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What memories and smiles does reading here bring back?

I've notice many others found their way here like I did... Seeking out info or support during the tough times shortly before or after losing our Goldens.

reading another members post earlier brought a great memory (probably very annoying at the time).

My boy Finn would pace the hall with his slobbery Kong ball.. Dribbling it (pun intended) bounce/catch, bounce/catch, etc... Until someone would play with him. If you took too long to come to him and play, he would lose patience, come to you (even of you are sleeping) and place the ball on you (typically me).

What I would give to be annoyed by that dog and his wet slobbering ball.

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I really miss seeing my little grey, smiling faces. So I love coming here and seeing some. And even though the people in this section are here because of grief and pain, it makes me happy to know how much these kidz were loved and hear about the wonderful lives they had. Bittersweet.....



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My Murphy was a big goofy golden and he snored louder than any man I've ever heard. It annoyed me when his snoring woke me up and i had to get up early for work.

What I wouldn't give to hear that snore again!
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I really miss Oakley's big smile - no matter if I had been gone for 5 minutes or 2 days, he always greeted me with the same huge smiling face, running at me and practically bowling me over.

I miss being pushed off of whatever couch or chair Oakley decided he wanted to lie in. He would climb up and either plop down right on top of me, or back up into me until his bum was pushed in behind me and he had me teetering on the edge - then he'd wiggle to get all comfy and voila la! claimed his spot. And I'd be left standing

I miss Oakley being so excited to see me when I get home from work that he would run in circles,almost panicked, loking for a "dolly" ..... inevitably Seger would end up with a stuffy in his mouth and Oakley would beeline into the kitchen and grab my tea towel off of the fridge. Out he'd go with it to toss around in the yard. When it was time to come in I'd say "get it" and if it wasn't already buried, he'd grab it up and run in the house and throw it on his bed. Needless to say I have no doubt Oakley has a stash of tea towels at the Bridge for any pup who might need one. I'm also looking forward to finding the odd one buried in my gardens this summer

I just miss Oakley so much - as annoying as he could be at times, he was my ray of sunshine every single day .... I would give anything to have him back. Coming here makes me smile and realize that so many others enjoyed the same effect that Oakley had on me. Those moments and smiles will never be forgotten.
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I really miss Oakley's big smile - no matter if I had been gone for 5 minutes or 2 days, he always greeted me with the same huge smiling face, running at me and practically bowling me over.

I miss being pushed off of whatever couch or chair Oakley decided he wanted to lie in. He would climb up and either plop down right on top of me, or back up into me until his bum was pushed in behind me and he had me teetering on the edge - then he'd wiggle to get all comfy and voila la! claimed his spot. And I'd be left standing

I miss Oakley being so excited to see me when I get home from work that he would run in circles,almost panicked, loking for a "dolly" ..... inevitably Seger would end up with a stuffy in his mouth and Oakley would beeline into the kitchen and grab my tea towel off of the fridge. Out he'd go with it to toss around in the yard. When it was time to come in I'd say "get it" and if it wasn't already buried, he'd grab it up and run in the house and throw it on his bed. Needless to say I have no doubt Oakley has a stash of tea towels at the Bridge for any pup who might need one. I'm also looking forward to finding the odd one buried in my gardens this summer

I just miss Oakley so much - as annoying as he could be at times, he was my ray of sunshine every single day .... I would give anything to have him back. Coming here makes me smile and realize that so many others enjoyed the same effect that Oakley had on me. Those moments and smiles will never be forgotten.
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Like ScottyUSN's Finn, our Buddy was crazy over his Kong toy too. Whenever he decided it was "treat" time, he would throw his Kong at you, didn't matter if you were sitting, walking, standing, making dinner, etc..the Kong was bouncing off your legs. After his treat he would always lean into me, give me a kiss and a paw, and then go lay down. I think it was his "thank you". I can relate to so many of the stories we read here too, in one way or another. And Oakley&SegersMom, you are right, it would be so wonderful to have those moments back! They were just so loveable, and funny. Miss my Buddy SO much!
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Like ScottyUSN's Finn, our Buddy was crazy over his Kong toy too. Whenever he decided it was "treat" time, he would throw his Kong at you, didn't matter if you were sitting, walking, standing, making dinner, etc..the Kong was bouncing off your legs. After his treat he would always lean into me, give me a kiss and a paw, and then go lay down. I think it was his "thank you". I can relate to so many of the stories we read here too, in one way or another. And Oakley&SegersMom, you are right, it would be so wonderful to have those moments back! They were just so loveable, and funny. Miss my Buddy SO much!
Finn was never a licker, he was 4-5ish when we rescued him. Except when you bent over to fill his food or top off his water. He would always give the side of your face a lick as if to say thank you.
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I lost my girl Jules two weeks ago today. I feel sadness and emptiness.

I ran across two pictures today that made me laugh. Jules loved to pick up a couple large toys before she greeted neighbors at my fence. Then she had a muffled bark, as she kept the toys in her mouth.

She also grabbed multiple toys while just hanging on the yard. I got these pictures quickly from my phone, and the quality is not good. I think this was 2 1/2 years ago. On this occasion, Jules had 4 toys in her mouth. And she hung on to them a while after laying down. Thanks for the memories, silly girl!



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I took Finn's collar out of the drawer this weekend and put it on Bogey. Something I didn't think I would ever want to do 4 months ago. I don't plan to keep it on him, but I like the reminder now and I get a smile from seeing it and thinking more of my boy in the avatar.
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