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Happy 14th Birthday, Baloo

My brother Baloo just turned 14 yesterday.
My parents brought him home during spring break 2004 to our home in Georgia, and he's been so fun to grow up with. It was pretty sad when I left him a few years ago to move out to California for Grad school and now work. But my parents make the drive from GA to CA a couple times a few times a year, so I still get to see him.

He's actually staying with me and my Goldens until my parents drive back out in March. We figured the warm SoCal weather would be better for him than this abnormally frigid Georgia winter.

He was born 1/31/2004 with Karowood Goldens.
Sired by Karowood's All Roads Lead to Me ("Caesar")

Dam: Goldenbear's Wings of Love ("Annie")


We don't have many puppy pictures of him since picture taking wasn't as huge in 2004. But here are a couple.

He was obsessed with sticks at first. He had a stick in his mouth all the time, from the moment he got out of the breeder's car when we got him


With Buffy, our first Golden. Buffy was born in 1997 and died in my arms at home in 2012. He was my best friend and I still think about him every day. They were the best companions.



Eating some birthday ice cream


On a play day at the park last weekend with my Goldens Butterscotch and Barley


The whole Golden gang together this Christmas. My Barley (bottom center) and Butterscotch (top center) with Baloo (bottom left) and his brothers. This is actually the same back deck you see in the pic above with Buffy and Baloo.
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Happy 14th Birthday Baloo, he's beautiful.

Great pictures, love the family photo.
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Happy Birthday Baloo. 14 and still going strong, that is great! Thanks for the pictures.


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Happy Birthday precious Baloo, I hope you have a day filled with lots of special treats x


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Happy birthday to Baloo. Thanks for giving him some great Golden company and nice warm California weather. He looks great for 14. It's wonderful news to see and hear about Goldens living long and full healthy lives considering the life span has shrunk down quite a bit over the last few decades. There is hope. !•!•!

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Happy Birthday sweetie Baloo ! Hope you having a wonderful day and wishing you many many more wonderful days!
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Awwww, Happy birthday Baloo....love all the pics..what a beautiful group of goldens... thanks for sharing...

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Happy 14th Birthday Baloo!! Hope you had a great day!!
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