===================== From: Ron Barr [email protected]
Date: 2008/05/10 Sat AM 10:22:45 CDT
To: Roger Tortorella [email protected]
Subject: A Letter for you

Hi Roger,

I just wanted to write you a quick letter as an update to let you know how well Jake is doing as he is now almost 6 months old.

He is growing larger and more handsome with each passing day. Jake is also the most wonderful and well behaved dog as well as an affectionate companion who wants to go with me wherever I go. There are times I marvel at how beautiful he is. When he runs through the woods or plays in the yard he is so graceful and coordinated it just simply amazes me. He is so full of life and energy as he loves to chase birds and squirrels, (he has incredible prey drive) fetch sticks (it is almost comical as I try to clean the yard all of the sticks I throw into the woods end up coming back) and basically just have fun.

His training is going well and he is almost completed with his basic obedience class. He is of extremely high intelligence and learns quickly. While the youngest dog in the class he is certainly near the top as far as his skills go.

I have to tell you when you and I first spoke I was in awe of your love and knowledge of the German Shepherd Dog. I found you through a web search and had spoken to many people prior to you about a puppy. Out of all of the people I spoke to you were the only one who bothered to take the time to talk to me about your breeding program and your dogs. Then you questioned me about my lifestyle and I could tell that you really cared about whom you placed one of your dogs with. We probably spoke that day for close to an hour and when we got off the phone I could tell that I wanted to purchase a dog from you. The other breeders only seemed to be concerned with telling me that I had better hurry up and come in before all of the puppies were sold.

I also really appreciate the fact that you have made yourself available on the several occasions that I have called with questions concerning Jake's training and progress. We have spoken 4-5 times in the last few months and you have never failed to return a telephone call or email. You have listened to my questions and given freely of your time which really says a lot about you both as a person and a businessman.

I am extremely happy that I made the decision to purchase a puppy from you as Jake is everything I have always wanted in a pet and I look forward to meeting you in the fall when I bring him up for his training towards a Shutzhund Title. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is wondering whether or not to purchase a dog from you and you are welcome to use me as a reference at any time.

Ron Barr & Jake