Hi SCARS! I thought I’d give you a little update on my boy. Thanks to you, it’s been five unforgettable years with this guy. In five short years, Cash has moved nine times across three provinces, has charmed everyone he’s met, and has probably eaten about 15lbs of butter off my counter. And counting.

I’m sure that number will continue to climb due to his fiendish ways. Luckily Cash likes to stay trim. Last summer he ran over 700 kms to keep me company while I trained for a race and spent countless hours chasing sticks and ducks in the river. He’s a seven-year-old puppy and shows no signs of growing up, even with his new grey hair.

Cash was abused before he came into my life and we had a lot of demons to work through. But we got there thanks to his larger than life personality and gentle, trusting nature. Despite his past, my 85 lb boy loves with his entire being and embodies everything I never knew I wanted or needed in my life. He’s the most forgiving soul I know and wants nothing more than to curl up on my chest at night. Cash is my velcro buddy and you couldn’t take him away from me if you tried. I’m so eternally thankful that I went and met him that day despite my misgivings: I was looking for a golden retriever and ended up with the most perfectly imperfect Alberta Special out there. He’s the best friend I ever could have wished for and I can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring!

I’ve attached some pictures so you can see how handsome he’s become!

Thank you, Alyssa