Last night a volunteer from G.R.R.E.A.T. came to visit our house. (G.R.R.E.A.T. stands for Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training) She brought her big cuddly bear of a dog, Ozzie, with her to explain the G.R.R.E.A.T. adoption process. Ozzie investigated our house, including the side-yard and even went down into the basement, while we talked about dogs and shared a few stories about our previous Golden and member of the family, Grace.
The posted photo was taken in 2005, when Grace was about three and a half years old. She was so gorgeous! And my daughter Alex, now a statuesque young lady who’ll be turning 19 on Friday, was in Middle School. My husband Peter looks about the same. And that’s a good thing.
I was given some additional information about dog foods, and learned we need to be more selective in evaluating the food that we purchase. Many dog foods are laced with questionable preservatives and loaded with fillers.
Next step is to receive an approval letter with a list of available dogs– based on suitability for our family, at which point the ball is back in our court. As the start of a New Year approaches, I am thankful I feel hearty enough to welcome a new dog into our home. I’m looking forward to long walks and more adventures.