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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Introducing Marcie . . . .

As you may remember, things were very sad around our place when Abby & Keeper, our two 12 year-old Golden Retrievers passed away within 26 days of each other in late 2010.

Yesterday, we took into our house Marcie, an eight month old Golden female and we hope to add Ruby, a 1.25 year-old Golden female on Sunday.

Marcie is very energetic, below leaping the roughly 5.5 foot pile of snow I've shovelled off our deck . . . . she's already wary of Polly, our handicapped, two-footed feline terror while Skyler, Maude and Daisy have all plunged in head first in loving her to death.



. . . . . and more zoomies . . . .



below, some posing . . . .



and, below, a moment to study this big, brave new world . . . .



. . . . and, below, since it was still well underneath 20 below in this picture, holding a foot out to try and get warm. . . .



. . . . . leads to some couch time to warm up . . .



. . . . and back outside for more exploring . . .



and pausing to investigate what might be on the other side of the fence . . . . . but there will be many more years to figure that out.



Marcie was offered to us soon after Abby's passing but before Keeper left us . . . . . and much too soon for us to accept.

But the opportunity for Ruby came up last week and, we thought, in for a penny, in for a pound, leading to us to check if Marcie was still an opportunity. She was.

You never say never until they're in your yard, but it looks like we will add Ruby on Sunday.

Both previous owners felt they weren't giving their pooches the time they needed.

Sometime in the next few weeks I will alter the cover of www.goldentales.ca to reflect Marcie & Ruby's new presence, give them a 2011 photo blog and space to begin their own Epik Journey recollections. Abby & Keeper's history will be mentioned on the front and will always have a one-click link to their entire site.

And so . . . . . it begins again.

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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Oh Rick, I am so happy for you!!
What a beautiful, and lucky, girl she is!
I look forward to seeing Ruby and all the tales to come!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Welcome Marcie! I'm glad that you are ready to love a new one Rick.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Congratulations to everyone.

Can't wait to see all the new pictures. Those girls do not realize how lucky they are. But they will soon learn.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Congratulations on the new additions! How awesome for your family and for the newbies. Looking forward to lots of pics of Marcie and Ruby.....
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Congratulations Rick and Carol.

Those are great shots as usual ....Marcie is beautiful and she certainly seems to be enjoying her new home.

Great to hear that you opened your heart and home to two dogs in need. .....looking forward to pics of Ruby.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:54 PM
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I am so glad you have new tails.....I know how sad you were. But Keeper and Abby will live on in your heart. So I am looking forward to the new tales from the new tails........
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 01:09 AM
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OMG! I'm so thrilled and I really needed this pick me up right now. Marcie already looks like she knows she's landed in doggy heaven right here on earth. She's gorgeous. And then Ruby to come also. Rick I'm so glad for you and Carol. They will never replace Abby and Keeper, but they will only add to the wonderful times and memories. I'm just thrilled and think I'll log off now on this happy thought.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 02:10 AM
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Oh Rick,,,she is beautiufl!!! And I didn't know u had cats! Skyler, Maude and Daisy are cats too? Can we see pics of them and Polly? Is your property all fenced in so Marcie can't wander off and go play with the elk?
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 04:18 AM
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Congrats Rick and Carol another very pretty girl that has lucked into a very special home. Looking forward to seeing Ruby. I'm sure Abbey and Keeper had there paws in this.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:16 AM
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Congratulations Rick, Carol and Marcie,,i'm sure Abby and Keeper are thrilled to pass the torch on to this lovely little girl and her soon to be sister..This baby girl doesn't know yet just how lucky she has it..Many new adventures to you guys.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:27 AM
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Congratulations Rick, and Carol

Marcie is one lucky girl and soon Ruby will also

can't wait to see the adventures of Marcie and Ruby
Abbey and Keeper would be thrilled to see you opening up your hearts again
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:58 AM
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I am so very very happy for you and your family. Marcie is a very lucky girl to have such amazing parents.

I wish you luck with your 2nd addition.

I cannot wait to hear about all your adventures and of course the lovely pictures.

Best to you Rick.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Oh Rick, we could never forget Abby and Keeper .


That Marcie looks like a huge bundle of love and fun , I can't wait to meet Ruby and of course to see and read their adventures with you out in Kananaskis Country.

Boy those girls don't know how lucky they are to have you and Carol as their mom and dad .
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:23 AM
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Boy those girls don't know how lucky they are to have you and Carol as their mom and dad .
I was thinking the same. Heck...I may not be blond but I can definately bark and eat relatively well from a bowl.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:26 AM
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I'm sooo happy for you and even happier for those two lucky pups! Looking forward reading about all the new adventures you have with your new additions!
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Awww Rick,I am sooo happy for you and Carol,I have happy-tears running down my face and incredibly happy for Marcie and Ruby,2 of the luckiest dogs in the world.
I am very proud of Polly showing the new girl who really is the boss
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Happy tears here too. Congrats on your two new lovey's. Marcie and Ruby will have many adventures for you to record. Abby and Keeper are roo, rooing for you. patti
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 10:21 AM
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I knew you would not be able to go long without filling your home once again with Goldens. Bless you and Carol for taking on two more. You both rock.
I'm quite sure Abby and Keeper are watching from above. They may even send the newbies are few messages on how to behave like perfect ladies.
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Rick, what a great way to start my day...i am so thrilled for you both. Marcie is very lucky to have you both. I can't wait to see more pics. Congratulations on your new addition. She looks like she fits right in!!!!!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Marcie is beautiful . Congrats on your new addition and soon-to-be addition . Our dogs definately make a house a home and I am glad that you have opened yours to such lucky dogs.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Oh, Rick, what absolutely wonderful news!! She's a doll! Can't wait to hear all about her and Ruby's adventures!!! Congratulations to all of you!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:33 PM
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What great news... I am sure Abby and Keepers souls somehow guided you to Marcie and to Rudy.. you both have big hearts and lots of love for many goldens I am sure. Marcie is gorgeous! looking forward to seeing many more pictures of her and of Rudy when she arrives! Super happy that you both have the new additions to the family )
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Rick I'm so happy for you and your wife, we all miss Abby and Keeper but I know these two new dogs will be very lucky to have you. I can't wait until we get to see lots and lots of new beautiful pictures I have missed them.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Marcie at sunset tonight . . . .



and running at sunset . . .



Thanks for your well wishes.

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OH, she is one beautiful girl, Rick . I see the joy in her eyes, what a lucky girl she is.
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Awwwww Rick she is just gorgeous Such lucky girls Marcie and Ruby are to landing in "Heaven" at your home with your family.

Abby and Keeper arer running right along side at the Bridge giving the paws up

Can't wait to follow the Second Epik Journey!!!!

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Congratulations on your new addition and your soon to be new addition.

You and your wife have kind and loving souls, to bring these two girls into you hearts right now.

It's people like you, and those on this board that give me hope.
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Rick, congrat's to you and your wife. These are splendid photo's of the oh so beautiful Marcie. She is just so golden, a glorious colour, and such a lovely face. If she was a town dog in her previous life she must absolutely love her new home. Hope you have many, many happy years with her and Ruby. Your goldens at the Bridge would be pleased that these two new girls will be as happy as they were with you both.
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