It was always a dream to eventually have another pet dog around the house. It wasn’t to be just any dog but one that was super friendly, loyal and a new member of the family.
A English cream golden retriever was what I had in mind. I found a breeder of English Cream Golden retrievers in Korat, Thailand. The kennel website – http://www.kaimookkennel.com – explains their background. “We live on a beautiful and rustic horse farm in rural Thailand. We love to have visitors, so feel free to make an appointment to drop by and see us. We are easy to find, just minutes from Korat. The beauty, love, and loyalty of a Golden Retriever is beyond compare. Our imported English Cream Golden Retrievers are loved family members and high quality representatives of their breed. They participate in our daily family life on the farm. Please do be advised that we live on an actual farm with cows, chickens, horses, dogs, and all that comes with that! Their primary goal at Kaimook Kennel is to promote and produce high quality English Cream Golden Retrievers that will make healthy, good tempered, and uniquely beautiful companions and your new best friend for life”.
After a previous visit to kennel we found Lex a 10 month old male pup that was remaining from an earlier litter. He was friendly but a bit shy and reserved – ideal for a retired household.A return trip from Chiang Mai to Korat was arranged to pick up our new boy. It was planned for us to arrive one day, visit the kennel and get vet checks done the next day and then leave for home on the 3rd day. We found a modern hotel to stay in. Driving distance from Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) to Chiang Mai is a 713 kilometers cross country adventure. The drive down Hwy 11 and 21 to Hwy 2 and took use through Lampung, Utturadit, Phitsanulok, Nakon Sawan to Korat. The highways were good, much a rural drive until Hwy 2 which is a busy multi lane expressway.
It was a longer journey home with stops along the way for lex to relieve himself and for refreshments for all. When we got home it was such a new experience for Lex who had only been used to a farm and living outdoors – a house, yard and the new smells were all very daunting for him. But with gentle patience and encouragement he soon took over the house and became a house dog – really a dog that just wants to be with myself or Ace – all the time.
He even like the cats and soon become comfortable with them and friendly – doesn’t bother or chase them. He is friends with everyone.
As time has gone by Lex has grown into a handsome you man – he is 3 years old now (October 2016) – and the most delightful companion one could ask for – here is Mr Lex: