They may ony be small but they have a HUGE impact on whoever they meet. They seem to know when things are not going so well..
One of my mum's goldens has just been diagnosed with lymphoma sarcoma. Merlin used to jump up at him but I sat down with him in his bed and told him that Uncle Dollar wasn't well and cried with him. We then went to see my mum and Merlin went straight to Dollar - gave him a gentle kiss and then went to mum to give her a big baby hug (as bug baby hugs always cheer you up).
He seemed to know that the atmosphere was different.......
They are soo intelligent and you can't thank them enough for their kind eyes and gentle expression in all the right situations.
I can only thank Charles II for reintroducing the breed as it is today.