Traveller Ready doesn't care if it rains!
“Despite the rain, the Gold shined
bright!” That’s what GRRI volunteer Amy Jo Kazahaya had to
say about this year’s Goldstock, held over a very damp Labor
Day weekend in Pennsylvania. Goldstock is a gathering of
over 300 people and 400 dogs who share a love of the Golden
Retriever breed and are committed to Golden rescue. It is a
time for friends to meet, play, and brag about their
favorite dogs, as well as raise money for Golden Retriever
rescue groups throughout the country. Even Hurricane
Ernesto’s last gasps overhead this year couldn’t wash out a
Rich and Sparky Walter find time to relax
GRRI volunteers were out in force this
year, manning our table where our selection of clothing and
gifts met with the usual enthusiastic reception. Thanks to
the generosity of many of our volunteers who donated items
to be auctioned, GRRI also was the beneficiary of spirited
bidding. Playing hard makes us thirsty, so once again we
also whipped up batches of smoothies and sold them. All
told, we earned over $4,000 during the weekend to support
Bonnie and Eileen McFadden are ready for any weather
Somehow, in the bedlam of all those
people and dogs, serious work gets done too. GRRI’s own Amy
Jo Kazahaya and her Biscuit earned both TDI (Therapy Dog
International) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certifications.
Under ordinary circumstances these designations are tough
enough, but even with the myriad of distractions at
Goldstock, Biscuit performed like a champion.
Special thanks as always to Gail Lustig
and everyone at Camp Weequahic for hosting us. Start getting
ready for Goldstock 2007!
Parker Osman will sleep all the way home!
Ruth Osman didn't get much sleep either!