This special montage is a tribute to the most unique 15 year partnership of Carolyn Scott and her beloved Golden Retriever, Rookie. Arguably, the most famous canine freestyle team in the world, Carolyn and Rookie’s love for one another has been cheering millions through the many clips that have circulated over YouTube since Dave Mintzer originally digitalized the famous routine from a videotape Carolyn had provided us several years ago. Little did we know that our posting of that video would bring so much joy to so many, actually even bringing soldiers in Iraq to tears.
Learn about our nonprofit foundation’s documentary film that is based on this special union.The film celebrates the human-canine bond and how it was critical in their overcoming adversity, given Carolyn’s polio and more. It is being produced for fundraising purposes by the Land of PureGold Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit providing cancer treatment grants for working dogs and funding research in comparative oncology, the study of cancers that occur similarly in people and companion animals.
I am so sorry to hear about Rookie. You had a wonderful bond with him. I always enjoyed seeing the video of the two of you. We lost our beloved Golden Retriever-Champ to hemangiosarcoma on October 16, 2007. Champ was 10. He was a certified therapy dog. He was my heart and soul. It just crushed me to lose him. Then, 6 months later-our beloved yellow lab-Tyler passed away of lymphoma at the age of 9. I am truely going through hell right now. Trying to heal my heart before we add another canine to our family.
Bless you and Rookie!
I just learned yesterday of Rookie’s death. I have viewed the video of he and Carolyn dancing to “You Better Shape Up” more times than I can count. I smiled and sometimes even laughed out loud everytime I viewed it.
I have two Black Labs and love them more than I can say but Rookie was the most precious dog I’ve ever seen and you could tell he adored Carolyn and enjoyed what he was doing.
What a huge loss and my thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn.
I have watched the “Grease” dance routine many times and am awestruck every time I see it. My puppy of 11 yrs fell down the stairs and broke his leg on June 6 2008 and the break was so severe we had to put him to sleep. My heart goes out to you.
I still am brought to tears by viewing this video. Our companions don’t live forever, but we can help them live longer and cancer free with better nutrition.
My heart is going out every time i see this video, i feel so sad i wish i can do something but i know that is impossible. Im from Peru, sorry my bad english. i just want to say that i put all my heart and my soul with carolyn.
i know that this is so bad.. sad.. but we have good memories of her georgeus and amazing dog rookie. he´s a great and unique dog because of her.
We love you forever rookie. our heart stay with you in the rest of your way.
I am so sad to know that Rookie has passed away. All of us who have loved and lost dogs can feel your pain. I am sorry I am so late to post this but I did not know.
I will forever treasure the moments you allowed me to share in knowing Rookie and sharing your talent with the world.
I too had a golden retriever and I truly know the love that they give you everyday. It is a love that no one can describe unless you have a golden. they bring so much joy, happiness and unconditional love everyday. your dance video was my favorite and I often showed my relatives and friends and told them that someday I too would love to dance with my dog “Savannah” like that. She died Xmas Eve this past year at 9yrs and 8 months. I do feel your pain and I wish that I could make it better for you. thank you for sharing your dance video and I hope you are able to heal quickly.
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