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Old May 6th, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Introducing Pete . . . .

Pete, a 2.5 year-old owner surrender Golden, has joined Ruby and ourselves.

Pete and Ruby below, two days in, are getting along fabulously, as though they've been friends forever, although still deciding on the toy ownership issue.

We were not looking for a new Golden right now but our neighbours, also heartbroken over the loss of Abby and Keeper late last year, heard of the opportunity, brought our name into it and then served as a matchmaker.

Pete comes from a young lady in downtown Calgary and was very well looked after and much loved. Unfortunately, there are some lifestyle changes coming in her life - perhaps moving to Vancouver for Art School - and she felt she would not be able to give Pete - formerly Tate - the hours he deserved.

For our part, we were putting off the search for a few months to let Ruby settle in more . . . . but the early reviews on this are very positive and Pete seems to be loving his new life and the new attention.

Pete with the ball, Ruby in pursuit . . .

And newcomer Pete . . . .

Abby and Keeper were unique of course and Pete and Ruby will write their own legends and legacy, just as the former did. There isn't any attempt to recreate something that has passed.

Still, for the first time since Abby and Keeper left, it feels like a certain balance has returned to our house . . . . even the cats seem to sense it.

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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Oh my dogs!!!!!! I just love the smushed cheek-to-cheek shot . Looks like a match made in heaven . Congratulations to you all.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Oh Rick I am so excited for you and Carol

And that first pic is just wonderful
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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Two beautiful Goldens you have...they are lucky dogs to be able to live out there with you and Carol and the cats...who could ask for more! I am sure Abby and Keeper approve and are pleased!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Rick, I am so happy to hear you have another dog in your life, and look forward to your wonderful pictures again of all that stunning landscape with the dogs enjoying every minute.

Congratulations on finding a new friend.....they will no doubt have a great time together.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Stunning Goldens !!!!! I am also looking forward to your beautiful pics of these two and the landscaping.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Pete is stunning Rick!!

they do look like they get along, a match!!

I hope that it will work out for you and Carol, Ruby and Pete and bring balance to your beautiful loving home
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the morning tears Rick!! I am soooo happy for you, Carol, and Ruby. I am positive Keeper and Abby are looking down from the Bridge with a lot of excitement for you all and maybe just a tinge of envy that they don't get to share in the fun. Many many to you and Carol. So much to look forward to.................
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Congratulations all around!! They look like they're well-paired! That first pic just says it all

I'm so happy for all of you, Rick!!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Well they do look like a match made in heaven! So happy for you all that your family is complete again. Looking forward to following the new tails.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Rick I do not post often anymore, but I do when it's something really important...and this is one of those times.

Congrats. Pete is a very lucky boy.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Aww Rick,I am so happy for you and Carol,but even more so for Pete,he'll soon find out he is in absolute doggy-heaven
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Old May 6th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is gorgeous The picture of them side by side makes it difficult to believe they are not from the same litter...they look alike. I think it is perfect match. So happy for all of you

"Still, for the first time since Abby and Keeper left, it feels like a certain balance has returned to our house"

I know that feeling...even with our beautiful Zoey. We know it is going to take another dog to balance things out. Patient and hopeful we get as lucky as you when our time comes.

Love the pics and look forward to following their adventures
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Old May 6th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Congratulations, he is beautiful!!! (And so is Ruby!!)
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Old May 6th, 2011, 08:35 PM
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I defy anyone to look at that first photo and remain straight faced. They look so happy together, and so alike. I also thought 'litter mates?' . I think it's very nice that your neighbors stepped in like that , Rick, good people. They deserve to be just as happy with your dogs as you are.
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