Bob has two boys from As Good as Gold, Teddy and Sarge. They keep each other—and dad—very busy! A day with these goldens includes lots of play, inside and out! Teddy and Sarge wrestle, chase each other and run through their big back yard, which is near a wooded area. Sarge is 2 and Teddy is 4. Being the younger brother, Sarge likes to be chased. Dad said he lets Teddy get him eventually!
Part of the play includes a ball. When Teddy has the ball, Sarge jumps on top of him to wrestle him for it! Then it’s time for Sarge to do one of his favorite things: dig in the mud in the backyard! When the mud is to Sarge’s liking, he rubs his face in it! Chewing on branches is next, then he proudly puts one in his mouth and parades it for all to see!
Teddy was adopted by Bob, and Sarge came along one year later. The day Bob brought Sarge home, the dogs checked each other out, nose to nose, and have been friends ever since. Teddy happily nurtured his little brother. Sarge likes to walk by Teddy’s side when dad walks them to the park.
Another thing these guys have managed to do together was to get “skunked.” Oops. Luckily that happened during warmer weather, so they were bathed several times in the kiddie pool.
Teddy and Sarge get a Kong with frozen peanut butter inside every day after Bob eats lunch. If he’s running late, the dogs wait right by the refrigerator; they know what time it is! Dad adds that these two buddies never fight over food.
Both gentlemen were on the cover of the 2021 As Good as Gold Calendar! (The photo is the one of them looking out the car window.) And Teddy may be remembered as “Mr. January” in 2020! The month seems appropriate as Teddy loves the cold January weather.
And Sarge has a special little habit, which he began as a puppy. Throughout the day, he brings his toys into the living room, and stacks them in a pile, right in the middle of the floor. Dad puts them back. But, the next day, it starts all over again. We might also note here, he’s never destroyed a toy.
Sarge has made it clear that he does not like a crate. Seems he’s an escape artist of sorts. Bob discovered early on that unbelievably Sarge could bend the crate door open! Since Sarge wouldn’t sleep in his own crate, he would instead sleep every night right outside Teddy’s crate, enjoying the security and comfort of being close to his big brother.
An interesting phenomenon with these guys is their opposite barking preferences. Sarge very rarely barks in the house; he’s a quiet guy indoors. Teddy barks inside, he barks at the deer and other animals he sees from the window. Once outside, Sarge barks, but Teddy is quiet! Now sometimes if Teddy spots a deer from inside and gets especially worked up, he can get Sarge all worked up too, but normally Sarge quietly sits at the window and has stare downs with the deer and squirrels.
Bob, Teddy, and Sarge have participated in the As Good as Gold Meet and Greets and have found these outreach events to be rewarding family outings.
This information came from Bob, Teddy and Sarge’s Dad