MarleyHi Jane and Emilia,

 I hope you are both well. Just wanted to let you know that Marley is doing great! Attached is a picture of Marley and Maggie with Santa at the vet’s office. They were not happy! Marley was there to see the physical therapist and Maggie for a regular checkup. Marley got a good report and I got more exercises to work with him on. He’s up to 53 pounds. I thought I was going to get scolded, but the vet said he looks great, he just gained muscle mass, which is what they want.

 I can’t tell you how thankful I am for him. He brings such joy to our lives and he has helped me so much in dealing with the loss of Riley. That saying “who rescued who” is so true!!! A few days ago, when I was working with Marley on his exercises, my son told me he knew why I picked him. He said that Marley fills a need to take care of someone….. like I took care of Riley. I don’t believe that’s true but it made me stop to think.

 That’s it for now. I’ll keep you posted on his progress. Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season.

 Sincerely,

 Dawn