The Joy of “Old Gold”
Yes, perhaps they take a little bit
longer to get up, and they can’t walk quite as fast as they
used to. Their eyes may be a little bit cloudy, and their
faces are sprinkled with “powdered sugar”. Maybe their
teeth are a little worn. But anyone who has had the
opportunity to share their lives with a senior Golden will
tell you what a wonderful, special time it is.
GRRI has a wonderful senior and one
special needs dog waiting patiently in their foster homes
for that perfect family to come and adopt them.
is a lady…
“A lady never tells her true age” and
that perfectly describes our Sadie. You’d never know this
energetic female Golden is 9 years old. She loves to run in
the fields and retrieve tennis balls at her foster mom’s
farm. She has amazing mobility and performs acrobatic leaps
and twists as she dashes for the ball. She immediately
returns to drop it at your feet, waiting patiently for it to
be thrown again.
Her leash manners are impeccable as are her house manners.
She doesn’t get on the furniture, knows basic obedience
commands, and is very calm indoors. She makes a wonderful
vacuum cleaner as well. If some kind of food item drops to
the floor she will gladly eat it, but she won’t counter surf
or steal food from the table. She did fess up to eating a
vanilla-scented candle - who can resist the scent of
vanilla? She loves people and is extremely affectionate to
everyone she meets. So what’s the catch? Sadie MUST
be the only pet in the household. She does not get along
with other dogs. She has a strong predatory drive so she
cannot go to a home with cats, birds or other small
If you have no other pets in your home,
would you please consider Sadie?
Come a Long Way Leo !
Leo made his public debut in our
2006 issue. Since then, he’s
been very busy playing, sleeping and enjoying life overall.
His once sparse fur coat is now thick and luxurious; he’s
becoming a little bit more confident when he meets new dogs,
and he’s continuing to play with the resident dogs in his
foster home. He’s been on short “sleepover vacations” while
his foster dad went on vacation himself and did very well in
strange surroundings. In the fall Leo was examined by a
veterinary Cardiologist who diagnosed Leo with a condition
called early degenerative valve disease. At this time he is
not on any cardiac medication and we have been advised to
continue with his current diet and exercise regime. He
should be monitored regularly by a primary veterinarian as
part of routine wellness exams, and should have a cardiac
We promised Leo that we would find him
the perfect forever home. Is it yours?