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