2006 Golden Successes

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Duke

Ben

Casey (was Sam)

Max

Bailey
         

Old Ben

Ben

Ben
         

Matt & Buster

Sam

Maverick

Ben

Buddy
         

Kerrigan

Dex

Molly & Kerry
         

Ben (was Reubens)

Lucy & Sophie

Summer (was Ava)

Bridget

Twinkle
         

Sam

Quincy

Kim
         

Ben

Paddy (was Ronan)

Finn (was Rufus)

Fergie (was Puppy Sam)
         

Tim

Ben

Tilly

Rex (now Riley)
         

Sandy (now Honey)

Rusty


Tom


Max


Max

         

Barnaby

Joey

Cleo

Bonnie
    

Do I go home today?
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family, especially the little girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me; they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them - all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter - without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old one and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control and would have to live outside.
This I didn't understand, although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely in the backyard, on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some training as a little pup.
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left",
I heard the worker say.
Does that mean I have a second chance?
Do I go home today?


2006 Irish Retriever Rescue UK