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Natasha Bell

My love of Golden Retrievers started many years ago, owning my very first, Fizzy in 2001 in the UK where I lived. Immigrating to Perth in 2004 we gained Roxy in 2005 to keep Fizzy company but also to get her a little more active as we found her struggling with the heat. I was hooked and have owned 2 or more Goldies ever since.

We lost Fizzy in 2015 at the grand old age of 13.5 and were blessed with Midas who we rehomed at 11 months old very soon after losing Fizzy. Midas gave Roxy (9) a new lease of life and to give something back for being blessed with Midas, I became a foster career for a Retriever Rescue, fostering and rehoming 5 dogs over an 18 month period.

Midas and Roxy were such wonderful role models to these rescue dogs and welcomed them into their home with such a tolerance and compassion, it was incredible to watch but heart-breaking at the same time. Midas being very young himself enjoyed the playtime and Roxy taught them their manners. Letting go of these rescue dogs became a little too heartbreaking, but I was now accustomed to 3 dogs and on my 50th birthday I become the mother of my own Golden trio, welcoming Ziggy, half-sister to Midas.

I am now back to two goldens again, losing Roxy in September last year very suddenly. She lived a wonderful life until the very end. Roxy was a beach babe, very much after my own heart. The beach was her happy place and she enjoyed a swim on her very last day.

I joined the club over four years ago and came across them on Facebook. I loved the interaction of fellow golden lovers who were so happy to share their knowledge and give good advice. I have attended various events such as loose lead training, sniffer dog training, puppy information sessions, meets and am now a committee member. I have made such wonderful friends within this club and love the passion they hold for the welfare and continuation of this beautiful breed of dog.

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