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Well, I survived being the Chairperson for the 2017 and 2018 GRCC National Specialties.  I had a lot of help and it was a wonderful success.  Raine won every class I entered her in and we came home with some beautiful ribbons.


I am thrilled that I now have "adopted" grandchildren to love and cherish along with their mum and dad,  Ryker will be 4 in January of 2019, Nixon will be 3 in March 2019, Hawksen will be 1 in December of 2018 and baby #4 is due end of April.


Chris has been away all summer job training and I can't wait to have him home mid November. We will see where this new phase takes us, hopefully not too far from where we now live, but you never know.


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  


The topic of Taurine Deficiency and the impact on Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Golden Retrievers has become more visible as research moves forward.  This research has pointed toward ingredients used in many dog foods and has prompted the need for increased awareness for every Golden Retriever owner and breeder.


Please take the time to review the following 3 articles approved for sharing to very wide audiences.  Of particular note is the fact that the FDA has become involved and offers a way for you to report pet food complaints within the  linked article.

http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/06/a-broken-heart-risk-of-heart-disease-in-boutique-or-grain-free-diets-and-exotic-ingredients/

http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2016/12/questions-you-should-be-asking-about-your-pets-food/

https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/newsevents/cvmupdates/ucm613305.htm

Additionally, our peers have established a closed Facebook group entitled "Taurine Deficiency in Golden Retrievers" which is linked to Dr Joshua Stern, a very active researcher into this concern.  Members of this group share their own personal involvement and opinions, some of the information shared may help raise your awareness of the issue.

More information will be provided as articles are published and approved