Named after the famous Julius Caesar, this Golden Retriever is the definition of royalty! His weight, size and occasional cat like behaviour adds to it and although he’s one hyperactive dog, he is extremely lovable. However make sure you don’t park your car near Caesar cause if he gets hold of its wires, it instantly becomes his chew toy!
Name : Caesar
Breed : Golden Retriever
Age : Two and a half years
Owner : Jinanji Senanayake
What’s the story behind the name you’ve given?
We wanted him to have a name that had a regal air, given as how Golden Retrievers look so majestic. So we decided to name him after Julius Caesar!
What are meal times and bath times like?
Caesar is fed three times a day, and he gets a bath once in two weeks.
Does he do anything out of the ordinary which fascinates you?
I think he might be a cat in disguise, because his best friend is a cat, and he has a habit of stretching the same exact way a cat would.
What is his most favourite fun time activity?
He absolutely enjoys chewing on anything! Carpets are his favourite, but he also loves taking chunks out of most furniture, books, stuffed toys, even concrete! During regulated play time he loves playing fetch with his favourite toy ball.
What is the naughtiest thing he has done?
There is definitely a very exhaustive list to pick from! However, he had once crawled under one of our vehicles and chewed up some wires which disabled the brakes. It wouldn’t have been so significant if he hadn’t done the exact same thing right after the vehicle was returned after repairs!
How did you find him?
We bought him from a professional breeder, out of a litter of 9 Golden Retriever puppies.
How does he react when you return home?
Caesar is an extremely hyperactive dog, so when my sisters and I return home, he’ll run towards us, jump excitedly, and sniff us to see where we’ve been or if we’ve been in contact with other dogs. He tends to get a bit too excited, and since he’s a very big dog, someone always ends up collapsing on to the floor under his weight, where he would then proceed to lick that person’s face.
What’s the best thing about him?
The best thing about Caesar is that he is extremely loving. He is always ready to play and have fun (unless he is doing his second favourite thing in the world, which is napping). He’s also very gentle with other animals, big or small.
What was the most unforgettable moment that you shared with him?
Caesar was neutered two months ago, and my sister and I were present during the entire surgery. I got to hold his head and occasionally check his breathing while the vet performed the surgery. His recovery and the aftercare made my bond with Caesar stronger. Being by his side during his surgery, hoping and praying it would go well was very important for me and my dog, as I got to be there for him in a more profound way than usual. His behaviour in the weeks following the surgery confirmed this, as he became even more loving and gentle towards me.
By Eshani Seneviratne