4 old bums in the Gornish
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rusagonis & MacBeth Lake & Deer Island - New Brunswick
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Hank - an eight year old adoption
In the last two weeks I have adopted Hank (well he was called Joda) an eight year golden. Great dog, a little out of shape and with no obvious health issues. He hasn't been walked much and still has a lot of his undercoat. I have started slowly walking him twice a day - about a mile each time. Have started grooming Hank and am working at getting the undercoat thinned out a bit. I had him at my cottage for the first ten days and we will be heading down there again tomorrow afternoon for another ten days.
Hank is the first older golden I have had and the first male. Two other goldens, both Sandy, were females. The first had to be put down due to lack of recovery from drugs for air plane trip and the second Sandy got hit by a truck chasing a cat at 2. Had a golden-sheppard cross last year but was way too much sheppard so found him a home where a sheppard's protective traits were more appropriate.
Any thoughts comments on what to expect would be more than appreicated.