Took our first trips to the Carolinas anad southward these last few years--great area--wonder the Outer Banks and south were like 40yrs ago--Florida/Alabama panhandle too--Like a professor told me so many years ago--the only constant in our life is continuous change
Location Newark, New Jersey
Age - 20 (I think I'm the youngest)
Occupation Student and Cashier
Educational background In the process of getting my A.S in biology/pre-med and then off to get my bachelors in biology as well.
Attachment - in a relationship for 3 years
Hobbies I love animals, love to watch shows that have to do with the hospital such as house, reading, writing, being on the computer, swimming, playing x box, and of course playing with Chester
Pets- Chester (5 months on December 2nd)
Favourite Thing to Do with your Golden(s): Playing catch, and cuddling =] can't wait to take him swimming in the summer
#1 Item on your bucket list: Visiting the cove in Japan
Name – Lida
Location – Gaithersburg, MD
Age - 48
Occupation – Jill of All Trades ... currently I am a 911 Operator and professional photographer
Educational background – BA in History that I have absolutely nothing with
Attachment - my fur kids
Hobbies – photography, animals, reading, art, travel
Pets (aka kids)- Káva (GR 10 months old), Leprechaun (Cat -9 years old), Dusty (Cat -8 years old) , Tarzan (Cat -6 years old)
Favourite Thing to Do with your Golden(s): cuddle and just spend time with
#1 Item on your bucket list: create a bucket list
Name – Briana
Location – DeForest, WI
Age - 24
Occupation – Special Education Teacher
Educational background – UW-Madison, BS in Teaching, minor in Math and Science
Hobbies – Playing with Cooper, knitting, gardening, water-skiing, snow skiing, hiking
Pets- Cooper (8 months)
Favourite Thing to Do with your Golden(s): Swimming, going for walks or to the dog park, playing at my family's camp and cottage
#1 Item on your bucket list: Travel to Europe (this will be checked off in June 2013
What brought me to the GRF: I wanted to learn about how to best train Cooper and just become more knowledgeable about the breed.
LOCATION: Rangitikei North Island New Zealand
OCCUPATION: Nurse. For the past nine years I have worked on an Elderhealth Psychiatric hospital ward. Currently been off work for nine weeks on full pay after being attacked by an aggressive patient & suffering a herniated disc with compression of sciatic nerve, causing severe sciatica. awaiting surgery to relieve compression.
ATTACHMENT: Married. I have two sons living in America. My youngest son lives in NZ, but a three hour drive away. I have one grandaughter living in the Middle East aged 8 years. Two granddaughters aged six & 3 years living in America. A grandson aged three years living in America. A grandson livi g in NZ aged 8 years.
HOBBIES: Gardening ( can't do it at the moment so watching the weeds grow). Playing clarinet ....husband plays flugelhorn. Travelling to visit my two older sons who live in Michigan, USA ....have managed to spend time with them & young grandchildren two years running, but have no idea when I will see them again. My pets .....they are a huge part of our lives. Antique dolls ....I have collected them for over 30 years. Reading ....nothing better than curling up with a good book. Internet .....I love educating myself on the net.
PETS: Jontay ....six year old papillon. Loki ....GR. Sixteen weeks old today. Rosie ......silver tabby domestic cat aged twelve. Tammy ....brown spotted Bengal cat aged six years. Lily ...lynx snow leopard Bengal cat aged six years ....we bred these two ourselves, as for several years we were Registered Bengal Breeders. Not now. R.I.P. my beloved Burmese girl Casi, who died under suspicious circumstances aged thirteen years, four years ago. Never forgotten. Always in my heart. Missed so much.
FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO WITH MY GOLDEN: Clicker Training. Walking him (much more slowly than he would like ...see above). Taking him to new places ....I get so much pleasure out of sharing his new experiences. Can't wait to take him to the river & to the beach. Just sharing my home & my life with him.
#1 ITEM ON MY BUCKET LIST: To explore New Zealand & then Europe. I have lived in many different places in the world .....England for a total of sixteen years....Jordan in the Middle East for five years ....Singapore for two years .....The Gambia in West Africa for six years. Born in NZ but spent most of my adult life living away from it. Returned to live here end of 1998, but I have seen so little of this amazingly beautiful country. Also want to travel back to UK & Europe with my husband, as he has never been to that side of the world.
