We have two wonderful Golden Retrievers, Lucy and Jake. We got Jake on a whim right after Hurricane Katrina. We went thinking we would 'just look' at some puppies. Well, you know how that goes. We call him our 'discount doggie' because he and a few other puppies had ringworm and it caused some bald spots on his paws and tail. The puppies were already over 7 weeks old and the lady didn't have many prospects for homes for them. They were AKC registered and come from champion bloodlines and she said she usually charges $450 for them but was only asking $250. Then she told us if we chose a ringworm puppy we could just have it for free. We didn't feel right about just taking him so we paid her $100. It evened out in the end because we had to spend so much money on vet bills to treat the ringworm. He now has a very fluffy tail so we obviously got rid of the problem! Jake will be 3 next month and has been such a great addition to our family. He gets a little wild when he goes out front and there are no walls or fences to hold him in, but otherwise he's very gentle and sweet. And he's lazy, too, which I love. Lucy rises with the sun ready to start her day but Jake enjoys getting in the bed with me and sleeping in (not that I do to much of that anymore!). I think he and Will are going to be very good friends. Jake loves to be near him and has an endless supply of kisses for him (he's not too good at listening when we tell him to stop licking the baby).