Dear Mom and Momma Julie, you know life here in Washington isn’t too bad! I am sending you pictures taken of me yesterday swimming!! How fun! Now I just run in the pond and swim any time I feel like it – cool :~) My Mom says my bite work so far is pretty good – she likes it much better when I bite my tug toys than her, though. Oh, and tell my big sister Kayla that I like the hose, too. I wonder if it is a family thing?? My Mom says the German Shepherds she had when she lived on a lake in Wisconsin loved to swim, too. Plus, she says I am a good retriever. I wonder why she needs any golden retrievers then?? Well, we are off to go on another car ride – she takes me everywhere and shows me off. I try to kiss and not bite the people I meet :~) Love, Aslan.