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(thanks folks, for the updates and the kind words)

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From: Richard F.
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 1998
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net (Randall C. Todd)
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Randall C. Todd wrote:

Richard, we're very anxious to hear how the pup is doing... She's the only pup in the litter that we haven't received confirmation about a safe arrival to her new home.
Please let us know how she is...

Sincerely,
-Randall C. Todd-
COLOSSEUM SHADOWS™
____CANE CORSO____
......Tucson, Arizona





HI RANDALL,

OUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN DOWN AND I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO RESPOND. THE PUP'S NAME IS *LUNA SCURA* WHICH MEANS DARK MOON. LUNA IS DOING VERY WELL AND WEIGHED 35 LBS AT 90 DAYS. SHE SITS AND LAYS DOWN ON HAND COMMAND. SHE ALREADY HAS A STRONG BITE WHICH SHE SHOWS DURING TUG OF WAR. SHE ESPECIALLY LIKES TO SPAR WITH THE OTHER BIGGER DOGS; HOWEVER SHE GIVES 100% RESPECT TO MY 88% WOLF HYBRID SO LUNA IS TURNING OUT TO SHOW THAT SHE IS QUITE INTELLIGENT AND DISCERNING.
AT THE AIRPORT WE MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE GATE UNTIL AN EMPLOYEE TOLD ME THAT LUNA NEEDED A SPECIAL CONTAINER AND WOULD NOT LET ME BOARD WITH HER IN MY DUFFEL BAG. I THEN WENT TO THE SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE WITH LUNA IN THE BAG, SHOWED HIM THAT SHE HAD PLENTY OF AIR AND SPACE AND RECEIVED SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TAKE HER ON THE JET AS LONG AS I PAID A $50.00 TICKET FOR HER, WHICH I DID. SHE SLEPT THE ENTIRE WAY HOME. SHE IS WITH ME CONSTANTLY BUT DOES SLEEP OUTDOORS WITH THE OTHER DOGS AND CATS. SHE IS VERY GENTLE UNLESS SHE DECIDES ITS PLAY TIME. THEN SHE CAN BE QUITE AGGRESSIVE. BUT, SO FAR SO GOOD. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH HER. GOT TO GO NOW, STAY IN TOUCH.

RICHARD F. (Windsor, California)




From: Richard F.
Date: Thu, Sep 17, 1998, 11:31am
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net (Randall C. Todd)
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Randall C. Todd wrote:

Thank you Richard. I'm much relieved to finally hear some news of her... I had visions of her suffocating in that bag... Just like a worried parent I suppose :-)
"Luna Scura" (Italian for "Dark Moon")- I love the name!!
I need you to e-mail me your address so I can send you her registration applications- they finally came in.
And thanks again for the detailed update! I much appreciate it. Keep me posted when you can... it would be good to hear of her weight periodically.
An interesting note before I go:
The last female that I sold out of this litter went to Chris Warren, the big running-back with the Seattle Seahawks the past few years (a 3x ProBowler). He's a free agent now and was just picked up by the Dallas Cowboys this year (but I didn't ask him what his price tag was). The thing is, now that he's at Dallas he has to compete with Emmitt Smith for his running-back position. Anyway, just thought you might find it interesting that Luna's litter-mate went to a big-time NFL running-back- a 3x Pro-bowler no less... The guy can run! But his Corso will run circles around him! I told him that he may have gotten use to attracting attention when he goes out in public, but that it's fixin' to change when he goes out with his Colosseum Shadows Corso... she'll be the one attracting the attention! :-D
Well, gotta go to bed, it's getting late.

Sincerely,
-Randall C. Todd-
COLOSSEUM SHADOWS™
____CANE CORSO____
......Tucson, Arizona




HI RANDALL,

MY ADDRESS IS __________ Windsor, CA _____
KEEP ME INFORMED ON THE PROGRESS OF LUNA'S LITTERMATES. LUNA HAS KEPT HER BEAUTIFUL COLORATION AND HER COAT IS SILKY SMOOTH. YOU WERE VERY CORRECT ABOUT THE EXCESSIVE ATTENTION SHE WOULD GET. IT TAKES ME OVER TWICE AS LONG TO GO SHOPPING WITH HER. SHE ENJOYS GOING TO THE HARDWARE STORE WHERE SHE RIDES IN THE SHOPPING CART. SHE IS WELL MANNERED UNLESS HER SLEEP IS DISRUPTED WHEN SHE WILL GROWL HER DISSATTISFACTION. I AM ALSO TEACHING HER SOME COMMANDS IN ITALIAN WHICH SHE IS QUICKLY PICKING UP. THAT WAY NO ONE ELSE CAN CONFUSE HER WITH COMMON ENGLISH COMMANDS. HER HEALTH IS PERFECT AND HER VET HAS PRONOUNCED HER AS VERY SOUND. TALK TO YOU SOON!

