A Pictorial Diary
of a Golden Retriever Puppy's First Year

I love dogs. And I love to take pictures. Both of our four-pawed-fur-babies are rescues...

  • Our wild girl Sophie, a Golden Retriever, came from Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue in 2009. We don't know a lot of her back story, only that Sunshine rescued her as a puppy, along with her mom, dad & sister.

  • Our sweet Josie, a coonhound shephard mix (we think), came from Bandit's Place around 2005. We know that she was pregnant and in a kill-shelter when she was rescued by the kind folks at Bandit's Place. They cared for her through her pregnancy, found homes for her 10 pups (when they were old enough to place) and then she found her way into our home.

    Josie was with us until 2014, when she peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge. She was a wonderful part of our family and we all miss her.


I had this crazy idea that it'd be cool to chronicle Sophie's first year in pictures to share with our friends and family, (as well as with anyone else who might be interested)...


When I started this "little" project, I had no idea...

But now it's done...


Clicking on any of the thumbnails below will take you to slides from each of those weeks. You'll figure it out from there.

Basically, it's oodles and oodles of pictures of our dogs presented in nifty little slide-shows...

And I've struggled over the years to keep these slide shows from disappearing, which is why I also include links to the individual sets. Here's a link to some instructions that I hope will get this going...


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