Hi! and thanks for taking the time to read further!
I live in a small town in Southern Ontario (Canada) near Lake Erie with my boyfriend, my 2 teenage daughters (who will soon be off to college), our 2 year golden retriever Tucker, and Betty the cat.
Aside from golden retrievers, food and wine are two of my many guilty pleasures. Cooking (and eating) is what I do for fun, especially when it involves a glass of wine and a furry audience member ready to clean up my every scrap that drops to the floor. While doing so, I like to listen to music. I love some great Canadian stuff like Barenaked Ladies and Great Big Sea. I also love Beyonce and Alisha Keys.
Tucker is the second golden retriever that I have owned. My first, Logan, lived until 11 years old, after suffering horrible seizures for the last year or so of his life. He was the ultimate family dog, and was the victim of many dress up sessions and excessive cuddles, and he lived a great life.
Since becoming a member of this amazing pet community online, I have decided that from here on out I will choose to rescue. I strongly believe there is still a very big place in this world for responsible breeding. (PETA extremists, designer dog breeders, and puppy mill breeders, this is NOT the place for you) My love for golden retrievers started with visiting some very caring and enthusiastic hobby breeders, and grew from there. Regardless, my “puppy” days are over, I have learned much, and dream to have an acre or so and a one level house where I can take in a couple of special needs and/or seniors someday. My life will always be filled with golden retrievers. This is my destiny, and I am okay with this.
I cannot, and will not claim to be an expert on golden retrievers. I don’t breed them, show them, compete with them or hunt with them. I cuddle them and play with them and read about them and blog about them. After two years of blogging, I consider myself a bit of an expert on their “pop culture” as far as celebrities, movies, commercials, recent health news, big news stories (sometimes happy, sometimes incredibly sad) and exceptional golden retrievers around the world.
The readers and the friends I have made through blogging have kept me going, as well as my love for this breed. Thanks for taking the time!
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