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Hi friends, Poppy here.
I received a very special card in the mail all the way from the USA. Zoe also received a special birthday card. I would like to send a very big thank you to Terri Cockins for her cards and her beautiful words. Mum keeps all our cards in a special box.
Love and licks
Poppy - Latin for overwhelmed x
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Hi friends,
we hope you will wrap your arms around our Aunty Helen Thompson as her beloved Marley Moo gained his Angel Wings yesterday. Although Helen had Marley only 21 months 7 days we are sure this were the best days of his life. We wish there were words we could say to stop your pain. Please know that Marley is now chasing butterflies and tennis balls with the other TGO angels until you meet again. Sending you big hugs
love and licks
Team Golden Oldies xx
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Please help me celebrate the life of my precious Marley who gained his angel wings yesterday afternoon. Because of you Lisa and your love of senior Goldies, I took Marley on at the grand old age of 12 1/2. Words cannot describe how much I loved him and how I wish he could have stayed forever. He was perfection on wonky legs with a soft and loving nature. I am shattered that he had to go but I’m so very, very blessed to have had him in my life, even though it wasn’t for long enough. Rest easy my beautiful boy and know that your Mumma loves you to the moon and back 💔😘 6.10.03 - 19.01.18 💙

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Hi friends, Sam here.
Ok I have a confession to make. Well it's more like an addiction. You see I NEEEEEEEEEEED to take my stuffies outside. It is like it's a matter of life an death. It imperative that they come outside with me. I seriously can't stress it enough how vital it is for them to join me in the great outdoors. However the same need to bring them back inside is not so life threatening, not so vital.
This is the collection of stuffies that were recently found outside braving the cold, the wet. Alone and abandoned. Judging by the look on my face though, it appears that this leaving stuffies outside addiction is not going anywhere soon.
I have decided to start a support group for other addicts just like me. If your dog likes to leave their beloved stuffies outside perhaps they would like to become members of my little group..SALSA (Save All Lost Stuffies Anonymous)
Love and licks
Sam - Latin for No Remorse
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Hi friends, Nev here
Hi friends, with extreme weather conditions affecting many states in Australia we ask you to PLEASE take care of your pets and yourselves today.
-Never leave your pets in a parked car
-Limit exercise on hot days
-Provide ample shade and water
-Watch for signs of heatstroke
Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.

Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. Some breeds of dogs—like boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat.

Love and licks
Nev - Latin for Cool Dude
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Hi friends,
what a beautiful photo of 14.5 year old Jewel and her little sister Belle. A wonderful memory Lisa. Thanks for sharing
Love and licks
Team Golden Oldies xx
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This was my memory from two years ago , my beautiful Jewel aged 14.5 yrs & her baby sister Belle , still one of my favourite photos .

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Hi friends,
Each morning we go for a walk as a family in our backyard . We live on 2.5 acres so there’s a lot to explore!
love and licks
Team Golden Oldies - Latin for Family Time
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Hi friends,
Two days ago you welcomed Ben into the TGO family. However we are saddened to say that beautiful Ben has gained his Angel Wings. Ben may not have been in our family long but he was a member so we ask you to please wrap your arms around Melodie and her family at this time. We wish we had words to take away your pain. Please know the TGO family are here for you and with you at this time. You are not alone. Sending you big hugs.
Run free Ben. May you be chasing tennis balls and butterflies.....
love and licks
Team Golden Oldies xx
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It is with great sadness that I have to report that Ben went to the Rainbow Bridge on Jan 15th between 5:30pm-6:30pm. After a long fight with liver failure it was determined that there was nothing more that could be done for him. We thank everyone for welcoming him to the team before he left us.

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Hi friends, Mollie here.
Yesterday I caught up with my bestie Annie. We found out it was her 91st Birthday last week. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
That means we’re TWINS because I’m 13 and that equates to 91 human years. Bet you can’t tell us apart now!
Please wish Annie a very happy 91st Birthday. Wishing you many more my friend
Love and licks
Mollie - Latin for Even our mothers can’t tell us apart!
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Hi friends, Lisa here.
One year ago a terrified totally shut down little girl arrived in our home. As I looked at Poppy totally frozen in the back of the car I wondered briefly if this damaged soul could be saved. Would I be able to reach her? Was she too far in the dark that no light could penetrate. As I looked at this precious girl I knew we had to give her every opportunity to become the golden girl she was always meant to be.

The first few months it was literally a case of flight or fright. No in between. Poppy would either run from us or if cornered would totally shut down. To the point of being catatonic. Yes she still runs, and still shuts down but slowly, ever so slowly we have seen light and life come back to those vacant eyes.

Every week we witness Poppy make her forward steps and her backward steps as she faces her fears and overcomes her past. I know how hard this is...... facing fears and letting go of the past, the wanting and the needing to feel safe. Sometimes I look at Poppy and see myself. So Poppy will always have a dance partner who understands her, and can see what lies beneath the layers of fear and insecurities. A partner who will be by her side as she navigates this journey....to be there on the good days and not so good days. Poppy has come so far in these twelve months. I know she still has a long way to go. But when I look into her eyes I see more light than darkness now. Her eyes even seem to smile now.

I firmly believe that Angel Sally sent Poppy to us. Like Poppy, Sally was a puppy farm girl. Sadly our journey together ended suddenly and unexpectedly. I felt so sad as Sally in her 18 months with us, never learnt to play and never made a sound. But as I watch Poppy play and wrestle with Sam I know that Sally would be smiling. I thank her for bringing Poppy into my life and in doing so allow me another chance help another damaged soul and in turn maybe help myself.

We have no idea when Poppy’s birthday is, or how old she is for that matter. It is thought that she is about 4 or 5. So on this her Gotcha Day we have decided to make this her birthday. For on this day she was given a new life with a family who loves her unconditionally and who will always want only the best for her

Happy birthday beautiful Poppy and Happy Gotcha Day. I can’t wait to see how far you will come in the the next twelve months.
Love Lisa
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Hi friends,
Please welcome the very handsome Ben to the TGO family. We don't care that you are not Golden Ben we welcome ALL SENIORS to our little family cause all old dogs are special! WELCOME TO OUR LITTLE family
sending you cuddles from across the pond.
Love and licks
Team Golden Oldies xx
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This is my beautiful boy Ben. He is 13 years old. He would love to be part of the TGO team even though he is not a golden.

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