From as far back as I can remember, Golden Retrievers have played a pretty big role in my life. First it was when my dad was breeding and showing them, when he would come to visit and bring two or three of the furry golden puff balls for us to play with. Then it was when I was a little older and he let me come watch while he showed them, as long as I didn’t touch them after they were groomed of course. Later after my father died, goldens were some kind of connection to him that I could still have, even though he wasn’t around. I remember the day he died I left with my golden Phillip and hid by the flat rocks from everyone until I was finished crying. In one way or another one of my goldens has been there for me in good times and in bad.
Having recently been married and at the same time getting our new puppy Bea, I am at a new, exciting and unknown place in life. Now Alex and I have three dogs and Bea seems to have become the alpha dog and reason for all insanity in our home almost overnight. Henry, my most loyal and favorite (although I’d never tell the other two) is getting a little older and slower but always faithful and loving. Albert well, I never know what he is thinking but I swear he’s planning something mischievous constantly, he probably draws on my head at night. He is the only one who cries (howls) when I come home after a few days away, so I know he loves me. These dogs are the center of our household whether we like it or not and although we don’t have children just yet, it sure feels like it. Beamakesthree is about combining all things in life that I love into one place. It also hopefully will give me an opportunity to talk about some things that I am passionate about but, otherwise would keep to myself.
Now, our goldens are not only a connection to my dad but, they are part of who I am and who our family is, they are home to me. In one way or another, no matter what direction I go in life, I always end up back with Golden Retrievers on my lap, covered in slobber, fur, and lots of unconditional love.