When Glacey was younger, she loved to go for long walks by the lake. She would wade in the water but would never go in deep enough to where her feet wouldn’t touch the ground. Go figure, a golden retriever who wouldn’t swim! Glacey also loved to spend time with her puppy cousins, her Aunt Bickie and Uncle David, and especially loved sitting at the foot of her Mawmaw’s chair. She loved being with her family and her biggest hobby was to get everyone’s affection.
Glacey was always full of energy, even in her advanced age. She was a happy girl, loved everyone she met, and will always be loved in return. She was kind and gentle with children, her puppy siblings, and her kitty sibling. She had a great deal of strength as well. For the first half of her life she lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. When hurricane Katrina hit, the house was flooded and they were lucky enough to get out of the flood by getting to the 2nd floor of a neighbor’s house. They were picked up by boat and eventually made it to my house in another city. As a result of not having their belongings, Glacey got heart worms and had to undergo treatment. Her strength of character was displayed by her continued energy and kindness despite the trauma and illness. Glacey was much smarter than she let on. She was stubborn with training to make you think she didn’t get it, but quite sly enough to get food from you. If someone was holding a bowl or plate of food she wanted, she knew just the right spot on an elbow to nudge with her nose to send that food tumbling to the floor, particularly if that was a plate of her favourite Mac n’ Cheese. Glacey lived up to her breed, having not only the most amazing flecks of gold in her fur but having a pure heart of gold as well. She touched everyone that met her and is dearly missed. She was 14 years young when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Breed: Golden Retriever
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