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At A Glance
Mary and Carl Schroeder
Rocket has landed in Fargo and he is a sweetie. He is a 10 year old golden retriever mix who had been living in an outdoor kennel so he is adjusting to living in a house and learning all the rules.
He gets along great with granddog Riley and since they are both older there is not a lot of playing although they did have one game of tug. He doesn't seem to be interested in toys- I suppose he never had any. He will run after a ball but doesn't bring it back. Sometimes he likes to try to hide it under some rocks or leaves. He walks pretty well on a leash and loves to be outside.
He got along great with our grandchildren ages 3 and 6 and seems to really like kids. It was reported that he also liked newborn lambs at his previous home.
We took him to the vet yesterday for his wellness check, got shots updated and microchip in. The Vet checked his back hips for range of motion. Her reply was WOW are you sure you are 10. Checking the other hip she looked at him and said "now you are just showing off". We thought he was 10 going on 2 but that confirmed it. Being 10 there were some abnormal reading in his blood profile. We will look forward to the results of that. He is now on ear drops for a yeast infection and an antibiotic for lymes that showed up on his blood test. We will have him retested later to see if it is working. Once those things are cleared up he will be scheduled for neutering and they are also planning to remove a lump from his front leg at the same time.
When he first came he was content to be by himself watching the world go by out the front door. Today all of a sudden he became a velcro dog and wants to be right next to us all the time. At night he sleeps in a crate at the end of our bed and goes in there fine with a treat.