Got black dogs now in trials, but am always thinking of Goldens and wishing them well.
Still have our 13 year old Pardner grandson Flyway's October Pardner MH, QAA, who earned all age pts. in all breed trials before an injury to his spine caused his early retirement at age 5. His spine surgery was right after he ran in the 2004 GRCA specialty and got a placement in the Open and in the Amateur -- we didn't know he was in pain until Sunday night. Unfortunately, the surgery on his spine was not successful.
Now Opie is partially deaf, he has cloudy eyes, and he groans and moans when he gets up, but throw him a duck and he comes to life! This last weekend he was at a hunt test with us. He snatched a duck off a bird rack and pranced around showing it off. Several tosses and he sprinted for it like a kid. He will always be our heart-dog.