Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Life Span of a Cloverdale Golden - Scratchy Photos From 1990 to 2004

Photos by Salt Water New England













































At Age Fourteen

21 comments:

  1. I am quickly turning into one of those old ladies who prefers the company of dogs to people. Love this post.

    MaryAnne

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  2. Goldens are truly amazing dogs! My golden, Josie, was so intelligent and I never had to keep her on a leash even though I would use one in unsafe areas. She brought me her leash and my shoes every morning- anxious to walk. I took her to work with me every day and she never strayed and I hiked with her across the Appalachians and she always maintained exactly 10 paces ahead of me and would wait for me when I fell behind. The picture of the muddy golden made me laugh as it reminded me of the day Josie decided to wade in a very stinky waterhole ( she loved anything stinky!) and we had to endure the stench of rotten eggs on the drive home ( I think it was worse than skunk).

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  3. I forgot to mention in my other post that if you are a dog lover like I am, you may enjoy " Dog Songs: Poems" by Mary Oliver.

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  4. Beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, and it brings back lot of memories.

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  5. Noble, precious creature of God.

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  6. A very good dog, indeed.

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  7. I agree with Michael Rowe: Beautiful heartbreaking pictures and lots of memories.

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  8. Retrievers are just about perfect companions. Standard and toy Poodles come in a close second.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  9. Been through it - 14 years can pass as quickly as the time it took to view these photos. Lost my Abby at 12 years just about this time last year. What I wouldn't give to have another 12 years with her all over again.

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  10. Thank you for sharing. A lovely friend, indeed.

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  11. Beautiful dog, you were all lucky to have the others.

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  12. That picture of the puppy and the rug brought back the way our Golden would fling himself at a carpet. This is a lovely, poignant, tribute for anyone who has loved a Golden and I am especially glad to see it enjoyed a long and happy lifespan.

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  13. Thanks so very much!

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  14. Tears, and thanks for the great montage. I've got a twelve year old black lab, and it kills me to think of her going. The other two labs, which are both two years old, will most likely do me in before I have to worry about it.

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  15. Awwwwww such lovely pictures. Thak you for sharing them with us. Jane Keller

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  16. Thanks for sharing. Great montage.

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  17. Beautiful pics. Thank you. But what is that man holding next to his face with the white, twisted cord attached to it? :)

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  18. Goldens are such sweet souls. Always ready to please, always ready to play. Perfect companions in every way.

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  19. I absolutely love this post. thank you!

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  20. They are never forgotten are they. Wish they could know that.

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  21. God's two big mistakes:.... Dog's lives too short ....... avacado seeds too big ......

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