Bobbing for Apples – Canine Style

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What the heck??? Your dog will bob for apples floating in a tub and pull them out of the water (you hope). Prizes will be given for canine bobbers who remove the most apples from the tub.

Who: Your dog

Where: Vicinity of the tennis courts.

When: Sunday 2-5 p.m.

Cost to compete: Make a donation in whatever amount fits your wallet and your heart.

Doggie prizes! (While they last.) If the prizes run out, it will be a fun event.

All proceeds help support Goldstock Camp.

Event Coordinator: Bill Hagen

2019 Candle Ceremony and Slideshow


Part of the tradition at Goldstock is the Candle Ceremony when we pause to remember our pets and friends who have passed on during the year, and when we offer healing thoughts for our ailing friends, both human and canine. I try to keep up during the year, and at this point, there are 53 slides made.

If you would like your pet remembered during the ceremony, please send me an email at This is what you need to include.

Candle Two: We light this candle to honor our pets who have passed on since last year’s Goldstock. PLEASE respect this time frame! For this candle, I will need a photo of your animal, be it canine, feline, equine, fish, amphibian, rodent or snake. Yes, we have had all these types of animals remembered. It is best if it is easy to see the animal. If you send a photo of 4 dogs, I worry I will not choose the right one! If possible, please include the dates of birth and of death, as well as who the animal is remembered by. I cannot include a phrase like, “loved by everyone who ever met him…,” otherwise there won’t be enough room on the slide for the picture! (Example: Nigel, June 14, 2001 – February 21, 2017, loved by Katie Dyer)

Candle Three: This Candle offers healing thoughts for sick animals. Please include what the animal’s illness is, and who it is that is offering healing thoughts. NO PHOTO.

Candle Six: We light this candle to honor human family members and friends who have passed during the year. Again, a photo featuring that person, the person’s dates, and who s/he is remembered by.

Candle 7: This candle offers healing thoughts for sick humans. Again, if the person is comfortable with sharing, you may include that person’s illness, and who it is that is offering healing thoughts. NO PHOTO.

I need this information as soon as possible. I know that tragedy always strikes the day before Goldstock, but if you have already experienced a loss, let me know now, please. Because of other commitments, I need all this information by August 15th. As I have done for the past several years, I will put the Candle Ceremony slideshow and booklet on line. Late entrants might not make it.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Katie Dyer, Windsor, Torch, and Gunther

Official 2019 Goldstock T-Shirts are Ready for Pre-Order


Official Goldstock T shirts are ready for pre-order!! All money raised goes to help Gail's rescue continue to save the Coweta County Shelter Pets in Newnan, GA. Gail has worked with this shelter for over 15 years, and the need just seems to keep growing! Thank you to all of you who have so generously helped us over the years.

All orders should be emailed to Chris Garcia (thank you Chris) at

The shirts will be ice gray, which is a very pale gray, and the design will be digital, so that all the colors are sharp to do justice to Deek's beautiful design.

Men's or women's short sleeved T's will be $25 each (additional $3 per shirt bigger than XL); long sleeved T's will be $30 each. Happy to mail them to left behinders...cost for mailing is $3 each.

Payment can be made by paypal to: (if you do paypal, please send Chris the receipt) or you can pay when you come to Goldstock.

I'll try to order a few extra shirts, but since the production costs are a bit higher than usual for these, I won't be able to get too many above what is ordered. Excited to see them...I think the design is exceptional!!

And...children's sizes are now available!

See you all real soon,