Acquired: Pet store
Training: Crate, Obedience
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Posted October 16, 2016
I would like to share with you a little bit about a special dog that came into my life, Wyatt. We got Wyatt our Golden Retriever when he was 4 months old. He was easily house broken using crate training. This little puppy was very smart but he could also be the dickens. Wyatt loved his toys, but seemed to like the door frames and furniture even more. He even chewed and destroyed my daughter’s Barbies as well as my son’s toy dinosaurs. Oh and if the door opened, there went Wyatt, with all of the family chasing him down the street.
As Wyatt grew into an adult dog he started to mature. He went from being the destroyer to one of the loyalist dog I have ever met. When I took the kids to the park, Wyatt would sit and watch them. He simply adored the kids; had to always be by their side. If the kids were in the pool, Wyatt jumped right in. When they climbed the stairs to their fort, Wyatt went up the steps. He even would go down the slide with them.
His devotion was so steadfast, he watch the kids become teens. The love they shared was incredible. Sadly when Wyatt was 12 his hips really started to bother him. It became more and more difficult for him to walk or play. One day he could not get up and would not eat his food. He looked at me and I knew, he was so tired of being in pain. We didn’t want to say goodbye but we knew it was time. My oldest son Johnny and I held him as he crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Johnny said, “Mom, I just lost my best friend.” Honestly I’m crying as I am writing this.
Golden Retrievers are very special, Wyatt took a piece of my heart with him. RIP my sweet and wonderful boy.