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Hi Dianne: I want to thank you so much for being such a good mother to me and playing with me to get me ready for my new home. I miss all the play mates and you but I'm trying to be a good girl in my new home. I have been in the car a lot because we have to visit at the nursing home. I have been good there and sleep most of the time there. I still wake up during the night but am getting better.I hope to see you again sometime. Love Tasha,
                                                                                                                           Nov.2008
   I was going to write you a handwritten note telling you how lovely it was to meet you and your family - all of them, LOL - but decided that I 
couldn't wait.  As you could probably tell, I was in Heaven all day yesterday, listening to the stories and seeing your beautiful babies (including your own Elizabeth; how beautiful and strong she is!), looking into Lily's eyes and feeling her little round belly, and hoping......and hoping.

  You taught me more about Shih Tzu's and a dog's life in general in a few short hours than in all the books and training sessions I've ever had.
I understand completely why people want "one of Dianne's pups" exclusively.  So do we.  Myles was overwhelmed.  He never had a dog as a child, and when Cinna-man cuddled in his lap, and then Hershey's Kiss, he couldn't believe that a dog that he hadn't fed would actually want to be with him for any length of time!  He was thrilled.  Every one of your dogs had a distinct and beautiful personality, to match their loving and lovely little faces.  And it was so obvious to me to see that you know your dogs!  I never knew that by looking at the pads you could tell so much about the color of the fur, or how a black and white plus a "Cinna-man" could make black and white and red and red and white pups!  I know Mendel's Law of Genetics, LOL, but seeing it was something so different in my experience!  To hold a newborn pup - what a generous gift that was that you (and Roxy) gave us.  Her eyes never left her babies when we had them but my eyes were tearing up, at what a great Momma she was.  And how they all trust you!  That was the most important thing of all.  And you continue to learn, to read, to do whatever is necessary to be the best breeder of dogs that you can, don't you?  You are an amazing woman, and your have a wonderful "human" family, even though I know the brunt of the work falls to you.  It truly is a labor of love though.  You deserve every penny you get for those beautiful puppies and I think that you aren't living high, from the proceeds.  It mostly goes back into the dogs and their care, doesn't it?  Looking at little Ace, the miracle baby, feeling his tiny heart beat next to mine as I hummed to him was so special.  I am running out of words to express what a wonderful day we had.  You definitely need to get back to your painting, too; you are so talented! (in your spare time, LOL)

  Whether Lily gives us a female from this litter in December or we have to wait, we will wait for one of your Shih Tzus.  I don't know if you watched us walk away to the car, but if you did, yes, I was crying.  They were all so loving and for a moment, I grieved for my Anabelle.  On December 14th, it will be the one year anniversary of her death.  Seeing your dogs' sweet faces reminded me that as much as I loved her, life must go on, and that I will love another dog.  But I needed a moment to grieve and I took it.

  I think it was a good thing that we left when we did, or we'd have been sleeping on the floor with your dogs!  Traffic was bumper to bumper all the way home, and what should have been a 2 hour and 15 minute trip, took us 4+ hours.  I slept most of the way, and Myles planned his work week in his head.  We had dinner later, closer to home, and laughed at what a good day it had been.

  I'll be sending prayers for your daughter, Elizabeth, for Ace, constantly, and also for Lily, that she have an easy delivery with whatever the Creator gives her.  Please don't be afraid to let me know that our turn didn't come this time.  I truly am very good at waiting, as I said, and since obviously "good things come in very small packages," I know that there will be one of "Dianne's dogs" for us, sooner or later.

  Myles sends his best and thanks for a beautiful day, as again, do I,

    Much love and happiness to you and to your family,

      Selene

 

Dear Dianne
 Iso is so great he is the best puppy that I have ever had.  He already knows his name and is practically potty trained.  He loves his toys and loves people.  I want to thank you again for everything. He is exactly what I had hoped for.  Thank you.
Ericka (Ohio)

Dianne, my Sassy is the most wonderful little thing. My girls love her I love her and Tom loves her. She is a perfect fit for our family. I have been walking her without a leash,she just follows me. She really is the best thing ever! Thanks sooooooo much.   Amber (Ohio)
Dianne, you have given me the best girl i could have ever dreamt of. She is sweet and wonderful soooooooooooo cute and loves to be loved. Sassy and my cat cookie love each other, i think she thinks he's her mom. My girls are infatuated with her. She will have a great home!    Amber N.


