First, let me say thank you on behalf of Akita Rescue society of Florida (ARSF) for your generous donation of Springtime products. The Akitas are very appreciative, especially the old dogs. They feel better already.

Also, I'd like to thank you for the interest in my Akita, Maxx. He continues to do very well on the Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables. Within two weeks of my order, Maxx was a new dog. He moves as though he is five years old, not 11. Maxx and I thank you so much for your wonderful products and for helping my sweet boy have a new lease on life. He is such a wonderful old man. It's hard to imagine my life without him and thanks to Springtime, I'm hoping we will have more time.

I'd like to share a little about Maxx. I told you that I got him from ARSF, where he lived for eight years. He originally came into rescue at age eight months. He had run loose on a busy street corner for about five months and survived by local businesses trying to feed him and catch him. His owner, a seventeen year old young man had been hit by a car and killed; Maxx had been with him. In his rescue bio, Maxx was referred to as the modern day Hachiko. I'm sure you have heard the story of Hachiko, the loyal Akita from Japan. My Maxx never left the street corner, waiting for his master to return, until ARSF finally caught him.

As I said, he lived in rescue for eight years. People were interested, but Maxx was very fearful of people and would back away and bark at the ones who came to look at him. So he was never adopted. I came along and worked at building a relationship with him. It took a couple of months and then it happened. He is my best friend, and has now been my dog and fierce protector for almost four years.

So again, thank you for the difference your products have made to my friend's health and well being. I will be forever grateful.

Carolyn Money, Florida