Am/Can CH Emmett x Can CH Luna “Tony”
Am/Can CH Striker x Am GCH/Can CH Martini “Lucy”
Tony, our seventh Golden, is a very special boy. He was the pick of the litter and won our hearts when at 5 weeks old he walked up to the door of the whelping box (all the other puppies were sound asleep) looked us straight in the eye and started “talking,” now better known as TonySpeak. He stole our hearts. We were certain he was trying to convince us that he had to be our dog. It was a classic case of the “tale” wagging the owners, and we fell for it hook, line and doggie litter.
He is beautiful, smart and a joyful spirit — a heart-warming soul if there ever was one. Together with his sister Nellie, they’re our version of “Two Dog” Night. You’ll never need an electric blanket with those two snuggled at the foot of your bed.
Tony is the ultimate people and canine magnet. We live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where Tony has his own fan club. People stop us on the street and ask where we got him and we enthusiastically refer them to Mary. In Central Park he has more devoted fans and he revels in the attention — when he’s not chasing some other dog’s tennis ball.
He is always the center of attention, especially when our extended family comes to town. They’re supposedly there to visit us, but we know who they really came to see!
If he’s not entertaining us, Tony can be found playing with his impressive assortment of toys. When he greets you, he’ll often have one them secured between his jaws — daring you to dislodge if you can! We have never had a dog like him and we treasure him.
We playing refer to him as Tonus, because he truly is our canine bonus!
Thank you Goldiva for being so diligent in breeding beautiful, gentle, smart well balanced pups. He is a joy. (Professional photos by www.dawnnorrisphotography.com in Newburyport, MA.)