Davinci is a 9 year old golden retriever who rescued us 4 years ago through Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's a calm, sweet, buddha-natured alpha who leads his pack of 2 golden brothers with only a side glance or rarely, a low 'coo-ing' growl. Davinci is, hands down, the best doggie ever. Full of love - despite his challenges - and keenly interested in tennis balls, naps in the sunshine, and bounding through leaves or snow when temps turn cool.
On October 30, 2014, he had a Femoral Head Ostectomy surgical procedure done to finally rid him of terrible bone-on-bone pain due to end-stage hip dysplasia and arthritis. This is his story of recovery, perseverance, and adventure. His humans are writing it because - let's be real - they couldn't find a lot of information for getting through this procedure with a senior dog. Hugs and golden kisses to you from Hillsborough, NC. Here's to living life to the fullest!