I have had Goldie for 7 fun years.
We have walked at least 5,000 miles together. Chased 3,000 birds. Caught 50 lizards, five gophers and one very mad rat. Been through one major and three minor surgeries. Rattlesnake bite. Foxtail in the eye and one in the ear. She has dragged me through bushes, into the ocean, over fences. She is an adventuresome dog and I am her enabler.
And as I say to her every day, I still think she is "the greatest dog in the world."