J.R. (crossed over to Rainbow

Golden Retriever/Brittany
Picture of J.R. (crossed over to Rainbow , a male Golden Retriever/Brittany

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Home:San Diego, CA  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Pooters, Poopy, Poochie, Muttley

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

July 5th 1995


Being bathed and brushed.

Favorite Toy:
The cat. They like to play with each other. J.R. doesn't really play with toys...but he will play tug of war once in a blue moon.

Favorite Food:
Any canned food or Greenie's product.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere that's outside the yard. Even by himself when he sneaks out the gate!

Best Tricks:
He sneezes on command. =)

Arrival Story:
We think the neighbor's dog got loose when she was in heat and became friendly with the Golden down the street. I wanted a puppy, but couldn't convince my mom (I was 16 at the time!). I wanted one of the other puppies, but my mom said that if we took one, it would have to be the little furball blonde one. (They called the poor guy "Ichabod"!). I finally gave in, and he's been with me for his whole life--minus the four years I was gone in college.

J.R. gave me a scare when he dislocated his hip at 7 years old. I didn't know what was wrong with him, but the vet at the emergency clinic said that he had sever hip dysplasia and even if they put the hip back in place it wouldn't stay. I thought I was going to have to put him down. =( I took my little mutt home with me and cried all night thinking that I was going to have to take him in the next day to be put down. Instead, I took him to my vet who looked at the x-rays and told me I had three options: one of two surgeries OR put him down. I had her refer me to a specialist. The specialist said that I could do a total hip replacement (about $5000) or a procedure where they cut of the head of the femur and a false joint forms (about $3000). Well, I moved money around and got my limit increase on one of my credit cards and schedule a total hip replacement. My poor dog had had a dislocated hip for about 2 weeks before he finally went in for surgery. I took him in before work one morning. The vet called a few hours later and said that he was able to do the total hip replacement and it was a "textbook case." I picked my J.R. up on my way home from work.

Forums Motto:
Got fur?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How does your human give you PILLS?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 31st 2006 More than 9 years!

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