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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's the hardest part of having dogs we love.

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I'm so sorry about the loss of our beautiful boy. You said it so perfectly, 10 years of love that changed your life. It's what they give us, wholeheartedly, unselfishly. I know it hurts losing him, but the gift of those years is immeasurable.

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I am so very sorry for your loss of Barkley, he was a beautiful boy.
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I intend to find another Field Golden. Barkley was an incredibly good dog. He was good with other dogs, cats, and, most certainly, with people. From the first day I brought him home he was good off leash. I was able to do yard work with him and he never showed any sign of wanting to wander off. If I let him out on his own and didn't pay attention he would soon be at the door looking in to see where I was. He was loved by many people in my community. He was welcome at our public library and in the houses of a number of town residents. He had a special exemption to be off-leash at a private arboretum that was like a vast park just two blocks from my house. He was an ambassador of good will and a foil for me to meet people who I might otherwise never have had a chance to interact with. More than once I had men who know hunting dogs stop their cars and roll down their windows to comment on what a fine looking dog Barkley was.

I want another Field Golden because I love the color and the shorter coat. Barkley almost never smelled bad and he never had an ear infection in ten years. Barkley weighed 85 lbs as an adult, had a very muscular build, a good sized head with a boxy snout and a tail that could knock down lamps. And of course, he could swim like an Otter. I don't know if you can tell, but I am sold on the idea that this variant of the Golden Retriever breed is the perfect dog.

Below is a shot of Barkley at 3 years of age.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Would you like me to add Barkley to The Rainbow Bridge List?.


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I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Barkley was a gorgeous boy. I hope peace finds your heart soon.
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I am so very sorry for your loss. Would you like me to add Barkley to The Rainbow Bridge List?.
I think that might be nice. I have a lot of memories and pictures I could share.
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I think that might be nice. I have a lot of memories and pictures I could share.
If you would like to make a tribute to Barkley, here is a link for the Rainbow Bridge section. We'd like to hear more about him and see lots of pictures.


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I am a big fan of the Field Goldens, Barkley was beautiful, he sounds like a wonderful boy.
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I think that might be nice. I have a lot of memories and pictures I could share.
I have added Barkley to the list. It would be lovely to hear your memories and see the photos, take care of yourself x


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