REASON FOR JOINING THIS FORUM: a few years ago we shared our home with two beautiful Maremmas (super-large Italian Sheepdogs) Thor & Neeve ...brother & sister we got as seven week old puppies. Out of ignorance we did not train them properly& had huge issues with barking, recall, & not being able to walk them often due to pulling on lead...one weighed fifty kilos the other weighed forty- six kilos. Finally, due to complaints from neighbours, we were forced to rehome them. It was absolutely heart-breaking & we still grieve over them. We want/have to get it right with Loki. We want him to be with us for his whole life. So I have done lots of Internet research & came across this forum just four days ago. I am learning such a lot.
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Location Clearwater, FL
Age - 44
Occupation Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Educational background Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Minor in Behavior Analysis
Attachment - married, 10 years
Hobbies reading, watching movies, spend time with my dogs and husband
Pets- Finnegan (2 yr Rott/Shep mix), Cooper and Casey (5 wk old GR siblings...3 more weeks and they come home!!!)
Favorite Thing to Do with your Golden(s): haven't gotten them yet but will love them and play with them and train them,....
#1 Item on your bucket list: bring my GR pups home!!!
Name – Kelly
Location – North County San Diego
Age - 31
Occupation – English Language Development Teacher
Educational background –BA Sociology, Teacher's Credential
Attachment - Married for 9 years (twice...met hubby in Costa Rica so we had to marry there and then a year later after immigration we had our wedding here. Technically the second one was "just for show" since so many of my friends and family could not attend the first one). Mom to 5 year old twin girls.
Hobbies – Living life slowly and drinking hot tea (hence "slowtea" screen name). Minimalism, photography, camping, going to the beach and enjoying life with my family.
Pets- Mia- 7 year old Ragdoll kitty that is about to have her royal world turned upside down. Poor kitty.
Favorite Thing to Do with your Golden(s): We are still waiting for ours to even be bred. There are so many things that we currently do that I can't help but think how fun it will be when he/she will be here to join us.
#1 Item on your bucket list: I've waited 18 years for a golden (it just wasn't the right time due to space/financial reasons/children, etc.. and now I am *this* close..so getting a golden is on my list.
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Location-Vernon B.C. Canada
Occupation-Social Worker for past 18 years. I worked in a library for years before that and went back to school in my early thirties to get my BSW degree and have been working in child protection since. Currently my position is recruiting,opening and supporting foster homes.I now work part time, 3 days a week.
Attachment-Married for almost 30 years to my husband who is an autobody technician.2 grown kids, a son who is 27 who works as an accounting tech and a daughter ho is 23 and married and works as an office admin assistant. Both live in our community which is awesome.
Hobbies-reading, spending time with my family, hiking and spending most of my free time catering to and loving my dog
Pets-My GR Asia who just turned 8 years old. Recently lost our 15 year old American Eskimo, Gromit
Favorite thing to do with my Golden-hike, cuddle and play.
#1 item on my bucket list-get another GR puppy!
Location rural Utah
Age - 54
Occupation Medical Technologist (I run lab tests in a hospital)
Educational background B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Utah
Attachment - divorced 9 years ago, currently single
Family- daughter 27, son 24, no grandkids and don't think I will ever have them. My kids are more interested in having pets than humans! My 80 year old parents live a block away from me and they help me with my dogs when I'm at work. They are great and I'm lucky they are so healthy.
Interests Travel, hiking, reading, gardening, travel, movies, making quilts, art festivals, microbreweries, cooking, flowers, theater, concerts, national parks, car shows, travel (In 2012 I took vacations to the Oregon coast and South Dakota, both of which were on my bucket list. I LOVE to see new places. Am trying to decide where I want to go in 2013)
Pets- Helo my 8(?) year old golden retriever and Marilyn my 7 year old lab mix
Favorite Thing to Do with your Golden: hiking
#1 Item on your bucket list: go to Egypt and see the pyramids
What brought you to this forum: information about seizures in goldens since my Helo is a seizure dog.
Cindy, Marilyn and Helo