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My Goldens [Dec. 13th, 2008|11:26 pm]
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Hi Everyone! This is my first post on this community and I'm so glad I found it. Of my five dogs, I have a two-year-old golden named Matilda, but we call her Tilly, and she is a doll.

I also have three lab mixes and one shih tzu.

Tilly just had her first litter, who are about three weeks right now.

Anyway, hope to share lots of pics with you. I love looking at everyone's beautiful dogs.
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More Buster [Dec. 11th, 2008|09:50 pm]
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Here are more like I promised! I am home for break tomorrow, so there will be more soon. Careful, there are lots of pictures!

Golden Retriever PuppyCollapse )
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Buster! [Dec. 10th, 2008|02:17 pm]
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First time posting, though I wish I had posted last spring when we got our first puppy Clover. We just got a new puppy two weeks ago named Buster as Clover's companion.

Under the cut are pictures of Buster, Clover's little brother. I would have posted them earlier, but never got around to it. These were all taken the week of Thanksgiving.

Two lovely Golden RetrieversCollapse )
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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2008|03:46 pm]
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Happy day!Collapse )
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(no subject) [Jul. 19th, 2008|04:11 pm]
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Hello from Toots, Franklyn and Molly!Collapse )
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2008|05:29 pm]
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My brother had to put down his boy Remington this week.  Remmy was 14 and lived an amazing life on the riverbanks of the Stillwater out in Montana.  He struggled with epilepsy from a young age and has survived porcupine attacks and a run in with a barbed wire fence.

When you look up "man's best friend" in the dictionary, there is probably a photo of Rem by Dave's side.  Given to him by a girlfriend who was later killed in a hunting accident, Rem gave my brother something to take care of at a time when he was avoiding responsibility.  Remmy helped my brother become the man he is today.

Remington is going to be cremated with half his ashes scattered on his beloved river and the others at our family cottage here in Minnesota, the only place we're guaranteed to get everyone together in this busy life.

I want to do something for my brother and his wife to say "I'm sorry" and "we will all miss him, but he will never be forgotten."  A card doesn't seem like enough to memorialize this wonder dog but I don't have a lot of extra money to spend right now.  Any ideas?  I'm fairly crafty but I can't quite decide what's appropriate here.

RIP Remington, your "girlfriend" Saffron (our golden) will miss you at the cabin next summer - and so will we.
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Furniture recommendations? [Jun. 30th, 2008|08:49 pm]
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We are in the market for a new couch, and in the best of all possible worlds, it would be leather, vaguely Scandinavian, dog nail scratch and puncture resistant (we serve at the pleasure of two Golden Retrievers). Does full aniline or semi-aniline dye make any difference-- we've heard conflicting stories. I realize the obvious answer is to train the dogs off the couch, but lounging with the girls and a good book is one of the great joys in life.

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Hi! [Jun. 26th, 2008|09:01 pm]
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I'm new to this community, actually. I didn't even realize it was around until recently. And I'm just now able to post here without tearing up.

I got my Simon when he was eight weeks old. My roommate and I got him together while we were living in Denver. When we both moved back to Indiana, he came with me, since he was always more my baby. We had a lot of tough times together, but things finally started to work out.

Then, just about two weeks ago, the factory I was working at did massive layoffs and I lost my job, which in turn means I lost my apartment. I tried hard to get another place, but it didn't happen in time. So, I made a hard decision: I gave up Simon. He's living with a family friend who has a golden puppy named Otis, two kids, and almost an acre of fenced in yard for him to play in. It was a really hard decision, but I believe it was best for him. Now he has lots of people to play with, room to run, and he's not stuck in a little apartment. I still miss him, but I know the woman and she lets me come visit him whenever I want. She sends pics on my phone and calls all the time.

Simon. Always in my heart.Collapse )

I might, one day, get another golden, but right now I can't even think about it. I never thought I would get a big dog, but I'm so glad that Simon is a part of my life. He might not sleep on my legs anymore, or stretch out and take up the whole couch while I sit on the floor, but he's still my baby and I know he's happy. And that's what matters to me.

(And please delete this if it's not allowed. I wasn't sure.)
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All growed up. [Jun. 22nd, 2008|07:58 pm]
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Originally uploaded by CMR212.

Chloe turned 2 a little over 2 weeks ago. Isn't she pretty? Everyone should love on a Golden Retriever. If you don't have one, Chloe would let you love her.

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Cute little video of our pup [Jun. 22nd, 2008|08:09 pm]
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My husband made a little movie of our 6 year old Golden, Hector (make sure your volume is on), it's just a little something he made trying out his new movie camera - enjoy!

A Day in The Park With Hector from Barton Dowd on Vimeo.
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