BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday's Memory-Brandy

Brandy (Golden Retriever) was the first dog I owned as an adult.
I bought her in 1975 while living on campus at the The University of Georgia.
When I visited the breeder another girl was there who wanted Brandy.
The girl was also living on campus and wanted the breeder to hold the pup for two weeks until the quarter ended. The breeder was moving and needed to sell Brandy ASAP, so I bought her and successfully kept her hidden for two weeks.



I sang Golden Ears to Brandy...

modified from David Bowie's Golden Years.

Brandy and I were happy to move to the North Georgia mountains.


Brandy was my first of three Golden Retrievers.




Happy Trails,

38 comments:

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

You guys looks like fantastic friends!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Well, I've had three Golden Khousins...I've gotten to meet Merdie but Auntie Di had Sierra AND Merdie has a sisfur Lexie...

Tank woo fur sharing your special Golden Girl!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mr Koda MD said...

She sure was purrty!!

Great friends? Maybe she was a human trapped in a puppers body like I am...

Koda

Mango said...

I think our first grown up dog always has a special place in our hearts.

Mango Momma

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What sweet pictures.

Anonymous said...

I remember Brandy. What a great friend she was! Beautiful and sweet! Brought tears to my eyes this morning. SH

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word Brandy is a beauty and it is obvious you two were meant to be together. Two gorgeous Golden Girls.
What a sweet story.
Madi and Mom

Heather and Ellie said...

The love of a Golden is so great! What a sweet girl.

Byron said...

What a beautiful puppy and a beautiful story.

Gloria said...

Those pics are just soooooo SPECIAL!

Andrea said...

She is beautiful!
Blessings, andrea

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

I love your story. I can't imagine how you kept a puppy hidden for 2 weeks!

Alex93andme said...

What beautiful pictures and a very beautiful story!

Deb said...

What a lovely post & wonderful memories you have of sweet Brandy ♥

Kari in WeHo said...

First dogs always hold on to a special piece of your heart :)

Kathy said...

Sweet pictures of the two of you!!
Happy memories!!

Like the guy said who had 4 Golden Retrievers at our last park, "can't live without them!!"

JackDaddy said...

Confession is good for the soul! :)

bbes tribe said...

Great pics & great friends. She was Beautifullll!!! Some good memories too. It's good to remember the good times we have had. We like your Monday Memory posts.
Tailwags & love
Ernie, Sasha, & Chica

The Thundering Herd said...

That last picture is precious. I remember fondly all of the canines in my life.

Samantha said...

Clever you to have grabbed beautiful Brandy! You look so happy together - you are both such lovely golden girls! Love the song you sang to her haha!
Hugs xo
Sammie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love it!!!!!!!!! I just love it so much!!!! You have had a wonderful life so far and I am sure it is going to be great from here on out!!!
You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kiss the pups, Bambi & Fern

Anonymous said...

I love your photos!!
The one with you and Brandy sleeping on the pillow especially.
CRS

The OP Pack said...

It is easy to tell how much you both loved each other. Brandy was so beautiful and so are you - great photos

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

alaskanarcticexpedition said...

Great memories, great pictures! I can just imagine you singing "Golden Ears" to Brandy. I always sing to our dogs! They love it...or at least I like to think they do! ;)

Thor said...

What beautiful story and lovely pictures! What special and sweet golden girl! Thanks for sharing with us.

Twinkietinydog said...

Brandy the "hideaway" dog must have had The life. What photos. Made me gushy. I guess I should put Brandy of my list of furiends I plan to visit when the time comes. What? This is a very positive comment and not macabre whatsoever.
Twink!

Remington said...

What a beautiful memory....

Suka said...

Brandy was a beautiful pup! You two look so great together, especially since you both share blond hair. The pictures are fantastic and the story is sweet!

Thank you for sharing!

Suka

Sonic said...

Oh she's really pretty! My Pops likes to sing songs to me too, but they rarely make sense and barely rhyme at all.

I'm sure Golden Ears would've been a really sweet song!

Sonic

Huskee and Hershey said...

Thanks for sharing the story of Brandy... she is gorgeous and I am sure you two shared many wonderful moments together.

Ina in Alaska said...

I remember the song Golden Years! Now I cannot get it out of my head. Lovely memory. Brandy was adorable and I am sure well loved. xoxo

Rachel said...

They say, "Brandy... what a fine girl... what a good dog you will be." Your first dog (all your own) is a TRULY special friend indeed. Loved your pick too. Thanks for sharing.

Dory and the Mama said...

Those pictures truly say everything!

What a wonderful girl she must have been!

Smileys!
The Mama and Dory

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Kit,
Love your first dog when you were an adult. Goldens are so pretty, but I love that short hair of the labs. And all the mixes. Of which Bambi is a mix of whippet and lab and a few other things probably!!
For sure lab tho.
Kiss the kids, Bambi, & Fern

Mango said...

How can such small dogs produce so much fur? It is like nothing we have ever experienced. The Mango does not shed like that. I am surprised that there is any hair left on my little brother at all.

I bet his breeder is laughing right now, because she did warn us and momma said oh yeah, whatever, sure, labs shed. Never once suspecting the horror of it.

Slobbers,
Mango

Ninny said...

A girl and her dog...whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend was wrong.

Liz

Life With Dogs said...

Golden Ears is precious! How great to see these old pics. :)

Twix said...

I love that you are doing this. My mom thought about it several weeks ago but hasn't acted on it and now you are doing it! Love it!
Brandy looks like a wonderful girl. I bet she holds a special place in your heart.
Snuggles,
Twix