River makes his own indelible mark on our hearts

River, our handsome two-year-old golden retriever, has an intriguing personality that continues to combine charm and kindness with pensive thought. He is often intense and a little serious, staring with deep, dark, warm brown eyes.   He even possesses an inner serenity that is quite unusual for his breed. As you stare into those big beautiful...

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River – A special combination of calmness, jubilation and devotion

River possesses a soft yet intense stare with charcoal rimmed milk chocolate eyes that melt the heart and guarantees him more than his fair share of the family room couch. This, however, is far from his only demand. If there happens to be a stray blanket or too many pillows on the couch he sits...

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River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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Spirited, spunky and loving – River zooms his way into our hearts

A year ago on December 17 in a blinding snow storm River became a part of our family. A white-knuckle drive home to New Glasgow from northern New Brunswick was his introduction to life with the Dickson/Campbell family. He snuggled in like he always belonged and despite the crawl home, it was full speed ahead....

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River’s dog house is the lap of luxury

Life with River is very busy, especially since he entered the “toddler” stage. He is constantly on the go and always has extra energy to burn, regardless whether we do or not. Just like parents of young children, you are not allowed to be tired or heaven forbid sick – you must be on top of...

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Big boots to fill

It is often said not to have a puppy introduced into the family at Christmas time but our experience turned out to be a most magical one. River’s arrival a week before Christmas Eve became a holiday focal point and gave memories long to be treasured by family, friends and neighbours. People couldn’t wait to...

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Run, Striker, run

By Kimberly Dickson Life with Striker was going along as it should in his 12th year with a few bumps associated with his older years as might be expected. Runs on the beach were not as long or fast as they used to be, yet were filled with bursts of gusto and joy as he...

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