In 1988, we welcomed our first
Golden, Spike…I know, not the name anyone would affiliate with a Golden,
but he was named from the daughter of the breeder, and we just couldn’t
Bill and I learned quickly about what it is to have
this special breed; kind, loving, and most of all dedicated to the
owner. Spikey, as we lovingly called him was a true tribute to the
breed and the breed that I have come to love so passionately. He was with
me when my mom passed away in a car accident and gave me strength through
those months when I couldn’t think I could go on. He passed away at
age 12, but he remains in my heart every day. I love you my Spikey
Our next Golden was Daisy which came on the scene when
Spikey was three and she was a mushroom hunter…okay…emergency vet visit at 10
weeks! Finally got her off that! She was our first girl and so
special…I would take her to agility classes and she loved it so
much. Another bonding experience for me…I miss her terribly…she
passed away at 11 years from cancer.
Then came along Ben…my “heart dog” paralyzed at
five months; we took him to UPENN for diagnosis. He had an infection
caused by Neospora which in normal dogs has no side
effects but sometimes the immune system is compromised. This is can
come from various factors. Ben is doing great; we do routine testing
for titer levels and administer drugs when he has a flare up.
Sometimes, the multiple vaccinations can cause the immune system to become
compromised. Since my Ben’s ordeal, I no longer give vaccinations in
multiples. Talk to your veterinarian about scheduling vaccinations and
give Rabies as a separate vaccination from parvo/distemper.
On to OUR girl Emmy…what a girl…so sweet…so
smart…and so happy! Emmy is our sweetest, most spoiled girl…and our
first Champion. She is following in the footsteps of Daisy as QUEEN!
You Emmy are the total dog, when people come to visit they want to steal
you away from us…NO WAY!
Our newest star is “Shine’ my totally spoiled
puppy. He is a big blonde boy who is now a Champion…son of my boy
“Harley” who I co-own with Barbara and David Brown of Tempo Goldens.
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