TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A GOLDEN RETRIEVER
1. He is an ideal companion and pet. He will follow you, love and amuse you all day and every day.
2. He is a born sportsman. He will hold his own in retrieving a bird for you.
3. He is a born gentleman. His aloof dignity is above canine skylarking and petty yelping.
4. He is courageous to a remarkable degree and will stand up for his rights against any foe.
5. He is odourless, always clean and easily housebroken.
6. He comes in several colours to suit your special taste, ranging from cream to deep gold.
7. He has a well founded reputation for being rugged and strong. Equally at home in either cold or ware climates.
8. He asks only that he be with you whether you live in a mansion or the most humble abode. He is at your side day and night and he will warn you of any strangers lurking about.
9. He is most affectionate and delights in riding in your car or sleeping close to you if you will let him, but he is content with his own bed and a simple cover that he can pull over himself. Just to be near you and show his love for you is all he asks.
10. He is a wonderful companion for your children and will take a lot of rough play and enter into the spirit of fun, for he is a born comedian. You can trust a Golden, for they have never been known to betray a confidence.
ONCE YOU HAVE OWNED ONE YOU WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT ONE!!
An adaptation by Hope Phillipson