BeauShel, Thanks. She of course is enjoying the fact that I was home every day all day for over a week now and best of all for her...without my 8 week old daughter to take up all of my attention which means she is able to cuddle up on the couch with me and get all dads attention without sharing. lol Guess I can't blame her. She has been a tad edgy at ti mes since I can't get down and play on the floor with her or take her for the long walks like she is used to. Today was the first day in a couple of weeks I was able to get her out for a 7 mile hike and swim for a solid 5 hours. So she's a very happy girl right now, exhausted and sleeping, but happy all the same. As far as I go, my side is a tad sore from all the walking and I made the mistake of throwing a large stick for her into the lake which of course pulled against the muscles they stapled back together. Go figure. Anyway, thanks for the concern, it's appreciated.
Thanks for the advice! Max is very attached to me, and I am hoping by adding a topper to his food, he will find his food more interesting than I am! =) Your dog is absolutely stunning by the way! What a beauty!
I thought she was an eldorado dog. My goldens sire was one of her dogs. You can still see him on her website under the foundation dogs. Justin was his name. He passed away last summer I think. BTW-the message you sent me never made it to my page...hhmmm...I checked your page for it, weird huh?
HI! Thank you for the compliment! Our breeder is out of VA and seems to be pretty well known and has a decent reputation. She really cares about her pups and her dogs, all of which are in wonderful condition. The name of the breeder is Chris Browning with the name of her webpage being www.eldoradogoldens.com She was abit abrupt at times but she had just been involved in an accident involved a vanload of her dogs on the way to a show so it's to be expected. I'd definately recommend her. If you need anything else please let me know.
Once per week I buy a package of thinly sliced chicken breasts without skin and grill them either on the grill outside or in the winter I use the gorge foreman grill since it only takes about 10 minutes to cook all four breasts most of the time. Then when they cool down I use a scissors and cut the breasts up into small peices and store it in a baggie so each night I add approx 1/2 cup to her dry kibble which I do vary at times depending on her daily activity level. So if she was out running the trails with her doggie friends when I'm hiking then I might add 3/4 cup of chicken to her kibble. I hope this helps!
Nice to hear back from you... I work in a large public human services agency in Tioga County PA. We do many human services with kids and adults across many type of care. One of our programs is the ACE program--Adventure Challenge Experience. We have a high and low ropes course on the property and also go off site for hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, etc... I am not trained in it... have been interested for years, but its a young person thing, I think. Usually when I participate in team building sessions, it ends up with me overdoing... I'm an old woman now, so that's not good. Right now I nurse a bad shoulder that started as I was swinging through the trees on a ropes course 35 years ago...
Both of my adult sons have basic adventure training certifications and work in human services (not in Tioga County)
Congrats on a great job... and Amber is the icing on the cake! My younger son and his wife have 2 goldens (CGC, rally novice, dock diving, etc) --I'll have to tell them about the benefits of bringing your dog to work.
Just stopped by to say hi Phil. I was interested in you saying that you were a therapist. I see you like adventure therapy, so you do the wilderness type work with kids? I"m an MSW...I have some experiential therapists who work for me doing that type of work, so wondered if that is what you do...