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Hello Heather and all the Lillybits,

With the holidays fast approaching, we felt it important to say a huge Thank You for letting us bring Oggy home with us.  We could not be any happier with him.  When you expressed your experienced opinion that Oggy would be the best choice for us,  we thought at the time “we will see about that.”

He is definitely unique from all your other puppies with his wavy hair v.s. curly and  all black coloring with only the white paw and chest;  just like his mom, Sadie.    His coloring has not changed from the day we brought him home in March.  He does have  auburn highlights in the bright sun, which we love.

Neither of us had been pet owners for many years, so this was an almost new experience for us, too.  Oggy had us trained in a very short time!  He was a dream to train with diligence on our part; he was ringing the bell to go outside in one month.  He still has access to his litter box, but only sleeps in it now.  There are so many adjectives to describe him – adorable, sweet, non-aggressive, friendly, loves everyone, obedient, SMART, mellow,  barks just the right amount for a “guard dog,”  and best of all has fit into our lifestyle perfectly.   He continues to add new words to his command vocabulary.   He is still adjusting to long car rides, but loves to go with us.  He is the perfect angel dog,  just does not get into trouble…yet!

We do not have a great camera, but will send a snapshot for you to see how “growed” up he is :)  all 16 1/2 lbs. of him.   This will be a fun holiday season for us all.   We have shared your name with the many people that ask “what kind dog he is and where did we find him?”

Happy Holidays           Lorrie, Denny and Oggy  Devlin          Sherwood, OR

Tricia & Sadie

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Hi Heather,

 

I thought I would give you an update with pictures of Sadie. She is doing very well and has been a true blessing to have around. She has become my “let’s go anywhere” partner. She loves to go anywhere and EVERYWHERE! She does not know a stranger whether human or animal. She has to go greet everyone.  She is loved by all. Well, maybe not by one of my cats, but maybe in time.

 

We have even traveled on a plane together for a family wedding and she did FABULOUS! She was no problem the entire trip and loved seeing and smelling new things. She saw a cow for the 1st time and decided she did not like them. She made lots of new friends and  was a hit at my Grandmother’s assisted living residence. We will be returning there in June for a family reunion so positive thoughts for another great trip.

 

We have been taking puppy classes in Sumner where we both have learned a great deal of positive behaviors. We are getting ready to start the Canine Good Citizen class this Wednesday. She has become a different puppy since we started classes 3 months ago. She loves going and seeing everyone each week, as do I. I am glad I waited until I was truly ready for a puppy so that I could give the time needed to the dog parent each one deserves. I have enjoyed this time with her and love having her in my life.

 

Thank you for all you and your family does to insure each family has a fabulous Lillybit to take home with them. I love that the family is involved and you
LOVE what you do from beginning to end. I could not have asked for anything better being my 1st puppy. I have so much love for my Sadie that I know started with you and what you do.

 

One that note I am also emailing you to see what the next puppy waiting list looks like. I am almost sure Sadie and I are ready for a playmate to come join us. I know she would LOVE IT. Although, I don’t think she realizes she will have to share me now…. I am not in any rush but just wanted to see how things were looking.

 

 

Blessings to you,

 

Tricia

Steve & Peggy

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Hi Heather,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to give you a Rue update and share with you our first Arizona Vet experience. In a word, she is amazing!! She is such a sweetheart! I just adore her!!

We went for our wellness check and I have never seen anything like it! EVERYONE had to come see this amazing, adorable little Rue. When the Vet came in for the exam he actually took pictures of her to show his wife and asked me to email him all the info on Lillybits because he just knew his wife was going to want a Lillybits Shichon of her own. It was too cute and she was such a good girl! I was a proud mama ;)

Thanks!!

Bye for now -

Peggy



Tim & Molly

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Hi Heather,

Here are the pictures I took initially of Murphy’s set up. I have to
admit that we keep on opening the gate and increasing his amount of
space if we are in the room with him. It’s just so hard to leave him
alone! ;)

I would say he’s about 85-90% potty reliable in the house- that
percent goes up when he is confined to his playspace. Even with more
space though he usually seems to know where his potty is (even if out
of eyesight), but forgets every once in awhile.

He is so cute and such a delight! The vet said he was the healthiest
puppy, had been raised on excellent food, and had the perfect
upbringing.

Thanks for everything Heather,
Molly

Amanda & John

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Hi Heather!

Harper has been home with us two months now, and we couldn’t have asked for an easier transition from your home to ours. She started using her litter box immediately after we got home from the airport, and she’s only had a few accidents since- most where our fault! A few weeks after we brought her home, we transitioned her to the Spotty Potty. We put a layer of litter on top of the grass-like turf, and within two days, she was completely switched over. She’s a very smart puppy and picks up on things easily. She knows sit, down, and go potty, and she just figured out how to go up the stairs. She won’t go down the stairs yet, so she just stands at the top and whimpers to be brought down. Her new favorite thing is to hop onto the couch and perch on the arm to take a snooze. We recently took her on a road trip from PA to IL for the holidays, and she was a rock star the entire time! I was a bit worried about how she would do for 12 hours in a car, but she was so, so good. If she wasn’t sleeping, she was chewing on a bully stick or trying to look out the window.

