Bailey 15-044 | Foster Update | GRRoW

Bailey came to us about 6 weeks ago. He is a very sweet and loving almost-2 year-old. He’ll be 2 on Valentine’s Day, which is very appropriate given his disposition and personality. When he got here there were some behavioral issues noted such as barging out the back door, obsession with critters, not minding his manner and generally described as a kind of a wild child by previous owner. Since he’s been here he has learned basic manners and commands. He will sit and stay until I release him to go out into the yard. He will Sit, Down or Front for treats. He doesn’t beg when we’re eating and even stays in the living room if food is being prepared in the kitchen. The resident 12-year-old alpha female Golden whole-heartedly approves! It’s given her a new spring in her step as well. She even tries to play! Bailey loves to snuggle, eat, get treats and play ball. He also loves to play what we call “Feed the chickens”. We scatter kibble, treats or whatever out in the yard and have him Find it. He has a fantastic nose and finds just as many treats as his buddy. His nose is great at finding just the right ball as well. He loves chasing it in the snow but sometimes he skids into it on the snow and then can’t find it right away. (It’s really quite funny to see. He’s all feet and legs.) But he finds it instantly. Even when I have bad form and he doesn’t see where the ball went, I just say Find It and he does. His appetite is great! No more ribs showing through. He’s actually starting to grow into his feet and head. Bailey is a wonderful boy! He’s everything you would expect in a Golden. He told the pet communicator he loves people and would like a job where he could be with people more. Therapy work of some sort might be in his future. He sure has the gentleness and intelligence for it so stay tuned!