My sweet “Baby Golden” is 12 years old today. 

She is healthy, she’s happy, and she is without a doubt my shadow…as in that sun’s reflection that is always right next to you. And though she loves the dog-daddy, it’s me she looks to and looks for when she needs reassurance that all is well in her world.

It’s hard to believe that she’s 12. I still remember taking this picture on New Year’s Eve, 2004, when she was just 2-1/2 months old…

Isn’t that just the sweetest photo?! Callie was always protective of Shadow, from the day we first brought her home. ❀️

And here she is playing with Callie out in the yard when she was about a year or two old…

I know she still misses her big sister; but she has adapted well. Better than me, for sure; and she has helped me get past many leaky-eye moments over the last 14 months.

So, sweet Shadow, I hope that whatever we end up doing today will make your day as special for you as you’ve always been to us. I know that Callie is with us in spirit and in our hearts, smiling at you as she always did. 

13 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADOW!!!

  1. Susanne says:

    Hi, I don’t know if this email will actually come to you, but I’ve been getting your posts, and LOVE them. I tried to wish Shadow Happy Birthday today, and couldn’t leave a comment because it says my email address is wrong….I haven’t changed it in years (actually ever), so I don’t know how to fix it so I can log in. Any suggestions?

    Anyway, Happy Birthday, Shadow! And, I loved the pictures of her and Callie, especially the one when she was a pup an Callie was protecting her with her paw.


    Susanne Holleman

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    • My Golden Life says:

      I wish I knew what to suggest. Meanwhile, I did get both of your first comments – and liked them – so I’ll go into the blog admin stuff later and see what gives on my end. Thanks for letting me know!


  2. Susanne Holleman says:

    Happy BIrthday, Shadow! Love the photos of Shadow and Callie, especially the one where Shadow’s just a pup and Callie is protecting her with her paw……..so sweet. I can see how you love the Goldens so much! It’s also easy to tell how much they loved each other :).

    Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

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  3. Susanne Holleman says:

    Happy Birthday, Shadow!
    I love the photos of Callie with her, especially the one when she was just a pup and Callie had her paw over her…awwwwww! So sweet!!!!! No wonder you love those goldens so much.

    Y’all enjoy the day!

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  4. Jan K says:

    Happy, Happy, Birthday, Shadow!!! I was going to message you today, Sue, just to see how everything is.
    Sheba will be joining Shadow at being 12 soon (thanks in large part to your Callie watching over her)!
    Hope you all have a fun day today! β™₯

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