Toby the Golden Retriever

Toby was born on May 8, 2002 in Riverside, California. He was the last of his litter to be adopted. Perhaps this was due to the fact that his favorite activity is sleep. While other little puppies greeted potential parents with enthusiasm, Toby must have been too busy taking cat-naps in the afternoon. When I first met Toby, he came out of the breeder's kitchen looking a bit groggy from his afternoon nap. He was also big, much bigger than other two-month-old baby goldens. He licked my friend's toe and strutted around the livingroom. Then he went back into the kitchen and continued with his nap. One year later, he's sleeping by my feet as I type this paragraph.

Toby digging at the beach.

Besides sleeping, Toby enjoys a good game of tug-a-war, doggie treats before bed, and chasing after his girlfriend, Summer. Unlike most Retrievers, Toby is not very fond of fetching and will only fetch twice per day at most. Down time includes chewing on a good bone and more napping. Due to his love for sleep, Toby dislikes loud noises and, for some unknown reason, large trashcans.

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Toby's Favorite Sites

American Kennel Club

Toby's dorky smile.           

Toby Baby Pictures
Mommy and Toby
The Mischievous Toby
Dr. Toby
Toby and the Great Outdoors
Just Plain Toby
Amy's Homepage

Toby likes to take his pineapple to bed with him...doesn't everyone?