Attached are recent photo’s of Dory, who is going to be 6 years old in August. She was from a litter with Banner and Zena. Shelby just turned 1 year old and her parents were Captain and Ruby Red. Dory had a rough adjustment upon Shelby’s arrival… even after a year they have a “love – hate” relationship on the Dory side. Shelby adores Dory all day, every day and that is part of the problem. Shelby has no idea about personal space and pushes Dory at times. Shelby has done all the typical puppy things.. digging in the yard, tearing wallpaper off the wall, eating socks and most recently swallowing Doug’s wedding ring. We love her and realize a 1 year old dog is similar to a teenager… learning most things the hard way. Both dogs make wonderful alarm clocks and we instruct them to wake up Kaylee, our 11 year old on school mornings. They love the job of jumping in her bed and licking her all over until she finally gets up. It makes our mornings so much easier having them take on this job. This job is done only after Dory manages to get the newspaper in the driveway. She watched Brandy, another Golden we got from you many years ago do this task every morning for 3 years. After Brandy passed, Doug opened the front door told Dory to, “get the paper” and she did without fail…. No training or coaching and she has been doing it for almost 3 years now. Thank you for sharing your love for dogs and talent for raising these beautiful animals for everyone to enjoy.
Sincerely, Eileen & Doug