5 Already…

Guess what everyone!!!

I am 5 years old today!!

Mommy says she can’t believe I am already 5, but I say 5 is just a number and nothing to be concerned about 🙂

Boy, I have had a good day so far…I got a hand full of Froot Loops and some veal neck bones for breakfast, then Mommy shared some of her Skittles with me – I LOVE Froot Loops and Skittles!!

Later my friend Kira and her Mom are coming to visit…I wonder if they have presents for me…

Mommy says her and Kira are going to bake me a cake to share with Rogue and Cessna, I wonder if that means i will need to share it with Kira’s dog, Molly….she’s okay, so maybe I don’t mind sharing.

if I’m good and Daddy gets home early enough, Mommy says we’re going to Rens to get some new toys, come on Daddy, get home in time!!

It’s been great so far being 5…

2 Weeks Old

Abba’s puppies are now 2 weeks old.

2 week old golden retriever puppies

A similar picture of the puppies

Anne says the puppies have opened their eyes and are beginning to walk around.

People can go visit the puppies starting June 14th, the temperament tests will be done on the 9th of July and then we can pick up our bundle of fur on the 12th.

Huib and I are getting really excited about the new addition. I wasn’t too sure what Huib really felt about having another dog, but now that Abba has had her puppies, he has begun to show some excitement about the arrival.

I will post more pictures and updates as they come.

Dean Koontz

Recently I read two books by Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life and Watchers.

Both books featured golden retrievers as main characters. Koontz has a tendency to write books that have dogs in them, and in most cases the dog is a golden retriever.

I really liked A Big Little Life. It had me laughing most of the time and crying in the end. The book is about the Koontz’s first pet dog, Trixie, whom they adopted from Canine Companions for Independence. Trixie was an extremely intelligent golden and Koontz shares her many antics throughout the book. If I had known how the book would end though, I would not have read it because the way he describes Trixie’s last moments was too similar to Aspen’s. The way he described her breathing had me sobbing for almost half an hour. It’s been a year since Aspen passed away from Leukemia, but the way we lost her still bothers me.

The book, Watchers, also had a golden retriever as the main character, so got my attention right away. Einstein has escaped from a military research laboratory along with another highly intelligent, but not so cute or cuddly creature.

I don’t want to give any of the book away because I thought it was quite well written and worth reading. I just found it to be a little too unrealistic for my taste. I am not a science fiction fan though, so if you are, read this book, and if you aren’t, read it too because Einstein was adorable.

Our Potential Puppy

I got an email from Anne at Taygold Kennels.

Abba had her puppies yesterday!!

Abba, a medium colour female golden retriever, lies with her 7 puppies who are just a few hours old.

As long as one of the females fits our needs and scores well on the temperament test, we will be getting our first breeding female in mid-July.

I will post more pictures and updates as I receive them.