Fly free, my sweetheart
Join Date: Oct 2013
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Serendipity!! The right people matched with the dog who needs them, and the right dog matched with the people who need him. He will be a great blessing in your life, I'm sure.
Each one of our loved furry ones has their own special traits and gifts.
Your love, experience and patience is just the right fit for him. From what you have
written, I have to agree with others that he may have been mishandled by people who
dodn't know the nature of a Golden and their sensitivity and the result is the anxiety,
uncertainly and fear he is exhibiting. We all have confidence for you that you will give
him a very loving home, the stability and trust he needs, and most of all, LOVE.
(Phoebe is right there with you to help you.)
I have two twelve-year old Goldens who I took in ten years ago when they were the same age as Obi. They were an absolute mess: in fact, so bad that my neighbors made bets on whether I would give up on them. My vet recommended rehoming the male because I already had one male Golden with an extreme seizure disorder. Ten years later, we have all lived peacefully and lovingly together as a family. There have been no problems, and my two "rescues" are happy, well-behaved dogs.
Looking back, I don't remember anything being "work." It has been a privilege to see
them healed and living as whole dogs. I would do it again in a heartbeat! They are
Look forward to some happy and fulfilling years with Obi!