My 2 are part of a service dog training program so have access everywhere. They go to an indoor off-leash facility every morning, then come to work with me in the afternoon, errands on the way home and then training classes 2 nights a week. A lot of time.
I got my last golden (Harley who just passed this week) when I was semi-retired (worked 19 hrs/wk) so I was with him most of the time I was not at work, and tried to schedule things on my days off so he was never home alone more than 4-5 hrs. I left my part time job this past spring to take care of him so then I was with him even more and noticed he had become more clingy when I left to do something.
I miss him like crazy.
I find that Lola is 100% dependent on us when she is not sleeping.... she constantly needs attention and pets and love. My husband and I both work during the week and she has days where she is home alone for 6 hours or so... but the rest of the time she is with us in the kitchen, bedrooms outside - everywhere. VERY NEEDY FOR LOVE!:wave:
Noticed that we had a page from 2005 on the same subject, but wanting to rejuvenate the topic.
We are in the market for a pup, and the breeder we are putting a deposit down with charges $1200.
What about everyone else?
Thought it might be fun to see how old some of our Goldens are!
I'll start, Mandy is about 11.5
I know there are some older ones here! Please let us know how old your's are. There will be 'cheers' for the oldest!!!
Since joining the forum a month ago I have been quite active... I am currently off work in convalescence for an illness so I have quite a bit of time on my hands. Today Buddy came over and gave me a rare "kiss" .. well let's say a load of slobbery licks all over my face ... which is so rare for...