Frederick has remained my sweet, patient gentleman. Who would have thought that in the rough condition he presented that he would still be with me 20 months later!!! Happy 16th birthday Fred!!! And thank you GRRoW for taking a chance on him. Fred has found the summer to be tiring and although we get our walks in, they are much slower and shorter. He has figured out that I will cook for him and offer him many varieties of raw meat which he loves so he has decided to become finicky. Last week it was cooked eggs. This week it is raw beef liver. Good thing the leftovers don’t go to waste. My other Goldens must think it’s Christmas with the buffet of foods I am serving everyone now. Golden heaven for sure. My grey kitty Duca, adopted Fred right away and can be found in proximity even though Fred doesn’t seem to be very interested in him. Not sure what the cat sees in his company. Maybe they share stories. Otherwise we are just greeting every day with a golden smile and appreciating each one.