So the neighbors kiddie corner behind our house have a golden named Barney. He's very sweet, but I've never pet him because I don't like to approach dogs I don't know without their owners around. Well today, as I was sitting here on my computer, I see Barney walk by my picture window. I walked outside to try and lure him home, but he had no collar on, and wasn't too interested in getting close enough for me to lasso a leash on him, lol. However, he did let me just barely touch him, and I realized for the first time that I don't know as he's EVER been brushed. The poor guy is covered in mats, and he's so dirty and smelly. I know his owners are in their late 60's early 70's, but don't you think they could at least take him to the groomer if they can't take care of him? Besides that, it aggravates me that he was out of his yard with no collar on whatsoever. He's a good dog, it's just that we live in town with busy streets, and it's very dangerous for him to run loose. Sorry for such a long vent, I'm just annoyed. FYI - I did manage to lure him toward his yard and saw him go back in his garage, and heard the house door shut, so I know they let him back in. But obviously I was more worried about him than they were.