Barrington’s Grateful Letter to Mrs. Hallett & her class of 2nd grade students!


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I was so excited to get letters and drawings from a class of 2nd grade students in California. I didn’t even know they knew me!

This is me reading the letters.

These are all my letters and drawings!

Their teacher, Mrs. Hallett, has been participating in our GRATITUDE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY project on Charles Shaughnessy‘s Fan Page on Facebook!  She told them about me & my Mama and showed them pictures of me! It was the first time they had done an assignment in letter & creative writing & the first time anyone had written just to me, AND, they drew pictures!!

I heard from Jessica, Ella, Lauryn, Dana, Abby, Emily, Jaclyn, Ethan, Skylar, Jacqueline, Makena, Chase, and Elsa. Mama and I LOVED the letters!  Everyone asked me lots of questions, so here are the answers!

I am going to be 3 years old on November 26th.  I DO love to chase tennis balls, especially the ones that squeak!  I have many favourite things to do, but I like to have playdates with other doggies, watch television with my mama, take lots of naps & I love when my friend Franklin takes me for a run!  I am very lucky to have a lot of toys and can’t really pick my favourite. Mama isn’t sure what breed I am.  I was abandoned on the street and some friends rescued me from some bad people and gave me to my Mama.  The vet said I would be a little guy, maybe 11- 14 pounds but I fooled them!  Mama says I am VERY long and weigh 22 pounds!  She thinks I am part Havanese and part Tibetan Terrier, but really, I am a mutt. For Halloween, I was a SUPER PUPPY, but I’m not allowed to eat candy, especially chocolate.  That is very bad for puppies!  I hope I answered all of your questions and I am so grateful for all of your letters.  Thanks Mrs. Hallett & kids!

Love, Barrington Puppy

This is a job for Super Puppy! The spider is afraid of me!

Laying in mama’s bed watching Uncle Charlie on TV!

I love to take naps! Do you?

I love when I get to go for a run with Franklin!


My first road trip as a puppy! Day One . . .


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Hello Napa Valley California!

Today, my mama & my aunt debbie & my cousin mattie (she is a 13 year old golden retriever) went on a road trip.  it was my first.  Mama was worried that I might throw up in aunt debbie’s brand new toyota sienna van, so she didn’t feed me.  She might should have given me ice chips however, instead of water . . .  because i did.  It was very windy and bumpy through “the grapevine” whatever that is!  I didn’t mean to Mama!  But mama had it well protected.  She did have to do laundry when we arrived, but luckily, we had a washer dryer.

When we stopped for gas & food, i smelled all kinds of new smells & ran after birds.  Mama said i drove her CRAZY, but she didn’t know how exciting new city smells were!  All in all, she said i was a pretty good boy for my first road trip!  Mattie is always good.  She is a seasoned traveler!!  Here are a few pictures from day one.  You can see me and mattie in the car while we were driving, aunt deb’s beautiful new car (i didn’t mean to throw up in it aunt deb, really!) and you can see the view out our back porch where we are staying and the grounds that we are walking around on.  I’m looking forward to our day 2 adventure!  It’s bee-you-tee-ful here!