Well it did not take me long to get back on the golden retriever wagon. After losing Esther the house was so empty and sad. I brought Gertie home on Nov. 15th and she is adjusting wonderfully. She is fetching her dummy, sitting, laying down, shaking, coming when called, kenneling and goes to the door and sits when she needs to go potty outside. We love her so much however we still miss Esther sooooooo much! I am trying to make a conscious effort not to compare Gertie to Esther but I find myself doing it often. Gertie looks alot different than Esther as a pup. Esther was really furry and fluffy while Gertie already has her long adult coarse hair coming in and feathers on her legs. I assume this is due to her being born in the fall instead of winter as Esther. She is really a sweetheart and a sponge for learning. Below is a photo of Esther and Gertie @ about the same age.
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