Sugar graduated from puppy school with top grades. That pup has an old soul, you'd think she was an adult, not a baby. This dog is not going through the typical puppy issues I had with her mom. Honey put me through two years of tears and troubles. I'd heard that golden retrievers had a protracted puppyhood, and she sure did. She was boisterous and busy, until we bred her at 2, and she grew up over night to become a gentle girl.
Still curious and on the go, but slowed down and easier to live with.
These two are best friends, and love to play. And when she isn't playing with her mom, she is docile, quiet, and thoughtful. She learns fast, remembers everything, and is as sweet as her name.
But all of those curls were made of velcro. She picked up every twig, bit of grass, piece of rubbish, leaves, burs, everything she got near! So we shaved her down short and she looks like she is made of crushed velvet.
And she still looks pretty cute!