I just got off the phone with Tom who let me know of some sad news. Amos' sister Goldie was put down today. She was quite the bitch. She didn't much like strangers or other dogs, but she was a faithful and loyal dog to her human family and to her brother, Amos.
|Goldie and Amos in Wakefield|
I first met Goldie on an outing to Wakefield, MA to help Dan & John (Tom's ex) clean out Dan's childhood home after the passing of his mother. As mentioned above, Goldie did not particularly like strangers. I approached Goldie cautiously who growled and showed her teeth. Amos came trotting over and nudged her snout with his. She instantly stopped the snarl. I've always been in awe of that moment, of the two dogs communicating, without words, saying, "He's OK." I would see her teeth many times after that but not in an aggressive way. Goldie had a way of smiling by baring her teeth as if in attack mode, but with her tail wagging.