BJ Hoff loves goldens. So does Dean Koontz–you ought to read his tribute to his Trixie on his web site. If that doesn’t make you weep, nothing will.
I think goldens are beautiful, though I’ve never owned one. Perhaps in the future. But someone sent me this bit of video footage–a golden and his owner doing “You’re the One that I Want” from GREASE. It’s incredible!