We had to say goodbye to Recon.
Recon became more than my buddy. She was a true companion. Recon was very smart and attentive. She really enjoyed people as goldens do. We would just go anywhere and she would make friends, Recon was a giver.
Recon will be missed, but the joy she provided will remain.
Recon has found her forever home. They said she was a Velcro dog and that is fine with me, she is my buddy. They said that she can be persistent and likes a lot of attention. Who doesn’t? I think she gives back what you give to her, and, wins you over.
We go for a lot of walks and that is something she needs. We have been going to obedience training and are doing well. She is a smart dog where being consistent with her is a win-win. She is selfish with her toys; we are trying for some sharing so we can toss the ball for her. Recon does let me know when the ball goes under the bed so, I can retrieve it for her. Recon usually just walks around and keeps it in her mouth. She is fun to watch when she entertains herself playing with one ball in her mouth and rolling the other around.
We have been working with her need to bark and letting us know when something is outside or at the door. When Rusty our miniature donkey talks, so does Recon. We are working her into the family so this is not a continuing habit. We also watch the kitchen counter; she has scored a couple of times.
Being a six-year-old dog going on seven, she does have lots of energy. It is amazing how fast she can run when she gets excited.
We are blessed to have Recon in our family, AND, thank you Golden Bond for bringing her into our lives.
Recon was adopted on December 14, 2015.
Recon’s Available Story:
Hi! My name is Recon (#2631) and I am a wonderful (if I do say so myself) 6-year old spayed female. The first thing everyone who meets me asks about is my name. Well, the short version is my former owner’s assignment in the Marines was reconnaissance. The second thing they wonder about is why such a pretty, loving, healthy girl like me is up for adoption. Again the short answer is my family could no longer give me the time and attention I need and deserve.
My foster family thought I might have some trouble adapting after living with my former family since I was 10 weeks old, but they say I fit in right from the beginning. They saw I just want to be loved and petted, and I get plenty of both here. Whoever adopts me needs to be ready to pet me – a lot. I can be quite persistent about that, putting my head on your knee and staring hopefully until I get even more attention. Can a girl ever get too much love?
My new family also needs to have time to exercise and walk me. My foster family has been taking me on three walks a day with my foster brother Max, and I love it. Truth be told, I would go on six walks a day, but I know nobody has time for that.
Like any dog or human, I’m not perfect. I have some itchiness (I chew on my feet sometimes), so I am on a special diet. I can be willful – I love to chasing a ball but not so much giving it up. And my foster parents are working on my barking at dogs and people who walk by the front window, although I never bark at anything on my walks. Also young children who tease and tug are not my thing. I’ve had a couple of sebaceous cysts removed, so my beautiful curly coat has two bald spots that should grow back soon. Then I’ll be the beautiful loving girl who can make your family complete.