My name is Suzanne and I have a 5 yo Golden Boy named Myles. I've dreamed of owning a golden since I was a little girl and finally made it come true in 2011 when we adopted him at 14 mo old from a rescue. Not sure why they ever got rid of him but he's been the best thing ever to happen to our family! Now my daughter and her husband have their own Golden Girl! A friend told me about this site for support. Just found out today Myles has low-grade osteosarcoma. He had a back foot toe amputated 11 days ago and is doing great. So far no indication of any cancer anywhere else in his body and we'll be monitoring him regularly. He's been a trooper, never complaining and always happy as long as I'm near. Anyway- I'm choosing to stay positive and enjoy whatever time we have whether it's 6 more months or 6 more years. My friend lost her golden to lymphoma last fall and I was there with her the entire way. She said this forum made such a difference in her grieving. I love that it reminds me there is new life and the trials and grief are a part of the whole process. I've been thru the loss of a canine best friend before and always say I'm not doing it again. In reality, I'll do it again and again. Best way to honor the special memories given to me by all my canine friends.
Keep a close watch on Tucker, take him out when he first wakes up, after he's eaten, or he's been playing. You may want to take him out every 15-30 minutes. I'm far from a puppy expert as I haven't had a pup in over 20 years........ I think I've forgotten most of it.Awwww thanks everyone for replying!!! I love hearing about everyone's babies . Crate training is going great!! He has pottied on the floor about 5 times since Thursday!!! Im workin very hard on this potty training. Any helpful tips bout new puppy training???
It is okay. Please expect accidents, chewing, nipping, and barking. Some new dog owners are surprised that puppies do these kinds of stuff, and they give them up. Trust me, it is so worthy. I raised 2 boys at the same time. They are only 3 months apart. Every puppy is different. They gradually got better. Now they are 2 years old, and I enjoy them every minute of it. They both become therapy dogs.Awwww thanks everyone for replying!!! I love hearing about everyone's babies . Crate training is going great!! He has pottied on the floor about 5 times since Thursday!!! Im workin very hard on this potty training. Any helpful tips bout new puppy training???