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my promising puppy Lucy

Lucy show picture from her very 1st dog show.
Lucy was wonderfully shown by Michele Tuominen, the owner of Lucy's sire sire
Lucy won Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners, Best Puppy Breed, Best Puppy Group.
Lucy is arguably one of the best golden girls I have created and incorporated into to my breeding program.
Lucy was the result of a complete out cross breeding combining both N American and Australian goldens.
Kathy Carbone and I bred Absolut Sonyc Double Dutch "Mocha"
(you can find more about Mocha on her page on this web site) with 
Michele Tuominen's, Fantango Johnny Walker "Johnny"
The line Mocha, Johnny and Lucy started is still going strong.
When I retired from breeding Golden Retrievers, breeder friends of mine took over the responsibility of keeping that line going.
They are continuing to keep old, classic dogs influencing the breed today.
What is referred to as "Preservation Breeding".

Lucy and Mary 

Lucy is not only an incredible golden girl, she has lived and continues to live an equally incredible life.
When Lucy had contributed her part to my breeding program, I agreed to let her go to live with a senior lady.
Lucy's presence would provide the lady with the companionship she required to feel comfortable living on her own.
There was an agreement where Lucy would return to live with me should she no longer be able to live with the lady.
After 7 years of living with the lady, Lucy was returned to me.

Lucy's 1st day back home

Lucy came home to me suffering from a few major health issues.
Lucy weight was 121 pounds, she was suffering from arthritis and other skeletal issues as a result of carrying around her excess weight.
My veterinarian, myself and my Golden Retriever breeder friend community have worked together
to try to alleviate some of Lucy's physical and health issues.
We have Lucy on a good pain management protocol and we have added some age and joint oriented supplements to her diet including CBD oil.
Lucy is receiving massage therapy and chiropractic treatments in an attempt to put her skeletal and muscle systems back into normal alignment.
At the end of her chiropractic treatments, Lucy walks over to Dr Frederick smiling and wagging her tail.
I'm pretty sure Lucy is saying thank you, I feel good!
Lucy recently started receiving cold laser acupuncture therapy and electrotherapy at Pathways Holistic Petcare.
The goal of these treatments and therapies is to promote whatever healing is possible of some of the damage Lucy has
because of the excess weight she carried around for so very long.
All of our combined efforts seem to be having positive effects on Lucy.
Lucy no longer moans when changing positions when she is laying down.
Lucy has come out of her shell and is the social butterfly I remembered her being, eager to visit with anyone.
She will bark at people who walk by my home, saying hi and asking them to come say hi!
She has made friends with the neighbours and regularly goes to visit with them.

Creed, Pink and I always go for a country walk to start our day.
Since returning to live with me, I always give Lucy the opportunity to come with us.
I leave it up to her as to whether she feels up to coming along with us or not.
Lucy's attendance on these walks had been sporadic when she first arrived here.
With her weight loss and the extra TLC mentioned above, Lucy always wants to go for her morning walk.
I take Lucy for a short walk than let her rest while I take her grand kids Creed and Pink for their longer walk.

At the time of writing this, Lucy weighs around 80 pounds.
Lucy weighed 70 pounds as a mature adult, a big golden girl that's for sure.
Getting Lucy to her former adult weight is in all likelihood not possible as there are excess skin folds which we will never be able to get rid of.
I am fine with where Lucy is weight wise as it gives her some reserve to have to draw upon should she get sick, which can happen with senior dogs.

Lucy slim n trim                                               Peek I see you      
Lucy relaxing in her front yard                               Lucy's beautiful smile

Lucy has reaped so much benefit from the support and efforts of the loving global golden retriever community to which I belong.
It really has taken a village to raise Lucy since she has returned to me.
Everyone contributing their own unique advice, success stories and encouragement.
Every few days, I get asked "how's Lucy doing"?
Reports on her status are met with much enthusiasm from friends world wide. 

A day to celebrate all that is LUCY!!