Peppers has been with me at my Mom and Dad’s house on the island for a few days. My brother is with his girlfriend in The Sates.

I made contact with mike via email today and joined the community like he suggested and made a profile for Peppers.

When I first received Peppers I gave him a bath which he sorely needed.

A few days later and earlier last this week I took Peppers to the local vet to get his nails cut which were quite neglected. Peppers had been to this vet once in the past for the same reason. The vet was a life saver. They were very understanding of Peppers temperament around strangers and the high stress situation for him with having someone cut his nails and acclimated to our needs wonderfully. For the vet it was all procedure. They had all the equipment I did not have to do this calmly and safely on my own. It was very quick and painless. I thanked them profusely.

I plan to continue with managing Peppers health. And will start with some basic walking training this week until I receive more specific advice from this community.

I would like to thank you for reading my first journal entire. And I would like to give a special thanks to Mike for all he has done for me, dogs and their owners over the years.