Sorry to hear... I'm entering your zone with my "Pemi".... 11 years now ...4 th Golden Retriever I've owned.. first 3 went at 10 11 9 1/2... this guy is doing good so far hiking,et but I'm on edge enjoying every moment with him.. going to be hard to replace him... my sons are very far away and hardly see them (Maui very expensive and they don't have bucks either) so Pemi is my buddy... hiking since a baby with me. I'll get another but it will be a PIA.. just can't go to Walmart and pick one up..
No more rescues for me.. had many many of them over the years but now need the temperament,obedience,ease of care and health of a good Golden line..at my age.
A puppy and this Xmas Attachment 5762Attachment 5763
Aw, I have a Pemi, also. She will be six in june, it seems like yesterday she was a pup.
ADK 46'r NE115'r NEHH NH 48 x 6 NH48W NH 323/576
Terra NH 48 x 6+ ~93/100 NEHH ~ ADK 35/46
Pemi NH4K~ Gem 35/48