Flying Retrievers

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I’m learning more and more about the Golden Retriever.  If you can imagine a pie, a large slice is dedicated to sleeping and snoring.  There is a small sliver for eating, but they eat so quickly not much time is spent there.  The entire pie rests in a butter crust of “eating desire.”  When you’re not looking they will eat the pie.  There is a fair slice of cuddles and pats.  And the final slice is retrieving.  It’s like they were bred to retrieve.

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Chorale is the most athletic.  She’s the one with the orange collar.  When the ball is tossed, she leaves the young boys in the dust.  She’s a grumpy bitch with amazing athletic ability.

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I love to watch their face so dedicated to the thrown object.  They follow that object so closely, their bodies do crazy things to get that thing.

They fly.

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And tug a bit with the wee one as he learns this whole retrieving thing.

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Then they rest.  And smile.

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Chorale sits by her well retrieved mini rugby ball.

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Lumi displays his crazy black and pink tongue.

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One thought on “Flying Retrievers

  1. Shirley August 30, 2014 / 5:36 am

    So lovely to see Chorale grumpy but happy and the boys enjoying themselves

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