RICHARD F. (Windsor, California)




From: president@.org (Dan D.)
Date: Mon, Aug 17, 1998, 10:41pm (MST+17)
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net
Subject: update on luigi...

randall,

this is an update from miami, where we spent our first weekend with our new dog. his name is luigi! he arrived in west-palm-beach at 09:00 p.m. e.t.!! that means about 2 houres delay in huston and then finaly they could not land in miami due to heavy thunderstorms at that time. so i had to drive two houres to pick him up!! i arrived at the airport in west palm around 10:00 p.m.... i got him home, let him relax a bit, feed him and then i put him in his crate. he did not liked that at all and was whining for the first night and a lot on saturdy too. saturday we went earlie out and then we went to see the vet. he took out the stiches (from the ear crops), gave me some med for the ears. he thinks the dog is in perfect shape and especialy he liked the ear crops. my vet thinks that you did there a perfect job! so far so good.
right now i crate him. he goes out every 3 houres, then play and feed a bit and then back in the crate again. he starts to acept this more and more. almost no more whining alldoe he does not go in there without some pushes. my vet thinks that this is the right thing to do for a couple weeks. the soiling (housetraining) works perfect. he does not do anything inside!
so far no major problems. when we play he does a lot of play biting, i try to stop that by corrective jerks on his neck. what do you suggest here. so if you have a few tip's concerning the crating and the correction on the play bites, i would appreciate that very much!!
talk to you later......

dan (Miami, Florida)





From: president@.org (Danial D.)
Date: Tue, Dec 1, 1998, 8:59pm (MST+2)
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net (Randall C. Todd)
Subject: Update on Luigi

Randall,

Here a little update from Miami. Luigi had a great summer. He will turn six month by the end of this week. He has now grown to 74 pounds and he seems to be very strong.
I just had him at the Vet for completion of vax and rabies and all the rest. He also got his microchip so that he cannot get lost. The Vet's are impressed by this dog and everybody tells me, that he is an outstandingly good-looking dog. I will take some picture this week, with my digital camera and will mail them to you.
Luigi has also learned all the basic commands (sit, stay, down, come etc.) He is doing well and is very well tempered!
I just finished to build a brand-new, huge kennel for him, with doghouse and all a dog can dream of. Right now I'm in the process of considering, whether or not it would be a good idea, to get a second dog (maybe another cane corso) to get Luigi some companionship. What is your view on this, and if positive should it be the same breed; what do I have to consider or do; should it be a bitch or another boy; older or the same age as him or maybe a puppy? I would appreciate to get your advice on this subject!
By the way, I have given your phone number and address to a friend of mine. He is a very wealthy Venezuelan which has retired and lives on a farm down there. He is looking for a great guard/protection but still nice family dog to take him down there. He knows Luigi and thinks that this would be the right type of dog. I think he wants one. He will either call or mail you and he will refer to me!
I'm looking forward to hear from you!

Dan from Miami




From: Gigi V.
Date: Tue, Jul 21, 1998, 3:05pm (MST+2)
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net
Subject: Re:

Dear Randall:

Just got your message today. We were on vacation from 7/9 - 7/19. We went to Taos, N.M. Still wish I was there. Tequila (Of The Colosseum) is doing great. I was getting her nice and plump and then when we left for Taos I had to leave her and BooBoo at work for boarding. She lost 6lbs, while I was gone. I knew she would lose some, but man o man. She really is the most pickiest eater I have ever encountered. I make scrambled eggs twice a day to put in her food. She gets S.D. growth formula and S.D. lamb & rice growth, twice a day. She was up to 87lbs. before the crash diet!! When I get her looking good again I will send a pic... [Gigi has since reported Tequila Del Colosseo to be 95.lbs @ 17 months and "very beautiful"] ...As of tomorrow she and I are starting an exercise program to build up her leg muscles so she can be competitive against the males in future shows. It will be an experience for both of us. she loves to run and I have always been a sprinter not a jogger, but here we go... Hopefully she'll be unforgetable when we get to Dallas in October... I have requested info from ICCF and ARBA, just waiting to receive it. Let you know more later on that. Hope you and the kids have settled well in your new place. Randall thanks for everything and I'll let you know more in near future... My Black dog Bear died 6/12 of old age. Amazing - all year I had a feeling that he was going to leave me soon. I think once Tequila came into the picture he as able to let go knowing that I had found a replacement for him (metaphysically speaking) although I do believe this to be true. anyway from one dog person to another thought I'd tell you.

L:ove gigi (Brownsville, Texas)




From: Greg W.
Date: Mon, Sep 28, 1998, 1:11pm (MST+3)
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net
Subject: cane corso's

I have never been so pleased to have purchased a pup from you Randall, great dog! This is the best tempered and best looking pup that I've ever owned. I'LL always reccomend your dogs.

