Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas Coast
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Sorry, you can not have that puppy! Least wise not if I can reach into my screen and pull him into my arms!. LOL, Hello and welcome from the Texas coast. I grew up with English Setters, got my first for my 11th birthday waaaay back in 1956. We were quail hunters and even tho Daddy had bird dogs, I wanted one of my very own. After the loss of my last English Setter, a lost Irish setter came into my house and heart, followed by another when he passed to the Bridge.
Boots was 9 when the first golden came into our house. Our son, a duck hunter, wanted a golden for a duck dog and he got a puppy, Scooter, who was retrieving ducks at 6 months. He and Boots were best buds, even tho Boots had always been an "only dog". We then got a full brother to Scooter, Buck. After Boots left us at age 12 1/2, in '97, we lost Scooter to heart attack in '99. We then got litter mate pups (goldens of course) and then couple of years later adopted a young golden, so we had 4. Lost Hunter at age 4 years 2 months to ProHeart6, on '03, then Buck at 12 yrs 3 months in '07, and then KayCee at 8 years 9 months in '08, and then Honey at "at least 13) in 2014.
Bit change after her death--we adopted a 7 year old blind Great Pyrenees but lost him to hemangiosarcoma 3 1/2 weeks later. Adopted another 7 year old Pyrenees, and a few months later, adopted an 11 year old golden retriever,. We lot Sophie in Oct. You may change breeds, but you soon learn all about them. The Pyrs are the most different as the others were all sporting dogs.
Goldens LOVE to please you, they want to please you. If not for our old ages and health problems, we woule be getting another golden to join Moose, our Pyr. Congratulations on your puppy and I think you made a wonderful choice going with a golden.
AT THE BRIDGE
SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14 AGE 7
GREAT PYRENEES SIR MOOSE ADOPTED 9/30/14 ---- 12/5/18 AGE 11 1/2
Goldens bring light into the world.