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On April 27, 2000, our girl Darcy (with the help of her Golden Mom Rochelle) provided a demonstration at the Williams Scotsman Corporation in White Marsh, Maryland. Here she is sitting outside of the entrance to a room filled with eager kids. Lots of great information was shared during our talk and the handouts that were provided for each child. It was fun sharing the storyAll dressed up and ready to go! of Koko, the Gorilla who knows American Sign Language. And, it is always exciting to share stories about how Goldens are enhancing people's lives through animal assisted therapy and activities and service dog positions.

WJZ Channel 13 in Baltimore, Maryland covered this event. Ron Matz, who covered the shoot, fell in love with our girl. He was touched by the children's love for her and the 'petting power' that she had. Kids just can't seem to keep their hands off of Darcy, and want to simply hold her tight. Ron was also amazed by Darcy's agility and flyball skills as well.

A video of Darcy, that was provided by the television station, just recently made a transatlantic journey. It left us in Maryland and proceeded on to Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, Germany, and finally Brazil. This journey spanned almost 10 months and along the way Darcy made so many new friends. Here's your chance to discover just where her travels took her and who she met along the way.



This is where the journey all began. Here is Morgan Black. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with Golden Mom Naomi. What a serious looking dude he is here!

This is cutie Teddy Woof-Woof DiLemmo. She lived in West Norriton, Pennsylvania. Here she is at one of her most favorite times of the year — Christmas, with Golden Mom Nora Anne and her human brother, Ralphie. Boy, does she look happy! Sadly, this sweet girl lost her battle to osteosarcoma in January 2001. Although Teddy's now earned her Golden wings, it is nice to be able to celebrate her Golden presence here.


This is Stormy Hershowitz. He lived in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with Golden Mom Renée until the age of nine. Here he is celebrating his ninth birthday. What a beautiful cake and celebration! And, what a special guy!



This is Breezy Herskowitz. He lives in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with Golden Mom Renée. Now isn't he the cutie with his woobie snuggled tightly with him in bed? 



And, here are the two Herskowitz boys together. What special buddies they were. Now that Stormy has earned his Golden wings, he is surely watching over this special family.



This regal looking fellow is Angelo Urna. He lives in East Rutherford, New Jersey with his Golden Mom Jeanne. Jeanne reports that both she and her boy enjoyed Darcy's TV appearance!



This is Kato Newman. He lives with Golden Parents Toni & Alan in East Northport, New York. This adorable guy, who was taken in by Toni & Alan, is not Golden on the outside. But, he is surely Golden within. What an incredible smile!



These precious Golden girls are Emily (left) and Sadie (right) Pickering. They live in Warwick, Rhode Island with Golden Mom Leann. Just look at those adorable red heart name tags on their collars. How fitting for these special girls!




This is Golden Sadin. She also lives in Rhode Island. Of course, here she is with her favorite Golden book!



This Golden family is made up of Lady (left) and Charlie (right) Waugh. They live in Freeland, Michigan with (from left to right) Golden Mom Tammi, human brother Trent, human sister Betsie  (holding Sadie cat), and Golden Dad Jeff. Tammi was so glad to be able to share in Darcy's special day, calling her a *Star*! Now, is this an incredible family or what?



This is Chipper Erickson. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with Golden Mom Beverly. What a handsome dude.




Here is Chipper at his favorite time of year. According to Beverly, this Golden boy just LOVES Christmas. Here he is opening his "Ted Bear" in 1999 at eight years of age.




This is from left to right, Goldens Sadie Lou, Jessie James, and Grinnin' Gilbert Skowronek. They all live in Scottsdale, Arizona with Golden Mom Pam. This photo shows the whole gang, along with Pam's niece Christina, at RAGofAZ's 2000 Bark in the Park.


This is Boomer Thompson. He lives in Mannheim, Germany with Golden Dad Kevin. Hey we recognize that woobie! Our Golden ones love it as well. 


This lovely Golden family, from left to right, is Houston, Fred, Quica & Cookie Mendes. They live in Såo Paulo, Brazil with Golden Parents Serio and Cuca. This photo was taken in May 2000 so these adorable pups must look pretty different right now almost a year later!