(Greg-- Bluffton, South Carolina)




From: Steve & Ann
Date: June 1, 1998

DEAR RANDY,

HI! HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE DOING WELL? STEVE AND I ARE DOING GREAT AND HAVING ALOT OF FUN WITH ZACK. HE FITS RIGHT IN HERE. SANDY (OUR ROTTWEILER) KEEPS HIM BUSY WITH THEIR "BONEY RING", RUNNING IN THE BACKYARD, SLEEPING IN BED, AND PLAYING (CHASING) THE KITTYS. RANDY HE IS SO ADORABLE AND A LOVABLE DOG, AND PROTECTIVE. ONE NIGHT STEVE HAD BAND PRACTICE AND CAME IN LATE. WELL I WAS ASLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS OFF AND HAD A RADIO PLAYING AND BOTH DOGS (ZACK & SANDY) WERE ASLEEP ALSO. WELL ZACK HEARD STEVE AND WAS STARTLED. ALL STEVE HEARD WAS ZACK'S BIG PAWS COMING AND A GROWL TO FOLLOW. STEVE YELLED OUT "ZACK IT'S ME! ZACK IT'S DADDY!". AS SOON AS STEVE TURNED THE LIGHTS ON AND ZACK SAW WHO STEVE WAS HE GOT ALL LOVEY.
ENCLOSED ARE SOME PICS OF ZACK WITH HIS BROTHER AND SISTERS (THE CATS AND THE ROTTWEILER). HE IS REALLY GOOD WITH THE LITTLE BLACK CAT "SPOOKY", SHE PLAYS "TRY TO GET ME". THE GREY TABBY "JASPER" IS A LITTLE OLDER AND NOT VERY PLAYFUL TOWARDS THE DOGS, BUT SLEEPS WITH US ON THE BED WITH THE TWO DOGS- THEY SLEEP AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.
...RANDY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A SPECIAL DOG & COMPANION, HE'S THE BEST!!!

SINCERELY,
STEVE C. & ANN J. (Phoenix, Arizona)




From: JDL7709@aol.com
Date: Wed, Oct 21, 1998, 2:29am (MST+3)
To: TheColosseum@webtv.net
Subject: Cane Corso

Randy,

Just thought I'd send you an update on Murphy. At 13 weeks he weighed 46 pounds and the vet said his health is great. I've never had a dog that bonded as fast or that learns as quickly as he does. Most things you only have to show him once. Housebreaking was very easy and he instinctively seemed to have house manners. We have had no problems with him chewing, we keep a basket with his toys in it and he will go and pick one out when he wants to play or chew, we're going to try to teach him to put them back when he is finished with them. He gets along great with our other dogs ( a 14 year old Great Pyrenees, 6 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel and 7 month old Great Dane ) and our 2 cats. He is with us constantly, he sleeps inside and I take him to work with me every day. We are starting formal obedience training next month and I am really looking forward to it. I have never had a dog so eager to please. I am totally sold on this breed. If you have anyone who wants to talk to someone who has purchased a dog from you please have them contact me. I will stay in touch and let you know how he progresses. Thanks for a GREAT dog.

Sincerely,
Jerry Lay
Albuquerque, New Mexico




From: xxxxxxxxx@aol.com
Date: Sat, Feb 26, 2000, 1:35pm (MST+2)
To: TheCOLOSSEUM@webtv.net
Subject: Cane Corso (from CSCC website)

Dear Randy:
I just spent several hours looking at your website and all I can say is WOW!! Your website is absolutely amazing! When I spoke with you yesterday I forgot to mention that we are finally on-line.
Sabbo seems to be feeling a little better.
I wanted to ThankYou for always getting back to us. The Dogs are my pride and joy. They are not just family but my children. I was really excited to hear you think I can still show Sabbo. All this time I thought he was too big. Buying my 2 Canes Sabbo & Poco were probably the best thing I have done in my life. I couldn't be any happier. We would always recommend you to anyone in the future. In the past year I work with them 24/7 All 3 (including my oddball duro who we did not purchase from you) have been doing exceptionally well. I have now mastered Voice Command with all of them. They never stray from my side even when we are in public and other people and dogs are around. Sabbo can do almost any trick imagined, Shake, crawl, roll over, Beg, Dance, Give me hug, Kisses,Speak,Jump. Duro & Poco have yet to Master all of the above tricks yet. Sabbo is a real ham and loves all the attention he gets. Every time we go to the local pet stores we are there at least several hours. My local Vet tells me I should be proud he is such a joy to work with and can't believe how well mannered he is. All 3 know how to use the bathroom on command. They also know when it is bed time we make a Night-Night. Sabbo sleeps in the bed with us. Paul keeps saying someone needs to invent a bigger bed than a Cal-King cause that is what we have and Sabbo takes up all the room.
Well, I know you are busy. Both myself and Paul look forward to hopefully seeing you some time soon in the future. You know you and the dogs and the kids are always welcome to come visit us. I also look forward to being at future shows so I can show off my Sabbioso Del Colosseo & Ms.Poco Panino Del Colosseo.

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Sincerely,
Dica (Dee) & Paul in Phoenix AZ




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