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Shirley | Virginia
Trish | Georgia

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Diana & Curt | Charleston, SC
Doyla | Kentucky

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Erica and Ray | New York
Susan | Indiana

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Lenora | California
Robin | Salisbury, NC


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Shirley | Suffolk, VA
Tonya | North Carolina

Pauline | North Carolina
Penny | Chesapeake, VA

The Jeffreys | Holiday Island, NC
Bruce | Cape Charles, VA

The Gray Family | Portsmouth, VA
Alean | North Carolina
Linda Radford | Rocky Mount, NC

Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 3:07 PM
Subject: Candy Lou

Hi Karen,

It’s been awhile since I have emailed you about your previous baby we named Candy Lou (we got her last June).  As you can see by the attachment picture (my husband caught us sleeping), she is very much a part of us as well as part of our lives.  Needless to say, she is one spoiled lady and we look for ways to spoil her even more.  She is up to almost 5 pounds.   She would eat like a lumber jack if I let her but I try to watch her weight as well as my own.  Us ladies have to stick together on these things. My husband thinks the sun rises and sets in her and loves her to death. She is very active and loves to play and talk with her animals….yes, she talks to them. I would not have believed it if I didn’t hear it with my own ears. When my husband told me that I thought he was pulling my leg but then I heard it myself.  She especially talks to her “pig”.  She is a rascal.   I watch your web page on a regular basis to see your new babies and you have had some mighty cute ones.  You can be assured that your baby girl has a good home and will continue to have one as long as needed.  Hope you are doing well.  Take care.
Linda Radford
Rocky Mount, NC

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Hi Karen,

Just wanted to give you the one-week report on Itsy.  SHE IS CRAZY!!!!!!  She's the most perfect dog EVER.  She's so much fun, jumping around and playing, getting into EVERYTHING, cracking everyone around her up and then turn around and want to do nothing else but sit in your lap and be SO sweet.  She is a social QUEEN.  She acts like any stranger on the street is her best friend. She will wag her tail, jump up and down, and give kisses to anyone who approaches her. 

Everyone is SO impressed.  They always say "I've always expected chihuahuas to shake and tremor over the slightest sound, let alone a stranger." But not Miss Itsy!  She's already puppy pad trained.  I tried to get her trained to go outside, but she's so small that the grass is taller than her.  So she finds it quite uncomfortable and runs to the nearest spot of concrete.  SO  PUPPY PAD WE MUST DO, at least until she gets bigger. She sleeps with me during the night, and sleeps THROUGH the night.  It's amazing.  She'll get herself up about 2am, walk on over to her potty pad, do her business, and then hop back in bed with me and go right back to sleep. I truly couldn't have asked for a more perfect dog. She's starting to get separation anxiety, so that's something we'll have to start working on! She goes to the vet this Friday so I'll let you know how that goes. I'm also getting some professional pictures taken of her next weekend, so I'll be sure to send some to you when I get them back! 

Hope all is well in KountryTyme's land!  Thanks again for giving me my perfect little angel/devil!!  Give all the puppies my love!!!

Kate Arsenault
High Point, NC

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Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 9:53 AM
Subject: Thanks

Thank you so much for Britches. I have completely fallen in love with him. He is beautiful, loving, playful, very smart and has a great personality. He is everything I hoped for and more.
Thank you also for all the time you spent answering my questions. You are a very knowledgeable lady and it is very clear that you love what you do.
Dalton, Ga.

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Doyla Salyers

Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 3:52 PM
Subject: HOME!!!!!


Thought I would drop you a quick line. Darcy made the trip home with flying colors. We ended up staying overnight at the Holiday Inn in Wytheville, VA. We were all just too tired to go on. Darcy handled it like a trooper  She didn't need the Karo Syrup at all, but Tina and I felt like we needed it by the time we got home. LOL  Darcy is merrily running around the house right now dragging toys around that are twice as big as she is. We will try to get some pictures this week to send you (and your Mom)  Koalby is absolutely thrilled with her, but she is a little standoffish from him. He weighs about 10 pounds and is probably bigger than any dog she has ever seen so we are taking it slowly. She is a lot braver toward him when I'm  holding her. I will keep in touch.


Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:20 PM
Subject: Darcy Mae

HI Karen, 

Great to hear from you. I have been having trouble getting e-mails. I think I am going to have to switch my internet provider. Hate to do it because it would mean having to change my  address. Anyhow now, to the most important thing. Darcy Mae is my perfect precious little girl. I could not have found a dog that I love any more if I had tried all my life. At just a few days from 7 months she weighs 2 pounds 4 ounces. I weighed her on a postage stamp scale that I've had for years. She is just toooo tiny to let out of my sight. She is sitting on my lap right now as I type this. Most of the time she is on my shoulder. At night she is snuggled under the covers beside me. She and Koalby are getting along great. Even though there is a very big difference in size she doesn't let that stop her. When he takes one of her toys away she hangs on his ears while he drags her around the floor. She is doing great with house breaking. Haven't seen an accident in at least 6 weeks. She uses the pads I put down in the bathroom or goes outside whenever she gets a chance. Darcy has been to quite a few horse shows and is always the belle of the ball. I usually end up having to stick her up under my shirt so that people will leave her alone. She is so friendly and invites all the petting she can get and people just can't resist her. She loves to play fetch. I throw her toy and then I throw Koalby's. At first he tried to get both of them, but now he has learned to share.

The picture that I'm sending was taken a few weeks ago. She had been playing and finally gave up and decided to take a nap in the middle of their toy box. I took a couple of her snuggling with Tina's big Australian Shepard (he absolutely loves Darcy) I think he would let her crawl in his mouth and take his food away if she wanted to.

I still go on your web site every once in a while and let Darcy see all of her family. I'll try to do better about keeping in touch. Hope this letter and picture make it to you all right. Also it is fine with me if you want to use my picture on your web site. Keep in touch.

Doyla & Darcy Mae

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Erica Addeo & Ray Toyens

Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 5:11 PM
Subject: Felipe

Hello Karen,

How are you? We are doing great and so is Felipe. Last week we brought him to the vet. The vet said he was a fabulous little puppy, everyone that worked there wanted to see our little fellow and where telling us how cute he was.

The doctor looked at Felipe very carefully because he was so tiny, he told us he was very happy and healthy. We love our little puppy, all he wants to do is play, ware himself out and sleep. He's been eating a lot, at least 5 times a days, medium portions.

Choosing Kountry Tyme's Chihuahuas was a decision I do not regret. Everything went so smoothly, I'll recommend you to anyone. Not only do you care for the business, but you were so compassionate about the safety and health of our little boy. I admire you for that, if we decide to breed Felipe, I know I'm coming to you to find him a girlfriend. I will defiantly keep in touch with you, and send you pictures of Felipe. Thank you again for everything.

Kindest Regards,
Erica Addeo & Ray Toyens

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Lenora Wills

Hi Karen,

Here's a picture of Missy that we took on Christmas. We eliminated my portion and blew up Missy so you can see how she is "growing up." I am taking her to the big toy breeders specialty show in Palm Springs on Jan. 3rd but she is not entered yet. She met many of the people showing chihuahuas at the Long Brach show the weekend of Dec. 9 and they thought she was great. She was quite outgoing when in the exercise pens with the other dogs. I'll keep you updated.


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Jane Stevens

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 6:02 PM
Subject: our little girl

I wanted to e-mail you to let you know how much we are enjoying Tibbie Marie. She is about 8 months old now and has taken control of every living thing in our house! She is a healthy, adorable and "practically perfect" puppy. We are crazy about her and wanted you
to know how well she is doing.

She was spayed about 5 weeks ago and all went well. She recovered very quickly. She springs around the house,
commanding our other 3 dogs and 2 cats. They have established a workable hierarchy that is honored most of the time.

Thank you for the care you have put into raising nice, quality chihuahuas. If we ever are wanting to add to our numbers, we would definitely come to you for another!

Hope all is well with you and your gang. Take care.
Jane Stevens (in Washington, DC)

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Robin | Salisbury, NC

Arrival of Chloe Crabtree
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 10:17 PM
Subject: Arrival of Chloe Crabtree

I'm sorry that I haven't gotten with you sooner, I have been busy bonding with Chloe. She is so adorable. My husband even thinks she is his special girl. Believe me, for him to take up with a critter of mine to this degree is very rare.

