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    Default A new baby arrived at my home this afternoon.

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    A retired couple purchased this golden retriever for $1600 and soon realized they could not deal with a baby. A woman with the local human society gave it foster care last night and called my niece (doing her rotations now and is soon to be a licensed vet). My niece had asked her to stay on the lookout for a puppy for me. I got the call from my sister this morning at 8:30 am. I met the puppy at 9:00 am and then spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon puppy-proofing my house. He arrived at my home at 3:00 pm.

    So now I have this cutey. A male. I do not have a name yet and am open to suggestions. I like Chipper or Chip but am open to other suggestions.
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    Very cute, he looks like a Chip I think
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    damn he's beautiful
    congratulations
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    Beautiful pup!

    Frosty?

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    Just great. Really happy for you - for both of you. You'll sort out a name soon enough.
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    It looks like the start of a happy relationship.

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    He's a keeper for sure

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    Congratulations Tom, I had a male Golden named Sarge. Now That Major has been Indogurated you could consider it. I would be ok with it, just send me pics. lol

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    Congratulations!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby of Tulsa View Post
    Very cute, he looks like a Chip I think
    Make it boaty and call him Skip (Skipper). Or Admiral Nelson (OK maybe not that second one ) JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    A woman with the local human society gave it foster care last night and called my niece (doing her rotations now and is soon to be a licensed vet).
    There is a joke in there somewhere, but the pup is just too cute for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icyb View Post
    He's a keeper for sure
    My family got a retriever when I was about 12, a replacement for the one my parents got as a wedding present.

    We got him from a fancy kennels, his father had won best of breed at Crufts and there was a flat-coat retriever bred by the same kennels that was the Crufts grand champion that year. Each litter was given an official kennel name with a common letter, and our boy was from the K litter, Shargleam's King's Keeper. We couldn't come up with a name we could all agree on, so he just became Keeper.

    ETA: Congratulations on your new companion Tom, he looks fine.
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    Lucky Dog!

    (you and the pup)

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    Great news. What a cutie.
    How about Clipper instead of Chipper?
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    Oh my goodness!

    Congratulations! How wonderful!
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    Not to worry, a name will manifest. I have never named my critturs immediately, some trait, behaviour, habit, or the like will surface. For instance, a kitten that "followed" me home was born in a shipyard machine shop, coat badly oil soaked, became "Scruffy". My blonde Lab, mostly being a lovable idiot, became "Bimbo". Worry not about a name, he'll figure it for you. Well done, may you have many happy years together.

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    Doug. Douglas when he's being naughty.

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    Congrats!

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    I’m jealous, congratulations.

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    Awake after dinner.jpg

    10 minutes ago.
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    EXCELLENT choice.

    Goldens are very kind and people-oriented, though I have met one example that was psychotic.

    You'll learn not to be surprised when he's smarter than you are from time to time.



    Good job, Tom!
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    He sees the vet at 9:00 am Saturday morning. The vet is just 1/2 mile down the street.

    I had to wake him up for his evening feeding. Now he is slepping again. I think we finally wore him out. He had a long day. From here at 9:30 am the woman took him to her son's house (just down the street) where he played with her son's 3 other dogs until she brought him back here to stay at 3:00 pm. Since then he has been outside with me, he's been exploring inside my house, and he has been oohed and ahhed over by me, my brother, my sister and my brother-in-law. I'll wake his butt up again in about 30 minutes to go outside to eliminate. I've got a kennel cage set up next to my bed where he, a doggy bed, and his blanket and toys will spend the night. I am early to bed and early to rise while my brother is a night owl, so puppy will have company most of the day every day the rest of his life.
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    Cutie!
    I was told that, before choosing a name, try yelling it outside to see how it sounds. "Chipper!" might be more distinctive at volume.
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    Beautiful. I like Chip....

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    Lucky dogs, both of you!

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    After hours trying to come up with a name for our golden puppy my wife says, “Sandy”. She was looking at the street sign for Sandy Blvd at the time. We mused about it and decided Sandy it was.

    He was a wonderful dog. Eight years was too little time.

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    They never live long enough. Enjoy every minute.

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    I brought a 12 week old golden retriever home 40 years ago. I named him “Copper” when my father remarked that his coat was the color of a copper penny. So I’ve raised a golden retriever puppy before. They are wonderful dogs who love everyone unreservedly. They are horrible guard dogs. LOL!

    Copper lived 10 years. He had epilepsy and was given phenobarbital every day to control it. He still had a mild seizure about every 30 days. I think those meds are hard on the internal organs. He was euthanized when his kidneys failed and he went into a constant seizure. I hope this little guy suffers no such problems.
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    Congratulations, Tom. He' looks like a sweetie. I trust you will enjoy each other's company for a long, long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heaver View Post
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    Lefty when he is exceedingly naughty.

    Enjoy youy new best friend, Tom.
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    Gronicle.


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    I am falling in love.

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    Oh, man! I want a puppy! One just as cute as that little fella!

    Congratulations, I think both of you won the day.

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    Chipper might work best as your slippers and shoes will soon look like they went through one.

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    Now I’m thinking “Buddy.”
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