cold and then Mom lets me be.  I mainly see my friends on our afternoon walks, their Moms don't make them walk in the morning.

I should tell you that I have not always been good, but mostly really.  Mom tells everyone I live to eat and sometimes she mistakenly leaves something within reach well maybe not necessarily in reach but I find a way to get to it.  I just can't resist, particularly cookies and peanut brittle.  I don't eat it all at once though, I like to hide some for later. 

Can't think of anything else to tell you except just to thank you for finding Mom for me I really love my forever home and Mom tells me she really loves me."

— Mary