Rescued Golden Retriever Becomes Trusted Friend

A rescued Golden Retriever added tons of joy to the daily routine.

| January/February 2016

  • Millie the Golden Retriever loved playing with her tennis ball and was the best companion one could ask for.
    Photo courtesy Ginnie Baker

Millie, my beloved Golden Retriever, has been my constant companion for almost 11 years.

Today I say “Goodbye,” and it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

In past years, I had volunteered in several rescue groups for Goldens. One day, I received a call that there was a puppy in rescue right here in Bellville.

She entered my life as a 9-month-old waif. This little girl, only a puppy herself, had a litter of pups at the age of 6 months. They had just been weaned, and the puppies were kept, but she was not.

Millie arrived, a skinny little thing with her tail wagging, as she presented me with her favorite toy – a rubber baseball that was so big she could hardly hold it in her tiny mouth.

Our bond was instantaneous and lasting. We went to the store with Millie in the back seat of the SUV and loaded up on pooch food, puppy biscuits, and all the good stuff I knew she would want.

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