Eliot, the intellectual golden…

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Pet Passions: Water and tennis balls. Tennis balls and water! Oh, and of course rough housing with his much younger brother Morgan, and swimming every chance he can get!

Pet Peeves: When it’s raining and we can’t play outside.

Breed: Golden Retriever

Age (at time of photo session): 10 years


This love is silent. ~ T.S. Eliot

NOTE: Eliot is named after T.S. Eliot, (the famous poet, dramatist, and literary critic) because he is smart, gentle and full of passion.

Story: Eliot’s world is all about getting and giving love. He is an extremely active senior who is also a bit of a love bandit (he ingratiates himself by sticking his head in your hand). He loves his little brother, and he loves to swim and play fetch with tennis balls. See Morgan and Eliot in the photos below. They almost look literally joined at the hip in the first photo! They really enjoy a big pool when they can get in one, but they have just as much fun horsing around in their kiddie pool in the backyard. These dogs truly know how to live simply and don’t need much to keep them happy, just each other, some water and a tennis ball. That is the golden retriever’s nirvana.

P.S. Don’t tell the other dogs, but Eliot has been seen on several occasions playing with, an occasionally napping with… kitties! He’s just a big sweetheart, and doesn’t have a aggressive bone in his body.


Eliot has had a great life and we hope he’s around for another ten years! We love photographing the sweet, senior snowy muzzles, and it doesn’t get any better than his. Just staring into those Eliot eyes for a few moments can melt away anyone’s troubles. We think Eliot is Verysupercool!


Stay tuned for video of Eliot swimming later this summer! (and maybe we’ll get to see some of his tricks too!!)

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1,688 Responses to Eliot, the intellectual golden…

  1. maggie coleman April 8, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    No exaggerations here. I personally know Eliot and he is as beautiful as he appears and as sweet as his owner claims. Just the best!

  2. Kristen Knowles April 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    Such a sweetheart! And adorable too!

  3. Sarah Davis April 23, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    Beautiful dog! I loved seeing Eliot, as I knew his mother Ali and brother Hogie, my daugher’s two dogs both of whom have died. Our senior dog is Daisy, an English Shepherd, age 12, active, happy, intelligent and beloved by all who meet her. She lives in Johnson City TN.

  4. Verysupercool Sue April 24, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    Eliot certainly has a fan base! He’s a sweet old man, although he doesn’t act like it. He’s as spry as they come. Thank you all for your comments. Sarah, I’d love to see a photo of your senior Daisy!

  5. luci June 18, 2008 at 4:45 am #

    Love your senior…..lost my Buzzy after
    15 1/2 years…….cannot replace his friendship.
    these goldens love you thru thick and thin…
    I know they have souls just look at those
    eyes…….great friend you have….:-)

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