Owner: Molly Kastendieck
Location: Paso Robles, Calif.
Dog Name: Richie
Breed: English Cream Golden Retriever
In a Word: Snarky
Job Title: Bell Hop, Greeter, Snarles Barkley
Star Quality: She's up for anything: Jumping in waves, running through vineyards, snuggling up by the firepit, she's in.
Favorite Reward: All of the treats … she's not picky. She will do anything, any day, for any treat.
Favorite Activity: She lives for stalking squirrels and cats.
Favorite Getaway: Water … even just a puddle … she'll get as far into it as possible.
Forgivable Flaw: She will get on the spare bed and start barking and play-growling anytime she decides she wants pets and attention. Oftentimes it's when we're in the middle of work or something else, but of course we have to stop and go pet her/see what she wants. We're suckers.
Background Story: She is our first English Golden Retriever and we asked for a dog that was happy and social and boy did we ever get a (crazy) social dog. She is the craziest, most loving but ADD dog. She is also the bravest being I could imagine. From jumping straight into crashing waves to messing with large moose, she is not afraid of ANYTHING.