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Wish I could turn the clock back and start my life with Meg over again.
I still think that about Fred, but then there'd be no Tom, it's all very strange, when I lost Fred I thought I could never ever have another and then all of a sudden I was travelling down from Yorkshire with a puppy in my arms, called him the first name that popped into my head. Fred and Tom are so different and yet so much alike. I could never replace Fred, he was my best buddy and more, just like Tom is now. I hope that when the time is right for you that you'll be able to open your heart to another beautiful Golden.
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Hello from Hampshire Uk!

I am sorry to read about Meg It took me 2 years to take the leap after losing my Gorgeous Blu at 12 years old.
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Yes, I think my heart is big enough to open it to lots more goldens but the losing of them is something else!! Plus, my home situation has changed and the practicalities need to be considered. My elderly parents now live with me indefinitely and having a slow old dog was ok, but a boisterous young dog? Uh Uh. I know I can love another, as the dog I had before, Sandie (retriever collie cross) was a good faithful friend whom I loved dearly and I still think of her daily too. But somewhere along the way Meg took over! She was a great disobedient lug of a dog but with a big heart (and appetite!) and oh such a love! When I got meg I worked full time nights but now work shifts etc etc. So many hurdles! Still, I will see cos having no dog sure is quiet around here! Nothing else but a golden for me tho.
Where in Yorkshire did you get Tom? He is so handsome.
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Have you thought about a slightly older rescue golden? They are few and far between around here so it may take a while but could be a great solution...I agree a puppy and elderly parents may not mix so well.
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got Tom from somewhere in Barnsley, I'd been trawling the internet alot after losing Fred, searching for some kind of solace I suppose, that's how I came across GRF too, anyhow I'd seen a breeder advertizing a litter and I just happened to be on holiday for a week, the idea was just to have a peek at some pups, perhaps leave a deposit and run like hell, but when we got there all the pups were fast asleep..................except one, and it was just like he'd been waiting for me, the lady said seeing I'd travelled so far I could take him with me ( 7 weeks old ) it was all very much a blurr at the time, and the rest is history, he's here and he's larger than life. Best decision that was ever made for me.........by Tom.
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Welcome - I'm in the UK too. I am sorry for your loss, I lost one of my oldies last November, Ginny was 15 and I still can't accept that she has gone to the bridge. You are in safe hands on here -



Kelly, Ginny, Ralph & Holly - Forever in my heart

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Hi and welcom to the forum,so sorry to hear about your loss loved the pictures. It is so hard I can feel what you are going through as we lost our GSP on 1st Oct last year,when we got Honey we told her she had a lot to live upto she is our first Golden and the first time she went into the garden on her own she sat under my pointers favorite tree I cried it was like she was saying I can live up to her memory and she is doing pretty darn good.
I hope that you find some comfort on the forum and my thoughts are with you.
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[quote=davebeech;383571]got Tom from somewhere in Barnsley,

Aw, what a lovely tale. Just wanted to say once more how fab your photos are. Having looked at them again I noticed one or two I missed before and I love the "Golden Kangaroo". What was he doing???
My regret is that I didn't get a good camera until a few weeks before Meg died so many of my Meg photos come from my phone and they are poor, still dear to me but poor for posting on here.
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[quote=Emma&Tilly;383564]Have you thought about a slightly older rescue.
Yes I have but as you say they are few here, in fact non existant. Looked at other rescue dogs and while I feel sorry for them I'm ashamed to say I'm not drawn. A colleague at work knows of a 10 month old girl called Lace who has been sent back to her breeder because she was no good for showing. Have told her I may be interested. Didn't want to say no just in case it's possible!!
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Have you thought about a slightly older rescue.
Yes I have but as you say they are few here, in fact non existant. Looked at other rescue dogs and while I feel sorry for them I'm ashamed to say I'm not drawn.!
Yeah, I know what you mean...when you have your heart set on a golden there is no substitute, I was like that before I got Tilly...HAD to be a golden! Yes, you veeeeery rarely will see a golden in normal (or any!) rescues, infact I have volunteered at a dog and cat shelter for a few years now and have never seen one! (which I suppose is good else I would have a very full house!) You would have to contact specific breed resuce...there is one in Darlington I believe, maybe one closer I'm not sure...but Im sure when you are ready, the perfect golden will come into your life! ooh I remembered you asked before, my other dog is Harry...he was one from the rescue that stole my heart, I originally was going to get another golden puppy but Harry came along and I couldn't leave without him...he wouldn't let me!
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