At A Glance

  • Age: 27 years, 8 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Deceased


3/13/06: Anna is a gorgeous gal inside and out. She is 11 years old, spayed, up to date on her shots, weighs 90 lbs..sorry, I hate to tell a woman's weight. She looks good for her weight.

When I went to pick up Ms. Anna (sometimes called Annabelle) she greeted me at the door and was very happy to see me. The previous owners said this is a good sign because it usually takes Anna a little time to warm up to strangers. I think Anna knew that I just lost my senior gal and she decided that she was going to help heal my broken heart. After all Golden's are working dogs and when given a job they rise to the occasion.

Anna was born in California, lived there for 2 years and then moved to New Jersey where she spent 7 years, and for the last 2 years has lived in MN. So you can say she is a well traveled girl...surprisingly, no east coast accent. Anna was raised with another Golden and they were very happy with each other. When he passed away in July of 2005 she became a little depressed and not as active. Anna is wonderful with my Oakley and Arthur, she loves to watch them goof around and play.

As soon as she walked into the house the boys were in love. Oakley was raised by my sweet Amber and Arthur joined our family later but they both loved her dearly. Ever since Amber passed away they haven't been the same. When Anna walked into our home and our hearts, the boys were so excited. Right away they started kissing Anna. The first night, Oakley would go and give her kisses just about every 15 minutes - only one time Anna curled her lip at Oakley and Oakley backed off, giving her the respect she deserves. As I write this update they are all curled up in the computer room laying next to each other. Anna wasn't raised with cats but has showed little interest - she has only sniffed them.

Anna was so excited when my 12 year old son came home, she decided that she likes to sleep in his room. Every time she see him she just lights up. She shakes her little stub of a tail. I guess I should back up and tell you about her tail. A vet recommend that she have it amputated because she would get hot spots and she had "Happy Tail Syndrome" (or least that's what I call it). She would wag her tail so hard that it would bleed. The upside to a stubby tail is that she will never knock anything off a coffee table. I love to watch her wiggle it when she's happy.

Anna has a sensitive stomach and she can only eat Neutro Lamb and Rice and have Neutro Lamb and Rice biscuits. She will throw up or get diarrhea from anything else.

Anna's previous owners had her shaved so her hair is short right now but it's so soft to pet. Anna has a few warts that will bleed if she scratches them, so you need to keep an eye on that as well. If Anna starts to scratch at them then we need to put a cone on her head. Anna also gets ear infections so she needs her ears cleaned out once a week to prevent them.

I have a lot of cute and wonderful things to share with you so keep checking back.

Note from Anna....My foster mom says she can't tell all my secrets in one update. My foster Mom also takes the worst pictures. Foster Mom says since I'm a senior girl that I belong to the purple hat society...I just think I look cute. I'm looking for an active house with another dog to keep me busy or one with people around most of the time. I enjoy being with my humans but I'm very trustworthy when you're not around. If you have kids that would be good too. My foster mom says older kids because I'm an older kid myself, or kids who respect dogs. I'm such an easy girl that just about any home style would be great for me.

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