Dianne:

I was trying to get together all the pictures we have of Chuey to send to you, but my husband’s computer started acting up and had to go in to be fixed, so I only have a few pics to send.  Chuey has become the family favorite – we all love him – even the Persian cat, Smokey!   He and Smokey hang out together and he lets Smokey eat his food and drink his water and go in his crate.  Very cute.  Sarah has become so attached to Chuey and has lost all of her fear of dogs – she will ask to pet every dog she sees now!  Such a transformation from when she used to sit in the sink of your bathroom in fear of the little 4 week old puppies.  You would be amazed.  Chuey is a great traveler – we take him to the beach and the mountains with us, and he loves it.  We went out of town the other weekend, and my parents kept Chuey for us, and they did not want to give him back.  He is so calm and sweet and would just sit in their laps for hours – I am sure he gets his personality from Godiva.  I’m trying to talk them into getting one!  My brother’s family fell in love with Chuey when they saw him at the beach last weekend – I hope they end up getting one of his brothers – Chuey would love that.  He

OH Dianne, she is doing FABULOUS !!!!  She is absolutely a precious gift and Bob is just in love with her, she follows him around everyplace and she loves to snuggle. He had a church meeting last nite and could hardly wait to get home to see her, it is unbelievable how addicted he is to her ! And she is the light of my heart ! She is so funny and so playful !! She is getting very used to her crate and she goes potty every single time I take her out !!  She has only a had a couple of accidents inside and she is SO smart it is scary ! Last nite she actually climbed the stairs for the first time which was absolutely comical ! She actually jumped onto the first step and then made it to the top (only 5 steps) , she was so tired she had to take a rest !! Everyone loves her and we just will never be able to thank you enough for holding her for us ! She is absolutely PERFECT ! We love her so much. Last nite Bob said, you know I really really really love her !  It is so sweet !  I have to run for now, I am going to send you some pictures !! If you get a chance, can you email me again the pictures you emailed me before if you still have !  Be on the lookout for some more pics !!! Love ya !! Gret

 

LOVES to meet new people, but is more shy with dogs – he seems to like bigger dogs since they are calmer – he does not like small hyper dogs.  One of my employees in Texas is thinking about getting another Shih-Tzu and has been looking at your web site.  I’m not sure they are ready yet, though.   We’d love to get another one, but I think we’ll wait a while – Calvin, our 16 year old cat, is at his limit of tolerance with one dog in the house.  Two would send him over the edge!

 

We’ll send more pics once John’s computer is back up and running.

 

Amanda
I have been wanting to contact you, but my life is a little crazy...I graduate with my Bachelor's on Sunday and trying to get ready for xmas, and school, and work, and kids, and puppies........
Well, our Shadow is not able to be a father, so when I thought Sunshine was preganant a while back, she wasn't.   It is for the best, though, his demeanor is really horrible and I am getting him neutered in March to try and calm him.  I am contemplating getting another.....I have been contemplating for a year....I know that if I decide to, I am getting one from you, because Sunshine has the best attitude and is all around a magnificent dog that I wouldn't trade for anything.  She loves to snuggle and cuddle and give lovin.....if you ever need a reference, I would love to give one.  If the rest of your dogs are half what Sunshine is, they are worth a million!!!!!
Well, gotta go, I will check the website, and when I get a chance I will send you pictures.  They look nothing like they did when they were younger, Shadow has a lot of white through him and Sunshine picked up quite a bit of brown.
Happy Holidays!!!
Shelli
Dear Ms.Patten
Oreo is doing great! We named him Roscoe.  He did fine on the ride home.  He doesn't make any noise at night. I thought he might whimper, but he's real quiet.  Hi Vet appointment is Monday.
He's running all over the house now. At first he would only stay in the kitchen because the surface was what he was used to . Now he's running everywhere.  We've introduced puppy pads to train him to go to the door.  He's catches on quick because he uses the restroom everytime on the pad.  Once the weather is warm we'll know he will o to the door.
The first time the Golden barked, Roscoe peed. Now he runs around the Golden jumping at her. She just ignores him like she does LuLu. 
The kids love him. The youngest can't wait until he's big enough to sleep with her.
He'll live like a king. We'll send you a picture soon.
Thanks again.
Chris and Robin Simpson
Hi Dianne!
I just have to tell you about our fantastic day! 
The pups were exposed to our lawn for the first time today and we have had 4 doodies and many tinkles already. They really are getting it!  They love the praise and then I give them a treat (their dog food) and they are so so happy!  We are so proud I just had to brag.  They met 19 people today and were just loved by all.  We just couldn't be happier.  And at this moment (knock wood!!!) no fleas.  I check every time we come in and so far so good!  Yippee!
One question~their stools are a bit loose~do you have any suggestions on firming them up?  Not a big deal but just wondering.
Gotta run now and play with them before bed but they are just the most perfect little doggies ever. 
Oh and by the way, they are so much like our last two it is amazing.  Gracie just like our last precious girl and Gatsby like our darling boy. Some of the exact same mannerisms.  So wonderful!
I will write again soon.  Good night Dianne! Jen
Oh Dianne: He is really precious! We adore him, I love his personality, he sings for me!! Lennox sits on my lap while I do everything. He went to the vet, no worms and they thought he was precious!! He is the best dog in the world!:)  My husband does love him too! I could never thank you enuf!He is such a lover , he just wants to be held and belly rubs!.
Dee Dee Jones

