Maggie is a wonderful, mellow dog. She has such a sweet disposition. After a couple days of not eating, I finally found a combination of food she likes. I had to abandon dry kibble. I am thinking her gums are too swollen and it is painful to eat dry kibble. I tried moistening her food from home, but she rejected that. After several trips to Mad Cat, a pet store in Madison that carries high quality pet products, I found food that she will eat. It is a mix of Nature's Instinct raw diet, high quality canned poultry dog food, and Stella and Chewy's freeze dried patties. We take her on 3-4 short walks a day. She is a slow walker and seems to have a little arthritis. Her vet appointment revealed she is a healthy but morbidly obese older golden. Her weight was 104.8 lbs. Today, I took her back for a weigh-in (while picking up meds for my cat) and Maggie had lost 3 lbs! She is scheduled to have her teeth cleaned on April 22. She is very good with my cats. One of my cats wants to be her friend, but Maggie is indifferent. Another cat has hissed occasionally, but Maggie ignores that, too. My family is so enjoying Maggie. And she appears happy. She wags her tail and looks up expectantly when we enter the room. She prefers to stay in the living room, which is my family's nerve center. And she will not do stairs.