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When I am extra happy, my tail curls over my back and I wag just the tip. I have a thick fluffy coat which makes me look bigger than my sixty-six pounds. My foster mom says I am a golden retriever most likely mixed with a little something else. I think that blend makes me a very handsome dude.
Age is just a number to me because I am very energetic and seldom have the need for a senior citizen nap. I am a healthy guy and have no hint of age related arthritis or joint issues. When invited, I eagerly jump into the car unaided and wait to join in any adventures my family has planned. I sleep contently through the night and don’t stir until the family gets up and then I’m ready to roll! Since I am in my middle years, I don’t have to be under constant scrutiny like a younger pup. At my age, I can be trusted not to touch things that aren’t mine and my potty habits are reliable. My foster family says that I am “a joy” to leash walk and I also love to run freely at the dog park. Toys don’t really interest me, but I do enjoy an occasional chew on a good bully stick.
Since I moved in with my fur foster sibs Nelly and Parker, I have learned to understand an unspoken dialect called “Dog Language”. After being on the receiving end of a few growls and snarls, I now comprehend the unspoken clues they give me when I sniff them inappropriately or get too close to a bone they have. Presently, we get along much better and I am an accepted pack member!
My original owner took me to puppy obedience classes, but I definitely need a refresher course on basic skills like “sit” and “come”. Until I learn to respond to commands a little better, I will need a fenced yard or be kept on a leash in open areas so we don’t get into a game of chase. I am a very nice guy who loves to be close to my humans and look forward to becoming a loyal companion to a family who falls in love with my outgoing personality and sweet freckled face.
9 Years Old