Majestic Manor is so much more than an average breeder.
Let me start by saying this: I did not want a dog. I was a single, struggling teacher just trying to make ends meet and live on my own for the first time in my life when tragedy fell on my family. My mother passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at home. My life came to a halt and the void in my heart became unbearable most days. My students helped carry me through the tough days by simply keeping me busy and giving me purpose. One student was particularly dear to my heart, and I became very close with her family - as you may guess, the Deasons.
Connie began planting the seed that I would love one of their English Cream Golden Retrievers. I initially declined as I did not feel I was in a good place emotionally to take on a puppy, but Connie knew better. What I didn't understand at the time is that the Deasons also know what it means to be grief stricken to the point that it's hard to get out of bed. She knew how much I needed one of their dogs, even if I didn't. If you've met Connie, she can be very persuasive! We agreed on summer while I'd be done with school.
I'll never forget the day we went to pick up "Winnie". I think we held her for an entire twenty-four hours. Aside from being in charge of a living, breathing animal - I started to see my life change. Laying in bed all day was just not going to be an option for Miss Winnie. She forced me on walks, forced me to play and laugh, forced me to love. It was the best therapy anyone could offer.
Fast forward to a husband, a new house, a new baby, AND a new fur baby (we also now own Winnie's son, Crosby) I couldn't imagine life before my dogs. As my grandma says, "they just have such kind faces" and their temperaments are incredible. They love on my son like he is part of their pack, and the neighborhood kids will ring the doorbell asking "if Crosby and Winnie can come out and play".
I want to give back on this gift that MMG gave me some day. I hope to certify Winnie and Crosby as therapy dogs so they can service the students in my community to help them cope with disabilities, disorders, and anxieties. So many of them deserve love, licks, and loyalty ~ we all do.
The Ferris Family