We are a Proud Military Family with one son serving in the Army and the other served in the Marines.
Marcia was a founding member of Marine Parents United, which went nation-wide with its conferences to help support, educate, train, uplift and love military families. Here is a PowerPoint slide show with music, celebrating its 5th year anniversary. God Bless our Military and their Families!
Friends of Golden Clover (See their pics and stories below)
Mentors and Friends
We recognize that we would not have achieved any of our goals with out the help of our friends in the dog world and our mentors. Julie Speer of Splendid Goldens had enough faith to entrust us with one of her first puppies out of her first litter. That was our Angel. We can't thank Julie enough. Karen Mills of Patriot Gold and Cathy Gaca of Bearcreek Kennels helped us pick out Angel and then have offered invaluable information and instruction to help us along our journey. Cathy has been incredible with her support. Then, we learned so much from Julie Corral and finally purchased our 2nd golden from them, LoverBoy. Cortney has shown him to perfection and we have enjoyed this family so very much. They gave us a dream puppy in Dreamer when Angel died. We are so thankful for this friendship. Laura Kling of Laurell and Megan Strickland sold us Seraph and have been a wonderful support throughout her pregnancy and beyond! Judy Kahldal of Crystal Falls, Susan Still of Foxborro, Eileen Hackett and Kate, Karen Brady of Karagold, Lavada Martin of GFA and Barb Rollins have all been of great help. We have made many friends in Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, California, Texas, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan and Canada plus all our friends from White River GRC that I can not list them all for lack of space, but I do want to acknowledge how everyone has helped us along and has made us feel welcomed in the golden world. Please enjoy the following stories and pictures of our growing Golden Family.
Letting Dreamer go to a new home was one of the hardest things we have done in a long time. Dreamer is what I call a therapy dog. He was given to us as a gift to help us after Angel died. We raised him from a puppy and he indeed provided lots of good therapy for us as he kept us going. He was the same age as our puppies would have been. However, as things don't always turn out as planned, Dreamer did not pass his elbow test, and we were heart broken as we had great plans for Dreamer along with him being the "favorite" of many family members. We heard of a family that had just lost their sweet golden boy to an accident. Our hearts were drawn to this special family, and we felt compelled to share Dreamer with them. He is out in sunny California with Dougald and Hannah, practicing vets, and their collie, Carolyn plus two cats. They truly love him and Dreamer is indeed doing a good job in helping them recover from such a tragic loss. I believe Dreamer is living up to his name, and he was sent here to indeed, be a therapy dog and help us humans along. We thank Julie and Cortney Corral from Lakesyde for sharing Dreamer with us and for helping us recover from Angel's death. Dreamer's full name is Lakesyde's I Have a Dream
One of our first families to want a Golden Clover pup, was the Heckman family from Kentucky. We had lots of fun keeping them updated on Seraph's pregnancy and sending lots of pictures of the puppies as they grew and developed. They wanted a calm, quiet girl and they have truly fell in love with a sweetheart! Maggie is loved and cherished by a wonderful family. Her full name is
Golden Clover's Arwen of Rivendell.
We are very excited to have a California connection with Lego, from our first litter, going to the Villamar family. It was really nice to learn that Fernando is a retired Marine. OohRah! We know this special, quiet boy has a good home with a very loving family that has overcome a fear of animals and dogs. We are so pleased that Lego could help this family learn to love a dog and receive great love and joy in return! Lego's full name is
Golden Clover's Legolas Greenleaf of Mirkwood.
Brody was our first puppy to leave the nest. It was hard giving him up, but we knew he was going to a fun home. The Halstead's of Ohio, wanted a sweet, quiet, little boy and they got that and more. Brody began training right away and has not looked back. He is loved and is played with every day and gets to go on long walks daily. Brody's owners talk about how smart he is. It is reported that now Brody will wait aside his master's bed in the morning, with leash in mouth, waiting to go on his morning run! Brody's full name is
Gln Clvr's Shadowfax, Gandalf's Ride
Eowyn has a wonderful new home in Tennesee with Judy and Cathy. She will be Belle's new playmate and they are getting along famously! We are very happy for Eowyn to have such a great family to love her! Eowyn's name is Golden Clover's Lady Eowyn of Rohan
Memphis's Family AKA "Bruiser"
The Harris family is special to us as they were also one of the first inquiries of our puppies and we kept them up to date concerning Seraph's pregnancy and the development of the pups. Mrs. Harris was purchasing this special pup for a special guy while he was away serving his country in Iraq. Her husband was getting a puppy for his birthday! It was a lot of fun working with this special military family. Bruiser got his name by being the biggest pup of the group. He was second born and was always lively and fun. A special pup went to a special family. Thank-you for your service, your dedication and your sacrifice to the entire Harriss family! Memphis's full name is
Golden Clover's Boromir, Captain of the White Tower
Oliver's Family (aka Frodo)
When Sabrina called and said she wanted the "wild child" of the group to train for obedience and to show in conformation, I was happy to let her know that we had the perfect pup for her. When "Head Boy" went out with her in the yard, it was obvious that these two would make a great team. We are very excited to have Sabrina own this special boy and we know she and Oliver will go far! Sabrina, her husband and their dog family live in Indiana. Her website is http://www.4seasonskennels.com . Here's to Oliver living up to his full name,
Golden Clover's Frodo, Lord of the Ring
Our "Pink Head" went to the Bonnell family in Indiana. Izzie has been busy on the farm and been as mischievious as ever. She likes to play in the barnyard, and perhaps enjoys that a little too much! She brings a lot of joy to the family and misses her owner when she is off at college. However, mom and dad take good care of her while she is gone. Izzie loved the Christmas tree this year. Izzie's full name is
Golden Clover's Esmeralda Brandybuck
Cody loves his new home in Kentucky. We are told that the Schultz family finds Cody full of energy and love, wants to learn, and is easily trained. He especially likes his agility games that he plays. They have a private teacher that comes to their home and Cody loves to play and learn! This photo was taken of Cody at almost 5 months. The pups are getting big and going through their "lanky stage" now. They love to be near their owners and Cody has a great home with the Schultz's. He is a very special boy and owned by very special people! Cody's full name is
Golden Clover's Beregond, Guard of the Citadel
The Fuller family from Kentucky, has reported that Santa brought them a beautiful puppy for Christmas! She has been taking obedience classes with a trainer that comes to their home. She is learning very quickly! They say that Princess is the perfect puppy and they adore her! "She is smart, sweet, and beautiful! Thank you so much. Santa Claus could not have brought a better puppy to us! " Princess's full name is
Golden Clover's Lady of the Golden Wood