Celica, our pom is a little jealous, but believe me Chloe can take care of herself when it comes to her. Chloe may be the smallest in this house but everyone respects her, she sees to that.

Thank you so much for everything that you have done to help me receive this dog. She is everything that you said she was. My husband couldn't believe it when we got home she has been running around the house checking things out, I felt like she was acting a little overwhelmed with everything, then I started putting newspaper down, and I realized she had to use the bathroom. My husband was impressed with her from that moment on.

I can tell that she has had a lot of attention from you. She likes to be held all the time. I take her with me everywhere. Last night we went to Wal-mart, she was in my handbag on her blanket playing the entire time. She seems to be very happy and content. My husband says she is defiantly a boosom pup. She sleeps with us.

So if you had any doubts if she was ok, I hope I have put your mind to ease. Everyone here loves her and she seems to love us. I will send you some pictures soon of her first Easter and her in her new black leather coat.

Thanks again for everything!
Robin Crabtree

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Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 10:50 PM
Subject: Dowdy Puppy

Dear Karen,
Just wanted to update you on the puppy. She's doing great. When I hung up from talking to you I gave her her food and I couldn't believe how much she ate. She's been extremly playful this evening. Until my son sees her and names her I'm calling her little princess as she's so regal. We plan to take her to him a week from this coming Friday. My husband has a dear friend who is a vet and owns a clinic on the peninsula and only wants him to give her her shots so he will take her there on the day it's due before we go.

Thanks so much for all your help in picking her out and delivering her. I will let you know her name after he names her.

Shirley Dowdy

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Michael and Denice Donahue

Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 11:04 PM
Subject: PUPPY

Mrs. Bottoms,

Greetings and hope to be finding you, your family, forty plus Chihuahuas and horses doing "finer-an-a-frogs-hair" ! Thought you'd like an update on the teeny-tiny little girl (Bobbie-Joe's litter) my wife Denice and I gobbled-up from you last week ... what a tiny little furry bundle of joy she's been ! It didn't take long for her to steal our hearts and quickly establish herself as an integral family member ... our daughters and even our Vets just lover her to pieces ! The hardest thing so far has been naming her... we finally settled on SANDY LEIGH. We've been fanciers of the Chi breed for 7 years, have 2 full grown males and have obtained and read a ton of written material from books to numerous articles taken off the Internet and from Vets. Although far from being Chi experts we do consider ourselves knowledgeable and well informed and adorable little Sandy Leigh is hands down the absolutely very best Chihuahua, puppy or adult, we've ever owned !

She demonstrates the great quality traits of the breed at such a young age ..she's confident and secure, quick and intelligent, loyal and loving, and energetic and playful. This little lady established many firsts with us...(a) Adaptability - She didn't cry, whine or fuss her first night with us (or any succeeding nights); (b) Tip-top health - Complete physical exam last Friday (17Aug) and our Vet proclaimed her in excellent health, free of worms and stated, quote "you all picked a winner here", unquote; (c) Intelligence -She recognizes her name already; wearing a small collar and walks on a leash; goes up and down steps; (d) Loving - Always reading with licks and kisses and so darn willing to please ... size doesn't matter one bit as she dives right-in and plays aggressively with her older brothers ... ALL OF THIS AT 9 to 10 WEEKS OF AGE !!!! The contents and comments in this e-mail are completely and totally unsolicited. You are welcome to use them in any way you wish.

Thank you ever so much ---- MICHAEL and DENICE DONAHUE

P.S. At the risk of sounding too forward, we were wondering if it would be possible for you to keep us in mind in any future litters that may have a puppy with tricolor markings; black and tan with white chest and belly.

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C.J. | NY

Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 4:48 PM
Subject: Thank you!

I hope your computer is working and you get this note. We are enjoying Jaime Lynn's pup tremendously. He is really a very good
natured fellow. He's taken well to the leash and is gentle with the kids and seems to have fallen in love with the family. We're in love with him, too. My daughter has named him Jasper Balto Powell. He seems to be thriving. I am so glad we got him. Thank you. I hope we didn't seem TOO MUCH like rude New Yorkers by not getting out of the car and coming for a look at the pup's.

