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Picture of Gracie at Goldstock
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I wanted to share this picture of Gracie that was taken at Goldstock Camp.

Goldstock Camp is a weekend long celebration of dogs as well as a fundraiser for Golden Rescues.

Goldstock is held every Labor Day weekend in the Poconos. It is held at a children's camp, and families stay in cabins with their dogs.  There are all kinds of activities including dock diving into a lake.

This was our first time there, and there were about 300 other Goldens and their families.

I thought this picture was really cute. Gracie was 10 weeks old.


Gracie at GoldstockImage Enlarger


Here is the link to the photographer's fiicker account with some more great Goldstock pics.

Gracie was one of 2 Tripawds there.  | Gracie |Image Enlarger

I am providing the link to give credit to the photographer.


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Awww what a sweet photo of Gracie!! Such a sweetie pie!!! Look forward to hearing more about Gracie and her adventures with your daughters!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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Oh my gosh I just want to scoop her up and cuddle her!  What a pretty girlsmiley

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10


I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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She smells yummy too!


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I was just wondering the other day if you guys  went. What FUN! OMG!

That photog is pawesome, those pics are calendar quality (but of course, Gracie is the absolute cutest one of all!). Thanks for sharing.

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AHHH she is so beautiful, Goldies are such brill dogs, and she is definately one of the cutest.

Guiness is my baby we have had 8 wonderful 4 legged years together.

We intend on having many, many more 3 legged ones

Guiness took on a moving car and lost.

Leg amputated 16-09-2010

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Gracie was having trouble learning to walk with a regular collar. She didn't realize she was attached to a leash, and kept falling over sideways. She wasn't big enough for a Ruff Wear harness ,  so I got her the little pink harness you see in the picture. She is doing much better with that and can now walk just fine on a leash. My husband calls this little pink harness her training bra LOL. 


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OMD!! That is the cutest picture  - my heart is melting.  And to be among 300 goldens too??? Now that is what I would calll heaven! (You probably can't tell I'm partial to Goldens).  Thanks for sharing.  So adorable! laugh

Kami, Mackenzie & Kobe

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

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She is love bug!  I could smother her in kisses!

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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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Gracie is a sweet heart!  She is just beautiful and what a great photo.  I'm so glad she's adjusting to the training bra - it looks really cute on her.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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What a golden cutie! If we had been ay Goldstock, we would have wanted to take all the Goldens home with us! As far as we're concerned, you just can't have enough Goldens in your life!

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OMGosh - If you want the definition of adorable cuddly cuteness - you just take one look at Gracie!! Isn't that the sweetest picture? 300 goldens in one place, I don't know if I could stand all the cuteness. 

Dx Osteosarcoma  3/31/10.  Amputation 7/21/10. Honey put up a valiant fight and lost her battle 9/22/10. Missing her and treasuring 9 years with our Honeygurl.

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OMD!  She is so cute!!! I just want to kiss her nose!  And I laughed at your husband's comment - that was pretty funny!

Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!

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