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It was my pleasure to dog sit a Golden Retriever who was a rescue dog. Marley had been bred to exhaustion to keep the market supplied with adorable puppies. She was an incredible dog. Also an escape artist, she would dig out from under the fence to go visit the neighbors. I ended up nicknaming her "D" nine because when she didn't want to do something she would push me with her head. Going to the beach for a run and a swim was a treat for both of us. Once she tried to 'save' some young boys who were swimming in rough water, they ended up having a great time swimming together after she herded them closer to shore. RIP Marley, it was my pleasure to know you.