Sarah and Paul I hope you don't mind that I email you, I would just like to update you on the progress we have made with Casper (Cap) As you may remember, we have had a few problems with Casper certainly in the first couple of months, with his aggression towards other dogs, at least dogs which are bigger than him. We took your advice and started walking him away from our local fields so he didn't feel so territorial and the change in him within the last month has been amazing. To see him off the lead and having a good run around is something we only dreamt of a couple of months back. He thoroughly enjoys himself, he mixes well now with other dogs and if he sees a puppy then it brings the youngster out in him and he can't wait to play chase. He has been with us now about 4 and a half months. It's been a tough slog but there was no way we would give up on him and now we are reaping the rewards of having the most beautiful, loving and loyal boy. He has totally settled in with us, he is relaxed and loves nothing more than to lie upside down on the sofa which considering we couldn't get him in the house initially is wonderful. He has learnt how to play, both with our two girls Kira and Jessie, and on his own with his toys. It's hilarious to see him sneaking round stealing the toys off the other two and putting them in a little pile all of his own. The other two wait until he isn't looking to steal them back and this continues for most of the day. The moral of this mail I guess, is just that perseverance really does pay off. Casper has definitely had issues as some of the dogs probably have, but with time and patience, these dogs really do learn to love and trust you and are so willing to please you. We think of you often and thank you for saving his life. We promised you that we would take good care of him and we are doing just that. We wouldn't be without him. I hope you like the couple of pictures attached of Casper doing what he likes doing best.