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Is Brody home?


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Cool Brody is home!

Finally! Brody is home safe and secure...He slept most of the 4.5-hour drive home. Already, he's a great traveling dog. He didn't get car sick and seemed to enjoy sleeping most of the way. One of the things we've already learned is that he's a snuggler for sure. He so loves to snuggle your neck and lick my beard. LOL

He slept most of his first night in the crate, only up two times to go outside and winkey. He naturally wants to do his business outside, so we're already off to a great start with house training, and the bell has been tired to the door and used by us for now, but he'll catch on soon enough.

The rescue service provided us with a bag of food, which he eats, but not nearly as much as recommended, i.e. 1 cup per feeding 3 times per day. He eats about half that and then grazes afterward when he gets hungry.

I have to tip my hat to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. GRRR. They get 5 stars in my book. They have the adoption process tightly buttoned up from beginning to end. All nine puppies have gone to their new homes, including the retired mother, Amber, who also went to her forever home over the weekend. Before departing GRRR, we were given a bag full of goodies that included a collar, leash, blanket, several fun toys and a bag of food with ample reading materials to help us once again become acclimated to puppy life. Our adoption coordinator, Roberta Miller is a rock star. She was easy to get in touch with and returned our calls promptly if not immediately available. The adoption process was a bit challenging, but in hindsight, it should be when considering just how special a Golden Retriever is. A Golden deserves as much from anyone involved in the homing process. In fact, all dogs deserve as much...

So, our journey begins. Welcome home, Brody!
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Welcome home Brody He's darling, so glad you all are enjoying getting him settled in Looking forward to more updates - is he signed up for obedience classes yet??? I'm sure he's going to be the star


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Congratulations Brody is ADORABLE........

I am so glad the process and experience of adopting him went so well, GRRR sounds like a wonderful group. Great to hear all the puppies and momma went to their new homes.

Looking forward to your updates, keep the pictures coming.
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Oh how sweet.. just seeing this thread!!!! Brody is so handsome.....I can smell his puppy breath from here!!! I'm sure River had a hand in Brody picking you out...I find the whole process of matching puppy and owner so fascinating....
I absolutely love that first pic on his ride home...looks like an awesome smile on his face...reminds me of Snoopy!!! Best of luck with your new furbaby, can't wait to watch him grow!!

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LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the pictures. You know we live vicariously when we see puppies. I am so happy for you two and Brody.


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Brody face looks so happy and relaxed in his new home and his new family.


Congratulations to all of you!

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What an adorable little pup he is. He definitely looks like he’s smiling in his sleep in that first picture. Enjoy!! Keep us updated with Brody pics.

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Question Bronchial Cough???

Not overly worried right now, but do have a question for you guys...So, when Brody was on his way home, we noticed he had a very slight bronchial cough that didn't seem much to be overly concerned about. After the first week, we noticed the cough worsened a bit. So, I took him to the vet...Our vet was cautious in that she met me in my car to check him out with her instruments. She listened to his heart and lungs and took his temp. In her words, she said he is perfect...She met us in my car to avoid the possibility of spreading Kennel cough within the Vet hospital and to avoid exposing him to any other infectious bacteria. I thought this was very thoughtful of her for all concerned.

A couple of things I know you will want to know...Yes, we contacted the rescue service to see if any of the other pups were experiencing the same. The adoption coordinator mentioned that one other pup had a similar condition, but only Brody and the other pup from the litter of nine were reporting this condition. Other pups could be experiencing the same condition, but the pet owners may simply have not reported such back to the rescue service... Brody is eating and drinking well. His appetite has increased and he is growing nicely. His energy is high and playful. He is by no means lethargic. LOL He is pooping and peeing normally, though his poop is on the soft side - not what I would call firm, though at times his poop is more firm... He doesn't have any eye or nose discharge. Other than the occasional cough, he seems to be in perfect health. Since he is still so young, we're aware that if his condition worsens, he could go downhill rapidly, so we're keeping a very close eye on him.

The vet and I agreed to keep a close eye on his condition. If anything changes in his condition we have an emergency number to call her. We have a truly caring vet to work with.

Brody is scheduled for his next round of vaccinations in two weeks. My wife and I are thinking this is something he will simply grow through since he is now 9 weeks and days old and still developing. Maybe he is getting water in his windpipe when he drinks water, so we raised his bowl off the floor a bit to see if this helps keep water from getting into his windpipe.

So, any thoughts or experience with puppies with his condition?

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My first Golden puppy came from a shelter situation and she had a little kennel cough. She got over it in a couple weeks, I think (it was so long ago). I don't remember it being a big deal at all. I do remember that she got loose while we were gone (before we knew about crates) ate a little bit of a furnace filter and for a week the vet thought she had parvo. Then when she wasn't dying, they did an xray and discovered the filter material. The parvo scare totally overshadowed the kennel cough. We've gotten a lot better at "doing puppy" since then.


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