OH Dianne, she is doing FABULOUS !!!!  She is absolutely a precious gift and Bob is just in love with her, she follows him around everyplace and she loves to snuggle. He had a church meeting last nite and could hardly wait to get home to see her, it is unbelievable how addicted he is to her ! And she is the light of my heart ! She is so funny and so playful !! She is getting very used to her crate and she goes potty every single time I take her out !!  She has only a had a couple of accidents inside and she is SO smart it is scary ! Last nite she actually climbed the stairs for the first time which was absolutely comical ! She actually jumped onto the first step and then made it to the top (only 5 steps) , she was so tired she had to take a rest !! Everyone loves her and we just will never be able to thank you enough for holding her for us ! She is absolutely PERFECT ! We love her so much. Last nite Bob said, you know I really really really love her !  It is so sweet !  I have to run for now, I am going to send you some pictures !! If you get a chance, can you email me again the pictures you emailed me before if you still have !  Be on the lookout for some more pics !!! Love ya !! Gret

 
Hi everything is going well. Yes, the whole neighborhood is fighting over him. Everywhere we go someone wants to holod him, he is a very well mannered puppy and his is already spoiled! I think that is so funny! The kids have named him Max. I have to put him up so that he can get some rest.  The kids have been taking him out and letting him chase them around thank you so much for Max. Toya Hawkins
Just a little update on our Emme. She is just a gem. She is so smart, loving and orinry.  She has been spayed and had her second haircut. She follows me everywhere I go and doesn't leave my sight.  She is gentle with children, loves attention, only barks when necessary and is potty trained.  We couldn't have ask for a better friend.  We rarely leave her for more thatn an hour or two and if we leave longer than that we have a sitter. We just love her to death. Thanks again. Jan & Lonnie Wilson
Hi Dianne
You are such a great teacher! I appreciate all this information you are
providing me!!  I went on vacation this weekend and kept thinking about my
new addition to my own personal family!  It sounds like you a very dedicated
and loving owner.  Keep up the great work and thank you for all your
suggestions and advice.
They [the information] are very encouraging and I'll follow them as you
advised! :o)
nancy Dianne, Wow what a year~! Mr. Waffles, “My Special Boy”, is one today!  He has grown so big and strong over the last year.  We love him so very much and can’t imagine what life was like before him.  Call me crazy but I love to kiss that precious face :)Thank you so much for all of the Friday after work visits you allowed me to make.  The time I spent really permitted me to create a bond with him that continues to grow even today.We look forward to the day that we buy another bundle of joy from you. Till then,Dave and Heather Stout 
Hi Dianne,
 
I was just thinking about you this week!  How funny that you should email me.  How are you doing? I check your site now.
 
Let me see what I can do with the picture. I would love to see him on your website. Here's a quick picture of Scout (Sugar Baby) too. If you'd like for me to minimize it, I'm sure I could figure it out.  Scout is doing wonderful and she and Wrecker are the best of pals. They play together very well and he lets her win all the time. It's pretty funny because she's so much shorter than he is and he lies down to let her get the upper hand/aw. hahah  They both have enjoyed the snow immensely. Throughout the storms, Jerre has braved the cold to keep a round track in the backyard so they could spend some time outside to do their business instead of having to go int he snow. They run around it like it's the Daytona 500 and the cold doesn't seem to bother them one bit. She has actually started bringing us a toy when she gets excited. She's done it in the past periodically, but seems to be doing it all the time now. She's such a loving creature and Jerre and I both love it when she jumps in our lap just to take a nap.  We had weekend guests a while back and I was rocking their 1 year old little girl to sleep. Scout wanted in my lap but I only had so much leg space left. It didn't deter her one bit - she jumped up on the couch and managed to squeeze herself onto the few inches of leg room I had left and curled up to sleep. It was such a precious little moment that I stayed very still to enjoy it.
Well, I could go on and on, but you should rest easy knowing that both of those dogs are the best things we've ever added to our lives and they don't know a moment's discomfort. When I die, I want to come back as one of my dogs! hahah        Sharon Argo   2-10