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Old 11-04-2012, 07:10 PM
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Kai is a doll! I'm so happy for you.
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I am sooooo happy for you! He's adorable and I'm I sure will give you and your family all the love you need and want. I look forward to reading "tales of Kai"

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Kai is truly a blessing. He looks so sweet. It's wonderful that you found each other.
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Kai is sooo beautiful. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your boy, your angels sent him over to you.
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CONGRATULATIONS, Kai is adorable! Nothing like a Golden Puppy, they keep you on the move!
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My wonderful Goldens, Fluke & Harry & not forgetting my Simba Girl surely sent this special gift to me from heaven. �� It was so odd the way it all happened. I felt a little shell shocked ! From waking up alone that morning, to going to sleep with a not so little fur baby downstairs was quite surreal.

Yes Kai came into my life, what a sweet soft gentle 'big' boy just 5 months old. I know with every fibre of my being, my golden angels souls have joined with this little one's, to bring me joy and love once again. Thank you my Bridge Angels, I love you more than I could ever express. XXX

Yes people A Puppy, never thought I'd have another one, especially after my foster pup Bella, she opened my eyes to what having a puppy was all about ! Although he loves to play, there are some moments when Kai just wants what we call in my family 'luv, luvs'. He actually put his front legs around you and snuggles his head deep in your chest or whichever part of your body he can reach.
As he's come straight from the breeder, there are certain things I don't think he's seen before. We took him out the next day to get him a few supplies, it was to a local retail park (I think you call them shopping malls). He was quite amazed to see all these vehicles and people. I of course kept him very close. Another first for him was stairs, I don't think he'd ever come into contact as it was an extremely large home where he came from, and some of her dogs were in an enormous kitchen/living room, with cages dotted about, though outside we viewed a very professional set of runs for most of her Goldens. So no, stairs were something else, Kai will put his two front paws on the first couple of stairs but that's as far as it gets ! However I've found he loves the TV and will sit in front of it for quite some time watching whatever is on, so to those who say they can't see, come and watch my Kai.
He's the perfect little boy, he loves playing with all the children in our extended family, and has not been phased by 6 children at the same time (all of which are under 6 years). That is something to be proud of. Although I must say he does have one child, our Izzy, with whom I think he has a very special bond. She was one of the first to play with him when I picked him up. The very next day all you could hear were fits of giggling all afternoon. Kai and Izzy were chasing each other around and playing fetch and throw with various toys, you would have to see it to believe it, was like two kids playing not a dog and child.
He has barked, if you can call it that, just a couple of times. I am very surprised how laid back he can be, for a pup. He loves to play, have a short walk, then sleep curled up in one of the various beds I've dotted around the place. I'm sure he's going to give me lots of wonderful memories, like his uncles Fluke & Harry, and of course his Aunty Simba, my first loves, forever remembered deep within my heart.
Here is a photo I've managed to get on this iPad, hopefully more soon.
I couldn't be happier for you and Kai that you've found one another and I know your Golden Angels, Fluke, Harry, and Simba, sent him to you! I can hear the LIGHT AND LOVE in your voice!!! We want to hear more!!
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Oh my word !!!

Thought I'd give you a little update on Kai, I'm having a little trouble with his name when he's being mischievous. I keep calling him 'Fluke' which isn't fair, mind you 'Fluke, is usually followed by every other name in our family ! It surely must be 'an age thing'. You're right people, he has lifted my spirits.
Well I spoke to soon about the stairs, it didn't take him long to discover he could manoeuvre them. I have put a gate across them for the moment as they are very twisty and I didn't want him stumbling or slipping and hurting his young bones.
'Bob Dylan' you're right he certainly does keep you on your toes. I fell asleep on the sofa a couple of days ago, and woke up to a pile of imitation coal dust, he had taken it upon himself to empty the fireplace of coals and play ball and chew them, I was horrified in case they made him ill - though up to now there as been no detrimental affect, thank goodness. He's been out on the field behind my home with my son and little grand kids, they let him off lead for a moment, just to stretch his legs, he loved it and met a couple of other dogs, he was real excited, but the minute they took an interest in him, he ran back to my son, like I said before, he's a real softie.
He's also been watching TV again and will spend up to 15 - 20 minutes just staring. His favourites are lions, tigers, cheetahs, his little head moves and tilts, as they cross the screen, it's hilarious, even the family are surprised just how much he likes it. Simba, my first golden, used to do this, though she'd run at the TV and bark whenever animals were on the screen !! Kai just loves watching.
You know, is it that I miss my boys so much, that I'm putting all these coincidences together? I really don't know. Just that when I'm holding and stroking him, I feel close to the boys, and I often hold his litte face and look into his eyes, asking if my goldens' souls are in there too ???? It's like there are so many similarities along with new characteristics all mixed up together.
Well I'd better go now, need some sleep, will catch up with all your exploits soon, he's just taking so much time up, I need to get organised :-)
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Great update, I am so happy for you and your boy.
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So pleased fory ou Maggs thats what it was like when i got my naughty Charlie she really lifted my sprits but no way was she like either my Sadie or Meg they were both good dogs not naughty
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For me the best part of the story is you wanting/finding a golden that needed you as much as you needed him.
And I know we are reading more into this.... but I like the 60 day interval between the birth of Kai and the loss of Fluke and Harry ... that means that a new life was just beginning as theirs was over. Are those old souls in there? I would be asking the same question.

Timing is everything. You needed time to absorb the shock of your devastating loss. You needed the experience of fostering. And the message that you were looking had to go out after the breeder had decided that Kai was not going to work out but before Kai had moved on to another home. Everything fell into place. And with Kai now being 5 months old you neatly sidestepped the whole experience of puppy teething.

Kai is a very handsome boy. Still very much a puppy.

I am so very happy for everyone involved and wish you many happy years together.
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