Harper is 4 months old now, and she weighs 7lbs 1oz. She received her third set puppy shots and her rabies shot, and we’re planning on getting her spayed and micro chipped at the end of February. She also starts puppy kindergarten at the end of this month which will be great socialization!

Heather, you’re truly a special person. John and I can not thank you enough for the warmth, nurture, and love you provide to each individual puppy. Whenever someone asks me where we got Harper from, I’m hesitant to say that we got her from a breeder because you are so much more than that. You feel like a family friend. I think what I appreciate most is the relationship formed after the puppy leaves. You’ve made it known that you’re only a phone call, text message, email, or Facebook message away, and I think most of us have taken advantage of that at one point or another. A perfect example of this was on Christmas Eve when I sent you a text message saying how Harper had picked up a bacterial GI infection on the road but she had seen the vet and was doing fine. Within five minutes of sending the message, you called to ask how she was doing and you gave me your feedback and advice on the issue. You took time out of your day, on a holiday nonetheless, to make sure Harper was okay and that meant the world to me.

Thank you for all that you’ve done and will do in the future. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to bring Harper into our lives, and we can’t wait to add a second Lillybit to our family in the future.

Amanda and John ~ Philadelphia, PA

The Peterson Family

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From Kandy:

I was determined to never own a dog, just say NO.. A friend introduced me to lillybits and I found myself totally obsessed with the breed.  I remember everyday I would look and pictures of puppies and try to search the internet looking for anything to tell me, nope not a good idea.  No such luck.  After a few months I couldn’t stand it any longer I sent Heather an email, I would love to get on your wait list for a puppy.  Thank goodness she said it could be anywhere from 6 months to a year before a puppy would be ready for us to take home. A month passes and I receive an email from Heather, Kandy I have a pick for you in this litter that was just born!  Now I am totally excited, then the oh crap moment comes I did not tell my husband I ordered a puppy! So in passing oh yeah I am getting a dog.  Not so happy with me he says, just so you know I am not taking care of your dog. So I bring Luna home and of course she is a lillybit so she is so adorable, sweet, awesome temperament, seriously what more could you ask for. So I take care of Luna she snuggles with me and the kids and I do indeed take total care of her.  Six months passes we are sitting on the couch watching tv and he turns to me and says, I want my own puppy.  I almost died laughing.  I then made a comment on a Facebook post to Heather that my husband wanted a puppy and the next thing you know we are picking up Jasper.  So from the family who wanted nothing to do with dogs now has two of the most amazing dogs ever.

  I cannot say enough wonderful things about Heather and her family that raise these puppies for us to enjoy.  We love the fact that they are litter trained and crate trained, however they now sleep in our beds.

Thank you Heather for these amazing, lovable puppies.
Kandy Peterson

The Anderson Family

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From Julie:

I set out to find the perfect dog for our family and stumbled upon Lillybits Youtube videos. I had never heard of Shichons but I fell in love with the spunky and adorable puppies in the videos. I was also really drawn to Heather’s video narratives and I felt these puppies were getting an awesome and loving start. It never occurred to me that Lillybits was near me and I could actually see those puppies in person. At midnight of the day I was to see a Shichon from a different breeder that I was feeling uneasy about, I serendipitously found out that Lillybits was only 30 minutes from my house. I immediately emailed Heather to see if she had any puppies and found a return email from her the next morning. We never went to see the other breeder and we reserved our spot that day.

Living near Lillybits gave us the opportunity to visit three times. If you haven’t had the privilege of playing with 12 adorable puppies and their parents in the Lillybits nursery, you are missing out! I loved that Heather wanted us to visit so Jasper would be familiar with us when it was time for him to come home. It was also awesome to meet his littermates and help socialize his siblings for the far away families. While we played with the puppies the mom dogs hung out with us, too, and it was so neat to see that they were happy, healthy, and loved family pets. It was a glimpse of how well adjusted Jasper would turn out to be.

Everyone who meets Jasper falls in love with him – the vet and her staff, his trainer, random people on the street and even my husband who was NOT a dog fan, is completely smitten with him. He is so well behaved, good natured, smart, loving, and playful, not to mention super cute!  My friends are blown away that he came to me already crate and litter box trained. As a first time dog owner that was huge to me. It let me focus on just keeping up his training and loving him versus trying to figure everything out myself. I wish there was another word besides “breeder” to explain to people where we got our puppy. The word has a negative connotation and our experience with Heather and Lillybits has been anything but! Not only did Jasper have such a wonderful start at Lillybits, Heather is still there for us and all the Lillybit families, answering questions, providing information, and testing new products. Heather truly cares about these dogs and it shows in the “final product.”

Thank you so much, Heather and family, for all the time, love, and attention poured into your dogs – Jasper means the world to us and brings us so much joy every day.

The Anderson Family
Julie, Steve, Molly, Hannah, Madeline, and Jasper
Sammamish, WA


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