We lost our beloved red Golden, Roscoe, last July. He was 16! We had him 8 yrs. He was abandoned at my husband's place of work & eventually was brought home to us & became a member of our family. We immediately fell in love with him! He was so incredibly loving, sweet & gentle! I can't imagine why anyone would abandon such an absolutely precious animal, but I believe it was meant to be that Roscoe came to us. He was so unbelievably devoted to Fred, my husband. It tore our hearts out to lose him. To this day, we miss him terribly. God, how we loved him!