By Megan Kelly
This is my Best Friend, Dublin for the last 13 1/2 years. My ex husband & I raised him from 8 1/2weeks from a place in Temecula! He had the biggest paws you could imagine- so we named on his AKC Pedigree Sir Dublin Big Paws.
Years later, my ex & I later split &I promised Dubs that I’d always take THE BEST CARE OF HIM! I knew in the back on my mind (Gosh when it’s time to let this dog go, I’m going to be 5000x’s worse than the last Golden who I didn’t even raise from a pup). My was my baby extremely spoiled, ate all natural foods was on a variety of supplements (the last year for a medical condition w/ NO SYMPTOM) & even drank AQUAFINA WATER! Yes, you heard that right, not because he was THAT spoiled but because his Holistic vet recommended- that if I really wanted to improve his status ‘reverse osmosis’ was the way to go.’ Which was great because we drank the same water!
He loved the beach &the snow. He loved the car! He was my Saturday AM Starbucks drivethru buddy! Just the word “Starbucks” he would jump around knowing it was time for a car ride! He & I had gone through A LOT of ups & downs over the years together but w/o him & his unconditional love, I couldn’t have made it through those difficult times. He was not only a handsome face, big dog, beautiful soft coat, he was the typical Golden gently, friendly, loved running & playing ball(even at age 13 1/2!).He was so smart too ! He knew his left from his right when either shaking or on his walks! He knew ‘go long or short’ when playing ball! He knew the types of toys he had & I swear to God this dog knew his color! Because his 1st toy was a pig, he always gravitated toward pink toys! It was hysterical! So he loved pigs! That whole, dogs are colored blind, I don’t believe.
This dog loved to hike, with yet another ex, he would always take us on these pretty sketchy hikes like crossing a bridge made of 2×4’s. Where Dubs fell in 1st & I jumped in to fish him out of the streaming water then on the way back, I fell in & Dublin jumped in to get me. Good wet times!
This dog would actually put HIS ENTIRE HEAD INCLUDING NOSE UNDER WATER to scoop up a ball or rock in which he was playing with! He was too funny! &bc I started getting his ‘golden coat’ shaved over the last several years, yes this dog mom bought a 90lb dog a winter jacket for Mammoth!
Never thought I’d be ‘that’ Mom, but I had too, he was freezing& literally freezing his balls off!
Well, w/so many wonderful memories, my 2021 ended w/such sadness &excruciating pain when Dublin had to be put down for unbeknownst reasons (well they found a cyst on his sternum &his liver enzymes rose).
You see I left on a Sunday &he was FINE! Happy, jumping, playful, he went for a walk, played ball even, ate breakfast &I even gave him his ice cream. Then 2 days later he took a turn & I scheduled an appt w/vet, my Dad took him in. The vet called me w/THE WORST NEWS, I wasn’t EXPECTING, so I had to make THAT difficult decision from out of state. That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, to let my baby go.
Thank you so much for doing this for me! 💗💝🌈🍀
sir dublin was such a handsome boy. megan i am sure he also misses the good times with you. you have done your best for him.
He has the prettiest smiles. He will always be with you.