As most of you that read this blog already know, our son is moving to Baton Rouge to continue his work with Chartwells Food Service at LSU. He is excited and a bit nervous but that is normal and most times a good sign. We are going to be the resident "dog sitters" while this move is taking place. We will take his dog, Jo Jo with us tomorrow and head north!!
He came to our family at probably the absolute worst time. We had him one month before I was diagnosed with cancer!! With the surgery and then the months of treatment to follow there just wasn't much time to work with him, socialize him and help him with obedience.
He was big, quite big and strong and during this time he managed to pull or I should say jerk Mike's shoulder pretty badly and shortly thereafter Mike was diagnosed with cervical stenosis in his shoulder/neck. Now we don't know if walking Jackson caused that or not but it was a reality...a painful reality. Our neighbor at that time also had a Golden named Nelson and Jackson and Nelson were best buddies. They asked us one day if they could adopt Jackson since we were so bogged down with medical issues. We were so relieved and happy that Jackson would be able to live with Nelson and agreed to let Jackson go. We still miss him and see him every once and awhile. He is doing great!
That brings us up to the current. We have always had a Golden in our life. The first time we full-timed we had our sweet Cody traveling with us.
So we located a breeder of English Cream Goldens in Mississippi and have been in touch with her over about three weeks. We have agreed, if we like him, to adopt one of her puppies from the parents, Baron and Aspen.
They are beautiful!! He is a male and from the pictures looks like a nice boy!! We have never owned the English Golden before and look forward to falling in love with these sweet Goldens.
So our plan is to head to Van Fleet, Mississippi tomorrow while our son packs his moving trailer Didn't we get lucky?? Too old for that kind of work for sure!! He will head to Baton Rouge on Tuesday and we will head that way....soon!! There just might be things to see along the way you know!! Looks like we will be having a few Three Dog Nights coming up.
My crown arrived early!!! Yay!! I was able to get the permanent crown put on last Tuesday. While I was there I had the dentist take a look at my front tooth that had developed a tiny problem during treatment...that stuff is awful!! Anyway, it had developed a tiny spot on the front and I wanted it fixed. Since this tooth had already had a tiny filling in the back and now this one at the top he felt the tooth had been compromised too much and would be weak and possibly break. Well who wants a chipped front tooth so I told him to go ahead and fix it. You guessed it...another crown!! I saw him Thursday and he prepped the tooth and put a temporary crown on. So I am now waiting for that permanent crown!!! This time it will have to wait till July 10th. I will be very careful with it in the meantime!!
I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father's Day!!
Happy Father's Day!!!!