Now That’s a Disposition Money Can’t Buy



I wanted to get out a bit on Monday, and I decided we were going for a walk.  I tried a few parks in the neighborhood, but they were all still buried in snow, so I decided to walk the road into and out of the local campground.  I parked alongside the road, near another car.  Finn just wanted to climb up on the snow piles, which was fine by me, so wound up staying relatively close to the cars.  When the man in the other car was ready to leave, he rolled down his window and let Finn come over for a sniff.  He told me about his golden who he had for 13 years.  After rubbing Finn’s head for a little bit, he looked straight at me and said, “She’s better than mine was.  Now that’s a disposition money can’t buy.  Enjoy your time together.”  Needless to say, I let Finn climb a little extra longer than I had planned on after he said that.


35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Casey the Boxer
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:12:34

    Awww. It’s always nice to get confirmation of how pawsome we are. 🙂

  2. vermontfarmheart
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:22:23

    Beautiful Golden!

  3. Molly The Wally
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:43:37

    We know you are golden and beautiful but it is nice to get it confirmed. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. robynwp
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:30:30

    Hmmmm…we coulda told your momma that AGES ago…but I guess it’s nice coming from a stranger.

    Wally & Sammy

  5. we three doxies
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:48:45

    Hehehehehe…I can’t possibly add to what da udder commenters has said. But fur what it’s worth, it is always nice to has a total stranger recognize what a wonderful dog Finn is…or any dog.


  6. 2browndawgs
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:56:19

    What a nice compliment and a beautiful picture. 🙂

  7. Murphy Campbell
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:12:59

    What a wonderful compliment!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

  8. tarynft
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:18:31

    Awww! That choked me up!

  9. Val
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:25:18


  10. bringingupbella
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 13:20:15

    Very nice. Finn, you make your mama proud. 🙂

  11. mollieandalfie
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 13:22:19

    Awwww, how lovely was that, well you are beautiful Finn 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. Lassie and Benji
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 13:53:02

    Finn you are wonderful!

  13. Bouncing Bertie
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 14:39:20

    Finn, you MUST have got extra treats too.

  14. Whisppy
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 14:53:06

    Such a lovely compliment. A confirmation of what we all already know. 🙂

  15. Madi and Mom
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 15:27:33

    Finn what a beautiful story….we know how good you are but oh is it ever so nice to hear it from a stranger.
    Lots of kitty hugs
    Madi your BFFF

  16. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 15:59:09


  17. Daisy
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 17:06:49

    What a wonderful…well deserved…comment.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. kirbysdawgblog
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 18:14:22

    Awww what a nice compliment, and so true! Finn your such a good boy

  19. carraig1
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 18:31:27

    Any time you can leave someone with a positive view of your dog, you may be opening the door for another dog to find their forever home. Grady is busy being an ambassador for old and handicapped dogs. I like to think that out of all the people who admire him, one of them will choose to adopt a companion like him.

  20. Katie and Coccolino
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 18:43:07

    Aww, that’s so nice. You sure are great, Finn!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  21. Goose
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 19:07:48

    😀 What a wonderful thing to hear about Finn! Reassures you as a pet parent!

  22. urban hounds
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 19:18:10

    Finn sure is a sweetie. Our time with our babies is so precious and its so hard for me to watch mine get older, I try to remind myself to enjoy every minute

    urban hounds

  23. Mitch and Molly
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 19:48:15

    What a nice man and what a sweet picture, Finn!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  24. Lily Belle
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 19:52:01

    Nice compliment Finn! Milk it for everything it’s worth!!

  25. Millie
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 21:29:24

    What a beautiful thing to say.

  26. Goose
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 21:42:32

    Well that just made me smile. And that picture is just beautiful.

  27. Bert
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 22:44:35

    That is one of the great compliments. OF course it doens’t surprise us that it was about Finn.
    but you know, you had somethign to do with that too.


  28. wyatt
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 22:50:31

    Finn, you ARE one fine dog! 😀


  29. Jazzi
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 23:23:10

    Thats always a nice thing to hear. We all knew that you are pretty terrific Finn!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  30. Raelyn
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:50:50

    Finn’s Momma….
    Good story!! That reminds me of when I had been working hard to train Shadow, my incorrigible first canine. I had her sit as some stranger walked past us. Why, I haven’t any idea!! Then, this stranger gave me, the flustered new Mama, an amazing comment. “That’s a damn good dog.”. A “damn good dog”!! It made my day…. ;op
    Love, Raelyn…. Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE “Mystery Dog”!!

  31. Blueberry's human
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 14:39:07

    Didn’t that just make your day?? What a great girl – and nice when others notice and appreciate that!

  32. Katy
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 19:02:40

    The snow looks wonderful! Enjoy it! Betty has never seen snow, she would probably blend right in 🙂

  33. Parsley
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 09:05:44

    That makes me about CRY! Rosie was the sweetest Golden I’ve seen. Another is on our list SOMEDAY.

  34. Little Reufus
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 01:22:44

    I lubbs yeu, Finn!

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