“Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at any moment, cry, “Let’s go!” and lead them on a great adventure.”
― Dean Koontz
I have two golden retrievers; Jackson & Gus. I don’t think I’ve seen a more true quote about goldens than the one above. I saw it today on Goodreads and immediately thought “I need some new pictures of Gus!” So I grabbed my camera and beckoned him outside for an impromptu photo shoot. Good dog, Gus.