Every breed of dog has a job assignment in life regardless of their size or shape. Even though Golden Retrievers were originally bred to retrieve game, I am convinced that a golden’s true job and passion is to welcome each and every human and make them feel loved. One of the ways a golden will show its affection is through its nonstop wagging tail. Wagging of one’s tail makes one very tired, which explains the need for frequent naps.
There is an alley that runs adjacent to our backyard. While school is in session, it is quiet but once school is over for the day, the alley becomes a great place to ride bikes. When my golden, Rozie, sees someone, she runs as fast as she can to the fence and jumps up and barks and barks as if to say “Hey, hey, stop. I’m here, please stop, please pet me, I’ll give you lots of kisses. I want to be your friend, I need to be your friend,” (keep in mind that the kids are on bikes so they may pass by ten times in just a few minutes). Rozie’s speak is actually loud barking and I think she scares the kids. I keep telling her to stop barking, she’s scaring people, but she just wags her tail telling me I’m wrong and gives me that sweet smile only a golden can give. You would think after living with me for six years, she would know who is right. Although the dog in this card is not a golden, it will give you an idea of what the kids see instead of my loveable golden trying to be their friend.