My dear sister lost her ten year old Golden Retriever last week. Sugar was the sweetest dog in the world, always smiling and almost always with a tennis ball in her mouth, waiting and hoping someone would throw it for her so she could retrieve it and do it all over again. She at times even slept with a tennis ball in her mouth!
They really are the most wonderful family dogs. We've had a few friends over the years with Golden Retriever's and my youngest sister has had two Golden's. I've never known a Golden Retriever that didn't have a wonderful disposition.
Thank you ... it's one of my favorites! I forget where I first heard that quote but it's one of my favorites. A couple of years ago I typed that quote across the center of a vacation sunset photo, and printed a copy to hang on my kitchen wall.
Thank you Linda! My sister is handling it well, she has a strong belief system and knows that her Golden "Sugar" is not suffering and is in a good place. She has another old dog, an English Springer Spaniel that we all thought would go first because he has a lot of health issues, but old Smokey is still hanging in there. And, she also has a cat! So, although her Golden Retriever has passed, her memories remain, and she has the two other critters to keep her company.
I have lost several beloved pets, well dogs and it never gets easier. My sweet basset is up in age and having some health issues so know where you pet owners are coming from, its like losing your best friend. Lin have a plaque on my wall that says "Thank You God for the everwhelming comfort I feel from knowing you are there" Love It!