Again, thanks and best regards,

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Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 9:15 PM
Subject: Williams' puppy

Dear Karen,
My, son David came down to your kennel and picked out me a tan Chihuahua for my mother's day present.I think you have talked to my daughter on the phone. they gave me my present in a large gift bag. When I opened the bag I starting crying. They know how bad I wanted a Chihuahua puppy. It took us two day's to choose her name, we finally chose HOLLY because she was borned Dec. 14. At first I thought that she was going to be a one person dog. Now she loves everybody. She is real good with children, I have two grandchildren and she loves them both. One of her ears have come up and the other is still down we thought she was so cute with them down, I t doesn't matter to us she is still a doll baby. we couldn't love her anymore if we tried.
Thanks again,

Cheryl Williams

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Curt and Diana

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 4:37 PM
Subject: greetings from the south!!!

Hello Karen,

Just to let you know, Curt and I have come up with a name for our little baby...."Zumi Khaliani Silva-Grob" what a name you may ask? Well, since I am very cultured as I am extensively involved with missionary
nursing in third world countries, I have come across some very unique names to say the least. Zumi is stemmed from the fact that she loves zippin' around the house as if there is no tomorrow...so the word came from Zoomie. Khaliani is an belizean name for wisdom and of course the last name is Curt's name and mine combined. I have to also add that she is a really smart puppy. She has learned to void on the pad and soon I will be introducing her to the litter box. Today was the first day she was able to jump up onto our bed.

We had the opportunity to weigh her....A GRAND TOTAL OF.....YUP, 0.9 ounces. I just about died because I figured at least 1.5 lbs if not more, she eats plenty and believe you me, she is getting to be slightly plump. Vet says we have to really watch out so she does not become overweight!!!

All the best,
Curt, Diana, and Zumi!


Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 11:03 AM
Subject: pics, more pics and yet more pics!!!

Hello Karen,

Thanks so much for your e-mail, I really appreciate it. As for Zumi, she is having way too much fun with our cat Daisy, running around the house like two crazy girls....I mean not just running but sprinting (ZOOMING)!!! I am sending you a "FEW" pictures of her. Ohhhhh boy! I cannot believe you mentioned that you have more puppies. You must have been reading my mind. Last night I was just telling Curt that I wanted to find a companion for Zumi! Kyndal looks like a very beautiful mom. I will definitely add this picture to Zumi's family tree.

She now weighs in at a grand total of 4 lbs. She is very precious to us and is the apple of Curt's eye! Believe me, she is spoiled beyond belief!!

Look forward to hearing from you,
"Curt, Diana and Zumi"


Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: HI Karen

Hello Karen,

Great to hear from you, is your website updated? Zumi is doing exceptional and steals the hearts of everyone who meets her. As a matter of fact, my grandma passed away suddenly in June and one of the last words she spoke was to ask where "her" Zumi was! Despite the fact that grammy had many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, the only name used in her obituary was that of her great-granddaughter, ZUMI!!!Zumi is very loved and adored and I think that she knows that. She is
fully trained to the purina litter pan and much prefers to go in it than outside! Curt and I are looking at getting another one soon...perhaps in the fall. Will you have any tri-color puppies or any dark brown colors coming up? Of course, it has to be a tiny female. Now all grown up, Zumi is only 4.5 lbs.

Curt likes to get to her when I'm at work and sneak her what he calls "human food" in the process of humanizing her. We could tell you millions of stories, the best one that is short and cute is waking up in the morning with her sleeping right next to you on the same pillow, with her legs in the air just like a tiny person! If you have a chance, could you please e-mail a picture of her daddy Popcorn, as we would like one to put in her picture book.

Thanks for all your assistance and look forward to hearing from you soon. Hope you have more little ones so Curt and I can purchase another little girl.

"Curt, Diana and Zumi"

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Letter From the Veterinarian, Dr. Larry Cooper

Karen Bottoms has been a client of mine and her Chihuahuas have been patients of mine for many years. I have been in veterinary practice in the Elizabeth City- Hertford, North Carolina area for 24 years. Karen has always been a very concerned and conscientious client as it pertains to the husbandry and veterinary care of her Chihuahuas. I would highly recommend one of Karen's Chihuahuas to anyone. Karen is also very honest and fair in her business affairs related to the sales of her puppies.

Again, I would highly recommend Karen to anyone.

Larry D. Cooper DVM

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